If anything else, archives are the documentary by-product of human activity and as such are an irreplaceable witness to past events. As the Library of Virginia seek diaries, documents and mementos from World War II families, they want to raise awareness that this is history and that this is the perfect place to bring those items. The Library states:
The Library of Virginia is collecting those memories, asking veterans, their spouses and children to submit documents, diaries and photographs that will help keep alive the wartime experiences of those 300,000 Virginians. Some 11,000 never returned from the war.
One extraordinary story that the library collected is about four brothers who left the coal mines of southwest Virginia for battlefields in Fiji, the Solomon Islands and New Guinea.
Click here for the story!
Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed.
The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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