The Collaborative Archive from the African Diaspora (CAAD)

Community Meeting of CAAD Members, May 2023, University of Miami.
The Collaborative Archive from the African Diaspora (CAAD) was a project active from 2010 to 2013 to create an online portal to the collective documentation of Black history and culture in South Florida. CAAD materials were derived from South Florida archives, libraries, and cultural heritage institutions dedicated to the preservation, accessibility, and development of resources such as manuscripts, oral histories, images, books, archives, maps, film, scrapbooks, posters, and other ephemera in a variety of formats. The CAAD project included the creation of a web page that provided a single access point to Florida member institutions with African and African diaspora collections and the means to further map these narratives across the historical landscape of the southern United States.

Although content is no longer being added to the portal, the CAAD partners are exploring new collaborative ventures and are tracking the IMLS-funded project to build a National Finding Aid Network (NAFAN). We invite you to explore the archived CAAD project on the Internet Archive and to visit the CAAD partner institutional websites to explore new content, collections, and current initiatives.

Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater
History and Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc.
819 NW Second Ave.
Miami, FL 33136

Broward Library
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
2650 Sistrunk Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Florida International University
11200 Southwest 8th Street
Miami, Florida 33199

Florida Memorial University
Nathan W. Collier Library
15800 Northwest 42nd Avenue
Miami Gardens, Florida 33154

Historic Hampton House Community Trust, Inc.
5400 Norththwest 22 Avenue, Suite 750
Miami, Florida 33142

101C West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33130

University of Miami Libraries
1300 Memorial Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33146

Virginia Key Beach Park Trust
4020 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, Florida 33149

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