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Sunday, August 4 • 10:30am - 11:45am
102 - Beyond Neutrality: Righting Wrongs and Striving Toward Representation

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Having given up the premise that archives are neutral, archivists are working actively to make their collections and practices more diverse. This panel of brief presentations showcases six such initiatives, with time for questions and discussions. Panelists discuss projects addressing archival silences related to slavery; a summer pilot program to attract HBCU students into archival work; providing access to a suspiciously closed black oral history collection; the roles that women and gender/sexual minorities have played in expanding environmental and social justice histories; documenting all sides and all participants of the Vietnam war; and supporting the creation of community-metadata in the Plateau Peoples' Web Portal, a digital community archive curated collaboratively by Washington State University and eight Columbia Plateau Tribes. The session not only recognizes and highlights the work presented, but provides a forum for inspiration, possible collaboration, and cross-fertilization of ideas.

Daniel Linke: Expanding the Archival Pipeline: Introducing HBCU Students to Archives
Joanna Black: Archivists [Should] Speak Louder Than Words: Advancing Marginalized Narratives through Archival Outreach Activities
William Rhyne Clements: Collaborative Curation in the Plateau Peoples' Web Portal
Daniel Linke: Expanding the Archival Pipeline: Introducing HBCU Students to Archives
Amy K. Mondt: Collecting Material from All Sides of the Vietnam War
Karen Walton Morse: The Sound of Silence(s)
Elizabeth Skene: A Full History of Life in the Mountains Cannot Be Complete Without It: Giving Back the Voices of Western North Carolina Tomorrow's Black Oral History Project


Facilitators
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Daniel Linke

University Archivist, Princeton University Library
As head of Princeton's Mudd Manuscript Library, he oversees all of the library?s operations encompassing collection development, public services,technical services, and records management work, which is not difficult due to a great staff.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Skene

Special and Digital Collections Librarian, Western Carolina University
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Karen Walton Morse

Director of Distinctive Collections, University of Rhode Island
Karen Walton Morse is the head of special collections at the Univ. of Rhode Island. She holds an MSI from the Univ. of Michigan and has previously worked for Historic Hudson Valley and the Univ. at Buffalo (SUNY). Pronouns: she/her/hers.
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Joanna Black

Digital Archivist, Sierra Club
Black helps oversee the Sierra Club?s historic archival collections and serves as chair of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society Archives Working Group, where she previously served as Director of Archives and Special Collections.
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William Rhyne Clements

Digital Projects Archivist, Washington State University Libraries
Will, a raised and educated in Austin, previously worked at the LBJ Presidential Library. At the CDSC, Will provides community workshops, offers training to Mukurtu CMS users, and supports the Plateau Peoples' Web Portal.
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Amy K. Mondt

Associate Director, Texas Tech University
Mondt oversees the Vietnam Archive?s day to day operations, working with the archive?s donors to bring in new collection material. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a BA in Anthropology in 1997 and a MA in Museum Science in 2000.


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