Winter 2023 DSA Archives Project Workshop

Start: 2023-12-03 16:00:00 UTC Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

This is a virtual event

This is a workshop for DSA members as part of the DSA Archives Project: a multifaceted, ongoing endeavor to preserve our material and digital culture and learn how to use our institutional histories to strengthen our organization and support the growth of socialist politics. This workshop is offered in happy collaboration with the Tamiment Archives at NYU, where DSA's national archives are housed, and is co-sponsored by DSA Fund and the DSA National Political Education Committee (NPEC).

The workshop is designed to help current chapter leaders and political educators organize their digital materials, learn how to preserve physical materials and educate their membership about how to do that, and begin thinking of projects to use archives for the benefit of DSA, and the wider public. It is framed by several baseline questions for instruction, and large and small-group discussion and visioning.

  • what are archives, and what are they for?
  • why are archives important to socialists/socialism?
  • what should we save, and how do we save it?
  • what should we (DSA) do with our archives?  

If you're a rank-and-file member interested in starting archive work in your chapter as a new working group, or have a lot of socialist and DSA materials you'd like to learn how to handle, we welcome you, too!

We will use closed-captioning on Zoom, and it will be recorded for internal assessment purposes, not for public distribution.

DSA Archives Prjoect on red book and rose