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Saturday, August 6 • 9:00am - 10:15am
608 - More than Lip Service: Ensuring the Trans* Voice is Part of the Archival Record

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If the goal of archives is to provide all-encompassing documentation of the communities in which they exist, then archivists need to make pointed efforts to collect materials from all members and groups of those communities, including all possible identities along the gender identity spectrum. The panelists examine efforts to include trans* history in the archival record and discuss various aspects of the archival process, including collecting, arrangement and description, access, and promotion.

Chair
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Nikki Lynn Thomas

Archivist for Collection Management, UNC Charlotte
Interested in appraisal, documenting underdocumented communities, social media use, and web archiving.

Speakers
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Harrison Apple

University of Arizona/Pittsburgh Queer History Project
Harrison Apple is the co-director and archivist of the Pittsburgh Queer History Project, currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Arizona. The Pittsburgh Queer History Project is a community oral history and media archive documenting the rise of a LGBT social life and labor in Post WWII Pittsburgh. While studying at the University of Arizona, Apple co-directs the PQHP with Dr. Timothy Haggerty at Carnegie Mellon University to maintain... Read More →
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Linda J. Long

Manuscripts Librarian, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
I have worked to develop primary sources that document the lesbian land movement in Oregon, including a dozen+ individual manuscript collections that collectively see more use annually than any other manuscript subject grouping at the University of Oregon. As a curator, I see my role as actively anticipating academic trends and future use of collections; I am now working to develop transgender collections to document an important movement, but... Read More →
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Laura Peimer

Archivist, Schlesinger Library, Harvard University
I have been an archivist at the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University since 2008. Currently, my primary responsibilities are processing and public services. I have been involved in processing three of the Library's trans* manuscript collections. While working with these collections I navigated issues relating to third party privacy, description, and the limitations of subject headings as they relate to identity. Prior to my... Read More →



Saturday August 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
Room 210/211 Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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