Friday, August 15 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
P13 PROFESSIONAL POSTER - Provenance, Ethics, and Access: Reprocessing the Matilda Coxe Stevenson Photographs

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Matilda Coxe Stevenson's photographs at the National Anthropological Archives presented a case of historical mismanagement and raised questions about restoring historically divided collections and the conflict surrounding culturally sensitive materials, access, and ethics. The NAA's approach to reprocessing the collection addressed both questions, reuniting the collection according to provenance but also applying the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials to balance the importance of access with respect for source communities.


Sarah Ganderup

Contract Photo Archivist, Smithsonian Institution, National Anthropological Archives
Sarah Ganderup is currently a contract photo archivist for the National Anthropological Archives, a unit of the Smithsonian Institution. She earned her MLIS (2012) from the University of Washington, where she also worked for two years as a photo processing assistant in the university's... Read More →

Friday August 15, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Conference Registration Foyer [Lobby Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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