n.an online collaborative project led by academic archives that serves as an access point for archival materials related to historical and current student activism, particularly in support of marginalized or underrepresented identities, including a toolkit to support the collecting activitiesGosselar 2018, 96Through the efforts of University Archivist Lae’l Hughes-Watkins (now University Archivist at the University of Maryland) the University Archives incorporated a diversity statement into their collecting policy, launched a project to document the Black Student Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and developed an online clearinghouse called Project STAND “where academic institutions can provide researchers a centralized access point to historical and archival documentation on the development and on-going occurrences of student dissent,” with a focus on historically marginalized communities.Hughes-Watkins 2018Project STAND is an online clearinghouse where academic institutions can provide researchers a centralized access point to historical and archival documentation on the development and on-going occurrences of student dissent.Hughes-Watkins and Grossi 2018, 8In fall 2016, Project STAND (Student Activism Now Documented) was established to bring together academic institutions, initially in Ohio, and share information about the collection and preservation of materials related to student activism on campuses, with a primary focus on African American, Chicano/a, Asian American, LGBTQ, differently abled, and indigenous students.Peet 2018Project STAND (Student Activism Now Documented), launched in June 2017 by a coalition of Ohio academic archivists, offers researchers centralized access to historical and archival documentation of student protests spanning more than 175 years.Project STAND 2020In the fall of 2016, Project STAND (Student Activism Now Documented) was established to initially bring together academic institutions across the state of Ohio and discuss ways to share information about the collections and materials related to student activism on their campuses, with a primary focus on marginalized student identities (African American, LGBTQ, Chicano/a, differently abled, Asian Americans, indigenous populations etc.).
Project STAND (Student Activism Now Documented) was established in 2016. The Society of American Archivists’ Council passed a resolution in 2019 honoring the project. In 2020, the New England Archivists awarded the project with the Archival Advocacy Award.