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Library & information science, Collection building & management, Community engagement in higher education, Academic libraries, Librarianship, Collaboration, Community-based learning, Archives – Study and teaching, Archives – Moral and ethical aspects, Library exhibits – United States – Case studies, Cultural pluralism – Study and teaching, Multicultural education – United States – Case studies, Educational equalization, Chinese Americans, Exhumation


This article is a case study of a collaboration between the Oregon Multicultural Archives of Oregon State University, Portland State University Library's Special Collections, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA), and the Northwest News Network to preserve and make accessible a recovered box of Oregon Chinese disinterment documents. By examining what influenced and engaged each partner, this case study offers an opportunity to better understand the motivations of diverse stakeholders in a "post-custodial era" project that challenges traditional practices of custody, control, and access.


© 2013 Natalia M. Fernández and Cristine Paschild.

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