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MEAP UCLA

Visualizing Memory: Indigenous Resistance in Chiapas, Mexico 1998-2009

The Chiapas Media Project/Promedios archive holds nearly 200 hours worth of documentary and interview footage capturing the struggles of southern Mexico's indigenous populatio…

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Archivo Amé

The Bautista Amé Archive has served as a historical and visual representation of early-20th century rural life in South America. Notable events such as the industrial develop…

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Film censorship in Argentina (1969-1984)

The Museo del Cine "Pablo Ducrós Hicken" Library and Archive contains documents of testimonies covering a period of turmoil and upheaval in Argentina, including articles, inte…

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Digitizing vulnerable community-held archives of human rights in Colombia

The Fundación Guagua archive in Colombia documents the hardships faced by victims of armed conflict, including cases of extrajudicial killings, torture, massacres, crimes agai…

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Historical Memory of Brazil's National Federation of Domestic Workers

Despite their socioeconomic impact and significance, historical materials reflecting the life of domestic workers in Brazil have remained underrepresented. The collection of w…

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MEAP UCLA

Rescuing two key series of the Old Prison Isla Teja Archive, Valdivia-Chile

The Isla Teja Old Prison archive contains records from the prison's operation from 1973 to 2007 as a standard and political prison during Pinochet's dictatorship. The material…

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Digitization of Justice court files under authoritarian regimes in Amazonia

Court records from Óbidos, Brazil document the daily life of Amazonian people through several authoritarian regimes from 1900 - 1988, a period of great political and cultural …

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Digitization of the Diocesan Curia of Nova Iguaçu’s (Brazil) Archive

Throughout the 1940’s to 2015, the Archive of the Diocesan Curia of Nova Iguaçu (ACDNI) has accumulated a rich collection of the documents that record the activism of the Braz…

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The Peruvian Peasant Confederation Archive (Confederación Campesina del Perú): Rural and Indigenous Society, National Politics, and International Solidarity

Since 1947 the Confederación Campesina del Perú (CCP) has been active in defence of peasants and indigenous people. Their archive documents the organized efforts of rural and …

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