Welcome to the Always Been Digital Archive. This is the digital collection explorer of the Always Been curatorial and archival project.
Always Been is a project by Parker Thompson, a history student at Brandeis University. This project is made possible with generous support from the following institutions and programs:
- Fori and Robert Kay Creative Collaborations
- Maurice J. and Fay B. Karpf and Ari Hahn Peace Awards
- Provost's Research Fellowship, Brandeis University
- The Tauber Institute, Social Justice Initiative
The contents of this collection contain unique, often unpublished study material that is difficult to trace to rights holders and may be under copyright. Offering the materials online greatly expands their utility for the public while contributing to the protection of the likeness they contain against theft, disaster, and decay. These materials are made available in accordance with the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts published by the College Art Association.
Always Been asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives and image are documented here. Educational, research, and personal study reproduction requests should be directed to reproductions (at) alwaysbeen.org.
The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other holders of rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item.