Shaping SF is really cool. Chris Carlsson <http://www.nowtopians.com/>, who
started the group, is the guy who helped start Critical
in 1992 and who has publicized them with several books. He has
also written a number of history essays and books, including Ten Years That
Shook the City: San Francisco
I contributed a chapter, so I'm probably a bit biased:)
They've also started a wiki (on MediaWiki software of course) called Found
SF <http://www.foundsf.org/index.php?title=Main_Page>, which seeks to tell
the untold stories in San Francisco history. Some really interesting reads.
I'd also recommend the bicycle history
leads around the city
- amazing way to see sites/sights you've never
been to and learn all about their history.
And for those local history buffs who aren't aware of the resource, I can't
begin to explain how amazing the SF History
at the San Francisco
Public Library's Main Branch. Head up to the 6th
Floor and check it out. Their photo archive is extraordinary.
On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 5:06 PM, Luis Villa <lvilla(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
Possibly of interest to folks here:
Wed. Sept. 25, 7:30 pm (in the Mission, details at the URL)
Radical Archiving and Cataloging as Social History
What role do nontraditional archives play in the preservation and
interpretation of peoples' history? This open discussion will explore some
of the opportunities and challenges of radical repositories.
Some of the issues that will be addressed include:
What defines a radical archive?
What can be productive relations between community-based or independent
archives and more established (and establishment) institutions?
What tools and processes are making it easier to document, catalog, and
share oppositional cultural objects?
What is the role of ordinary people in building useful collections?
Lincoln Cushing is a professional archivist responsible for Docs Populi -
Documents for the Public, documenting and disseminating social justice
poster art. He is also archiving consultant with the Oakland Museum of
California helping to process the All Of Us Or None poster collection.
Claude Marks is the Director of The Freedom Archives, a political, cultural
oral history project, restoration center, and media production facility in
San Francisco. Nathaniel Moore is an archivist at the Freedom Archives. He
has a MA in African Studies and a MS in Library and Information Science
from the University of Illinois.
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