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Why Amsterdam is home to a trove of anarchist archives

add foucault to the library, you idiots!

From El País by Isabel Ferrer

Why Amsterdam is home to a trove of archives on Spanish anarchism and the anti-Franco resistance

The International Institute of Social History is home to historical documents from the CNT labor union and Iberian Anarchist Federation, including the order that sent Buenaventura Durruti to Madrid

Appeal from the CIRA library

A black cat sitting atop a pile of books.

[Appeal from the International Center for Research on Anarchism (CIRA)]

Dear friends,

The four walls of CIRA's library in Lausanne, Switzerland, hold one of the largest collections of documents on the anarchist movement. Unfortunately, those four walls will not extend. We’ve exhausted our creative strategies in building scaffolds, covering every inch of spare wall playing a huge game of tetris. This, of course, has an impact on our project and its acquisition policy. This is why the team at CIRA is launching an 'anarchitecture contest' to engage everyone in a collective brainstorming on how we can make this place live for as long as possible beyond the physical barriers we confront.

Ⓐnarchy in the Ⓐrchive!

Ⓐnarchy in the Ⓐrchive!

From Sagan Thacker dot blogspot

A Review, Study, and Some Ideas for the Future of Anarchist Archives

Hi there peoples. So this is a thing that I originally wrote for my grad school class because I'm interested in the subject & because I thought it might be useful/interesting to some people. It's far from perfect, obviously, but I hope you enjoy it anyway! If you don't have access to any of the things I cite (there are some that aren't open access), please feel free to email me & I'd be happy to send you a PDF or whatever! Also, if you have any questions/concerns/rants/etc., feel free to reach out as well. My email is sagan [at] ashevillefm [dot] org. OK, here goes!

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