Libraries/Archives

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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.
Alternative Library Literature 1988-1989
Berman, Sanford, Danky, James
Book
1990
Alternatives Information
Website
Online social change library.
Amicus
Website
Service giving search access to over 30 million records from 1,300 Canadian libraries including Library and Archives Canada. Enables users to check library holdings, loan policies, homepages, etc., an...
Archiving With May Day Rooms: From the Marx Memorial Library to Cold Bath Fields
Linebaugh, Peter
Article
2013
In our day, as the traces of our radical movements are being thrown into rubbish pits, as state sponsored “austerity” demands the commodification of every inch of space, and with sinister intent destr...
Banned Books Online
Website
A sampling of books which have been censored or subject to censorship attempts.
Bracero History Archive
Database
The Bracero History Archive collects and makes available the oral histories and artifacts pertaining to the Bracero program, a guest worker initiative that spanned the years 1942-1964. Millions of Mex...
Burning History in San Salvador: Destruction of Historical and Human Rights Archives
Maslin, Sarah
Article
2013
On Thursday, Nov. 14, three armed men broke into the offices of Pro-Búsqueda. The attack on Pro-Búsqueda was not a random crime. We should be worried about what is happening in El Salvador.
Canada After Harper: His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want
Finn, Ed (editor)
Book
2015
Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, w...
Canada's Science Library Closures Mirror Bush's Playbook: Similar moves by US Republican president met sharp backlash from 10,000 scientists.
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2014
The Harper government is now eliminating seven Department of Fishery libraries containing one of the world's most comprehensive collections of information on fisheries, aquatic sciences and nautical s...
Canadian Archival Resources on the Internet
Billinton, Steve; Avery, Cheryl
Website
Comprehensive list of links to Canadian archives and associated resources on the Internet.
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...
Connexions Library: Arts, Media, Culture Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on media, culture, and art.
Connexions Library: History Focus Page
Website
2009
Selected articles, books, documents and other resources on historical topics.
Countercurrents Archive
Website
Articles published in Countercurrents, an alternative news site.
The Digital Dark Ages: Movies and Books Get Deleted as Selfies Pile Up
Rall, Ted
Article
2015
Historians and archivists call our times the "digital dark ages." The name evokes the medieval period that followed the collapse of the Roman Empire, which led to a radical decline in the recorded his...
Dismantling of Fishery Library 'Like a Book Burning,' Say Scientists: Harper government shuts down 'world class' collection on freshwater science and protection
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2013
The Harper government has dismantled one of the world's top aquatic and fishery libraries as part of its agenda to reduce government as well as limit the role of environmental science in policy decisi...
Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper
Baker, Nicholson
Book
2001
Double Fold examines the preservation of books in United States libraries over the past 50 years. It details the libraries' "war" on books -- the alarming lack of preservation and the destruction of ...
The Emma Goldman Papers
Website
The Emma Goldman Papers Project has collected, organized, and edited tens of thousands of documents from around the world by and about Emma Goldman (1869-1940), a leading figure in American anarchism,...
The English Server at Carnegie Mellon University
Website
Extensive online collection of humanities texts. Subject categories include Cultural Theory, Film and Television, History, Journals, Music, Reference, Feminism, Marx and Engels, Race, Bad Subjects (cu...
Files linking Britain to Israel's nuclear weapons go missing from National Archives
Article
2016
Official documents on Britain's relationship with Israel, including papers on "military and nuclear collaboration" in the 1970s, have disappeared from the National Archives in the last four years.
Free Speech Movement Archives
Website
Documenting the history of the 1960s Free Speech Movement at Berkeley.
Harvey Richards Media Archive: Movement Photographer of the 1960s
Website
The Harvey Richards Media Archive contains a treasure of images of the political and social upheavals of the 1960s on the west coast and of the devastating impact of capitalist resource exploitation i...
H.K. Yuen Social Movement Archive
Unclassified
The H.K. Yuen collection is a unique archive of primary materials on social movements of the 1960s and 1970s. The collection includes materials on a wide range of movements internationally, with a fo...
How the FBI Turned Me On to Rare Books
Davis, Natalie Zemon
Article
2013
I have wanted to be a historian of hope. We can take heart from the fact that no matter how dire the situation, some will find means to resist, some will find means to cope, and some will remember and...
Human Rights Library
Website
Library of online documents in the human rights field.
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?: Sources News Release
Article
2012
Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
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...
Kill The Messengers: Stephen Harper's Assault on Your Right to Know
Bourrie, Mark
Book
2015
Ottawa has become a place where the nation's business is done in secret, and access to information - the lifeblood of democracy in Canada - is under attack.
