What is Interference Archive?

The mission of Interference Archive is to explore the relationship between cultural production and social movements. This work manifests in an open stacks archival collection, publications, a study center, and public programs including exhibitions, workshops, talks, and screenings, all of which encourage critical and creative engagement with the rich history of social movements.

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Walkout: A Brief History of Student Organizing

Online Only

June 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

May 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the Kent State and Jackson State massacres, which set off a historically large-scale student strike across the nation. With the anniversary as an entry point and frame of reference, this exhibition uses archival material from the Interference Archive collection to examine the broader scope of student movements that both led up to and followed in the wake of May 1970.

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Education Working Group meeting

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 @ 6:00 PM

Join us for our September Education Working Group meeting! We’ll be talking through our virtual class visit scheduling, and any other education projects we want to work on. Send us an email to find out more: classes@interferencearchive.org

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October Admin Working Group meeting

Monday, October 4, 2021 @ 7:00 PM

Join us virtually for our monthly Admin Working Group meeting — open to all! Email info@interferencearchive.org for info on how to find us online.

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Audio Working Group October Meeting

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 7:00 PM

Our monthly audio meeting, which will be held virtually on zoom. Anyone interested in joining is welcome. Email kellymill92@gmail.com if you want to join.

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Our Collections

Our collection includes tens of thousands of items created as part of social movements around the world, by the participants themselves: posters, flyers, publications, zines, books, T-shirts and buttons, moving images, audio recordings, and other materials. For us, making this material accessible to the public is an act of preservation, not only of the physical materials, but of the collective history of those struggling for social change. Learn more about our collections and set up a time to visit them in-person in the archive.

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Audio Interference 82: Dane Michael on Zines & Mutual Aid

Listen on Soundcloud In this episode, we speak with Interference Archive volunteer Dane Michael about his favorite zines in the archive’s collection as well as his interest in collecting radical print materials and mutual aid ephemera, which he regularly donates to the archive. In particular, Dane shares experiences traveling to social centers and radical spaces […]

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News and Updates

Just arrived in the mail: From Nightwatch to Now

We love getting things in the mail! And, this week we receive a copy of From Nightwatch to Now: How the History of Policing Affects Modern Day Law Enforcement. From Nightwatch to Now is a project by Julia Howard; it brings together her research on the history of policing, which you can also access on […]

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New collection highlight: Mammy, a Third World Women’s Publication

While our collection of underground newspapers includes many issues of RAT, including several related to the women’s takeover of the newspaper, we were excited to recently receive a copy of the October 1972 issue of MAMMY, produced by RAT. The editorial inside the front cover explains more about the newspaper: Today many things are being […]

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