The Kashmir Valley Archive

Kashmir's internal conflict led to the creation of a significant body of materials created by the local community. Although the region became fragmented, the APHC archive has become one of the most comprehensive visual records of early Kashmir uprisings as well as their historical and ongoing impact on the population.

The Kashmir Valley Archive is a visual history project examining the legacy of the insurgency in the Kashmir Valley. The project consists of a diverse collection of rare photographs and videos documenting the events and human toll of this ongoing conflict in the region in connection with the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, an alliance of political organizations seeking Kashmiri self-determination. The project members will create an item level finding aid, a set of samples images and videos, and a community-informed survey report about ethics, provenance and access. The project seeks to build local capacity and opportunities for future digitization projects.

Project Details

Location: India, Southern Asia, Asia Organiser(s): Modern Endangered Archives Programme (MEAP) Project partner(s): Ryerson University Library; All Parties Hurriyat Conference Collection Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: $15,000.00 Commencement Date: 05/2022 Project Status: Active
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