The Labadie Collection
Website
The Labadie Collection was established in 1911 when Joseph Labadie, a prominent Detroit anarchist, donated his library to the University of Michigan. Although the Collection was originally concerned m...
Left History Archive
Website
An attempt to gather together an archive of digital material of the history and political role of the Communist Party of Australia from its inception to the present day, and also a general archive of ...
Librarians and Palestine: An Interview with Vani Natarajan
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2013
Working to preserve Palestinian records and memory in the face of deliberate destruction by Israel.
Librarians' Resource Centre
Website
Resources for librarians, including Topical Guides, Ready Reference, Directories, Dictionaries, Library catalogues, Library and Information Sciences.
Library and Archives Canada
Website
Information about the collections and services of Library and Archives Canada, and direct access to a wide range of online resources.
The Library at Night
Manguel, Alberto
Book
2006
The Library at Night tells the story of the important role of libraries in human civilization and how books are an essential link between the individual and the world.
Library of Congress World Wide Web site
Website
A gateway to massive amounts of information. Main site of the U.S. Library of Congress.
Carl Lichtenstein: 1942 - 2011
Article
2011
Obituary for archivist for the Prometheus Research Library.
Martin Luther King Jr's Radicalism Muted by MLK Archives' Corporate Sponsors
Patel, Raj
Article
2014
The MLK Archive, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase and Co., omits Martin Luther King Jr's speech delivered at Carnegie Hall on February 23, 1968 on the 100th anniversary of W.E.B Du Bois' birth. The speech ...
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...
Memory and Repression in El Salvador
McAnarney, Alexandra
Article
2013
The raid on Pro-Busqueda happened three days after the Salvadorean Supreme Court heard testimony from survivors of a 1982 raid carried out by government forces.
Milton Rogovin, Social Documentary Photographer
Website
Social documentary photographer Milton Rogovin has been likened to the great social documentary photographers of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Lewis Hine and Jacob Riis. Milton, who lived to be 101 yea...
Mumia Abu-Jamal's Radio Broadcasts - Archive
Audio
An archive of Mumia Abu-Jamal's radio essays and commentaries.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2014
A newsletter with news and articles about current issues, as well as news from the realm of grassroots archives and people's history. Also featuring selected items from the Connexions Calendar, Seeds ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 3, 2014: Surveillance
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2014
The first issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter. Topic of the week is Surveillance. Articles on climate politics, 21st-century land grabs, and the destruction of Canada's science libraries....
Pacifica Radio Archives
Unclassified
Chronicling the political, cultural and artistic movements of the second half of the 20th century, Pacifica radio programs include documentaries, performances, discussions, debates, drama, poetry read...
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.
Pictures Bring Us Messages: Sinaakssiiksi aohtsimaahpihkookiyaawa. Photographs and Histories from the Kainai Nation
Brown, Alison, K., Peers, Laura, with members of the Kainai Nation
Book
2006
An example of museum professionals working with member of an aboriginal community to explore photographs taken of members of that community many decades earlier.
Psychiatric Survivor Archives of Toronto
Organization
Dedicated to ensuring that the rich history of people who have experienced the psychiatric system is preserved for our community and the wider community as a resource from which everyone can share and...
Radical Digressions 6
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2009
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.
A revolutionary attitude to Archives: From the writings of Raya Dunayevskaya
Article
1985
Raya Dunayevskaya takes up the development of the Marxist-Humanist concept of Archives.
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.
Secret Memo Casts Doubt on Feds' Claims for Science Library Closures: Goal stated is 'culling' research, not preserving and sharing through digitization
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2013
A federal document marked "secret" obtained by Postmedia News indicates the closure or destruction of more than half a dozen world famous science libraries has little if anything to do with digitizing...
The Secrets in Israel's Archives: Evidence of Ethnic Cleansing Kept Under Lock and Key
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
Israel has extended the time limit for releasing documents in its archives to 70 years, to prevent disclosure of evidence of widespread ethnic cleansing. The state's chief archivist says many of the ...
South Africa's short memory
Harding, Jeremy
Article
2015
The migrants so recently attacked in South Africa almost all came from neighbouring countries that paid a high price in death and ruin for supporting anti-apartheid struggles.
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...
Texas Archives of Autonomist Marxism
Database
These archives contain a wide variety of material related to those threads of the Marxist tradition which have emphasized the self-activity of the working class. "Autonomist "is used here in several s...
UC Berkeley Library Social Activism Sound Recording Project: The Black Panther Party
Audio
The UC Berkeley Social Activism Sound Recording Project is a partnership between the UC Berkeley Library, the Pacifica Foundation, and other private and institutional sources. The intent of the projec...
