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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Archive-It Partner Since: Oct, 2017

Organization Type: Public Libraries & Local Governments

Organization URL: https://www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg   

Description:

The Web Archive Collections include websites, online audio and video, blogs, and other media, organized around specific topics, events, or movements, as well as the Schomburg Center’s own web pages. Collections are developed and curated around certain topics relating to the Schomburg Center and Black culture. Depending on collection guidelines and the nature of individual websites, websites may be archived at regularly scheduled intervals, such as semi-annual or quarterly. Development of the Schomburg Center’s web archiving program is made possible with generous support from Community Webs, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Internet Archive, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s generous support for the #SchomburgSyllabus project under the Scholarly Communications grant structure. The #SchomburgSyllabus project aims to document 21st century global Black life by continuing the development of the #Syllabus web archive collection and connecting today’s digital creations with the Schomburg Center’s historical collections. For more information visit: https://www.nypl.org/about/locations/schomburg/webarchives Founded in 1925 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2017, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world’s leading cultural institutions devoted to the preservation, research, interpretation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diasporan, and African experiences.

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#Syllabus

Archived since: Oct, 2017

Description:

Inspired by the #Syllabi have been developed by educators, activists, organizations, and community members since 2014, the #Syllabus web archive collection aims to web archive Black-authored and Black-related educational resources to document Black studies, movements, and experiences in the twenty-first century.

Subject:   Society & Culture Blogs & Social Media Politics & Elections Syllabi Reading lists Collection study Self-Education Social Justice

Artists and Art Organizations

Archived since: Nov, 2018

Description:

Collection of web resources related to Black artists and Black art organizations and publications.

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Blogs & Social Media Society & Culture

Black Collecting and Literary Initiatives

Archived since: Mar, 2019

Description:

Collection of blog posts, websites and articles documenting Black collecting and literary initiatives such as Black-owned bookstores and reading groups.

Black Politicians Elections 2018 - Present

Archived since: Nov, 2018

Description:

Collection of campaign websites featuring Black women running for public office in the 2018 midterm elections. The number of women running has been coined #TheChisholmEffect. This collection also includes the Black men running, candidates that were running for president for 2020, and Biden-Harris 2020 presidential campaign.

Subject:   Politics & Elections Arts & Humanities Government - National

COVID-19

Archived since: Apr, 2020

Description:

This collection centers and documents the African diasporan experiences of COVID-19 including racial disparities in health outcomes and access, the impact on Black-owned businesses, and cultural production. The collection also seeks to document the community impact on New York City through state and local news, and government responses to COVID-19.

Subject:   Society & Culture Government Science & Health

Harlem Blogs

Archived since: Dec, 2018

Description:

Collection of blogs documenting Harlem

Schomburg Blogs

Archived since: Mar, 2019

Description:

Collection of blog posts written by Schomburg staff. Topics highlight collections, current events, and people.

Subject:   Blogs & Social Media Universities & Libraries

Schomburg Education

Archived since: Jul, 2020

Description:

Collections of websites, resources, and recordings created by the Schomburg Center Education department.

Subject:   education youth

Schomburg Press

Archived since: Jun, 2020

Description:

Collection of press articles related to the Schomburg Center’s events, acquisitions, and collection research.

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Universities & Libraries

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