The Digital Archives of Literacy Narratives



The Digital Archives of Literacy Narratives (DALN)
  encourages the use of the archives by community groups and programs. The DALN is a publicly available archive of literacy narratives in a variety of formats -- print, video, audio -- that together provide a historical record of the literacy practices and values of contributors, as those practices and values change.

The DALN invites people of all ages, races, communities, backgrounds, and interests to contribute stories about how they learned to read, write, and compose meaning and how they continue to do so. We welcome all kinds of texts, both formal and informal: diaries, blogs, poetry, music and musical lyrics, fan zines, school papers, videos, sermons, gaming profiles, speeches, chatroom exchanges, text messages, letters, stories, photographs, etc. We also invite contributors to provide samples of their own writing (papers, letters, zines, speeches, etc.) and compositions (music, photographs, videos, sound recordings, etc.).

Visit the (DALN) site to learn more about using this valuable resource.