January 24, 2022

Report: “Inside Arizona State University Library Collections: The Process of Archiving and Curating”

From The State Press (Student Media at ASU)

ASU Library has both in-house and grant-funded collections.

There are four main in-house collections: University Archives, Labriola National American Indian Data Center, Open Stack Collections and Distinctive Collections.

Three other collections, 100 Years of Grand, Community-Driven Archives and Future of Print, are grant projects, which receive funding from different organizations.

The Community-Driven Archive Initiative was established in 2017 with the purpose of highlighting the stories and histories of Latine, Black, Asian-Pacific Islander and LGBTQ+ communities.

Jessica Salow, specialist for University Archives, said this initiative was to engage those communities and let them know that their stories and histories matter.

“There is a historical gap within the archival records here in Arizona that only zero to 2% of known archives represent each of those particular communities,” Salow said.

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