Archivists have been working to diversify the archival endeavor for 35 years. On the face of things, this work has had limited success. Perhaps archivists should recognize that diversity is already in place and their role is in hiding and revealing that diversity. They should also recognize that their power flows from community and connection, not from control.
Terry Baxter has been an archivist for 33 years, the last 20 with Multnomah County Archives. He has been fortunate to have worked with so many splendid comrades during that time.
"The Doorway from Heart to Heart: Diversity's Stubbornly Persistent Illusion,"
Journal of Western Archives: Vol. 10
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/westernarchives/vol10/iss1/4