Title

Speaking of Africatown: A Case Study in Community-University Partnership in Archiving

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Society of American Archivists

Abstract

What practices of community-based archives can be adopted or adapted by institutional archives and what are the considerations in doing so? There is a growing body of archival research suggesting that community-based archives are ideally situated to assist marginalized groups in identity formation, community solidarity, empowerment, and a host of affective benefits that flow from ownership of a group’s archival record and resulting validation of a group’s lived experiences. What role can institutional archives take in facilitating community-based collecting and can the same affective benefits arise through partnership or collaboration?

Publication Date

4-2019

Department

University Libraries

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