Communities of all kinds create records, but not all communities have traditionally been represented in institutional archives, nor included in the process of establishing and maintaining archival collections that document their experiences. This course will draw from archival scholarship and recent case studies to introduce students to a range of models, including grassroots community archives, community-created archives that have been acquired by formal archival institutions, and partnerships between communities and archivists. Throughout this semester, we will engage with a range of topics relevant to community archives, including participatory and post-custodial archives, outreach and advocacy, grant writing and fundraising, and community-based, collaborative research methods.

Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Letter Grade/Satisfactory/No Credit
Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3