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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...
Ulli Diemer
Comment and analysis from a libertarian perspective on topics such as censorship and freedom of speech, political correctness, double standards, identity politics, post-modernism, media bias, atheism, secularism, and archives and ...
J. Paul Getty Museum
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to further knowledge of the visual arts and to nurture critical seeing by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art of the highest quality. To fulfill its mission, the Museum c...
National Museum of American History
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History dedicates its collections and scholarship to inspiring a broader understanding of our nation and its many peoples. We create opportunities for learning, stimulate imaginations,...

News Releases

Armed gunmen raid salvadoran human rights organization, burn archives
2013-11-15
Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador
Armed gunmen raid Salvadoran human rights organization Pro-Busqueda just months after abrupt closure of Archdiocese's human rights office, Tutela Legal. Human rights defenders see actions as effort to...
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 welcomes Michael Riordon
2010-04-14
Michael Riordon
Sources welcomes a new member: Michael Riordon. Canadian writer and documentary-maker Michael Riordon writes/directs/produces books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, plays for radio a...

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.
Armed gunmen raid salvadoran human rights organization, burn archives
Sources News Release
Article
2013
Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador
Armed gunmen raid Salvadoran human rights organization Pro-Busqueda just months after abrupt closure of Archdiocese's human rights office, Tutela Legal. Human rights defenders see actions as effort to...
Connexions Library: History Focus Page
Website
2009
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, documents and other resources on historical topics.
Connexions Library: Radical and Left History Focus Page
Website
2009
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Content Magazine - Number 43
July 1974
Serial Publication (Periodical)
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.
History Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
Website
Sources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to history in the Sources directory for the media.
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.
List of destroyed libraries
Wikipedia article
Article
Libraries have been deliberately or accidentally destroyed or badly damaged. Sometimes a library is purposely destroyed as a form of cultural cleansing.
Lost Memory: Libraries and Archives destroyed in the Twentieth Century
van der Hoeven, Hans; van Albada, Joan
Article
1996
UNESCO
This document lists major disasters that have destroyed or caused irreparable damage during the 20th century to libraries and archives, whether written of audio-visual.
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.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016
Science and its enemies
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of t...
Save the feature before it explodes
Several films directed by Alfred Hitchcock in the 1920s are being fully restored
Miller, Henry K.
Article
2011
The Guardian
Nine films Hitchcock directed during the 1920s will be restored by archivists at the British Film Institute before the volatile nitrate reels combust. The film archivists' work and the hirstory of the...
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...

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Content Magazine - Number 43
July 1974
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The Library at Night
Manguel, Alberto
Book
2006
The Library at Night tells the story of the important role of libraries in human civilization and how books are an essential link between the individual and the world.
The Radical Camera
New York's Photo League, 1936-1951
Klein, Mason
Book
2011
Artists in 'the Photo League', active from 1936 to 1951, were known for capturing sharply revealing, compelling moments from everyday life.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
The museum's collection policy is to illustrate the development of the flying machine in both peace and war from the pioneer period to the present time.
Department of Canadian Heritage
Amalgamation of certain programs from former Department of the Secretary of State, Parks Canada, Multiculturalism and Citizenship, Amateur Sport, and Communications Canada. Mandate is to ensure a stro...
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
The statutory advisory body to the Minister of the Environment and, through the Minister, to the Government of Canada on the commemoration of nationally significant aspects of Canada's history.
National Battlefields Commission
To highlight and preserve the Plains of Abraham and the Des Braves Park, to honour the memory of both French and British combatants.
National Capital Commission
The steward of federal lands and buildings in the National Capital Region.
Veterans Affairs Canada
To provide services and benefits that respond to the needs of Veterans, and their families, in recognition of their services to Canada; and to keep the memory of their achievements and sacrifices aliv...


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