Process and Progress in Community Driven Archives

On values-based and community-driven archives

Biff Hollingsworth, Collecting and Public Programming Archivist at the Southern Historical Collection, provides an excellent thumbnail description of the ongoing shift in archiving toward community-driven, values-based collecting practices. Follow this link to learn more.   Full footage of the 2017 ETRC panel featuring John Williams, John McArthur, Lark Hayes, and Neil McBride.

SHC Archive Project outreach and recruitment

Lark Hayes suggests a focused approach to participant recruitment and story collection for the archive project. John Davis supports this strategy and ends the meeting with a thematic “bucket” yet undiscussed: stories about opposition to the Student Health Coalition (SHC). Recorded at a gathering held on June 9, 2018.   Full footage of entire meeting.

Emerging themes from the Appalachian Student Health Coalition Archive Project

Margaret Ecker delineates some emerging themes from the Student Health Coalition Archive Project in the effort to cement a framework for their story collection process and website structure. These thematic “buckets” include partnership and collaboration, empowerment, student activism, and service learning. Recorded at a gathering held on June 9, 2018.   Full footage of entire …

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Gathering the Seed Corn: Archiving the Bill Dow Papers

My name is Biff Hollingsworth and I am the Collecting and Outreach Archivist for the Southern Historical Collection at UNC Chapel Hill. My main responsibility at the Southern is to curate new collections and projects, which means that I work on gathering historical documentation for the Collection from the people who create, collect or take care of these …

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