SPEC Kit 347: Community-based Collections · 33
10. Please indicate the proximity of the members of the community the collection represents. Check all
that apply. N=36
Local (within 100 miles) 23 64%
Dispersed 13 36%
An immigrant or diaspora group 10 28%
Distant (more than 100 miles away) 6 17%
Other proximity 8 22%
Please briefly describe the other proximity. N=8
Current membership includes 3,400 individuals and 1,000 institutional subscribers from over forty nations participate in
the Society.
Everywhere in Canada
State-wide (Illinois)
This community and its artistic inventions originated in the Bronx, NY, in the 1970s. Its ideas, aesthetics, and modes of
expression have since spread and are now practiced internationally and have spawned a global multi-billion dollar music
and entertainment industry.
West Coast, primarily California
While there is a local, Edmonton focus to this collection, it does also represent Chinese communities across the Prairies.
While they were all in Boulder, Colorado, during WWII, the WWII veterans and instructors lived all over the country,
in Europe, Israel, South America, and Asia. The community they were part of only existed between 1942 and 1946,
geographically, because they attended the language school, but they were also active in the Pacific Theater, in the
Occupation of Japan, and in Asia-related academic, diplomatic, and intelligence communities during the past 50 years.
11. Please indicate the type of materials in this community-based collection. Check all that apply. N=36
Manuscripts 32 89%
Photographs 29 81%
Newspapers 28 78%
Artifacts 22 61%
Books 22 61%
Oral Histories 22 61%
Artwork 17 47%
Digital formats (video games, databases, websites, software, etc.) 17 47%
Textiles, common (i.e., t-shirts, hats, etc.) 12 33%
Religious objects 5 14%
Textiles 5 14%
Other material 18 50%
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