I've just been informed that the American Historical Association (AHA) has begun their own wiki: "Archives Wiki"
It is a media-wiki distribution and is intended to be a clearing house of information for historians about the various archives that professional historians use around the world - the opening hours, the quirky cataloging, the important collections etc etc.
The announcement was made in the association's fortnightly newsletter here:
I encourage anyone who is a historian or uses archives in general to log in there and help out. This could be a very useful resource in its own right but also, if it works, will help break down the barriers to having more professional academics using and helping out on wikimedia projects.
All the best,
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