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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

College Archivist and Librarian, Agnes Scott College
Casey Westerman is the College Archivist and Librarian of Agnes Scott College. He previously served as the Archivist of the Institute for Advanced Study, University Archivist of Wayne State University, and Technical Processes Archivist at Cornell University's Kheel Center. He holds... Read More →

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

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