Trudy Huskamp Peterson

Certified Archivist


Chair and comment, “You Spin Me Round (For a Record): Archives in India,” Annual Conference on South Asia, October 2016

“Principles of Access to Archives (of Power[lessness]),” Swiss Congress of Historical Sciences, Lausanne, June 2016

“Access to Archives and Human Rights,” National Council on Public History, March 2016

“Archives, Agency and the State,” workshop “State-Sponsored History,” Ghent, Belgium, November 2015; University of Iowa, October 2016

“Rule-of-Law Tool: Archives,” seminar “El papel de los archivos en la construccion de la paz en Colombia,” (Skype), October 2015

“Thinking about Risks to Archives: A Framework,” swisspeace conference “Securing Archives at Risk,” October 2015; Diaspora Archives conference, London, April 2016; Archives of Contemporary History, Zurich, June 2016; International Council on Archives annual meeting September 2016

“The Draft ‘Basic Principles on the Role of Archivists in Support of Human Rights’,” International Council on Archives annual meeting, September 2015

“An Introduction to the Rule-of-Law Tool: Archives,” panel discussion, UN Human Rights Commission side event, June 2015

“Atoms and Archives in the Marshall Islands,” University of Iowa, April 2015; Iowa State University October 2015; Capitol Hill Village Voices March 2016

“Unknown/Unknown and Known/Unknowns,” Seminar “The Archive, History and Law: the Politics of Re-membering, Truth Seeking and Re-making of History,” Harvard University, March 2015.

“Three Points to Consider for an Archives focusing on Peace, Justice and Security,” Seminar “History for the Future: Judicial Heritage in The Hague,” January 2015

“Hunting for History in National Security Archives,” International Commission on Military History, 2014; NATO Archives Committee annual meeting, 2014

“No Closure without Disclosure” and workshop “Implementing Principles of Access to Documents with Restrictions,” CARBICA 2014

“Thinking about Threats, Planning for Threats,” International Seminar “Archives for Peace,” Colombia 2014

“Copying Cultural Patrimony, Avoiding Conflict,” Diasporic Literary Archives Workshop, 2014

Chair, “Protect and Enable:  Opening up the National Archives,” International Council on Archives Annual Conference, 2014

Chair, “Custodian Institution and Repository Mechanism,” Workshop on Archives in the Context of the Right to Know, Switzerland, 2014

Chair and comment, “The Ethics of Access to Refugee Records and Archives,” Society of American Archivists convention, 2014

Chair, “Researching the Middle East,” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2014

“Archives and Human Rights,” Forum des archivists genevois, 2014

“Access as the Support of Democracy,” Hong Kong Archives Society, 2014

“Principles of Access to Archives,” National Institute of Public Administration, Spain, 2013

Chair, “Truth and Reconciliation,” International Council on Archives Annual Conference, October 2013

Panelist, “Forum: All Things ICA,” Society of American Archivists convention, August 2013

Chair, “Displaced Archives:  Current Controversies and a New Initiative,” Society of American Archivists convention, August 2013

Panelist, “Possibilities of cooperation between different dealing with the past mechanisms and their archives,” Dealing with the Past Conference, Switzerland, August 2013

“The Railroad, the Records, Holocaust Litigation and Maryland,” University of Iowa, 2013

“The Role of Archives in Strengthening Democracy,” Nordiska arkivdagar, Finland, 2012; Swedish Archival Week, 2013; Catalan Archives Congress, 2013; University of Maryland Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Americana symposium, 2013; Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, 2013; Federal Institute for Access to information and Data Protection, Mexico City, 2013; Friends of Archives, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2013; University of Oregon, 2013; Iowa State University, 2016

“The Importance of Archives and Documentation in Dealing with the Past,” Dealing with the Past Conference, Switzerland, 2012

“The Probative Value of Documents in Judicial Processes,” Museo de la Memoria, Santiago, Chile, and Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile, 2012

“Archives and Democracy,” IV Convencion Internacional de Archivistas, Chile, 2012

Chair, “Archives in Wartime:  From WWII to the Invasion of Iraq,” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2012

“Placing Your Personal Papers,” Capitol Hill Village, 2012, 2013

“The Access Initiative,” International Council on Archives, 2011; Southern Economic Association convention, 2011; American Historical Association convention, 2012; Society for The History of American Foreign Relations convention, 2013; Society of American Archivists convention 2013

“Three Wishes for the Society of American Archivists,” Society of American Archivists convention, 2011

“Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions,” National Research Centre Forum, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, 2011