An Unauthorized Biography of the World: Oral History on the Front Lines
Riordon, Michael
Book
2004
This book uses oral history to discuss oral history. It is in memoir style, and delves into how oral history is done in such places as First Nations (Canada), Turkey, Chicago, Newfoundland, Peru, New ...
What's Driving Chaotic Dismantling of Canada's Science Libraries?: Scientists reject Harper government claims vital material is being saved digitally
Nikiforuk, Andrew
Article
2013
Scientists say the closure of some of the world's finest fishery, ocean and environmental libraries by the Harper government has been so chaotic that irreplaceable collections of intellectual capital ...
Why Israel is blocking access to its archives
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2016
Israel is concealing vital records to prevent darkest periods in its history from coming to light, academics say.
Why the Newberry Library Is Collecting Black Lives Matter Artifacts
Hurst, Adrienne
Article
2016
Archivists hope to crowdsource historical documentation of today's civil-rights movements.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Alternative Press Center
Dedicated to providing access to and increasing public awareness of the alternative press. Founded in 1969, it remains one of the oldest self-sustaining alternative media institutions in the United St...
American Native Press Archives
Along with the American Native Press Archives, the Center documents contemporary Native American communities by creating, maintaining, and providing to the public the most comprehensive collection pos...
Anarchy Archives
An archive of anarchist writings by classic authors such as Rocker, Goldman, Proudhon, and Malatesta.
ARKive
Images of life on earth. Creating a lasting audio-visual record of life on earth.
Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives
The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives aspires to be a significant resource and catalyst for those who strive for a future world where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people are accepted, valu...
Center for Socialist History
A non-profit corporation founded to promote research and publication in the field of the history of socialism. We strongly believe that (to paraphrase) socialists who don't know their own history are ...
Communitas
Anarchist site with news and information for people who are questioning the system which hates them. In English, French, German and Catalan.
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.
Infoshop.org
Anarchist website.
International Institute of Social History
Maintains a collection, conducts research and offers a range of services in the field of national and international social history in general and labour history in particular. Since 2005, it has in ad...
Israeli Left Archive
Devoted mainly to the radical left and the women's peace movement in Israel during the sixties, seventies and the eighties.
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.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives honors the past, celebrates the present, and enriches the future of all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We foster acceptance of sexual and gender...
Palestine Remembered
To emphasize that the CORE issues of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict are the DISPOSSESSION and ETHNIC CLEANSING (compulsory population transfer to achieve political gains) of the Palestinian people ...
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung -- Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
Die Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung wurde 1992 von der Partei des Demokratischen Sozialismus (PDS) - heute Die Linkspartei.PDS - als parteinahe, bundesweit taetige Stiftung anerkannt. Sie kooperiert im Rahmen...
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...

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Aletta Institute for Women's History
The Aletta Institute holds books, magazines, archives, works of music, photographs, posters, diaries, letters, all sorts of household and personal objects relevant to women and women’s lives. Home of ...
Archeion
Archeion brings together information about archives held by organizations all over Ontario. Archeion is a service provided by the Archives Association of Ontario (AAO). Search Archeion to find records...
Archival Science
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
The theory and study of the safe storage, cataloguing and retrieval of documents and items.
Archives Association of British Columbia Toolkit
The AABC Archivist's Toolkit offers access to a wide range of on-line and published resources for archivists and archives workers at all levels. Special care is taken to provide resources for small an...
Archives Associaton of Ontario Resources
Web-based resources for archivists compiled and curated by the AAO, Archives Advisor, Archeion Coordinator, and various committees.
Archives under siege: Ottawa gathering calls for national action
What We Have Lost, What We Stand to Lose: The Future of Archives and Archivists in Canada
Lithgow, Michael
2013
Report about a public meeting about the state of archives in Canada today.
Armed gunmen raid salvadoran human rights organization, burn archives
Sources News Release
2013
Armed gunmen raid Salvadoran human rights organization Pro-Busqueda just months after abrupt closure of Archdiocese's human rights office, Tutela Legal. Human rights defenders see actions as effort to...
'Badass Librarians' Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts
Worrall, Simon
2016
Scholars used donkey carts, boats, and teenage couriers to smuggle a priceless collection out of Timbuktu.
Le Centre d'histoire et d'archives du travail
Le Centre d'histoire et d'archives du travail (CHAT) se consacre à la préservation de la mémoire des syndicats québécois, menacée en l'absence d'une intervention concertée. Il a pour mission de sensib...
Connexions Archive home page
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice.
Connexions Library Subject Index
1975
A comprehensive subject index of documents in the Connexions Library.
