Diversifying the Archival Record: A Call for Case Studies

20 Dec 2013 3:18 PM | Anonymous
Project Description:

The Society for American Archivists Diversity Committee is gathering case studies that illustrate diversity in the archival record and/or unique efforts to collect and document a variety of individuals, groups, and organizations. Consistent with the goals embedded in SAA's Strategic Plan, these case studies will be made available online on SAA’s website so that archivists, other information professionals, teachers, and communities can use them as resources and references. These case studies will help in carrying forward goals and activities embedded in SAA’s Strategic Plan.

We are looking for submissions from archivists, cultural heritage communities, and other informaiton professionals that illustrate:

  • The broadest possible range of individuals, socio-economic groups, governance, and corporate entities in society;
  • Diversity of viewpoints on social, political, and intellectual issues, as represented both in archival records and among members of the profession;
  • Diversity in ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation;
  • Groups and segments of communities that have not been well-documented for a variety of reasons and thus have few extant records;
  • A variety of formats (for the previously mentioned groups) that are not being preserved.

Submission Instructions:

For more information, or to submit a Case Study on Diversifying the Archival Record, complete the form here: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/diversity-committee/diversifying-the-archival-record-a-call-for-case-studies

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