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Jennifer O'Neal

University of Oregon
University Historian and Archivist
Eugene, OR
Jennifer O'Neal is the University Historian and Archivist at the University of Oregon, and affiliated faculty with the Clark Honors College, History Department, and Native Studies program. She specializes in American West and Native American history, with a specific emphasis on decolonizing methodologies and social movements. Her research is dedicated to the intersections between social, cultural, and historical contexts in which archives exist for marginalized or underrepresented communities and developing frameworks and guidelines for the post-custodial stewardship of collections, with recent publications in the "Journal of Western Archives" and in the edited book, "Identity Palimpsests: Archiving Ethnicity in the U.S. and Canada". In 2006 she participated in drafting the best practices for the respectful care and use of Native American archival materials, which produced the "Protocols for Native American Archival Materials." She was also a member of the Native American Archives Protocols' Forum Working Group, which won an exemplary service award. She is a founding member and past chair of the Native American Archives Roundtable and the current chair of the Cultural Heritage Working Group. She holds a Masters in History from Utah State University and a Masters in Library Science from the University of Arizona. She is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in Oregon.