Dissertation Information for Lila Teresa Church
MPACT Status: Fully Complete
Title: Documenting African American community heritage: Archival strategies and practices in the United States
Abstract: The Ethnic Communities Archival Documentation Project explored how archivists at African American and White archives and museums document the history and culture of African American communities. While archivists have considered documentation strategies for specific industries and events, and generally build collections based on institutional missions and collecting policies, no previous investigation has examined this documentation process for specific ethnic communities. Local African American communities were the primary focus of this investigation, using personal interviews conducted via telephone. This project aimed first to identify repositories with strategies that enable archivists to adequately document local communities. Based upon these findings, the second goal was to build a documentation model that may be implemented by repositories lacking strategies for adequately documenting these communities.
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