Documenting Your Community
A Guide to Preserving and Documenting Your Community's Sport History - Robert S. Kossuth and Carly Adams; The University of Lethbridge
This guide represents one part of a larger initiative by the Alberta Sports History Project (ASHP), along with the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (ASHFM), to promote a proactive approach for preserving and documenting Alberta's sporting heritage. The ASHP is an undertaking spearheaded by the ASHFM that has brought together sport history enthusiasts from throughout the province who are actively engaged in the process of both preserving and making more accessible the province's sporting history. There are four primary initiatives that comprise the ASHP, these include: community based sport histories, for example the City of Lethbridge which has served as a pilot community history project; sport specific histories, such as swimming which also served as a pilot project; the digitization of materials including videos, images, and document that can be accessed through the ASHFM website; and the compiling of a comprehensive sport history bibliography of Alberta that includes available sources and resources. This guide is focused on the community history initiative of the ASHP, and draws on the experiences of the Lethbridge pilot project. Ultimately, this resource is meant to provide support to groups who choose to undertake their own community sport histories.