Cuts and Closures at Canada’s federal libraries
2013
Federal libraries are an important part of Canada’s cultural heritage. These specialist libraries house some of Canada’s most important collections. Dozens of federal departmental libraries across the...
Destruction of Labor History Archives at Ruskin College, Oxford
Poe, Ryan
2012
The archives of Ruskin College, pioneer institution of working-class education, have been partly destroyed, on the instructions of the college principal and despite protests and an offer from the Bish...
Double Fold (Wikipedia article about the book by Nicholson Baker)
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
2007
Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper is a non-fiction book by Nicholson Baker that was published in April, 2001.
Eric Marshall laments closure of namesake Fisheries library
Rusland, Peter
2014
The government seems to be saying 'We want to exploit our natural resources, whether it's natural gas or oil sands, and basically to heck with environmental impacts.'
Finding aid
Wikipedia article
A finding aid, in the context of archival science, is a document containing detailed information about a specific collection of papers or records within an archive. Finding aids are used by researcher...
Finding Answers
The Essential Guide to Gathering Information in Canada
Tudor, Dean
1993
Outlines the essentials of how to find and use information.
Fonds
Wikipedia article
In archival science, a fonds is the aggregation of documents that originate from the same source. More specifically, a fonds distinguishes itself from a collection through its organic nature, as archi...
For the Love of Books: A Sarajevo Story - in pictures
2012
During the Bosnian war, a group of men and women risked their lives to rescue thousands of irreplaceable Islamic manuscripts -- and preserve a nation's history. Amid bullets and bombs, this handful of...
From Cave Paintings to the Internet
Norman, Jeremy
2013
Chronological and Thematic Studies on the History of Information and Media.
Google can't be trusted to look after our books
Barron, Simon
2011
The author warns that Google's lack of accountability to the public could put its digital collection in jeopardy should it become too expensive to maintain. He argues that the protection of cultural r...
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...
The Great Book Robbery
Brunner, Benny (director)
2012
As Palestinians were expelled from their land in 1948, librarians from Israel’s National Library followed the militias as they forced their way into Palestinian homes. Their mission was to collect as ...
How to Keep Union Records
Nash, Michael (ed.)
2010
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...
Improbable Libraries: A Visual Journey to the World's Most Unusual Libraries
Johnson, Alex
2015
Improbable Libraries showcases a wide range of images and interviews with librarians who are overcoming geographic, economic, and political difficulties to bring the written word to an eager audience.
ipl2 Collection Policy (Internet Public Library)
The ipl2 is an educational, research, and service laboratory; two of its major roles are educating students at graduate schools of information and providing library services to internet users.
Keepers of the Record
The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives
Simmons, Deidre
2009
Offers a comprehensive look at the development of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives over three centuries. Archives trace the history of the fur trade, North American exploration, the growth of a retai...
Library of Congress Authorities
Using Library of Congress Authorities, you can browse and view authority headings for Subject, Name, Title and Name/Title combinations; and download authority records in MARC format for use in a local...
Life in Stills
Tal, Tamar
2011
A photo shop owner and her grandson join forces to save the shop and the nearly one million negatives that document Israel's defining moments.
Lost Memory: Libraries and Archives destroyed in the Twentieth Century
van der Hoeven, Hans; van Albada, Joan
1996
This document lists major disasters that have destroyed or caused irreparable damage during the 20th century to libraries and archives, whether written of audio-visual.
Moving 750 million pages of print archive to a new home
2013
For 82 years, researchers have made the journey to Colindale in north London, the home of the British Newspaper Library, a vast collection of almost every British newspaper published in the last 300 y...
Online initiatives abound at the Library of Congress
LaFrance, Adrienne
2013
Card catalogues vanish from sight at the Library of Congress.
Oxfam donates archive to the Bodleian Libraries
2013
Oxford-based international development charity Oxfam has announced it has donated the organization’s archive, spanning the last seventy years, to the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries. Now, w...
The Oxford Guide to Library Research
Mann, Thomas
1998
An overview of little-known but powerful strategies used by librarians and information specialists, with clear explanations of fundamental methods searching.
The Oxford Guide to Library Research - Review
1998
An excellent guide to doing research, explaining research methods and strategies and their strengths and weaknesses of. See review in Sources Select Resources.
Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents
Gitelman, Lisa
2014
Four essays making up a short book on where the history of media and technology overlap.
Preservation (library and archival science)
Wikipedia article
Preservation is a branch of library and information science concerned with maintaining or restoring access to artifacts, documents and records through the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of...
Public history
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Public history is a term that describes the broad range of activities undertaken by people with some training in the discipline of history who are generally working outside of specialized academic set...
