2018 Annual Meeting Minutes

SAA Diverse Sexualities and Genders Section Business Meeting

Friday, August 17 – 11:00am – 12:15pm, Washington 1 [Exhibition Level]

Land Recognition

As many of us are settlers, immigrants or descendants of those forcefully brought to this land it is our collective responsibility to pay respect and recognize that this land is the traditional territory of the Piscataway and related Algonquin Aboriginal Communities and we are here because this land was occupied. Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement that bring us here today.

Ongoing Business (20 minutes)

  • Introduction and business meeting opened by continuing chair (Nikki)
  • Brief statement from absent outgoing chair (Keith) read by continuing chair (Nikki)
    • Thank you so much for allowing me to serve as your co-chair for the last two years. I apologize that I couldn't be with you in Washington DC today. Hopefully I'll see some of you in Austin next year. This has been a bit of a recovery year with all of the changes we implemented last year, changing the name of the group, updating the standing rules, and changing the way we conduct elections. I will continue to be involved in the group and I look forward to seeing what we do next year. Sincerely, Keith Reynolds
  • Introduction of new co-chair (Bolton “Bo” Kelly Doub) 
  • DSGS Facebook Page update (Bonita Weddle or Deborah Richards)
  • Tragedy Response Initiative Task Force update - blog post update (Steven Booth)
  • American Archivist - new editor introduction (Cal Lee)
    • Encouraged DSGS members to submit to the American Archivist, reminder that there are many different formats accepted, hoping to have submisions around diverse topics
  • DACS update (Dan Michaelson)
    • DACS update: New Appendix B: Companion Standards
    • One of the objectives of the latest DACS update is to to make archival description more accessible and responsive to historically marginalized groups
    • Soliciting feedback our what they've gotten right and what still needs work
  • National Museum of American History LGBTQ Cooperative Digital Initiative update (Robert Horton)
  • Brief check in regarding transition from LAGAS to DSGS - no feedback received

New Business (5 minutes)

  • Future of DSGS
    • call for future project ideas - no feedback
    • discussion of comments from the election - Nikki briefly outlined some potentially projects for the coming year, but a survey will be sent to the listserv to gauge larger section interest

Panel and Discussion (50 minutes)


Referenced Group Meeting: 
Because Your History Matters.pdf2.11 MB
The Queer Agenda in Special Collections.pdf1.21 MB
2018_SAA_DSGSpanel_Anzaldua.pdf96.52 KB