Latinxs, Blacks, Asian & Pacific Islanders, and LGBTQ community make up over 42% of Arizona's population but are only represented in 0-2% of known archival collections.- Arizona Archives Matrix Project
We are looking for community partners to co-host events with us across the state! We provide all workshop supplies and services for free! If you’re interested or have more questions, please contact us. The Latinx, Black, Asian & Pacific Islander, and LGBTQ community share a collective memory in Arizona, a legacy of accomplishments, and social justice history that needs to be preserved collectively.
Community History & Archives Workshops
Individuals learn how to be Community Archivists, agents of change for Arizona archives. With hands-on activities, they learn how to appraise their material for historical value, how to arrange and organize it by subject, date, or size, how to create a finding aid using Microsoft word or excel, and how to analyze a photograph by identifying people, places, and dates. In addition, they receive an Archive Starter Kit that contains a bilingual preservation brochure (Spanish and English), and archival supplies including an acid-free box, folders, mylar, and gloves to help them in the preservation process.
Scanning & Oral History Days
Community members learn how to scan archival material, like letters and photographs, and how to conduct an oral history interview. The Community-Driven Archives team offers free scanning consultation and scans material for people as time permits.
Reimagine the archive not as a static repository but as an active site of knowledge production that could realize the emancipatory potential of its central subject.- Dr. Maria Cotera
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