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Friday, August 15 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
SESSION 509 - Life and Death in the Motor City: Two Case Studies of Privacy and Access

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The speakers discuss issues of acquisition, third-party privacy, and time-dependent restrictions in two collections pertaining to Detroit in the first half of the twentieth century. The Wayne State University Archives holds records of the Wayne County Coroner, comprising six hundred suicide letters, 1933-1950. The Henry Ford holds the records of the Ford Motor Company Sociological Department, 1915-1946, containing detailed information on employees and their families.

Bizonet: Lives Reexamined: Worker Records, Research Access, and Privacy Concerns
Westerman: Last Words: Suicide Notes, Ownership, Access, and Privacy
Carmack: Commentary

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Rebecca Bizonet

Oral History Project Archivist, Walter P. Reuther Library
Oral history Project Archivist, Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University. RAO Communications Liaison, SAA. President, Michigan Archival Association.

Cathi Carmack

Director, Archival Technical Services, Tennessee State Library and Archives
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Casey Westerman

Archivist, Institute for Advanced Study
Beginning in September 2015, Casey Westerman will be the Archivist of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. He previously served as University Archivist of Wayne State University and Technical Processes Archivist at Cornell University. He holds degrees from the University of Illinois (BA 1997, MLS 1999) and the University of Georgia (MA 2010).

Friday August 15, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Virginia C [Lobby Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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