International Archives Day June 9th 2015

20 May 2015 3:57 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

We celebrated Archives Awareness Week in Ontario in April but the celebrations don't have to stop.  June 9th, 2015 is International Archives Day.  The theme for this years celebration is democracy.  

The National Archives of the United Kingdom came up with this topic, suggesting that we make June 9th. a “Twitter day where archives share stories and records within their collection showcasing democracy and rights in different ways”.

Ideas about what to share, could be records that:

  • have established fundamental rights in your country
  • tell the story of individuals, who played a part in establishing democratic conditions
  • relate to rights of specific groups ( indigenous, ethnic, LGBT, women, children…)
  • show the history of the right to form trade unions and political or religious communities
  • picture election and election days, both national and local
  • sound archives with important speeches, interviews etc.
On June 9th. post your content to relevant platforms – blogs, flickr, instagram, your website, etc. – and tweet about it using the combination of two tags: #IAD15  #democracy.

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