Speaking of Africatown: A Case Study in Community-University Partnership in Archiving
Society of American Archivists
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?
Gurt, Deborah, "Speaking of Africatown: A Case Study in Community-University Partnership in Archiving" (2019). University Faculty and Staff Publications. 15.