ERIC Number: ED344609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Personal Privacy and the Archivist.
This discussion of the protection of privacy as it relates to archival functions draws on the procedures followed by three repositories: the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library (NLF), the Michigan Historical Collections (MHC) at the University of Michigan, and the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs (Reuther Library) at Wayne State University. The constitutional, common, and statutory law roots of the right to privacy concept are explored in detail, and a general overview of repository and donor restrictions is given. Discussion of the three libraries' procedures focuses primarily on their handling of labor union records, including donor restrictions, accessioning policies, screening for private information, review and appraisal procedures, third party privacy, and description procedures for closed materials. (29 references) (MAB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Research paper, National Archives and Records Administration Professional Career Training Program.