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The Biobio Legacy: Mapuche-Pehuenche Organizing and Resistance in Chile

Throughout the 1990’s to the early 2000’s, the indigenous Mapuche-Pehuenche community of Chile organized against plans to build hydroelectric dams in the historical BioBio Riv…

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Preserving and publishing the largest Afro-Uruguayan multi-media archive

The Black community in Uruguay was persecuted and evicted from their historic neighborhoods in Montevideo during the 1973-1984 dictatorship. These archives represent the acts …

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MEAP UCLA

Memory of Brazil's Landless Rural Workers Movement - MST

The Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST) archive provides a unique perspective on the formation and operation of civil society movements. This archive preserves the organizat…

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MEAP UCLA

Curation and digitalization of the Instituto de Lengua y Cultura Aymara archive

The ILCA archives contain unique interrelated materials on Aymara language and culture. Collaborating anthropologists have collected and stored rare pamphlets and newspapers, …

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MEAP UCLA

Leaders and Militants of Mexican Anarchism - The Flores Magón Trace in Buried Archives

The story of the Flores Magon brothers, anarchists in Mexico's community of Melchor Ocampo, has remained a local myth until the discovery of materials collected by radical act…

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Memory and Identity of Afro Brazilian Archives

The Soweto Black Organization collection has focused on Black agency in Brazilian history, documenting grassroots activism and the transnational consequences for democracy. Th…

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The Biblioteca Amazónica: History and Politics between the Forest and City

The city of Iquitos is a cultural, economic, and political center of the Peruvian Amazon. The Biblioteca Amazónica contains invaluable historical documentation and photographs…

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Afro-Indigenous Brazil struggles for recognition: Videos & Photos 1980-2000

This archive has documented the resurgence of Brazil's Afro-Indigenous movements from the 1980's to the 2000's, following nearly 20 years of military dictatorship. These mater…

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Recovering Pablo Salas' Visual Archive on the Chilean Dictatorship

Cameraman Pablo Salas captured the popular mobilization and growing political resistance during the Pinochet dictatorship. While other records can somewhat reconstruct this hi…

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