The new Anarchist Archive online resource launched earlier this month, building on collaborative efforts among Dr. Allan Antliff, Canada Research Chair in Modern Art, and the University of Victoria, MacPherson Library Special Collections and Archives.
The online collection contains political posters, letters and papers, journals, art work and video and audio recordings. The resources can be viewed in-person at the archives section of the Library and now online.
The archives received support from MacPherson Library, which has dedicated space to house the collections. Funding for this project was received from the Canadian Fund for Infrastructure, the University of Victoria and the BC Knowledge Development Fund.
“While it may seem ironic for a university to manage an anarchist archive, the University of Victoria Libraries has catalogued, safely stored and preserved materials related to the anarchist movement for several years. Now anarchists, and anyone else interested in the social movement, can access this collection with its focus on Canada,” Antliff stated in a release.
Antliff has been working with and sharing information with other Anarchist archives, collectors and educational institutions around the world, including Leeds University, Queens and the University of Michigan.
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