Example Archives

What belongs in a Permanent Archive? What is a digital legacy?

Well, we believe that all people leave a legacy that deserves to be preserved and that individual stories can change the way we see the world.

A legacy is a gift for future generations. A Permanent digital legacy is composed of cherished memories, stories, and wisdom; important records, documents and materials.

Below are some of the ways our staff, users and partners have shaped their Permanent Archives to preserve the history of their families and their community.

User Stories

Making up for Lost Memories
A mother experiences the real cost of for-profit platforms.
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An American Legacy
A granddaughter honors her immigrant heritage.
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Fostering Life Stories
A foster parent preserves a year shared with two children.
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Byte for Byte Partnerships

E4 YouthDigital Docents
A youth career development program empowers young people to tell their story.
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Community Tech NetworkBridging Our History
Born-digital youth bring the stories of seniors into the 21st century.
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Brykerwoods ElementaryHistory Captured in Schools
A community story told by students, teachers and families.
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User Stories

Making Up For Lost Memories
Making Up For Lost MemoriesA mother experiences the real cost of for-profit platforms.
An American Legacy
An American LegacyA granddaughter honors her immigrant heritage.
Fostering Life Stories

Fostering Life Stories

A foster parent preserves a year shared with two children.

Byte for Byte Partnerships

E4 Youth Digital Docents
E4 Youth: Digital DocentsA youth career development program empowers young people to tell their story.
An American Legacy
Community Tech Network: Bridging Our HistoryBorn-digital youth bring the stories of seniors into the 21st century.
Fostering Life Stories

Brykerwoods: History Captured in Schools

A community story told by students, teachers and families.