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Activist archiving in Toronto
Lithgow, Michael
Article
2013
People gather in Toronto to discuss what many hope will grow into a movement for archiving grassroots histories.
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden historie...
Ciné-Archives
Website
Ciné-Archives gère le fonds audiovisuel du Parti communiste français - Mouvement ouvrier & démocratique. Elle a pour mission la conservation et la promotion de ces archives.
cyRev Archive: A journal of Cybernetics Revolution, Sustainable Socialism, and Radical Democracy
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Beginning in the summer of 1994, the Third Wave Study Group released Issue 1 of "cyRev: A Journal of Cybernetic Revolution, Sustainable Socialism, and Radical Democracy." Six more print issues followe...
Films for Action: Changing the World Through Film
Website
Film offers us a powerful tool to raise awareness of important issues not covered by the mainstream news. Our goal is to provide citizens with the information and perspectives essential to creating a ...
Frankfurt School Resources: Marxist, Communist, Frankfurt School, & Later-Marxist Critique - Media Theory and Theorists
Website
Writings of Herbert Marcuse, Theodor Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer and others.
John Gray web Site
Website
This site was intended to make communist, anti-capitalist and historical texts available on-line and to link to texts on other sites. The site has been organised to group some texts and links by autho...
Labor Film Database: Films, videos and film festivals that focus on work, workers and worker’s issues
Website
Over 1,700 films and videos are listed here, searchable by title, director, actors and/or keywords
The Liberator Files: Selections from The Liberator, William Lloyd Garrison's Abolitionist Newspaper
Website
The Liberator was a Boston-based Abolitionist newspaper, published by William Lloyd Garrison from 1831 to 1865.
Luminist Archives
Website
Documents in a variety of formats are made available here as a free public service. The Periodical Archive contains a substantial collection of dissident and counter-cultural magazines, newspapers, jo...
Malcolm X Research Site
Website
A comprehensive website on the life and legacy of Malcolm X , with text, film, video, graphics and more, plus a large listing of African American scholars on the left, with links to their sites and wo...
Marx and Engels Belong to the Workers of the World
Article
2014
Lawrence & Wishart, the British publisher of the Collected Works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (MECW), has compelled the Marxists Internet Archive to remove free digital versions of this 50-volume...
Marx & Engels papers completely available online
Article
2015
The original papers of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, World Classics, are digitized and now online accessible. The papers can be consulted from anywhere and by anyone who logs into the catalogue webs...
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory: Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?
Article
2012
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). G...
OPIRG Poster Archive
Website
A website with posters produced by OPIRG-York and OPIRG Toronto from the 1980s to the present.
The past belongs to everyone: British Library calls on public to help piece together history
Ghazal, Rym
Article
2015
As the British Library thrusts itself into the digital age, more than a million images from its archives are available online. And it wants the public's help to expand what is known about them.
The Raya Dunayevskaya Collection: Marxist-Humanist Archives
Dunayevskaya, Raya
Website
The papers of Raya Dunayevskaya (1910-1987), a Marxist theoretician know for her contributions to Marxist-Humanism.
la red del Che : the Che network
Website
Website devoted to the life and work of Che Guevara.
Resources from Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and related groups and activities
Website
a listing of the major memoirs written about Students for a Democratic Society, and a link to one major collection of the documents written at the time in PDF format.
Rural India — a living journal, a breathing archive: The everyday lives of everyday people
Sainath, P
Article
2015
Project on rural India consisting of an archive which depicts its diverse and complex countryside.
The Slave Narratives: American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography
Website
Interviews with former slaves. Nearly all of the information presented here came from the WPA collection at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, in addition to the 232 boxes of unproces...
The Studs Terkel Radio Archive
Website
Over the course of his 45 years on WFMT radio, Studs Terkel discussed every aspect of 20th-century life with movers, shakers, artists, celebrities, and working folks. From civil rights to labor to jaz...
Young Lords in Lincoln Park
Website
Dedicated to documenting the history of the displacement of Puerto Ricans, Mejicanos, other Latinos, and the poor from Lincoln Park, as well as the history of the Young Lords nationwide.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Anarchy Archives
An archive of anarchist writings by classic authors such as Rocker, Goldman, Proudhon, and Malatesta.
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Connexions Library
Articles, books, documents, periodicals, multi-media, and other resources on a wide range of social and environmental issues. Includes more than 10,000 resources indexed by Title, Author, and Subject.
Docs Populi
Dedicated to documenting and publishing oppositional artwork of the late 20th century.
Libcom.org
Resource for all people who wish to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions. We want to discuss with one another, learn from experiences of the past and develop strategies ...
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
Socialist History Project
Documenting the socialist tradition in Canada. Primarily Trotskyist.
Spunk Library
The Spunk Library featured literature with an emphasis on anarchism and related issues. The content has not been updated since 2002, but the materials assembled to that point are still perserved onlin...
Z Magazine
Z Magazine is an independent monthly magazine founded in 1988. Our mission is to publish in depth articles that critique society's political, economic, social life and institutions. We see the race, c...
ZNet
Extensive collection of articles and links compiled by the publishers of Z Magazine.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Ulli Diemer
Comment and analysis from a libertarian perspective on topics such as censorship and freedom of speech, political correctness, double standards, identity politics, post-modernism, media bias, atheism, secularism, and archives and ...
MoMA Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in New York City. It has been singularly important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the wo...
Wikileaks
WikiLeaks is a multi-national media organization and associated library. It was founded by its publisher Julian Assange in 2006. WikiLeaks specializes in the analysis and publication of large datasets of censored or otherwise r...

