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Communities and their archives : creating and sustaining memory

Author: Ben Alexander; Jeannette Allis Bastian
Publisher: London : Facet, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

How do archives and other cultural institutions such as museums determine the boundaries of a particular community, and of their own institutional reach, in constructing effective strategies and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Alexander; Jeannette Allis Bastian
ISBN: 9781856046398 1856046397
OCLC Number: 502353980
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Contents: Introduction to the series - Geoffrey Yeo Introduction: Communities and archives - a symbiotic relationship - Jeannette A. Bastian and Ben Alexander PART 1: A COMMUNITY ARCHIVES MODEL 1. `It is noh mistri, wi mekin histri.' Telling our own story: independent and community archives in the UK, challenging and subverting the mainstream - Andrew Flinn and Mary Stevens 2. Special, local and about us: the development of community archives in Britain - David Mander PART 2: COMMUNITIES AND NON-TRADITIONAL RECORD KEEPING 3. The Single Noongar Claim: native title, archival records and aboriginal community in Western Australia - Glen Kelly 4. Oral tradition in living cultures: the role of archives in the preservation of memory - Patricia Galloway 5. We are our memories: community and records in Fiji - Setareki Tale and Opeta Alefaio PART 3: RECORDS LOSS, DESTRUCTION AND RECOVERY 6. Archiving the queer and queering the archives: a case study of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) - Marcel Barriault 7. A living archive, shared by communities of records - Eric Ketelaar 8. Truth commissions and the construction of collective memory: the Chile experience - Joel A. Blanco-Rivera PART 4: ONLINE COMMUNITIES: HOW TECHOLOGY BRINGS COMMUNITIES AND THEIR RECORDS TOGETHER 9. From Yizkor Books to weblogs: genocide, grassroots documentation and new technologies - Andras Riedlmayer and Stephen Naron 10. Co-creation of the Grateful Dead sound archive: control, access and curation communities - David A. Wallace PART 5: BUILDING A COMMUNITY ARCHIVE 11. `All the things we cannot articulate': colonial leprosy archives and community commemoration - Ricardo L. Punzalan 12. Overcoming anonymity: Kittitians and their archives - Victoria Borg O'Flaherty 13. Always queer, always here: creating the Black Gay and Lesbian Archive in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - Steven G. Fullwood Conclusion: The archivist and community - Richard J. Cox.
Responsibility: Ben Alexander and Jeannett A. Bastian.


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" important addition to the recent discourse about the meaning and purposes of archives." -- The American Archivist "An inspirational practical guide to defining community identity with records Read more...

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