Archiving Out of the Box: Supporting Community Ownership of Shared Narratives through a Digital Archiving and Storytelling Kit


ACLS Digital Justice Development Grants




The Archiving Out of the Box project supports communities who are excluded from the historical record. The project team, including community partners from Indiana and Ohio, will collaborate on a non-custodial archiving-workflow toolkit with three new affordances. First, it requires minimal to no institutional involvement. Second, it emphasizes minimal computing and minimal cost. Finally, it is a start-to-finish approach that includes relationship building, community collection, post-production, and post-archive impact guides. In addition to the publication of two community digital archives using the toolkit, the team will distribute the Archiving Out of the Box toolkit for open peer-review and ultimately, for wider public use.