Images of life on earth. Creating a lasting audio-visual record of life on earth.
- Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives
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 -- though we have lots from elsewhere as well. We gather material on people, organizations, issues and events.
- The Case for Grassroots Archives
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 histories, and alternative visions.
- Connexions Archive home page
- Connexions Library Resource Type Index
Documents in the Connexions Library catalogue sorted by type of resource: Book, Article/Report/Letter, Serial Publication (Periodical), Internet site, Database, Film/Video, Audio, Photo/Image/Poster, Slide Show, Organization.
More than 1,000 articles on activism, radicalism, resistance, solidarity, social justice, events, movements, organizations, and people.
A search engine that protects privacy and attempts to reduce spam and clutter.
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 to increase the power that we, as ordinary people, have over our own lives.
- Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
- Selected Archive Projects
A list of some archive projects concerned with grassroots movements for social justice.
- Social History Portal
Search and browse digital collections on social history and the history of the labour movement from the late 18th to the beginning of the 21st century. More than 900,000 digitised objects (archives, books, brochures, leaflets, photographs, posters, prints, cartoons, sound, films and videos) from 15 specialized archives and libraries in Europe.
- Sojourner Truth Organization Digital Archive
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), pamphlets, shop leaflets, theoretical journals (Urgent Tasks, Tendency Newsletter), collaborative works (Collective Works), and others.
Sources is an information portal for journalists, freelance writers, news editors, authors, researchers and journalism students -- and a resource for organizations, institutions, businesses, and individuals who want to get media coverage of their expertise and their views on newsworthy topics.
Journalists: Use Sources to find experts, media contacts, spokespersons, scientists, lobbyists, officials, speakers, university professors, researchers, newsmakers, CEOs, executive directors, media relations contacts, spokespeople, talk show guests, PR representatives, Canadian sources, story ideas, research studies, databases, universities, colleges, associations, businesses, government, research institutions, lobby groups, non-government organizations (NGOs), in Canada and internationally.
Newsmakers: Use Sources to raise your profile and get media coverage. Sources is a powerful tool which complements and magnifies your other efforts to publicize yourself. See www.sources.com/Profile.htm, fill out the membership form, or call 416-964-7799.
- 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 online.
- Alternative Libraries
A network of eight social justice libraries in Montreal with a database of the holdings of the participating libraries. The participating groups as of 2012 are: 2110 Centre, QPIRG Concordia, QPIRG McGill, the Union for Gender Empowerment, DIRA, GRIP UQAM, COCo, and SACOMSS.
- Alternatives Information
Online social change library.
- 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 possible of Native newspapers, periodicals, and other publications; maintaining Native manuscripts and special collections; and acquiring other materials related to Native communities, press history, and literature. The Center serves tribal communities and the general public by developing and maintaining the means of accessing the content of these collections and by providing educational resources through various media and public programming.
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., and save and e-mail search results to create bibliographies.
Online anarchist encyclopedia, largely featured articles adapted from Wikipedia.
- Anarchy Archives
An archive of anarchist writings by classic authors such as Rocker, Goldman, Proudhon, and Malatesta.
- Audio Anarchy
A project for transcribing anarchist books into audio format.
- Banned Books Online
A sampling of books which have been censored or subject to censorship attempts.
- Black American Feminisms
An extensive bibliography of black American Feminist thought from across the disciplines.
- Canadian Archival Resources on the Internet
Comprehensive list of links to Canadian archives and associated resources on the Internet.
- 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 doomed to repeat all the old mistakes. And the history of socialism shows that they do. The socialist movement is an amnesiac: socialists know little about where they are coming from no wonder they hardly know where they are going. The fact is that little work or publication goes on in the field by socialists; most is by nonsocialists or antisocialists. They too can serve; but socialists concern with their own history is not of an academic character. A living movement has to know the lessons of the past.
The Citizendium, a "citizens' compendium of everything," is an open wiki project aimed at creating an enormous, free, and reliable encyclopedia. The project, started by a founder of Wikipedia, feels that we can achieve this crucial improvement over Wikipedia through measures such as adding "gentle expert oversight" and requiring contributors to use their real names.
