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Saturday, August 8 • TBA
S10 - Challenging Silences and Biases in the Historical Record

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How can we as archivists create a better future by addressing deficiencies in the collections we steward and in the historic record more broadly? This session invites attendees to imagine that future, discuss the role and power of archivists, and conceptualize resources for work in this area. Originally envisioned as an interactive, in-person session, we are now offering two case studies and a response in the hope of inspiring meaningful conversations in the online Q&A and beyond.

Morse: Bias, the Course: Challenging Undergraduate Students to Rethink University History
Amos: Archivist Disruption: Actively Decentering the Legacy of Collection Silences
Koffler: The People Behind the Records: The Shubert Early Employees Project

Chair
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Karen Walton Morse

Director of Distinctive Collections, University of Rhode Island
Karen Walton Morse is the head of special collections at the Univ. of Rhode Island. She holds an MSI from the Univ. of Michigan and has previously worked for Historic Hudson Valley and the Univ. at Buffalo (SUNY). Pronouns: she/her/hers.

Speakers
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Helice Koffler

Processing Archivist, The Shubert Archive
Helice has been the Processing Archivist for the Shubert Archive since 2015 and editor of its annual publication, "The Passing Show," since last year. Prior to this position, she worked at the University of Washington in Seattle. Other past employment includes stints with the New... Read More →
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Racine Amos

Engagement and Equity Librarian, Pennsylvania State University
Racine Amos has an MSW from Fordham Univ. and an MS(LIS) in Archives Mgmt from Simmons Univ. In 2019, Racine left an established career in student affairs to join Penn State Univ. and the ACRL national cohort of Diversity Resident Librarians.


Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA
On-Demand