Archives & Manuscripts

Parenting as Accessioning

accessionn. ~ Materials physically and legally transferred to a repository as a unit at a single time; an acquisition. - v. ~ 2. To take legal and physical custody of a group of records or other materials and to formally document their receipt. In 2015, after a nine-month development process and 37-hour final negotiation, I… Continue reading Parenting as Accessioning

Archives & Manuscripts

Archives for Accountability

Response to "Historians push to create public archive of documents from massive opioid legislation" Full court brief A group of historians recently filed an amici curiae brief requesting that any and every settlement in the numerous opioid-related lawsuits circulating in national courts commit all related documents and materials to the creation of a public opioid-industry… Continue reading Archives for Accountability

Archives & Manuscripts

Remaining Human

See Penn Museum's Human Remains Policy here.Header image by ASaber91, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license A few years ago, I visited the Rosemount Museum in Pueblo, Colorado. An exhibit in the attic of the house museum featured (among other things) taxidermal animals. In the center of the room, encased in glass,… Continue reading Remaining Human