The Profession Responds

John Overholt
Feb 1, 2017 · 2 min read

Statements by associations representing librarians, archivists, and other cultural heritage organizations, responding to life under the Trump administration.

American Historical Association. Statement from the AHA on Domestic Terrorism, Bigotry, and History, August 2019. ( Archive)

Society of American Archivists. SAA Council Statement on White Supremacists’ Actions in Charlottesville, Virginia. ( Archive)

American Library Association. ALA condemns racism and violence in Charlottesville. August 15, 2017. ( Archive)

American Library Association. ALA stands up for science, encourages March for Science participation. April 19, 2017. ( Archive)

Society of California Archivists. Statement by the SCA Board Affirming SCA’s Core Values (PDF). April 4, 2017.

Directors of Independent Research Libraries. In Support of the NEH, IMLS and NHPRC. March 27, 2017. ( Archive)

Institute of Museum and Library Services. Statement on the President’s Proposed FY 18 Budget. March 16, 2017. ( Archive)

Wake Forest University Humanities Institute. Statement of Support for the National Endowment for the Humanities. March 19, 2017. ( Archive)

American Library Association. ALA President Responds to Federal Budget Cuts. March 16, 2017. ( Archive)

National Endowment for the Humanities. NEH Chairman William D. Adams Statement on the Proposed Elimination of NEH in FY18 Budget. March 16, 2017. ( Archive)

American Library Association. ALA strongly protests rollback of protections for our nation’s transgender students. February 24, 2017. ( Archive)

Huntington Library. Statement by Huntington President Laura Skandera Trombley on The Huntington’s Values, February 23, 2017. ( Archive)

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Statement on the Executive Order Restricting Access to the US, February 16, 2017. ( Archive)

Art Libraries Society of North America. Statement on Proposals to Eliminate Funding for the NEA, NEH, and IMLS, February 6, 2017. ( Archive)

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP), February 1, 2017. Statement (PDF)

Society of American Archivists, January 31, 2017. SAA Statement on Executive Order Restricting Entry into the United States by Individuals from Seven Muslim-Majority Countries ( Archive)

Association of College and Research Libraries, January 30, 2017. ACRL Board of Directors Affirms Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Access ( Archive)

American Library Association, January 30, 2017. ALA opposes new administration policies that contradict core values ( Archive)

American Alliance of Museums, January 30, 2017. Statement on the Travel Ban Imposed January 27 via Executive Order ( Archive)

American Historical Association, January 30, 2017. AHA Condemns Executive Order Restricting Entry to the United States ( Archive)

Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association, January 25, 2017. OIF Condemns Government Agency Censorship ( Archive)

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John Overholt

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Librarian, Cambridge, MA

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