Title

A Different Shade of Green: Documenting Environmental Racism and Justice

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Archival Issues

Volume

21

Issue

1

Publisher

Midwest Archives Conference

Publication Date

1996

First Page

33

Last Page

33

Abstract

For the past twenty years archivists have been attempting to diversify their collections to include historically excluded groups such as minorities. The environmental justice movement, an attempt by people of color to combat toxic pollution in their neighborhoods, presents a unique opportunity for archivists to achieve this goal by documenting the efforts of these community- based coalitions. This opportunity also offers archivists a chance to reexamine the use and usefulness of “documentation strategies” for filling gaps in collections. This essay argues that instead of “documentation strategies,” the profession needs to engage in “documentation advocacy” to secure diverse collections.

Comments

Originally published by the Midwest Archives Conference. PDF of abstracts and indexes available through remote link. Membership required to access article fulltext.