communityarchivist news

Love and Grief -Nancy Godoy

As the year comes to an end, I’m reflecting on the waves of love, grief, and trauma we’ve experienced the last few years, especially during the pandemic. If you’re reading this, take a deep breath with me. Exhale. When you’re ready, let yourself feel, process, and release all the em...

Archival Discovery: Denise’s process of preservation -Denise Mosso

“The acquisition of knowledge is one of the things I value the most, which is why the most rewarding aspect of my experience has been learning from people’s archives as well as my own”   I was first introduced to the Community-Driven Archives (CDA) Initiative when they contact...

Sharing Asian-American Stories

  On Friday, August 27th, a book display highlighting Asian-American voices went up in Hayden Library on ASU’s Tempe campus. The ...

Dispatches from the Field - Welcome to the team Charmaine Bonner

In this series titled “Dispatches from the Field” we highlight stories from members of the Arizona State University (ASU) Library and the Community-Driven Archives (CDA) team regarding the work we are doing at ASU Library and the work library and archives professionals are doing ass...

What archives mean to me: Preetpal Gill

One of the exciting outcomes of empowering people to become community archivists is seeing how those tools impact them. This week our student worker, Preetpal Gill, shares an example of how archives resonate with her. We’d love to hear more about what archives mean to you. Please co...

What is a community archivist?

Anyone can be a community archivist. If you have a passion or drive to preserve the history of your family and the people within your community we encourage you to become a community archivist. So many people within marginalized communities do not understand that our history is impo...