Finding Aids and Cataloging

1. "PastPerfect-ion" : Optimizing PastPerfect for Archival Description" by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen

This guide was created as part of a CLIR Hidden Collections grant with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. They used this guide to help local history organizations adapt archival description to museum PastPerfect software, with crosswalks for EAD/DACS to the PastPerfect system. It's one of the few such guides produced that is widely used in the U.S.

2. Rubenstein Library Processing Manual, Duke University

A processing manual in "zine" format, perfect for students or younger volunteers; it covers the basic principles of archival arrangement and description

3. Anti-Racist Description Resources, Archives for Black Lives in Philadelphia's Anti-Racist Description Working Group

Research and case studies created by archivists across the field in a set of best practice recommendations for an anti-oppressive approach to creating and remediating archival description.

4. Documenting the Now, Shift Collective, University of Maryland, University of Virginia

Documenting the Now responds to the public's use of social media for chronicling historically significant events as well as demand from scholars, students, and archivists, among others, seeking a user-friendly means of collecting and preserving this type of digital content.

5. Readings on Potentially Harmful Language in Archival Description, Tufts University Digital Collections & Archives

List of resources for further reading on the topic of addressing harmful language in archival description.