Rachel's Digital Archive

My digital archive consists of 22 items that contain digital images of materials pulled from the Mendez Mural Community Garden Collection (1996-2000) held at the Fales Library at NYU. The archive documents the Garden itself, the Gardeners' activism on behalf of their garden in an attempt to save it from slated development, and the legal battle that ensued after the garden was destroyed in 1997. The archive also includes materials, such as flyers for local events, that situate the Mendez Garden in the context of the larger struggle for community garden preservation on the Lower East Side.

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