Slides excerpted from “San Francisco Zen Center Archives: Business Records, Media Assets, Community Heritage, and the History of Western Zen: Report to Community on Project #1,” a presentation by UW Assistant Professor Joe Tennis and students from University of Washington’s Master of Library and Information Science program, City Center, July 2010.


Two years ago, with the help of a grant, a team of graduate students, and their professor, we embarked on an ambitious long-term project to catalogue, organize, and preserve the San Francisco Zen Center archives.

In 2012, as part of our 50th anniversary offerings, we’ll be digitizing select materials and making them available online, in an interactive web-based environment. The SFZC Digital Archives will, we hope, serve as a seedbed and gathering place, catalyzing SFZC’s emerging online practice community.