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Archiving CPSR history (April 2005)

CPSR is pleased to announce that Shinji Yamane is taking the lead in archiving more of CPSR's history for future use.

Archiving CPSR history for Future Use

CPSR has a 24-year history. (See History and Timeline 1981-2002 ). Many people have contributed to CPSR --writing reports and position papers, creating videos, organizing and hosting meetings and conferences, editing proceedings from conferences, and collaborating with other organizations, for example. Much of this historical material is available in the archived section of the CPSR website, but those archives are not complete.

Shinji Yamane, Chair of CPSR/Japan Chapter, is collecting, cataloging, and digitizing more early CPSR historical resources to add them to the CPSR website.

Yamane began the project by visiting the CPSR office, where he  digitized The CPSR Newsletters and CPSR Annual Report from 1983-1984. They are available now as pdf files in the CPSR web site archives. For the newsletters, see The 1984 & 1983 index.

We also have started to reorganize the history of publications section on the CPSR website. 

Next step

The second step of archiving at the  CPSR office is scheduled to start in mid June-July in 2005. We are especially interested in finding and digitizing these materials:

  1. Some 1981-1983 records:
    This period might be useful for new chapters. Some historians are also interested in this area.
  2. Originals of CPSR Newsletter from 1983 -- 1984 (volume 1, volume 2)
  3.  Some videos. We need help with digital re-mastering tapes to DVD-ROM.
We look forward to hearing from CPSR veterans who have information to share, and hope current members will enjoy a fascinating foray into CPSR's rich history.

If you know the location of missing early CPSR materials, please contact Shinji Yamane and copy cpsr(a)
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