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Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo (GAM) Digital Archive


This model stems from a history of colonial-influenced relationships that involved removing cultural artifacts-- or pieces of cultural history-- from a community. In an effort to combat this, the postcustodial model works under the idea that archivists will no longer physically acquire and maintain physical records but rather act as managers and overseers for the collection of records, often providing a key source of support to advancing the group's work. Through this new reality, relationships between archivists and the record-holders are essential and built upon communication, transparency, and trust.