The archive contains many kinds of objects that are created as part of social movements by the participants themselves: posters, flyers, publications, zines, books, T-shirts and buttons, moving images, audio recordings, subject files, and other materials.
Through our programming, we use this cultural ephemera to animate histories of people mobilizing for social transformation. We consider the use of our collection to be a way of preserving and honoring histories and material culture that is often marginalized in mainstream institutions.
Sunday, December 4, 2022 @ 1:00 PM
Over the past decade, we’ve had tens of thousands of posters donated to us, and even though we try to avoid receiving multiple copies—we don’t have space to keep duplicates—we find ourselves drowning in duplicates. We’ve shared extras with other archives, community spaces, and allied projects, but we sometimes still have an extra 5 or […]More
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 @ 6:30 PM
The Education Working Group meets up to plan education-oriented events and to support class visits to Interference Archive. Email email@example.com to find out if we’ll be meeting in person or on zoom.More
In this episode, volunteer Jen Hoyer explains how the archive is using donated materials to create an online presence for noteworthy, but digitally absent groups like Sister Serpents. But generating new materials and new discussions is not without a few risks. Stay tuned to find out more. To learn more about Sister Serpents, check out […]Listen >
May 2020 marked 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 96-page full color publication uses posters, buttons, pamphlets, flyers, zines, and more—to examine the broader scope of student movements that both led up to and followed those of May 1970.