Celebrate International Archives Week – #IAW2020

Tomorrow June 9th is International Archives Day and archives around the world are being celebrated all through the week. For second year, we make this an opportunity to launch our annual fundraising drive, which will last until November, when we will celebrate International Children’s Rights Day.

Please, take the time to make a donation to our organization, however small it may be. This is a great way to show us you care about our mission and that you encourage us to persevere. We will provide you with an official donation receipt for your tax report.

Our three program areas work hand in hand. After intense policy development work, we need help with implementing our action plan.

Collection Program – We need help in making pre-stamped envelops available to prospective contributors of items.

Conservation Program – We need help with oversize scanning costs and searchable database development.

Access and Education Program – We need help with event stand equipment and publishing costs.

To mark this year’s IAW and to launch our fundraiser, we picked a special image from our collection to share with everyone. My Teacher Sings was made around 1969 by a 2nd grader. It depicts a teacher with musical notes above her head, standing between a window and a green desk. Yes, our very own logo came directly from this drawing. Our heartfelt virtual accolade goes to all students whose school year has been disrupted, and who wonder how their next school year will feel like. Hence, we chose this picture in support to all learners.

My Teacher Sings. c1969. Source: CDIC-CIDE.
International Archives Week, web site header. Source: ica.org, 8 June 2020.