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Publication date: 7 November 2019

Sarah Welland and Amanda Cossham

This paper aims to explore definitions and notions of what a community archive is, and the tensions between different understandings of community archives.

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Purpose

This paper aims to explore definitions and notions of what a community archive is, and the tensions between different understandings of community archives.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper is a critical analysis of community archives definitions and understanding from researchers and practitioners across the wider heritage information sector.

Findings

Community archives are a growing area of interest for researchers because of the archives’ intrinsic link to the community and their provision of the evidence of it. While discussion often focuses on a paradigm of transformative purpose, existing definitions around community archives continue to be tenuous, reflecting different real or perceived types and practices and the perspective of the author and the sector they work within. Variations in definition can also occur because of differences in perspective around theory and practice, with many practitioner-based definitions intrinsically bound with the community they represent. This can result in community archives being defined as “alternative” based on mainstream practice or “political” based on theoretical purview, or “meeting the needs of community” by the community archivists themselves.

Research limitations/implications

The paper is conceptual and does not attempt to provide one definition that covers the perceived extent of community archives. It is part of work in progress on the nature of community archives and the impact such discourse may have on archival theory and practice.

Originality/value

This paper provides an overview of some of the key issues and themes impacting a definition of community archives, and in doing so works towards a broader understanding the nature of community archives. In most cases, the concept of “community” seems to provide a common definitive element and practitioner definitions focus on addressing the needs of self-defined community to a greater or lesser extent.

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Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication, vol. 68 no. 8/9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2514-9342

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Article
Publication date: 29 March 2022

Ann-Marie Kennedy, Jayne Krisjanous and Sarah Welland

In response to the special issue call for papers on international sources for advertising and marketing history, this paper aims to provide information, this paper provides…

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Purpose

In response to the special issue call for papers on international sources for advertising and marketing history, this paper aims to provide information, this paper provides information on two prominent New Zealand archives: Archives New Zealand and the Alexander Turnbull Library (ATL).

Design/methodology/approach

Archives New Zealand and the ATL were chosen as they are the two largest archives in New Zealand, and both have different but complementary roles – one for the preservation of government records and the other for the preservation of private collections. The history of each is provided as well as a discussion of relevant materials for marketing historians. This is followed by a discussion of the limitations of the archives with regards to their colonial contexts and potential for ignoring the “other” over the years.

Findings

Archives New Zealand houses official government documents and thus occupational registrations, licences, trademarks, patents and copyright records are held, along with unique product design registration files and the complete history of health promotion in New Zealand. The ATL houses personal and thus biographically useful photographs, society records and minutes, personal letters and diaries, photos and glass plate negatives, portraits and paintings, architectural works and music.

Originality/value

For researchers pursuing historical research in marketing, the archival documents offered by government archives and donated private collections from throughout the world provide invaluable resources. This paper also provides a discussion of the colonial focus on record-keeping and potential bias stemming from colonial structures of government and lack of representation of marginalised groups.

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Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, vol. 14 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-750X

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Article
Publication date: 25 November 2013

Sarah Welland

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Library Review, vol. 62 no. 8/9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 24 May 2013

Sarah Welland

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Library Review, vol. 62 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, vol. 14 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1755-750X

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The Ethics of Online Research
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-486-6

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