Advocacy Toolkit

The Issues & Advocacy Section (I&A) has compiled the following list of online resources from various organizations which create and utilize advocacy materials.

A large part of advocacy involves convincing financial and political stakeholders of the value that archives add to a given community, and all related efforts need be supported by evidence.

The resources listed below (which also serve as access points to more resources) contain the types of quantitative information and qualitative narratives that help make the case for archives. This list is not exhaustive; rather it’s a starting point for those looking for facts, arguments, and compelling reasoning to lend weight to their advocacy efforts.

The resources linked here do not indicate endorsement, but offer some templates which can be used to formulate advocacy efforts. The list will be updated and edited as needed. Please feel free to contact I&A with submissions and recommendations.

What Is an Archives? & What Is the Value of Archives?

What Is Advocacy? & Archival Advocacy Efforts

Examples of Advocacy Newsletters, Presentations & Blogs

How to Advocate: Tools and Toolkits

Professional Organizations and Coalitions, Government Agencies, & Policy and Issues Organizations


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