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Putting the Tiles Together: Building Diversity in the Archival Profession
Synergy: News from ARL Diversity Programs
  • Harrison W. Inefuku, Iowa State University
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Article
Disciplines
Publication Date
9-1-2014
Abstract

In 2004, the Society of American Archivists’s (SAA) A*Census revealed that only 7% of American archivists were of color.2 In her analysis of these numbers, Brenda Banks writes, “To say that these numbers are no surprise is an understatement. The results from the A*CENSUS simply confirmed information already known—that there are very few minorities in the profession, with the largest identifiable group being African Americans at 2.8%.”3 Indeed, the percentage of minority archivists in the United States was significantly lower than the percentage of minorities in the country as a whole. The United States Census Bureau estimated that in 2004, slightly over 20% of the population was either non-white, or was of two or more races.4

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This article is from Synergy: New from ARL Diversity Programs 11 (2014): 4–6.

Copyright Owner
Harrison W. Inefuku
Language
en
Date Available
2014-09-11
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Citation Information
Harrison W. Inefuku. "Putting the Tiles Together: Building Diversity in the Archival Profession" Synergy: News from ARL Diversity Programs Vol. 11 (2014) p. 4 - 61
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/hinefuku/35/