The National Death Penalty Archive at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference

Content note: this post contains references to execution, violent death, rape, harm to children and racism in the justice system. Archives can be repositories of triumph and nostalgia, but archivists know that it’s just as important to document challenging and troubling social issues. Four archivists from the National Death Penalty Archive (NDPA) shared the rewards… Continue reading The National Death Penalty Archive at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference

Dismantling Barriers and Indigenous Sovereignty: Collaboration in the Archives

By Jennifer Eltringham During The Liberated Archive Forum at the Society of American Archivists Conference I attended session F03, “Dismantling Barriers and Indigenous Sovereignty: Collaboration in the Archives.” The discussion, moderated by Ricardo L. Punzalan and Jonathan Pringle, sought to “break down barriers and encourage greater collaboration between Indigenous communities and non-tribal repositories maintaining Indigenous… Continue reading Dismantling Barriers and Indigenous Sovereignty: Collaboration in the Archives

#ArchivesForBlackLives: Archivists Respond to Black Lives Matter

By Jeremy Brett I attended the Black Lives Matter session of The Liberated Archive forum at the Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. It was a gratifying, informative session, if somewhat saddening that it needed to happen at all. This session was co-chaired by three representatives of the Archives for Black Lives in… Continue reading #ArchivesForBlackLives: Archivists Respond to Black Lives Matter

Disability Records: Accessing the Inaccessible

By Bailey E. Hoffner Presented at the Society of Southwest Archivists 2017 Annual Meeting Presenters: Betty Shankle, University Archivist; Samantha Dodd, Special Collections Archivist; Jeff Downing, Digital Projects Librarian Before attending Disability Records: Accessing the Inaccessible, my understanding of disability and the history of disability rights in this country was very limited. I did not, for example,… Continue reading Disability Records: Accessing the Inaccessible

Human Rights Archives Section nomination deadline extended! Apply by JUNE 4!

The Human Rights Section is seeking nominations for the following positions: Co-chairs (2) one for one year and one for two years to ensure continuity – The co-chairs will assist in the operation of the section. The co-chairs  direct and report the activities of the section, organize and run the annual meeting, lead the steering committee,… Continue reading Human Rights Archives Section nomination deadline extended! Apply by JUNE 4!