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
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice.
- 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.
- Connexions mirror site
This is a backup/mirror site for Connexions.org.
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.
- German Revolution History Archive
A history archive dedicated to the documentation, analysis and interpretation of the events surrounding the German workers revolutions of 1918 through 1923.
- I.F. Stone's Weekly
Weekly newsletter published by I.F. Stone from 1953 to 1971. All issues between January 17, 1953 and December 1, 1971 are online.
- Labor Film Database
Over 1,700 films and videos are listed here, searchable by title, director, actors and/or keywords
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.
- Marx & Engels papers completely available online
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 website of the International Institute of Social History. Access is open and free.
- Marxism and Workers' Organisation
Writings of Marxists on Trade Unions, the General Strike, Soviets and Working Class Organisation.
- Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
- The Palestine Poster Project Archive
An online collection of thousands of posters from, or related to, Palestine.
- Rural India - a living journal, a breathing archive
Project on rural India consisting of an archive which depicts its diverse and complex countryside.
- 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.
There is an archive/mirror site at http://www.connexions.org/CxArchive/SpunkArchive/index.html
- Texas Archives of Autonomist Marxism
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 senses: 1. the autonomy of the working class vis a vis capital, 2. the autonomy of workers vis a vis their official organizations, e.g., trade unions or parties, 3. the autonomy of various sectors of the class from each other, e.g., that of blacks from whites, women from men, etc.
- 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.
- Alternative Toronto: 1980 - 1995
A community archive and historical map of Torontos alternative cultures, scenes and spaces of the 1980s and early 1990s.
- 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.
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 of businesses, individuals, families and organizations from all periods of the province's history. The archives described include photographs, diaries, minute books, church registers and municipal records.
- 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.
- Bracero History Archive
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 Mexican agricultural workers crossed the border under the program to work in more than half of the states in America.
- 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.
- Cultural Correspondence
A critical review of popular culture, born from the collapse of the New Left and hopes for a new beginning of a social movement, intermittently published in Providence from 1975 to 1985.
A digital archive is available at http://dl.lib.brown.edu/cultural_correspondence/
- The Digger Archives
On the history of the San Francisco Diggers 1966-68 and beyond. The Diggers emerged in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury in the 1960s. The Digger Archives is an ongoing Web project to preserve and present the history of this group.
- Docs Populi
Dedicated to documenting and publishing oppositional artwork of the late 20th century.
Bills itself as "a centralized location for your leftist literature."
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.
- The Freedom Archives
The Freedom Archives contains over 10,000 hours of audio and video tapes as well as extensive documents. These materials date from the late-60s to the mid-90s and chronicle the progressive history of the Bay Area, the United States, and international solidarity movements.
- 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.
- Harvey Richards Media Archive
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 in western forests, among other subjects.
- 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.
- H.K. Yuen Social Movement Archive
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 focus on Berkeley, Oakland, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The collection features multimedia primary documents from the Free Speech Movement, the Third World College mobilizations, the United Farm Workers, the student strike at San Francisco State University, the Black Panther Party, the American Indian Movement, the International Hotel Mobilizations, Stop the Draft Week, the Womens Movement, and many more. The collection contains a wide range of media including organization flyers, underground newspapers, photos, posters, and film. But the most extensive and unique aspect of the collection is more than 30,000 hours of audio content. Utilizing some of the earliest reel-to-reel recording technology publicly available, H.K. Yuen documented countless rallies, protests, debates, and meetings. In addition to personal recordings, he also recorded relevant shows off of the Pacifica network and community radio, including documentaries, interviews, and live broadcasts from events for 20 years without missing a single day. Most of this content is unique and not preserved elsewhere.
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.
- Interference Archive
The Interference Archive explores the relationship between cultural production and social movements. This work manifests in public exhibitions, a study center, talks, screenings, publications, workshops, and an on-line presence. The archive consists of many kinds of objects that are created as part of social movements: posters, flyers, publications, photographs, moving images, audio recordings, and other printed matter. Through our programming, we use this cultural ephemera to animate histories of people mobilizing for social transformation.
- 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.
- The Libertarian Labyrinth
An archive of anarchist and libertarian theory and history.
- 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
- Mapping American Social Movements Through the 20th Century
These interactive maps below more than 1,500 underground, alternative, and other kinds of unorthodox publications from the decade between 1965 and 1975.
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
- Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
Our aim is to locate, document, digitise, and provide access to all archival materials related to Nelson Mandela. This is a work in progress.
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.
- The Raya Dunayevskaya Collection: Marxist-Humanist Archives
The papers of Raya Dunayevskaya (1910-1987), a Marxist theoretician know for her contributions to Marxist-Humanism.
- 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
An archive of texts published by the Situationist International, as well as a pre-situationist archive and a post-situationist archive, as well as a chronology and a collection of links.
- Situationist International Text Library
An ongoing project of uploading pieces of the wealth of Situationist-related literature. Entire books, lengthy articles, excerpts from the journals Potlatch and Internationale Situationniste, and newspaper articles are just a few of the files to be found here.
- The Slave Narratives
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 unprocessed material and county histories.
- Socialist History Project
The stated goal is documenting the revolutionary socialist tradition in Canada. Primarily oriented to Leninist and Trotskyist parties. Documents are no longer being added to the archive, but it remains online.
- 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.