Sources Library

Archive site
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
In web archiving, an archive site is a website that stores information on, or the actual, webpages from the past for anyone to view.
Diemer, Ulli
Connexipedia Article
2010
Canadian socialist publisher, writer, and archivist.
FoundSF
Shaping San Francisco's Digital Archive
FoundSF is a wiki that invites history buffs, community leaders, and San Francisco citizens of all kinds to share their unique stories, images, and videos from past and present. There are over 1,800 a...
Google a great painting
Project allows users to get a close-up view of works from 17 museums
Brown, Mark
2011
Google's Art Project allows viewers to browse works from 17 museums including the Metropolitcan Museum, MoMA, The National Gallery, Tate Britain and others in super-high resolution.
Grassroots archive information sheet
About your archive - collection - resource centre - library
2012
Connexions is working on a project to help network grassroots archives and collections of materials about activist and radical history. If you have a collection of social justice materials in your bas...
Hi-tech gives hope to low-tech sounds
A New York blogger's love of obscure African tape recordings has brought forgotten artists to global attention
Smith, Caspar Llewellyn
2011
New York-based ethno-musicologist Brian Shimkovitz blogs about African popular music, which is rarely heard outside its region of origin. He is credited with increasing the listenership of these obscu...
IISH in Archives Portal Europe
2014
Archival materials at the IISH are now accessible through Archives Portal Europe. The portal provides access to information on archival material from the inventories of hundreds of archival institutio...
170,000 iconic pictures of Depression-era America released by Yale (Photos)
2015
Gallery with pictures of the Great Depression in the US, depicting the everyday lives and struggles of people.
A Response to Lawrence and Wishart
2014
Lawrence & Wishart, who hold the copyright for the Marx Engels Collected Works, have directed Marxists Internet Archive to delete all texts originating from MECW.
UC Davis spent $175,000 to scrub online pepper spray references
Stanton, Sam; Lambert, Diana
2016
The University of California, Davis, contracted with consultants for at least $175,000 to scrub the Internet of negative online postings following the November 2011 pepper spraying of students and to ...
Virtual Museum of Canada
A project of the Canadian Museum of History, featuring online exhibits.
Web archiving
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Web archiving is the process of collecting portions of the World Wide Web and ensuring the collection is preserved in an archive, such as an archive site, for future researchers, historians, and the p...

From the Connexions Archives

Israeli Left Archive
Website
2006
An evolving data base of the Israeli Radical Left. The long range vision of this project is to continue to digitalize thousands of items (leaflets, internal documents, newspaper articles and press cli...
Sojourner Truth Organization Digital Archive
Website
The Sojourner Truth Organization was an American revolutionary group based largely in Chicago during the 1970's and 1980's. This archive serves as a resource for STO's newspapers (Insurgent Worker), p...