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Connexions Archive seeks a new home

July 8, 2010

The Connexions Archive is a Toronto-based library dedicated to preserving the history of grassroots movements for social change – and we need a new home.

Founded in 1975, Connexions exists to conserve important documents and resources created by citizen activists spanning more than 50 years and all issues. By digitizing them we are making them available to a wider national and international public of activists, students, scholars, and interested individuals.

For the past 15 years, Connexions has been housed in downtown Toronto space donated by a supportive organization. That arrangement will be coming to an end, making it necessary to find a new and hopefully permanent home for the Connexions Archive.

Since Connexions is an entirely unfunded project, we need a donated space, perhaps in an institutional setting, which will provide space both for the physical collection and for the interns and volunteers who work on scanning, abstracting and indexing the materials and making them available online.

Connexions currently occupies about 1,200 square feet of space. The archive includes some 16 filing cabinets and 12 full-sized bookshelves, a number of work stations for interns, volunteers, and users of the archive, and a small meeting area.

In addition to space, Connexions is also working to raise funds to pay for computer and software costs and other expenses related to its current efforts to expand the online archive.

Please contact us if you have suggestions, leads, or contacts for suitable space. See the fact sheet about the archive or the detailed outline.

For more information, to make a donation, or to suggest or offer space, contact:

Ulli Diemer

“Anyone who has explored the world of archives will know that it is a treasure house, one that is full of surprises, crossing paths, dead ends, painful reminders and unanswered questions.”
- Nelson Mandela

For more information contact:
Ulli Diemer
Connexions Archive
Phone: 416-964-1511

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