Community and Cultural Memory

NC Community and Cultural Memory Projects: Examples

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Memory Projects: Examples

1947 Partition Archive http://www.1947partitionarchive.org

Asians in Africa http://asiansinafrica.com/ – presents the history of South Asians in East Africa.

Chinese Canadian Stories http://ccs.library.ubc.ca/

Chinese in/from Latin America http://pages.gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/chu/chinos/ (dated – needs revision)

The Museum of Karen History and Culture http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs3/karenmuseum-01/index.htm

The Indo Project http://www.theindoproject.org/

The Indo Project is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and celebration of Indo culture and history through education and raising public awareness.  People of mixed European and Indonesian ancestry, in particular, those of Dutch and Indonesian ancestry are called Indos, Dutch-Indonesians, or Indo-Europeans. Their origins date back over 350 years to the Spice Islands of the Indonesian archipelago.

Discover Nikkei http://www.discovernikkei.org/

A Voice 2 History

Korean American examples: http://iamkoreanamerican.com/; http://www.koreanamericanstory.org/http://www.seoulsearchingmama.blogspot.com/http://spotlightkorea.org/

Stories of Cloth http://www.storiesofcloth.com/

Memories of Migration http://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/library/history/memoriesofmigration.asp – a three-year, library-based community memory program funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to build community connections and cultural heritage collections through documenting the stories of migration in America.  A multi-state effort led by the Santa Ana Public Library in partnership with History Pin.  See also: http://blog.historypin.org/2014/10/02/memories-of-migration-project-to-launch-in-2015/.

Making the Mosaic: Multiculturalism in Canada (1820-2004) http://archives.cbc.ca/society/celebrations/topics/3517/

Multicultural Canada http://multiculturalcanada.ca/

Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/

Migrant’s Emigration Stories: Experiences of Moving to New Zealand http://www.emigratenz.org/migrantstories.html

Mission Voices http://www.abc.net.au/missionvoices/ – a collaborative online project between the Koorie Heritage Trust http://www.koorieheritagetrust.com/, State Library of Victoria and the ABC. This website shares the many stories and voices of Koorie people from Aboriginal mission stations and reserves in Victoria.

Immigrant Archive Project http://immigrantarchiveproject.com

The Immigrant Experience (The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.) http://www.ellisisland.org/Immexp/index.asp

Moving Here: 200 Years of Migration in England http://www.movinghere.org.uk/

Belonging: Voices of London’s Refugees http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/Get-involved/Collaborative-projects/Belonging/

Refugee Communities History Project http://www.refugeestories.org/

Digital Archive of Cambodia Holocaust Survivors: Survivor Stories http://www.cybercambodia.com/dachs/stories.html

Iraqui Refugee Stories http://www.iraqirefugeestories.org

Safe Haven Museum and Education Center http://www.safehavenmuseum.com/index.html

  • dedicated to keeping alive the stories of the 982 refugees from World War II who were allowed into the United States as “guests” of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. These refugees were housed at Fort Ontario in Oswego, New York, from August 1944 until February 1946.

SAADA (South Asian American Digital Archive) https://www.saada.org/

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Other forms of capturing culture and memory (selected examples)

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Web Portals/Communities: Examples

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Digital Libraries

Digital Public Library of America http://dp.la/

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Publications

Goodnow, Katherine; Lohman, Jack; and Marfleet, Philip.  Museums, The Media and Refugees: Stories of Crisis, Control and Compassion  (Museums and Diversity Series, v. 3).  Brooklyn: Berghahn Books, Spring 2008. http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title.php?rowtag=GoodnowMuseums

Hanne-Lovise Skartveit and Katherine Goodnow (editors).  Changes in Museum Practice: New Media, Refugees and Participation (Museums and Diversity Series, v. 5).  Brooklyn: Berghahn Books, February 2010.  http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title.php?rowtag=SkartveitChanges

Sánchez Laws, Ana Luisa.  Panamanian Museums and Historical Memory (Museums and Diversity Series, v. 6).  Brooklyn: Berghahn Books, May 2011. http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title.php?rowtag=SanchezLawsPanamanian