Progressive Archivists is a discussion group and caucus
for archivists (and
anyone else) interested in social responsibility in the context of the
Join the discussion list at: http://www.topica.com/lists/progarchs/
This site serves as a repository of the documents generated and collected by the group. It contains:
Many helped bring Progressive Archivists into being. I would like to thank
Rory Litwin for hosting these PDF images on libr.org and creating the
Archie Motley, archivist at the Chicago Historical Society for providing
the newsletters from the collection of his personal papers,
Deborah A. Richards for her support of ProgArchs in general,
Sharon A. Pullen for scanning, OCR and conversion to PDF.
- A PDF file of pages culled from the
newsletters of ACT, the previous organization of archivists concerned
with social change. Note: names in the ACT documents have been abbreviated so as not to broadcast quoted statements decades after publication without permission.
- speech by Howard Zinn,
and the Public Interest," mentioned in the above PDF file. From Vol. II, No. 2 (1977) of Midwestern Archivist.
Archivists and Historians: The Times They Are A-Changin,"
by Patrick M. Quinn, also from Vol. II, No. 2 (1977) of Midwestern Archivist.
- A PDF of a presentation on sustainability in archival practice, entitled, "The Measurable Impact of Recordkeeping on the Environment," by Terry D. Baxter, Records Management Analyst.
- New on the site: Memory, Archives and Justice - a Norwegian Perspective, by Gudmund Valderhaug, Norwegian Archives, Library and Museum Authority.
- Also new: "Why I Am an Archivist," by Alison Harper Stankrauff, Archivist and Assistant Librarian, Franklin D. Schurz Library, Indiana University, South Bend.
- Peter Gunther
raggmopp_2000 (at) yahoo (dot) com
Last update, October 2005. Webmaster: firstname.lastname@example.org.