Archival Resources

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Below are some resources that may be helpful in starting an archival project at your temple.

JANM Archival Seminar

Jaime Henricks, BCA Archivist at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM), gave a seminar on how to get started in performing an archival project at your temple. Recorded at the Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on July 24, 2017.

JANM Archival Seminar

Here is a handout that was distributed at the seminar: Handout

Online Documentation

Insuring the Future of Our Past, by Boyd Cathey (2003)

Principles and Practice: An Introduction to Archives for Non-Archivists, UK National Archives (2016)

Collection Development Tools and Guidance, UK National Archives (2011)

Wanted: for the BCA Collection

The Buddhist Churches of America has its archive collection housed at the UCLA Library Special Collections. Here is a flyer with a request for archival materials that you can send to your temple members:

BCA Request for Archival Material