Special Collections and Digital Initiatives 04.18.2018

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Auraria Library Digital Collections is happy to announce the beginning of a new initiative, the Documenting Activism Archives Project (DAAP). This is an experimental archival and philosophical project, which collects oral histories, photographs, and related ephemera during activist events in and around Denver, Colorado.This is done in order to faithfully preserve and document grassroots activism, fill archival silences by co-creating and facilitating the creation of materials from marginalized communities, while actively subverting future hegemonic narratives surrounding current activism.  

While DAAP is a new addition to the Auraria Library Digital Collections, it was founded in 2017 by MSU Denver alum Katrina Vandeven, who along with University of Denver graduate student Renée Bedard, and MSU Denver philosophy professor Sergio Gallegos has collected dozens of oral histories and hundreds of photographs documenting the last year of public activism in Denver. These materials form the basis of the DAAP digital collection, which will grow with each new march or activist event covered. Presently the collection features materials harvested from the One Billion Rising march in early 2017, but will also include several more marches from 2017 in the coming weeks.

If you have any technical questions about the collection please contact the Auraria Library Digital Collections Manager; if you have any questions concerning the project's mission, please contact its Director.