Outdoor Community


Newsletters, Annual Journals, Cook books and more. A look at how clubs publish and share their stories, trip reports, resources and photographs.

Why archive?

For outdoor communities, archives form an enduring record of the individual and collective memory of their members. Fond memories and knowledge hard won can easily fade if they aren’t kept current, or recorded and stored carefully.

The Archiving Plan

To begin or revise a formal archiving process for a club, it helps to create an archiving plan, and seek support from your club executive. Not only will the plan help you keep on track of your progress, but will be invaluable for future archivists (and researchers) after you’re no longer the archivist.


Even with the vast number of ways to communicate online, newsletters still appear to be going strong in kiwi clubs. Here, we take a look at what seems to work for newsletters and their editors.

Annual Journals

A small handful of Kiwi outdoor clubs publish an annual journal.  It takes a fair amount of effort from the editors, but the production of a quality club publication each year seems to be well worth it for those clubs that do.

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