Tell Us How UC It : A Living Archive

To foster and contextualize conversations regarding incidents targeting specific underrepresented groups on our campus, the UC San Diego Library created “Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive.”

Use the right-side navigation to explore the full exhibit.


What is a "living archive"?

A “living archive” collects and presents materials in a way that allows for the expression, exhibition, documentation, and preservation of a sentiment or movement in a particular community. It consists of three parts:

(1) A History: Historical artifacts and accounts documenting the progression of a movement

(2) Student Perspectives: Creative works by current members of a community that offer an in-the-moment expression of community sentiments and experiences

(3) Exhibit Feedback: In-the-moment feedback about the exhibit or movement as a whole, whereby preserving real-time responses allows reflections of the past to converge with vital expressions of current sentiment.