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The Lib­er­tar­ian Party is trac­ing its his­tory back to its ear­li­est days, which is some­where around 1972. The re­sults: “The LPe­dia” — a master li­brary for loyal and cu­ri­ous Lib­er­tar­i­ans that will in­clude his­tor­i­cal doc­u­ments, ar­chives, news ac­counts, train­ing ma­te­ri­als and more.

“This will be a huge project as we have an in­com­plete col­lec­tion of these items in our ar­chives and they are frag­ile. We’ll also have to over­come the chal­lenges of scan­ning large newsprint pieces. The home for these records will be LPe­ — the work­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive, crowd-sourced his­tory of the Lib­er­tar­ian Party,” ad­vises Caryn Ann Har­los, who is over­see­ing the project.

“This will not be lim­ited to na­tional items, though na­tional items are those items in the scope of our His­tor­i­cal Preser­va­tion Com­mit­tee. State par­ties can also use LPe­dia to pre­serve and up­date their his­tory. It will take on a life of its own — spon­ta­neous or­der if you will. Very lib­er­tar­ian,” she says.

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