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|Title||Archives as a cornerstone of community growth: developing community archives in Brandon, Manitoba.|
Richards, I. (2009). Archives as a cornerstone of community growth: developing community archives in Brandon, Manitoba. (Thesis) The University of Manitoba.
|Keywords||Archives; Community development; Engagement; Community Archives
|Link to article|| https://mspace.lib.umanitoba.ca/handle/1993/3833
|Abstract||This thesis explores some possible approaches to better integration of archives with communities and engagement of archives with local community development initiatives. The study suggests that innovative usage of archival material can facilitate community engagement in the knowledge-based economy and support a broad range of community economic development initiatives. Archival public programming and the need for archivists to actively engage with existing and potential users is included in the discussion. Brandon, Manitoba is used as an example of a community that could benefit from the establishment of community archives.
|Metodology||Primary research was done in part through circulation of a questionnaire. The responses obtained from the questionnaire were used to draw conclusions and formulate opinions about the existing and perceived roles archives play in community development, as well as the feasibility of the creation of a community archives in Brandon. In addition to the survey data collected for this research, numerous secondary sources on archival public programming, community economic development theory and practice, and Brandon’s history were consulted. Websites relating to community archives and municipal approaches to archiving and cultural development were also examined.
|Technique||Questionnaire; Document analysis|