Unfinished Business: Archives after Conflict in Guatemala, Sierra Leone, and South America,” Washington History Seminar, National History Center, 2011

Panelist, “Wikileaks and the Archives and Records Profession,” Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York and Metro NYC Chapter ARMA, 2011

“Threatening Archives/Archives Threatened,” Society of American Archivists Human Rights Roundtable, 2010

Panelist, “La Isla – Archives of a Tragedy,” Silver Docs Film Festival, 2010

“Fighting Words:  Archives as Information, Archives as Symbol,” University of Iowa, 2010

Panelist, “The Indian Archives and a Future Research Agenda,” India and the Cold War, conference, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2009

“Management of Human Rights Archives in a Post-conflict Country,” Archives seminar, Burundi, 2009

Why Law? Why Archives? Why a Law for Archives?” Managing Public Records and Preserving Heritage for Good Governance seminar, Hong Kong, 2009

Panelist, “Putting Historical Skills to Work:  Careers beyond Academe,” American Historical Association convention, 2009

“Archives and Human Rights Workshop,” Foro Internacional de Archivos y Derechos Humanos,” Mexico, 2008

The Role of Archives in Strengthening Democracy,” Archivos, Memoria y Derecho a la Verdad conference, Colombia, 2008

The Probative Value of Archival Documents in Judicial Processes,” Conference of the Human Rights Ombudsman, Guatemala, 2008

“Archives and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” Society of Tennessee Archivists annual meeting, 2008

“Guatemala Police Archives,” Society of Tennessee Archivists annual meeting, 2008

“Issues in the Preservation of Human Rights Archives,” University of Connecticut, 2008

“Legacies of Repression:  Archives and Human Rights,” Iowa State University World Affairs Series, 2008

The End of the Beginning,” Conference of the Procurador de los Derechos Humanos, January 2008

“A Documentation Strategy for Human Rights Research,” Colombia, 2007

Tribunals Past and Present,” Human Rights Archives and Documentation conference, October 2007

Privacy is not a Rose” Society of American Archivists convention, 2007

“Preserving the History of Truth Commissions,” American Historical Association convention, 2007

“Temporary Courts, Permanent Records,” Archives, justice et droits de l’homme conference of the International Council on Archives, Lyon, France, 2006

“The Legacy of the ICTY,” Domestic War Crimes Trials Conference, Montenegro, 2006

“Police Archives:  A Late Twentieth Century Issue,” Iowa State University Library Faculty Seminar, 2006

“Police Archives and the Archival Profession,” History Department, University of San Carlos, Guatemala, 2006

Chair, “Vital Records:  The Importance of National Archives and Records Administration in Governance and Civil society,” Society of American Archivists convention, 2006

“Legal Heritage of the International Criminal Tribunals,” Expert Meeting on Judicial Archives, The Hague, 2006

Archival Solidarity,” XIV Brazilian Congress on Archival Science, 2006

“Preserving the Legacy of Temporary International Criminal Courts,” University of Iowa Law School, 2006

“Records of International Criminal Courts,” American Society of International Law, International Law Librarians’ Program, 2006

“Attitudes and Access in the United States of America,” Japan-US Friendship Association seminar, Tokyo, 2006

Final Acts: Preserving the Records of Truth Commissions,” Yale University School of Law, 2006

“In Archives We Trust,” MARAC – DC Caucus, 2005

“Temporary Courts, Permanent Records,” ARMA International convention, 2005

“Truth and the Records of Truth Commissions,” Society of American Archivists convention, 2005

“Dangerous Records: A Cold War Story,” American Historical Association convention, 2005

Access for All: Governments, Governance, and Archives,” EASTICA, 2004

Standard Archives,” Quadrennial Congress of the International Council on Archives, 2004

Testimony, “Needs of the Records and Archives Program of the District of Columbia,” D.C. City Council oversight hearing, 2004

Chair, “Reconstructing Memory and Identity:  International Non-Governmental Sources,” International Conference of the Round Table on Archives, 2003

Chair, “Records of the International Tribunals,” Society of American Archivists convention, 2002

The ‘Why’ of Archives; The ‘I’ in Archives” Central Official Training Institute, Korea, 1 May 2002

“The Gift and the Archives,” Research Institute for Korean Archives and Records, 2002

“Refugees, Vital Statistics, and the Records They Leave Behind,” Society of American Archivists, 2000

“A Rumination on Standards,” Society of American Archivists convention, 1999

“Why Automate?  Why Plan?” Keynote address, Summer University Institute, Central European University, 1999

“Maxims for Managers:  An Archival View,” Association of Canadian Archivists, 1998

