List of statements on bias in library and archives description

A compilation of statements from libraries and archives on harmful or offensive language in description and bias in cataloging. This list includes both statements about problematic language in both description and resources themselves, as statements about resources will frequently discuss the description of those resources.

last updated September 9 2020

 

For additional information and resources, see Tuft’s bibliography: Additional Reading: Potentially Harmful Language in Archival Description or Harvard Center for the History of Medicine’s Guidelines for Inclusive and Conscientious Description