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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 ...
MoMA Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in New York City. It has been singularly important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the wo...
Wikileaks
Wikileaks has developed an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, ...

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.
Archive site
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
In web archiving, an archive site is a website that stores information on, or the actual, webpages from the past for anyone to view.
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...
FoundSF
Shaping San Francisco's Digital Archive
Website
FoundSF is a wiki that invites history buffs, community leaders, and San Francisco citizens of all kinds to share their unique stories, images, and videos from past and present. There are over 1,800 a...
Google a great painting
Project allows users to get a close-up view of works from 17 museums
Brown, Mark
Article
2011
Guardian
Google's Art Project allows viewers to browse works from 17 museums including the Metropolitcan Museum, MoMA, The National Gallery, Tate Britain and others in super-high resolution.
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...
Hi-tech gives hope to low-tech sounds
A New York blogger's love of obscure African tape recordings has brought forgotten artists to global attention
Smith, Caspar Llewellyn
Article
2011
The Guardian
New York-based ethno-musicologist Brian Shimkovitz blogs about African popular music, which is rarely heard outside its region of origin. He is credited with increasing the listenership of these obscu...
IISH in Archives Portal Europe
Article
2014
Social History Portal
Archival materials at the IISH are now accessible through Archives Portal Europe. The portal provides access to information on archival material from the inventories of hundreds of archival institutio...
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...
170,000 iconic pictures of Depression-era America released by Yale (Photos)
Article
2015
RT
Gallery with pictures of the Great Depression in the US, depicting the everyday lives and struggles of people.
OPIRG Poster Archive
Website
A website with posters produced by OPIRG-York and OPIRG Toronto from the 1980s to the present.
The past belongs to everyone: British Library calls on public to help piece together history
Ghazal, Rym
Article
2015
The National
As the British Library thrusts itself into the digital age, more than a million images from its archives are available online. And it wants the public's help to expand what is known about them.
A Response to Lawrence and Wishart
Article
2014
History Is A Weapon (and a blog)
Lawrence & Wishart, who hold the copyright for the Marx Engels Collected Works, have directed Marxists Internet Archive to delete all texts originating from MECW.
Rural India — a living journal, a breathing archive
The everyday lives of everyday people
Sainath, P
Article
2015
Pari
Project on rural India consisting of an archive which depicts its diverse and complex countryside.
UC Davis spent $175,000 to scrub online pepper spray references
Stanton, Sam; Lambert, Diana
Article
2016
McClatchy DC
The University of California, Davis, contracted with consultants for at least $175,000 to scrub the Internet of negative online postings following the November 2011 pepper spraying of students and to ...
Virtual Museum of Canada
Website
Canadian Musuem of History
A project of the Canadian Museum of History, featuring online exhibits.
Web archiving
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Web archiving is the process of collecting portions of the World Wide Web and ensuring the collection is preserved in an archive, such as an archive site, for future researchers, historians, and the p...


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