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Call for Donations! Help Occupy Wall Street Archives

09 Feb 2012 10:04 AM | Anonymous
Call for Donations!
Help Occupy Wall Street Archives

Your fellow archivists need your help!

Since the early days of Occupy Wall Street, members of the OWS Archives Working Group have been engaged in collecting materials significant to documenting the movement.  Without financial support, however, the collections languish in a general office space, uncataloged and exposed to the surrounding environment.
As part of its mission, the Archivists Round Table Advocacy Committee is working to support the efforts of the OWS archivists. To that end, the ART Advocacy Committee is holding a donation drive to collect materials desperately needed by the OWS Archives to process the collections.  Please consider donating any unneeded materials or materials ready to be discarded by your institutions.

Your donations will help the OWS archivists fulfill their mission to develop a grass roots collection documenting the actions and legacy of the movement, in the overall spirit of openness and transparency advocated by the OWS movement.  In addition, support from the professional archival community will lend a legitimacy to the OWS Archives and boost their visibility within the OWS movement.

We are collecting donations of:
•    Acid-free boxes (any size)
•    Acid-free folders (any size)
•    Pencils
•    Archival-quality pens
•    Acid-free tissue paper
•    Archival-quality labels
•    Digital storage media (i.e. flash drives, hard drives)
•    Any office supplies (notepads, paper, pens, etc.)

If you are able to donate, please contact the ART Advocacy Committee at with a list of materials. We will determine on a case-by-case basis how best to collect materials.

For more information on the OWS archives, see the following websites:

OWS Archives Working Group:

OWS Archives Mission Statement:
NYC General Assembly:

Submitted by ART Advocacy Committee

Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.

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