Editor’s Note: Storify is no longer active, the chat may be accessed at Chat_201711_CollectingWomensMaterials.
A summary recap of November’s Third Thursday chat on Twitter is now up on the A&A’s Storify page. Read through to check out what was brought up during our conversation on collecting materials from the Women’s March and women’s collections in archives.
Thanks to SAA’s Women Archivists and Women’s Collections Sections for teaming up!
We are pleased to announce we will be co-hosting a joint Twitter chat with the SAA Women’s Archivists and the Women’s Collections sections about collecting Women’s March materials and women’s collections in archives.
Follow #AppraiseThis or the Section handles @AppraisalSAA @WomenArchivists
Thursday, November 16th – 4:00 pm Pacific/ 5:00 Mountain/ 6:00 Central/ 7:00 Eastern
Questions we’ll be asking are:
- @WomenArchivists connected archivists participating in the Women’s Marches across the country and formed the Women’s March on Washington Archives Project. How has the development of appraisal policy for this collective Project differed from working within an institutional environment? What are some of the challenges & positives to working this way?
- Where have materials ended up and how were the collecting organizations involved in the process? Did they have certain acquisition requirements? For chat participants w/ workplace experiences collecting March materials, what were the considerations of staff?
- What was your approach to appraisal over materials from this large-scale, public protest event? Eg. kinds of records, objects, and ephemera? A sampling? etc.
- How do you handle copyright/permissions when collecting material from a group event?
- What were legal or ethical concerns that came up during the appraisal process for these collections? Did they vary across institutions.
- Have efforts to collect Women’s March materials led to changes at your workplace re: acquisition and appraisal practices?
- Where is the Project at now, 10 months after the March? Or any last thoughts from others to share?
We hope you’ll tune in and tweet along to add to the conversation!