The Mellon Foundation – Community-based Archives
Country: United States
Term: 1-2 years
Deadline: July 2020
Since 2013, the Foundation’s Scholarly Communications program has been making a series of grants to help diversify the body of primary source evidence available to, for example, activists, artists, researchers in humanities fields, community historians, genealogists, teachers, and students. These grants were designed to support and strengthen a body of archival practice, called community-based archiving. Archival studies scholars Andrew Flinn, Mary Stevens, and Elizabeth Shepherd define community as “any manner of people who come together and present themselves as such,” and a community archive as “the product of their attempts to document the history of their commonality.” They further describe community archives as “collections of material gathered primarily by members of a given community and over whose use community members exercise some level of control.”
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