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Saturday, August 8 • TBA
S28 - Legal Access vs. Community Empowerment: Re-examining Privacy Restrictions for Under-Documented Histories

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How do archivists re-examine access restrictions and records laws when the archival materials in question document under-represented communities who wish to have their story told? Archivists from the University of Colorado Boulder discuss how community needs led them to create new, innovative access policies for law enforcement files, grand jury records, and human subject research in collections related to Chicanx and Southern Ute communities, as well as communities affected by nuclear activity.

Friedel: "Cause Unknown": Providing Access to Law Enforcement Files Documenting the Los Seis de Boulder Bombings
Velte: Nukes in the Archives: Legally Managing Unprocessed Grand Jury Proceedings on the Atomic West
Wagner: The Tri-Ethnic Community Project: Human Subject Research Data as Collective Memory

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Megan K. Friedel

Head of Archives, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Megan K. Friedel is Head of Archives at the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries. She has previously held positions at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Oregon Historical Society, Massachusetts Historical Society, and History Colorado.


Jamie Marie Wagner

Moving Image Archivist, University of Colorado Boulder
Jamie Marie Wagner has been the Moving Image Archivist in the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries since 2019. She oversees moving image film and video materials in the Libaries’ Rare and Distinctive Collections, as well as paper collections related to American experimental... Read More →

Ashlyn Velte

Processing Archivist, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA