community archives

Supporting Social Movements in NYC: A Public Conversation about Special Collections

Protest posters. Zines. Labor organizing pamphlets. New York City libraries and archives house much more than books. Join librarians, archivists, and organizers for a public conversation about three local collections focused on social movements, and the spectrum of accessibility to these collections. We will also explore how these collections tell the stories of the social movements they preserve, and how these materials might connect to future works.


Jenna Freedman, Barnard Zine Library
Maryam Gunja & Jen Hoyer, Interference Archive
Shannon O'Neill, Tamiment-Wagner Collections, NYU

Moderated by Clara Cabrera and co-organized by Melissa Morrone

Supporting Social Movements in NYC: A Public Conversation about Special Collections
Monday, April 20, 6:30-8pm
NYU Bobst Library

Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
70 Washington Square South

Community Archives Workshop

This past Saturday, March 1st, Los Angeles Radical Reference held a workshop for library students at the Southern California Library for Social Studie

January 26 meeting update!

The Greater Los Angeles Collective met this past weekend, after a lull of many, many months. Five of us from Los Angeles and one from Santa Ana discussed possible projects:

Yolanda (Y the T) Retter Vargas!

Well, this is my first blog entry, and we'll see how many others i put together. Really, this entry is to post on the life of Yolanda Retter Vargas, an amazing mujer who kept me in check and made sure that i put my politics into practice whenever i was inside the archive or library, and outside of it as well. We had disagreements from time to time, but we had many more laughs. Her support made my second year in library studies much more meaningful, and made my work for this website more effective.

Syndicate content