Labour Studies Index

Updated: 2022-05-16

Historical Memory: The Struggle for the Miners’ Archive in Bolivia

Document type Article
Author John, S. Sándor
Journal Labour / Le Travail
Volume 86
Date 2020 Fall
ISSN 1911-4842
Pages 99-⁠106


The Miners' Archive [founded on the impetus of mine workers in 2000] remains little known outside Bolivia. Yet the story of its creation is part of the legacy of struggle and sacrifice by Bolivia's predominantly Indigneous working people and a vital contribution to collective memory by and for the working class, and for historians the world over. --From author's conclusion.