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Reparative Archival Description Working Group: Presentations and publications

Presentations and publications


"Reparative Archival Description: The Past, Present, and Future," virtual symposium hosted by RAD. April 2024. Available at:

"Language Matters: Defining the History of Japanese American Incarceration During World War II," virtual symposium hosted by RAD. April 2022. Available at:

“Repair, Restore, Reimagine: Reparative Archival Description Forum,” virtual symposium hosted by RAD. November 2021. Available at: 

Tai, Jessica. “Implementing Programmatic Anti-Racist (Re)Description at Predominately White Institutions.” Panelist for virtual presentation at the Rare Books and Manuscripts Annual Conference, June 2021.

Tai, Jessica. “Undertaking Reparative Archival Description at Yale University Library Through a Framework of Cultural Humility.” OCLC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Metadata panel, March 2021.

Tai, Jessica. “YUL Reparative Archival Description (RAD) Task Force,” Yale University Library Special Collections Steering Committee Forum, November 2020. Available at: 

Peebles, Cate. “Implementing Inclusive (Re)Description at Predominantly White Institutions,” Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting, August 2020.



Bredbenner, Stephanie and Jessica Tai, “Remediating Euphemistic Language in Yale’s Collections Documenting Japanese American Incarceration,” New England Archivists Newsletter. Vol. 48, no. 1 (2021): 5-7. Available at: 

New England Archivists Inclusion and Diversity Committee, “Inclusion and Diversity Committee’s Spring Meeting Reading Circle,” New England Archivists Newsletter. Vol. 48, no. 3 (2021) 20-21. Available at:

Tai, Jessica. “Cultural Humility as a Framework for Anti-Oppressive Archival Description,” in “Radical Empathy in Archival Practice” Special Issue, Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, Vol. 3 (2020). Available at: