SAA Diversity Committee seeks case studies

27 Jan 2014 11:00 AM | Anonymous

SAA Diversity Committee is seeking case studies that illustrate diversity in the archival record and/or unique efforts to collect and document a variety of individuals, groups, and organizations.

Archivists, cultural heritage communities, and other information professionals are encouraged to submit projects and collections 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.
Submissions will be vetted and posted on the Diversity Committee’s website as a resource intended to advance many of the goals outlined in SAA’s Strategic Plan.

Examples of diverse projects and collections include The Mujeres Latinas Project at the University of Iowa and The Milwaukee Transgender Oral History Project.

Read the more about the project and find the submission form here.

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