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Thursday, August 20 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
SESSION 205 - Documenting the Fight for Equality: Class, Race, Gender, and Economic Justice Struggles Through the Lens of Labor Collections

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Labor archives are more than collections of trade union records. They also contain the stories of campaigns articulating equality in employment as a human right, charting the intersections between labor rights and civil, women’s, and LGBTQ rights struggles. This panel explores how a broader definition of "labor archives" encompassing social justice influences our work. Case examples examine how employing "labor" as a concept that traverses a broad range of social movements creates relationships with new audiences of stakeholders.​

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Conor Casey

Labor Archivist, Director, Labor Archives of Washington, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
Conor is the co-chair of the Labor Archives Roundtable and the founding archivist of the Labor Archives of Washington at the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections. Accredited through the Academy of Certified Archivists, Conor holds an MA in US history from San Francisco State University and a MLIS from San Jose State University. From 2001-2008, he worked at the Labor Archives & Research Center at San Francisco State University... Read More →

Kate Donovan

Public Services and Instruction Librarian, New York University
Kate Donovan is the Public Services and Instruction Librarian at the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University. Prior to working at NYU, Kate served as the University Archivist and Coordinator of Records Management in the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University, where she lead long-range business planning, development, and management of the University Archives and Records Program. Kate... Read More →
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Elizabeth Dunham

Assistant Archivist for Collections and Records Management, Arizona State University
Elizabeth Dunham is the Assistant Archivist for Collections and Records Management at Arizona State University, where she directs accessioning, processing, and description operations, encodes new and legacy finding aids using EAD, and provides reference services. She recently oversaw ASU’s migration to ArchivesSpace, including data mapping, troubleshooting, data remediation, and staff training. Dunham earned her Master of Arts in History... Read More →
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Jen Eidson

Archivist, University of Maryland
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Catherine Powell

Director, Labor Archives & Research Center, San Francisco State University

Jim Quigel

Head, Historical Collections and Labor Archives, The Pennsylvania State University
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Patrizia Sione

Research Archivist, Kheel Center, Cornell University
I'm a reference, instruction, and outreach archivist who's passionate about engaging students in an inquiry-based, participative approach to primary source analysis that fosters the development of critical thinking skills. I love to discuss winning strategies to make this happen in secondary and post-secondary learning environments.

Thursday August 20, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 25C Cleveland Convention Center, 300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

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