Anti-Racist Description Resources

  • 1.  Anti-Racist Description Resources

    Posted Oct 01, 2019 04:03 PM

    Dear colleagues,

    The Anti-Racist Description Working Group of Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia (A4BLiP) is pleased to announce the release of A4BLiP's Anti-Racist Description Resources. These resources are the result of two years of research, drafting, and review. They consist of metadata recommendations, an annotated bibliography, and an extensive bibliography, which aim to provide archivists with strategies and frameworks for creating anti-oppressive archival description, as well as for auditing repositories' existing description for anti-Black racism.

    We thank the reviewers and funders who made this work possible. Acknowledging that anti-oppressive description is an iterative process, we also welcome your feedback and look forward to collaborating with you to create archival description practices that are accountable to the communities our collections represent and serve. You can reach us at


    A4BLiP's Anti-Racist Description Working Group (Alexis Antracoli, Annalise Berdini, Kelly Bolding, Faith Charlton, Amanda Ferrara, Valencia Johnson, and Katy Rawdon)

    Alexis Antracoli