Repositories of Primary Sources
Eastern United States and Canada
Save the feature before it explodes
Several films directed by Alfred Hitchcock in the 1920s are being fully restored
Miller, Henry K.
2011
Nine films Hitchcock directed during the 1920s will be restored by archivists at the British Film Institute before the volatile nitrate reels combust. The film archivists' work and the hirstory of the...
Saving past is first step to the future
Fick, Maggie
2010
The archives of southern Sudan are all currently housed in a tent donated by USAid. Many documents have been damaged due to the poor storage facilities. The Rift Valley Institute, a non-profit researc...
To spread the revolution: anarchist archives and libraries
Moran, Jessica
2016
Notes on why anarchists have created libraries (past and present) and some of the challenges they face, drawing on a survey of current anarchist libraries, anarchist history, and the author's own expe...
Tom Tomorrow Collection Donated to The OSU Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
Sources News Release
2015
Dan Perkins donates "Tom Tomorrow Collection" to The Ohio State University Libraries' Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.
The treasures of Timbuktu
The race is on to preserve papers dating back to a west African golden age
Rice, Xan
2007
West African scholars are quickly discovering the wealth of manuscripts burried in and near Timbuktu dating from the 11th century. Governments and universities are building archives in which to house ...
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...
What is Distinctive about the Library of Congress In Both its Collections and its Means of Access to Them
And The Reasons LC Needs to Maintain Classified Shelving of Books Onsite, And A Way to Deal Effectively with the Problem of "Books on the Fl
Mann, Thomas
2009
The Library cannot solve its space problems by adoption of a "digital strategy" without seriously damaging our larger mission to promote scholarship of unusual scope and depth. If the Library’s own ...
What is Going on at the Library of Congress?
Mann, Thomas
2006
What is going on at the Library of Congress? Several recent decisions by the current LC administration have produced firestorms of protest, both inside and outside the Library, that LC is abdicating ...
Whose Archive? Whose History? Destruction of Archives at Ruskin College, Oxford
2012
A repository of lived experience of the trade union and labour movement of the twentieth century is being deliberately trashed.
World's oldest library reopens in Fez: 'You can hurt us, but you can't hurt the books'
Shaheen, Kareem
2016
After years of restoration, the ninth-century Qarawiyyin library in north-eastern Morocco is finally set to reopen – with strict security and a new underground canal system to protect its most prized ...

From the Connexions Archives

Anarchy Archives
Website
An archive of anarchist writings by classic authors such as Rocker, Goldman, Proudhon, and Malatesta.
Bureau of Public Secrets
Website
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Canadian Activism Archives
Website
2006
Site which is attempting to build a historical archives of, and useful guides for, social justice and environmental activism in Canada.
Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
A group of volunteers working in Toronto to preserve lesbian and gay history in Canada and beyond. Our primary mandate is to collect and maintain information related to gay and lesbian life in Canada ...
Canadian Women's Movement Archives
Organization profile published 1986
Organization
1986
Center for Socialist History
Website
A non-profit corporation founded to promote research and publication in the field of the history of socialism. We strongly believe that (to paraphrase) socialists who don't know their own history are ...
Docs Populi
Documents for the public
Website
Dedicated to documenting and publishing oppositional artwork of the late 20th century.
ibiblio.org
Website
The public's library and digital archive. Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, mu...
Ideas and Action
Periodical profile published 1981
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1981
Archive of some articles published in Ideas and Action, a radical paper published by the Workers Solidarity Alliance from 1981 to 1997.
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...
Kate Sharpley Library
Preserving the history of the anarchist movement
Website
Dedicated to researching and restoring the history of the anarchist movement and regularly publishes information on lost areas of anarchist history. It was named in honour of Kate Sharpley, a First Wo...
Libcom.org
Website
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 ...
Library and Archives Canada / Canadian Acquisitions Division and Legal Deposit Office
Organization
All Canadian periodicals are required to file two copies of each issues with the National Library.
The Library of the Turtle
Website
A home for much-loved texts in the history of struggle. The Library provides a space for the the valuable work of the conservation, the recuperation, and the recirculation of the Old, and even, on occ...
Marxists Internet Archive
Website
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
Project Gutenberg
Website
Founded in 1971 by Michael Hart with the aim of putting most of the world's great literature online, Project Gutenberg now has thousands of books available electronically.
Socialist History Project
Website
The stated goal is documenting the revolutionary socialist tradition in Canada. Primarily oriented to Leninist and Trotskyist parties.
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...
Sources Select Resources
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers
Website
1977
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers.
Spunk Library
Website
1992
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...
Women's movement archives
Organization profile published 1991
Organization
1991