Interference Archive: We Are Who We Archive
The Interference Archive is currently hosting We Are Who We Archive exhibition.
It is an assortment of collections that represent wide variety of
movements, ideas, and objects. Included in the exhibition are items such
as stamps issued by the Industrial Workers of the World in the 1950s,
to 1980s photocopied Polish “samizdat” newsletters, to buttons and
stamps produced by the New York Wages for Housework committee in 1975.
curators of the exhibition attempted to showcase items that are less
familiar to today's audiences with the most contemporary items being
from the early 1990s. Many of the items chosen for the exhibition were
chosen by the very community that supports the archive, demonstrating an
“archive from below” approach. The exhibition is curated by Louise
Barry and runs till the 3rd of August.
Source: We Are Who We Archive: an exhibition of new acquisitions
ONE Archives at USC Libraries: The Classical Nude and the Making of Queer History
Organized by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, The Classical Nude and the Making of Queer History,
looks into how Greco-Roman images and culture influenced modern
same-sex representation. The gallery will display works from queer
artists from all eras, including those from Antiquity, Renaissance,
nineteenth century, all the way to today's modern works. The exhibition
is curated by Jonathan David Katz and includes various mediums and
formats. The exhibition runs till September 7th between 6pm to 9pm at ONE Archives Gallery and Museum.
Source: The Classical Nude and the Making of Queer History
Pacifica Radio Archives: Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964
In commemoration of the
50th anniversary of the Mississippi Freedom Summer, The Pacifica
Radio Archives is distributing almost six hours of recorded interviews
of civil rights supporters - including students who were brutalized by
state authorities - and local authorities who opposed any form of
enfranchisement of Black individuals. Included also in the recordings
are excerpts of Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett, condemning the
actions of voter registration activists who have started a movement to
register disenfranchised Black voters traditionally
excluded from voting in Mississippi.
Source: Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964 - MP3 Disc
Treasures from the archives
of social change through the years: the Connexions website features a
selection of radical and progressive political manifestos, statements,
programs and visions dating from 1649 to the present. The earliest
document is the Levellers’ 1649 manifesto, “An Agreement of the Free
People of England”. Others include “Common Sense” Thomas Paine’s
sensational 1776 call for revolution; the Chartists’ “Peoples Charter”
of 1839, Marx and Engels’ “Communist Manifesto,” the CCF’s “Regina
Manifesto,” the African National Congress Freedom Charter of 1955, the
Port Huron Statement of 1962, and many more.
More about grassroots archives and people's history: Connexions.org
features an annotated list of grassroots, radical, labour, women's, and
social history archive. Find out more about these archives here.