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Saturday, August 16 • 8:30am - 9:45am
SESSION 606 - The Ethics of Access to Refugee Records and Archives

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Archivists who manage refugee information are confronted with challenging ethical questions related to ensuring access. Drawing on experiences from the archives of the UNHCR, the IHRC, the Vienna Jewish community archives, and the NEJL, panelists discuss some of these issues. How can access to unique materials highlighting the experiences of refugees be ensured, while privacy, confidentiality, and attorney-client privilege remain honored? What are some examples of access strategies for different types of refugee information?


Susanne Belovari

Archivist for Reference and Collections, Tufts University

Montserrat Garayoa

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
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Katharina Hering

Digital Project Librarian, German Historical Institute
Katharina Hering (PhD, MLIS) is the Digital Project Librarian at the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC and the senior co-chair of SAA's International Archival Affairs Section.

Daniel Necas

Archivist, University of Minnesota
Daniel has in the past 16 years worked at the Immigration History Research Center Archives with collections documenting immigrant and refugee experiences in the United States of the last 150 years. In recent years, he has been on the team developing the Digitizing Immigrant Letters... Read More →

Trudy Peterson

Chair, International Council on Archives Human Rights Working Group
Trudy Huskamp Peterson is a Certified Archivist and former chair of the Human Rights Working Group of the International Council on Archives, and past president of the Society of American Archivists and the International Conference of the Round Table on Archives.

Saturday August 16, 2014 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
Washington 3 [Exhibition Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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