Interference Archive—the Brooklyn-based, 100% volunteer-run archive of social movement culture—is running a fundraising campaign to support a move into a new space and needs our help! The move is prompted by the sudden sale of their rental building in Gowanus, but for once development is bringing good things. The collective managed to secure a long-term lease in an exciting storefront space in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
In the new space, Interference Archive will continue to foreground the histories and cultures that are often marginalized by mainstream institutions—giving public access to their extensive archive, hosting risk-taking exhibitions you can’t find anywhere else, and presenting nearly 90 free events each year (including an ongoing program, “Radical Play Date,” for our young revolutionaries). Every dollar raised of their $35,000 goal will go towards direct costs for moving and building out their new home.
And if you’re curious about what’s in the collection, here are some highlights we’re particularly excited about:
- An extremely wide variety of materials printed by movement print shops in the US from the 1960s through the 1990s, encompassing posters, flyers, pamphlets, and books from over two dozen worker-owned-and-run shops.
- Over 500 political vinyl records, from poetry to testimonials, folk, jazz, punk, hip hop, and more.
- One of the most extensive collections of books on the political poster, with over one hundred volumes in more than a dozen languages.
- A huge collection of US underground newspapers and Liberation News Service bulletins from the 1960s and 1970s.
- A great, broad selection of political and socially engaged comics, from 1960s/1970s Underground Comix to feminist mini-comics and everything in between.
Keep an eye on Interference Archive on the coming month for space announcements. And make sure to check out their fundraising campaign page. Give over $25, $50, or $100, and a grab bag of gifts for the revolution are yours!
Photograph and video provided courtesy of Interference Archive.