About AVA

AVA was created in 2021 with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It serves as an online repository for materials (interviews, correspondence, art, and other items) documenting state-sanctioned violence in the United States, collected by Texas After Violence Project from 2007-present. The After Violence Archive also contains materials from our partner collections, the Mourning Our Losses and the Inside Books Project Archive, and will soon contain materials from the Forced Trajectory Project. To submit materials to the After Violence Archive — as an individual or as a prospective partner collection — please contact us.