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29 November 2005 Native American & Latino Archives Lindsay Wyatt Claudia Leon Marie Martin.

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1 29 November 2005 Native American & Latino Archives Lindsay Wyatt Claudia Leon Marie Martin

2 Overview What is an archive? Archival Institutions Best know Institutions – Archives Nationales in France, U.S. National Archives, and the British Public Record Office

3 Digital Archives American Memory – Library of Congress - Mission Librarys National Digital Library

4 Ethics Interpretation Legal Issues Access SAA Code of Ethics

5 Collection Development Archives exist to preserve information and keep it accessible Providing access is the focus of the profession Gatekeepers and interpretation –Documentation Copyright and intellectual property laws Finding aids as cataloging

6 Q 1: Reconciling differences Freedom of information Policies governing use of items in collections that conform to cultural needs related to the material Ethical responsibility to donors of material –Analysis/Expectations –Examples Oregon State Archives

7 Q 2: How do we know what to collect? All groups want their culture preserved, celebrated and studied Who is provided access and in what forum Communication –Analysis/Expectations –Examples / /

8 Q 3: How to ensure accurate representation? Objects, literature & art represent the people A collection represents many aspects of various cultures Researchers responsibility –Analysis/Expectations –Examples

9 Q 4: How does one correct errors in information? Contact the Curator and Administrators of the collection/exhibit Verify the inaccuracy and correct it How is the accuracy of information to be judged? –Analysis/Expectations –Examples

10 Q 5: Primary issues in Archives Desire to Collect Recent Documents Acquisition of Materials –Analysis/Expectations –Examples

11 Q 6: Obstacles to accurate representation Importance of Collecting Subject and Field Expertise Funding Issues –Analysis/Expectations –Examples

12 Q 7: Increasing diversity in the profession Scholarship and Recruiting Academic Programs –U of A, California State University Mentoring Professional Development –Analysis/Expectations –Examples SAA Education guidelines? SAA Education guidelines

13 Conclusions

14 Resources Trujillo, Roberto. Archivist, Stanford University. correspondence. Ferg, Alan. Archivist, Arizona State Museum. correspondence. Edwards, Amara. Archivist, University of Arizona. Personal communcation. Michigan Genealogy on the Web. Chicano Studies Research Center. Oregon State Archives.

15 Resources continued American Memory American Native Press Archives Bibliographies of Northern and Central California Indians - oc.html oc.html First Nations Collection


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