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The British Library
The British Library (BL) is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is based in London and is one of the world's largest research libraries, holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals...
Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. It seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and underst...
Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital f...
National Archives of the United States
As the nation's record keeper, it is our vision that all Americans will understand the vital role records play in a democracy, and their own personal stake in the National Archives. Our holdings and diverse programs will be availa...
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum stimulates leaders and citizens to confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity and strengthen democracy. A public-private partnership, fe...
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: ...

News Releases

Connexions Archive seeks a new home
2009-11-18
Connexions Information Sharing Services
The Connexions Archive, a Toronto-based library dedicated to preserving the history of grassroots movements for social change, needs a new home.
Grassroots Archives: Preservation as subversion?
2012-10-08
Ulli Diemer of Connexions, a social justice library and archive - www.connexions.org - discusses problems facing grassroots archives at a talk sponsored by the Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT).
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
2012-11-02
Connexions Archive
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27).

Sources Select Resources

Activist archiving in Toronto
Lithgow, Michael
Article
2013
Alternative Archive
People gather in Toronto to discuss what many hope will grow into a movement for archiving grassroots histories.
'Badass Librarians' Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts
Worrall, Simon
Article
2016
National Geographic
Scholars used donkey carts, boats, and teenage couriers to smuggle a priceless collection out of Timbuktu.
Burning History in San Salvador
Destruction of Historical and Human Rights Archives
Maslin, Sarah
Article
2013
CounterPunch
On Thursday, Nov. 14, three armed men broke into the offices of Pro-Búsqueda. The attack on Pro-Búsqueda was not a random crime. We should be worried about what is happening in El Salvador.
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden historie...
Connexions Library: History Focus Page
Website
2009
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, documents and other resources on historical topics.
From Cave Paintings to the Internet
Norman, Jeremy
Article
2013
Jeremy Norman & Co., Inc.
Chronological and Thematic Studies on the History of Information and Media.
Grassroots archive information sheet
About your archive - collection - resource centre - library
Article
2012
Connexions
Connexions is working on a project to help network grassroots archives and collections of materials about activist and radical history. If you have a collection of social justice materials in your bas...
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?
Sources News Release
Article
2012
Connexions
Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
Librarians and Palestine
An Interview with Vani Natarajan
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Working to preserve Palestinian records and memory in the face of deliberate destruction by Israel.
Mali: Timbuktu's literary gems face Islamists and decay in fight for survival
Hirsch, Afua
Article
2013
Guardian
Daring by a dedicated few saved many manuscripts in Mali from Islamists.
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?
Article
2012
Connexions and Beit Zatoun
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). G...
Memory and Repression in El Salvador
McAnarney, Alexandra
Article
2013
Truthout
The raid on Pro-Busqueda happened three days after the Salvadorean Supreme Court heard testimony from survivors of a 1982 raid carried out by government forces.
Saving past is first step to the future
Fick, Maggie
Article
2010
The Guardian
The archives of southern Sudan are all currently housed in a tent donated by USAid. Many documents have been damaged due to the poor storage facilities. The Rift Valley Institute, a non-profit researc...
South Africa's short memory
Harding, Jeremy
Article
2015
Le Monde diplomatique
The migrants so recently attacked in South Africa almost all came from neighbouring countries that paid a high price in death and ruin for supporting anti-apartheid struggles.

Sources Bookshelf

Kill The Messengers
Stephen Harper's Assault on Your Right to Know
Bourrie, Mark
Book
2015
Ottawa has become a place where the nation's business is done in secret, and access to information - the lifeblood of democracy in Canada - is under attack.


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