This is an evergreen project, which means it will evolve over time. General comments or suggestions for improvement are welcome and can be directed, by email to the AAO Web Administrator.
Please visit the Toward Truth and Reconciliation page for a list of resources related to the legacy residential schools, a critical examination of colonialism, and Indigenous issues in Canada and the Indigenous Resources page for a list of online exhibits and archival material related to Indigenous communities in Ontario.
Alexander, M. (2012). The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindnes.
Maynard, Robyn. (2017). Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present.
Botnick, J. (2019). Archivists as Amici Curiae: Activating Critical Archival Theory to Confront Racialized Surveillance. Journal of Radical Librarianship, 5. Retrieved from https://journal.radicallibrarianship.org/index.php/journal/article/view/35
Chilcott, A., Fife, K., Lowry, J., Moran, J., Oke, A., Sexton, A., Thethi, J. (2021) Against Whitewashing: The Recent History of Anti-Racist Action in the British Archives Sector. The International Journal of Information Diversity, & Inclusion, 5 (1). Retrieved from https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/ijidi/issue/view/2420.
Caswell, M. (2017). Teaching to Dismantle White Supremacy in Archives. The Library Quarterly, 87(3), 222-235. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1086/692299
Caswell, M. (2014). Inventing New Archival Imaginaries: Theoretical Foundations for Identity-Based Community Archives. In Identity Palimpsests: Ethnic Archiving in the U.S. and Canada, edited by Dominique Daniel and Amalia Levi. Sacramento, CA: Litwin.
Caswell, M., Broman, G., Kirmer, J., Martin, L., & Sowry, N. (2012). Implementing a Social Justice Framework in an Introduction to Archives Course: Lessons from Both Sides of the Classroom. InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, 8(2).
Dunbar, A. (2006). Introducing critical race theory to archival discourse: Getting the conversation started. Archival Science 6, 109-129.
Eagle, J.H. (2019). “I Want Them to Know We Suffer Here”: Preserving Records of Migrant Detention in Opposition to Racialized Immigration Enforcement Structures. Journal of Radical Librarianship, 5. Retrieved from https://journal.radicallibrarianship.org/index.php/journal/article/view/32
Fife, K., & Henthorn, H. (2021) Brick Walls and Tick Boxes: Experiences of Marginalized Workers in the UK Archive Workforce. The International Journal of Information Diversity, & Inclusion, 5 (1). Retrieved from https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/ijidi/issue/view/2420.
Gilliland, A. (2011). Neutrality, Social Justice, and the Obligations of Archival Education and Educators in the Twenty-First Century. Archival Science 11(3–4), 193–209.
Kim, E. (2017). Appraising Newness: Whiteness, Neoliberalism & the Building of the Archive for New Poetry. Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, 1(2). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.24242/jclis.v1i2.38
McCracken, K. & Hogan, S-S. (2021) Laughter Filled the Space: Challenging Euro-Centric Archival Spaces. The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion, 5(1). Retrieved from https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/ijidi/issue/view/2420
Ramirez, M.H. (2015). Being assumed not to be: A critique of whiteness as an archival imperative. The American Archivist, 78(2), 339-356. doi:10.17723/0360-9081.78.2.339 http://maint.literatumonline.com
Robinson-Sweet, A. (2021) Ancestry.com's Race Stories: Examining Whiteness on the Genealogy Web. The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion, 5 (1). Retrieved from https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/ijidi/issue/view/2420.
Sutherland, T. (2017). Archival Amnesty: In Search of Black American Transitional and Restorative Justice. Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, 1(2). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.24242/jclis.v1i2.42
Sutherland, T. & Purcell, A. (2021) A Weapon and a Tool: Decolonizing Description and Embracing Redescription as Liberatory Archival Praxis. The International Journal of Informaton, Diversity, & Inclusion, 5 (1). Retrieved from https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/ijidi/issue/view/2420.
Williams, S. & Drake, J. (2017). Power to the People: Documenting Police Violence in Cleveland. Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, 1(2). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.24242/jclis.v1i2.33