The UCLA Community Archives Lab explores the ways that independent, identity-based memory organizations document, shape, and provide access to the histories of minoritized communities, with a particular emphasis on understanding their affective, political, and artistic impact. Current research projects include “Assessing the Use of Community Archives” and “UCLA/Community Archives Internship Project.” The lab is directed by Michelle Caswell, Associate Professor of Archival Studies in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.