The Waltham Community Archives

The Waltham Community Archives is an experimental collaborative enterprise, provisionally hosted by the M.A. program in Cultural Production and the Committee on Community-Engaged Learning at Brandeis University. Our hope is that students and faculty at Brandeis, in partnership with community people in Waltham from all walks of life, will work together to document the rich cultural resources, traditions, stories, and memories of Waltham. We hope in time to develop collaborative exhibitions, websites, publications, audio tours, videos and related materials that represent the diverse experiences and histories of our shared community. We are especially committed to documentation and representation in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese, We seek to help build bridges of understanding and partnership between the many families and community networks of Waltham, and to help provide a "voice" for all who live, study, or work in the city.

This is a collaborative space in which we strive to treat one another with understanding and respect. As a policy, let us agree that those subscribed to this wiki may add content as they see fit, but will not delete other people's contributions without their express permission.

For more information, or if you wish to be subscribed to this wiki, please contact Dr. Mark Auslander, Academic Director of Community Engaged Learning; Director of M.A. program in Cultural Production; Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Brandeis University. 781.736.2214.

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