Answered By: Lesley Schoenfeld Last Updated: Apr 09, 2021 Views: 8
Material in the Harvard Law School Library’s Historical & Special Collections (HSC) may contain culturally insensitive language or subject matter. The finding aids and catalog records used to describe the material may include language that is harmful or offensive. We recognize that collecting, describing, and providing access to materials is not neutral. HSC is committed to investigating and is working to remediate past and current oppressive practices. To that end, we are changing or providing additional context for problematic terminology, and are working to reveal the voices of people in our collections who have been silenced or obscured.
What if I find an offensive term or harmful language in the HOLLIS catalog or HOLLIS for Archival Discovery not specific to HSC?
Harmful Language in Archival Description-A statement from Harvard Library