“E Pluribus Unum,” National Archives of Italy, 1998

“Macro Archives, Micro States,” 50th Anniversary Jubilee of the Archives of Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1997

Panelist, “Legal Aspects in Archival Education,” International Conference of the Round Table on Archives, 1997

“Independent Television, Independent Archives?” International Federation of Television Archives, 1997

“East and West:  Legislating Information,” National Archives of Sweden, 1996

“Lifelong Learning:  The Archival Profession in the 21st Century,” Croatian Archives Conference, 1996

Chair, “Archival Theory and National Traditions,” Society of American Archivists, 1995″The National Archives and Contractor Records,” Legacy conference, RAND, 1992

“Archival Challenges,” Western History Association, 1992

Commentator, “Cultivating the Postliterate,” Society of American Archivists convention, 1992

“Stasi Archives,” International Congress on Archives, 1992

Interview, Marin Producciones S.A. of Argentina for World Time Capsule, 1992

“The National Archives and Scientific Records,” National Academy of Sciences conference, 1992

Chair, “Preservation of Electronic Records,” Association of Public Data Users conference, 1991

“Corporate Culture, Archival Identity, and Professional Cooperation,” Midwest Archives Conference, 1991

Commentator, “Twentieth Century Farm Movements and Politics,” Organization of American Historians convention, 1991

“Legal and Ethical Issues in Archives,” Society of Georgia Archivists, 1991

Chair/commentator, “Legal Issues concerning Electronic Records,” Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, 1990

“Professions:  Archivists and Records Managers,” New York Chapter, American Records Managers Association, 1990

“Reference Services at the National Archives,” Maryland depository libraries annual meeting, 1990

“The End of Archival Effort,” Moscow Symposium 1990

Chair/commentator, “Improving Access to Sources and Texts,” Association of Documentary Editing, 1989

“Preservation Priorities and the Four G’s,” Association of Canadian Archivists conference, 1989

Panelist, “Rural Historic Districts:  A Multidisciplinary Approach,” National Trust for Historic Preservation conference, 1988

Panelist, “Can Archivists be Sued?” Society of Southwest Archivists, 1988

“Legal Matters:  Deposit Agreements, Tax Evaluations, Licensing, Rights and Reproductions,” Local TV News conference, 1987

“Archivists and the Law,” Mid-Atlantic Archives Conference, 1987

Chair, “The ‘Far Side’ of Equality:  Institutional Policies and Archival Access,” National Council on Public History, 1987

“Reference and Access:  Legal Issues,” Society of Georgia Archivists, 1986

“Electronic Records and Government Documents,” Depository Library Council, 1986

Moderator, “The Fate of Information,” American Society of Access Professionals, 1985

“Archival Education,” Public Archives of Canada, 1985

Chair/commentator, “Protagonists and/or Compatriots,” Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, 1985

Chair, “In Search of Archival Theory,” Society of American Archivists convention, 1984

“The User Community and Its Impact on Archival Administration,” Keynote, Mid-Atlantic Archives Conference, 1983

“Records Management for the Association,” American Society of Association Executives convention, 1983

“Technology, Records, and the Historian,” American Historical Association, 1982

“Archival Principles and Records of the New Technology,” Society of American Archivists convention, 1982

“American Archival Institute:  A Prospectus,” Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, 1982, and Society of Mississippi Archivists, 1982

“Archives and Advocacy:  Two Historical Examples,” National Council on Public History conference, 1982

“Intrinsic Value as an Archival Concept,” Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, 1981

Discussant, “Postwar Changes in Market Structure,” Symposium on the History of Agricultural Trade and Marketing, 1981

Commentator, “Archival Education for Librarians, Library Education for Archivists,” American Library Association convention, 1980

Chair, panel discussion, “Placement and Professionalism:  Issues in Archival Education,” Society of American Archivists convention, 1979

“The Modern Archives Institute: Past, Present, and Prospects,” NEH conference on archival workshops, 1978

“Access and the Archivist,” Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, 1978

“Certification:  Realities and Possibilities,” South Atlantic Archives and Records Conference, 1978

“Freedom of Information,” Society of Southwest Archivists conference, 1978

“Research Directions in Women’s History,” AAUW Educational Foundation conference, 1978

“The Impact of the Freedom of Information Act on Government Information Accessibility,” American University Institute on Federal Document and Information Accessibility, 1978

“Archival Certification,” Society of American Archivists convention, 1977

“Accreditation, Approval, and Certification,” Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, 1977

Commentator, “The WPA Historical Records Survey,” Society of American Archivists convention, 1973


*Speeches made as Acting Archivist of the United States are not included