- Countercurrents Archive
Articles published in Countercurrents, an alternative news site.
- Docs Populi
Dedicated to documenting and publishing oppositional artwork of the late 20th century.
Cuban online encyclopedia.
- The English Server at Carnegie Mellon University
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 (current progressive issues), government, libraries, and fiction.
- Free Speech Movement Archives
Documenting the history of the 1960s Free Speech Movement at Berkeley.
- Grassroots archive information sheet
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 basement/locker, etc., and would like to participate in an exploration of co-operative archiving and/or searching for shared space, please fill out this form and email it to Connexions.
- Historial Maps of Toronto
- History Commons
A tool for open-content participatory journalism. It allows people to investigate important issues by providing a space where people can collaborate on the documentation of past and current events, as well as the entities associated with those events. The website can be used to investigate topics at the local, regional, or global level. The data is displayed on the website in the form of dynamic timelines and entity profiles, and is exportable into XML so it can be shared with others for non-commercial purposes.
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, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies. ibiblio.org is a collaboration of the Center for the Public Domain and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Ideas and Action
Archive of some articles published in Ideas and Action, a radical paper published by the Workers Solidarity Alliance from 1981 to 1997.
- Information Science Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to information science in the Sources directory for the media.
- Internationale Marx-Engels-Stiftung
On the initiative of the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam, in 1990 the Internationale Marx-Engels-Stiftung (IMES) was established. The IMES is an international network, mainly based on the IISH, the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW), the Karl-Marx-Haus (KMH) of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Trier and the Russian State Archive for Social/Political History (RGA) and the Russian Independent Institute for the Study of Social and National Problems (RNI), both in Moscow. The main task of the IMES is to continue the publication of the Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA-2).
- Internet Archive
The Internet Archive is a non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages.
- Israeli Left Archive
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 clippings, movement periodicals, photographs, protocols and other materials). The origins of the current developing data base are in the private archive of Dafna and Reuven Kaminer. In general, the data base is devoted mainly to the radical left and the women's peace movement during the sixties, seventies and the eighties.
Arbeiterlieder Archiv. Musik aus der Bewegung. Lieder der Revolution.
- The Labadie Collection
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 mainly with anarchist materials (the field in which it remains strongest), its scope was later widened considerably to include a great variety of social protest literature together with political views from both the extreme left and the extreme right. Materials are now collected from all parts of the world. In addition to anarchism, the Collection's strengths include: civil liberties (with an emphases on racial minorities), socialism, communism, colonialism and imperialism, American labor history through the 1930s, the IWW, the Spanish Civil War, sexual freedom, women's liberation, gay liberation, the underground press, and student protest.
- Left History Archive
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 documents and articles that are relevant to national and international struggle.
- Left in Hebrew
A video archive. We believe that change is possible and achievable. Our history is full of stories of many amazing, dedicated comrades who struggled relentlessly during many decades for a just world. This site, which includes Audio-visual fragments depicting their struggle is dedicated to them.
- Librarians' Resource Centre
Resources for librarians, including Topical Guides, Ready Reference, Directories, Dictionaries, Library catalogues, Library and Information Sciences.
- Library and Archives Canada
Information about the collections and services of Library and Archives Canada, and direct access to a wide range of online resources.
- Library Information Servers via WWW
Links to library catalogues on the World Wide Web.
- Library of Congress World Wide Web site
A gateway to massive amounts of information. Main site of the U.S. Library of Congress.
- The Library of the Turtle
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 occasion, the Fairly Recent.
- Library Resources on the Internet
Website dealing with the history of the early American Marxist movement. A repository of source material 1864 - 1946.
- Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
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). Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called the battle of memory. Mainstream media and institutions of power consign inconvenient histories, struggles, and alternative visions to what George Orwell called the memory hole. Peoples history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions. Their role is particularly important as official archives are forced to restrict acquisitions, limit access and discard materials as funding is slashed.
A site devoted to chronicling the progress of a project that collects and intends to publish oral histories of long-time Canadian social movement activists.
- Nadir Archiv
Archives of texts from and about the Situationist International.
