Sending MARMIA Memory Workers to Serbia!

Photo courtesy of SVER Magazin

Like many US Mid-Atlantic cities, Serbian city Zaječar was an industrial giant in the 20th century. Krystal-Zaječar opened in 1974 to produce crystal that was exported to the US, Western and Eastern Europe, as well as the USSR. The success of the factory was abruptly halted with the breakdown of the socialist system in the early 1990s, along with years of wars, inflation, bombardment, isolation…the Krystal-Zaječar factory was eventually privatized and has been abandoned ever since.

MARMIA’s sister organization SKVER Magazin saved the abandoned archive of Krystal-Zaječar’s factory: portraits of workers, factory sponsored sports teams, holiday parties…fragile recorded memories literally broken and fading in the haunting factory’s shell. When you buy this T-shirt emblazoned with the now defunct Krystal-Zaječar 1970s retro logo, you are directly supporting sending MARMIA staff, equipment, and supplies to Zaječar to create a global network of personal, community, and regional archivists.

We have many colors for you to chose from, including a link to shop for darker colored shirts and one for lighter colored shirts. There are also two styles to chose from: a classic short sleeve T-shirt or a hoodie for colder climates: both are extremely soft and are made of high quality materials.

Please read more about this project in a post by MARMIA’s founder here. Thank you for your support!