Now Available: Ancestral Futures Arts & Literary Magazine

The inaugural issue of Ancestral Futures is now available

Ancestral Futures is an arts & literary magazine published by Special Collections & University Archives that invited contributors to reimagine the archive through artistic lenses such as poetry, creative writing, photography, and collage.

This year’s theme was on inclusive speculative fields such as Afrofuturism, Latinx/Chicanx Futurisms, and Indigenous Futurisms. Each piece is inspired by archives, including those held at UCR and on Calisphere.

We invite you to dive in and explore these fantastic re-imaginings of the archive by viewing the digital zine, available here:

In addition, free print copies of Ancestral Futures will be available for pick-up at UCR Special Collections & University Archives while supplies last (one per person) until Friday, June 14 at 4 p.m. 

To get your copy, visit Special Collections on the fourth floor of Rivera Library during open hours (10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday) until Friday, June 14. No need to register in advance, walk-ins are welcome. 

If you have questions, please reach out to project organizer and librarian, Sandy Enriquez, at