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.
Walkout: A Brief History of Student Organizing
June 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020
Plant Dyes and Propaganda
Sunday, March 26, 2023 @ 2:00 PM
Sunday, March 26th 3-5pm Registration Required: RSVP During this workshop, we will identify regional plants used for dyeing and learn the basics of various natural dye processes. We will then use a variety of regional plants to dye fabric together in a process called bundle dyeing. All materials for dyeing will be provided, however participants […]More
April Admin Working Group Meeting
Monday, April 3, 2023 @ 7:00 PM
Our monthly admin working group meeting happens virtually, and all are welcome to attend. Email email@example.com for a link.More
Audio Working Group Meeting
Monday, April 10, 2023 @ 7:15 PM
In person and via zoom.More
Audio Interference 83: Sister Serpents and Generative Archiving
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 >
Exhibition Catalog: Walkout: A Brief History of Student Organizing
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.