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Do Archival Finding Aids Describe LGBT Individuals the Same Way They Would Describe Themselves?

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Do Archival Finding Aids Describe LGBT Individuals the Same Way They Would Describe Themselves?

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

publication year

2016

description

This study compares the terms used by the LGBT community to describe themselves to those terms used in institutional archives' finding aids. An archive and LGBT history project website from each region in the United States and one region of Canada was chosen in an effort to examine differences in language uses. The history project websites were examined to find a list of terms used by the LGBT community to describe core identities. These terms were then searched for in the archival finding aids. It was determined that the archival descriptions were often only using general, politically correct terms to describe LGBT collections. There was also evidence that some archivists were describing materials incorrectly.

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Katie Arthur

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Baucom, Erin

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