2015 ATALM Archives Summit: Introduction to Protocols for Native American Materials


In this panel, Jennifer O'Neal, Corrigan Solari University Historian and Archivist at University of Oregon, begins the Archives Summit by reviewing the summit's schedule and topics covered. She provides a brief overview on the protocols for Indigenous collections in the US and Canada and discusses the ways in which Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations can collaborate by incorporating these protocols into instruction. Karen Underhill, Head of Special Collections and Archives at Northern Arizona University, introduces the Protocols for Native American Materials and discusses their origins. Jennifer O'Neal concludes by discussing the goals of the Protocols, which are based on the history of collecting, creating, and documenting collections of Indigenous cultures. This panel was part of the Archive Summit, which took place as part of the pre-conference activities for the 2015 ATALM annual conference in Washington, DC on September 9, 2015.