The Hubris of Neutrality in Archives
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On Friday, April 21, I spoke at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference in Newark, NJ on the topic of Radical Honesty in Descriptive Practice. I am grateful to Krista Oldham for inviting me to speak on this panel, Holly Jo Mengel for serving as our capable chair, and my fellow speakers Michael Andrec and Christiana Dobrzynski. For this presentation, I questioned the usefulness of "honesty" as a guiding concept for archival practice and promoted the inclusion of cultural competency in archival guidelines and graduate education.