The Hubris of Neutrality in Archives

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2017-04-21
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This presentation, given as part of the MARAC Newark 2017 panel on "Radical Honesty in Descriptive Practices," discusses paradigms for ethics and objectivity in archival description. Challenging the notion that archivists or their work can truly be "honest," this presentation builds upon the work of Howard Zinn, Bergis Jules, Elvia Arroyo-Ramirez, Michelle Caswell, and Jarrett Drake (among others).

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Archival description, equity, archival ethics, objectivity, historiography, representation
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