Community Driven Archives Initiative Fund

Community Driven Archives Initiative Fund

Community Driven Archives Initiative Fund

University Libraries (Tempe)

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Your gift empowers individuals through the distribution of free “Archive Starter Kits” and preservation tools needed to preserve history for future generations.
Your gift supports the Community-Driven Archives (CDA) Initiative, established in 2017, as we build relationships with historically marginalized communities (Latinx, Black, Asian and Pacific Islander, Indigenous, and LGBTQ). In order to address erasure and inequities in Arizona’s archives, the CDA team creates intergenerational and intersectional safe spaces that support lifelong learning, acknowledge historical trauma, and center the lived experiences of communities.
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“Arizona’s archives are dominated by white narratives that romanticize a ‘Wild West’ history. One of my favorite things about this work is that community members are learning how to create a story that speaks to their reality. They are redefining what an archive is, what should be included, and who should have access to community archives and history.”

— Nancy Godoy, Director of CDA Initiative

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