March for Archives: An Examination of Five Different Institutions and Their Collecting Efforts of Material from the March for Our Lives protests Public Deposited

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  • May 8, 2019
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  • Wilson, Hayley
    • Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
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  • This study describes the collecting efforts by five different institutions across the United States of material from the March for Our Lives protests that took place in March of 2018. Interviews were conducted with staff at each of the following institutions: The North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Nashville Public Library’s Special Collections, University of Southern California’s Special Collections, Parkland Historical Society in Parkland, Florida and a government archive in Florida. The interviews highlighted how limited resources such as lack of funding and staff effect the ways in which institutions are collecting material from protests and current events across the country, the different types of material that is being collected, the manner in which these items are accessioned as well as the appraisal criteria. These findings can help archivists, historians, librarians and other information professionals better understand the variety of issues that exist regarding collecting from protest movements.
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  • Anthony, Denise
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  • Master of Science in Library Science
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  • Library and Information Science
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 2019
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