OWS Archives Budget Proposal
Revised as of January 11, 2012
Statement: We are the Archives Working Group. We were created to ensure that Occupy Wall Street
preserves and owns its past and so that we can collect the breadth of perspectives and flyers, signs, posters, audiovisual and digital files, photographs, and artifacts. We are also collecting oral histories.
There are many institutions collecting these materials, but we think it is neccessary that we also archive our own history.
We have collected several hundred cardboard signs and other stuff which are currently in danger of decaying if we do not act now. In order to have it in the future you need to take care of it. That’s where we come in!
Right now we have a crisis because we don’t have funds.
We currently using SIS as our storage space. We have more room because of Comfort moving but there are huge access and environmental problems with SIS as a long term storage space. We will eventually have to move our material to a better space but we are not proposing any amounts for that right now because this requires discussion in the General Assembly and the movement.
We meet at 5:00 pm on Sundays at 60 Wall St. Anyone who is interested in participating in this can do so, in the spirit of this movement you do not have to be a professional archivist to work with us. This is the budget proposal for materials required to begin the long-term work of establishing the Occupy Wall Street Archives.
x 6 months=
|Private storage space at Manhattan Mini Storage
• 100 ft² – Temperature Controlled – 24hr Access –
|Scanner||$170.99||To be used for processing archival materials and producing hi-res images of important print documents|
|3TB Hard Drive (x4)||$189.99 x4=
|For backup digital archive of photos, videos, livestream, OWS documents, news articles, audio of GA/Spokes Council|
|Acer Netbook 500GB HD, 4GB RAM||$379.99||For processing archival intake & database management|
|Archival Storage Boxes||$360.00||Acid-free, secure, storage for preservation of OWS ephemera|