Monday, August 5 • 10:30am - 11:45am
605 - Discovering the Hidden: Making LGBTQ Collections More Accessible to Researchers

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Presenters discuss how archivists make LGBTQ collections more accessible to researchers by reviewing processing and cataloging challenges, including biases that suppress information; the conundrum of describing LGBTQ collections using 21st century descriptors that the creators would not have used; the importance of how descriptions affect LGBTQ community members' perceptions of their own identities and history; and allowing LGBTQ communities to describe their own documents, thereby returning the power usually assigned to the archivist to the originating community.

Linda J. Long: The Politics of Archives: Who Gets to Write History?
Harrison Apple: Oral History as Provenance: Processing Nightclub Video without a Creator
Erin Baucom: How Language and Visible History Affects Identity Formation in the LGBTQ Community
Elisa Landaverde: LGBTQ Terminology: Now and Then

Facilitator: Linda J. Long

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Linda J. Long

Curator of Manuscripts, University of Oregon Libraries
Linda Long is the Curator of Manuscripts in Special Collections and University Archives in the University of Oregon Libraries.

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Erin Baucom

Digital Archivist, University of Montana
Erin Baucom is the Digital Archivist in the Archives and Special Collections department in the University of Montana's Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library.
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Elisa Landaverde

Metadata Librarian and Special Collections LGBTQ+ Collection Curator, Michigan State University
Elisa Landaverde is a Metadata Librarian at Michigan State University Libraries. She is a member of the MSU Libraries digital repository, and curator of the Special Collections LGBTQ+ collection.

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