Archival Science

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Meztizaje and remembering in Afro-Mexican communities of the Costa Chica: implications for archival education in Mexico

  • Kelvin L. WhiteEmail author
Original paper


This paper summarizes some of the major themes of a larger study that used Afro-Mexicans of the Costa Chica as a case study to understand archival education in Mexico. This study seeks to provide insight on how absences of Mexicans of African descent from the official record and recordkeeping came into being in Mexico; to examine the role that education of archival professionals might play in addressing or contributing to these absences; and to produce recommendations for remedying this under-documentation—at least in part—through changes to what is currently taught in formal archival education at the university level.


Archival education Afro-Mexican Archival paradigm Mexico Remembering Community archives 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Library and Information StudiesUniversity of OklahomaNormanUSA

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