- OPIRG Poster Archive
A website with posters produced by OPIRG-York and OPIRG Toronto from the 1980s to the present.
- Peoples Archive
Dedicated to collecting for posterity the stories of the great thinkers, creators, and achievers of our time.
- Project Gutenberg
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.
- Prometheus Research Library
A working library of American and international Marxist history, documentation, and related interests, maintained by the Trotskyist League.
- Psychiatric Survivor Archives of Toronto
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 learn.
A repository for various texts found while trolling through the archives of the anarchist and left political history of the 20th century (give or take a bit). The emphasis is on anarchist and libertarian marxist perspectives (including situationism and primitivism), and how they relate to a number of larger social and philosophical questions.
- REDS - Die Roten
Bilingual German-English site for Marxists and all those interested in socialist ideas.
An archive of materials related to Canadian Trotskyist Ross Dowson (1917-2002). Some documents are online; others are being digitized.
Scholarpedia is a peer-reviewed encyclopedia written by the leading experts in their respective fields. It does not publish "research" or "position" papers, but rather "living reviews" that will be maintained by the future generation of experts via the process of curatorship. The (ambitious) goal of Scholarpedia is that of being an understandable and useful encyclopedic reference for scholars of different levels.
- Selected Works of the Levellers
The Levellers were a group of English reformers mainly active during the period from 1645 through 1649.
Texts of the Communist Left.
- Situationist International Online
- Socialist History Project
The stated goal is documenting the revolutionary socialist tradition in Canada. Primarily oriented to Leninist and Trotskyist parties.
- Sources Bookshelf
Featuring books and DVDs by Sources member authors.
- Sources Select Links and Resources
Links to Internet sites and other electronic and print resources for journalists and researchers.
- Sources Select Resources
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers.
- Stimmen der proletarischen Revolution
Bibliothek der revolutionaren Bewegungen unserer Zeit. Reden - Schriften - Briefe - Wissenschaftliche Studien. fruher: 'Klassiker des Marxismus-Leninismus'
- The Struggle Site
An archive of freedom struggles.
- The Studs Terkel Radio Archive
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 jazz, his work spanned an impressive array of topics and figures. These
enchanting, historically-significant interviews are now being made available online.
- The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
The Tamiment Library contains some of the most important collections in the United States relating to labor and social history [labor collections], the history of the Left, the place of the worker in American society, the evolution of labor law, women's history, immigrant history, and much more.
- Toronto Public Library Online
An on-line catalogue of more than one million books, serials, government documents, maps, scores, sound recordings and other materials. Extensive Canadiana and Toronto and Ontario local history sections. The library's Answerline provides responses to E-mail enquiries on basic factual questions which don't require in-depth research.
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Catalogue of more than 13,000 books, articles, films, periodicals, websites and other resources.
Library of Congress classification,
Year of Publication.
Associations and NGOs dealing with social and environmental issues — A-Z Index or Subject Index.
For experts and media spokespersons also see the Sources directory and the comprehensive Sources Subject Index.
Selected Internet resources featuring information about alternatives.
Events from across Canada. Also see: Sources Calendar and news releases.
Publicity and Media
Resources, publications and articles to help you get publicity and raise awareness. Plus Media Names & Numbers Canadian media directory, the Parliamentary Names & Numbers Canadian government directory, and mailing lists.
Connexions welcomes your support. Your donations make our work possible. Volunteers always welcome.
Connexions exists to support individuals and groups working for freedom and social justice. We work to maintain and make available a record of the theory and practice of people struggling against oppression and for social change. We believe that the more we know about the struggles, victories, and defeats of the past, and about those who took part in them, the better equipped we will be to bring a new world into being.
Connexions maintains a physical archive of books and documents, and is engaged in an ongoing project to build and expand an indexed digital archive of documents. We try to feature a wide variety of resources reflecting a diversity of viewpoints and approaches to social change within our overall mandate of support for democracy, civil liberties, freedom of expression, universal human rights, secularism, equality, economic justice, environmental responsibility, and the creation and preservation of community.
We are internationalist in our orientation, but as a Canadian-based project we feature an especially extensive collection of Canadian documents and profiles of Canadian activist organizations.