Additional Resources

Guides/Tools for Creating a Community Archive

Getting Started

UNC’s Wilson Library Special Collections Guide to Creating and Growing Community-Based Memory Projects

Guide to starting your community archive and preserving your artifacts

Community Archiving Workshop

Tools for Digital Archives

Choosing the Right Platform for Your Digital Archive

If you choose WordPress as the platform for your digital archive, they have robust support tools for customizing your site

Documenting the Now, “develops open source tools and community-centered practices that support the ethical collection, use, and preservation of publicly available content shared on web and social media.”

Tools and Resources for Creating Digital Archival Standards

Copyright best practices and oral history resources from UNC’s University Libraries

What is Copyleft?, is a “method for making a program free software and requiring all modified and extended versions of the program to be free software as well”

Examples of Community Archives

The LGBT Community Center National History Archive

NC HB2: A Citizens’ History, documenting experiences after the NC House “mandated “people using restrooms in state facilities must use the bathroom that corresponds with the sex listed on their birth certificates”

Interference Archive, a NYC-based community archive that “explores the relationship between cultural production and social movements”

Digital Transgender Archive

A People’s Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland