How ‘Now and Then’ Inspired My Love for Archival Research

Roberta, Sam, Teeny, and Chrissy sit together outside of the library in ‘Now and Then’ (Image Credit: New Line Cinema)

Now and Then is more than just a well-written, nostalgia-driven Bildungsroman backed by an incredible soundtrack. It’s also one of a handful of popular 90s films that centers the narratives of curious, outspoken, and rebellious girls in search of adventure and belonging.

When I wasn’t dreaming about becoming a writer with Vada Sultenfuss or learning how to be a…