Memoria Abierta, a collective group of Argentinean human rights organizations (HROs), represents the struggle against historically repressive regimes during the late 20th century. During the last five decades, these organizations authored publications detailing their histories, promoting organizational events, and sharing social commentary. This collection of organizational materials reveals the work of human rights activism and traces the history of these organizations in Argentina.
Musical and oral traditions of the desert populations in western Rajasthan are sacred to the local community. This collection of audio recordings preserves the traditions of Rajasthan heritage and ensures that the traditional practices do not disappear.
This collection of ephemera covers cultural, political, socioeconomic, and religious life in Barbados during the formative decades after the country's transition from a colonial territory to an independent state in 1966. Ephemera from the Barbados Department of Archives reveals the evolution of Barbadian national consciousness and culture during this period of intense transformation.
This collection of ledgers and business records from the Ibicaba Farm documents the economic system of agricultural labor in Brazil that ultimately consolidated mass immigration. Starting in the 1840s, plantations in southwestern Brazil experiment with European immigrant labor co-existing with the enslaved black population. The Ibicaba Farm was a pioneer in such process and this collection tracks the development of this system.
Starting in the 1970s, Ricardo Montejano has collected original field and studio recordings of the voices of various populations in Mexico. His work, made accessible in this collection, illuminates a history of social movements and indigenous knowledge throughout the country. These audio recordings document political and cultural realities of Mexican people.
The Albanian National Film Archive (AQSHF) has digitized a curated selection of materials from the photographic and graphic art collections, allowing viewers to trace the journey of Albanian visual artists.
Buddhist works, including written, printed, and photographic materials, from the 20th century document the social structures of principalities in Eastern Myanmar (Burma). The Inya-Burma Institute's work to survey these materials uncovers the religious dynamics throughout this region during its colonial era.
The Alonso collection captures a rich visualization of Uruguay's historic countryside through a series of documentary-styled shots. Cine Casero's work will preserve the beauty of a countryside lost to industrialization and a local culture altered by modernization.
As traditional cinema in India transitioned to an era of digital film, physical reels grew out of fashion and were often abandoned and left to deteriorate. This collection of film reels preserves diverse regional images on film from across post-independence India.
Throughout the 20th century, published and private print materials on local politics and culture in Jharkhand, India have illuminated perspectives of mainstream India. This collection reveals an alternative history of struggle for justice, dignity, and human rights through the voices of many marginalized writers.
Since 1947 the Confederación Campesina del Perú (CCP) has been active in defense of peasants and indigenous people. Their archive documents the organized efforts of rural and indigenous people in Peru during the 20th century, including the 1969 agrarian reform and the conflict with the Shining Path (1980-1992).
Court records from Óbidos, Brazil (in the Lower Amazon region) document the daily life of Amazonian people through several authoritarian regimes. This collection covers 1900 - 1988, a period of great political and cultural change. The records reveal tensions during a time of restricted individual rights as well as Brazil’s engagement in international issues and projects aiming at “modernizing” Amazonia.
Throughout the 1940’s to 2015, the Archive of the Diocesan Curia of Nova Iguaçu (ACDNI) has accumulated a rich collection of the documents that record the activism of the Brazilian progressive Catholic Church, including their support towards the working class, known as the Baixada Fluminense.
The news program “El Mundo al Día” was aired on the first television station in the Dominican Republic from 1954-1996. During those years, "El Mundo al Día" broadcast daily to the nation, capturing and documenting significant events in the Dominican Republic throughout the 20th Century. Today, these broadcasts are preserved on disintegrating film and require intervention.
Amongst the recent and historical socio-political turmoil in Mali, women have worked to create a more just and equitable society. The personal collections of movement leaders document the work of women across Mali from the 1950’s onward.
The McMillan Memorial Library’s archive holds more than 45,000 print newspaper issues across the three library branches. The rich newspaper collection includes reports of key historical events during Kenya’s struggle for independence such as the Mau Mau uprising, political assassinations, social and cultural developments, human rights movements and exploitative land acquisition laws.
The project seeks to create an archive of the women's movement in the Republic of Sudan by documenting the history of feminine and feminist movements that developed from the 1940s in the capital and three major urban centers (El Obeid, Wad Medani, Atbara).
From 1977 to the present, the Tallersol Cultural Centre’s graphic arts workshop created a rich collection of posters and printed works in support of the resistance movement in Chile against the local dictatorship.
In resistance to the centralizing government state, those of the Pakistan progressive movement left behind a rich archive of photographs, written works, recorded interviews, and documentaries. The materials at the South Asia Resource and Research Center (SARRC) in Islamabad capture the movement’s often censored history.
Throughout the 1990’s to the early 2000’s, the indigenous Mapuche-Pehuenche community of Chile organized against plans to build hydroelectric dams in the historical BioBio River. Photographs, audio recordings, and organization documents capture the local efforts against the construction to preserve a treasured landmark.
Archaeologist Dr. Louis Dupree and his wife, Nancy Hatch Dupree, photographed Afghanistan from the 1950s to the 2000s as part of their ongoing research across the country. The ACKU's project to digitize this collection invites users to study the nature, architecture, culture, and history of Afghanistan.
In response to Lebanon's various crises, the Arab Image Foundation (AIF) is digitizing negatives from its collections. The materials represent a range of photography methods practiced in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria in various settings. From commercial studios to personal outings, these images reveal not only diverse photographic practices, but also underrepresented cultural histories.
Frevo music and dance has been a significant piece of Brazilian cultural heritage for decades. Throughout the twentieth century, thousands of original written manuscripts were authored by one of frevo's most notable contributors - Captain Zuzinha and his band. This collection documents of the birth of frevo as a vibrant cultural expression.