This paper examines the intersection of privacy and access in archival repositories. Archival repositories are well known for containing restricted material, and for protecting the privacy of the donors. This literature review examines the need for restricted material from both legal and ethical standpoints, as well as discussing culturally sensitive materials while determining what archives and libraries can do to protect both themselves and their donors while enhancing accessibility and freedom of information.

About Author

Camila Tessler graduated from the University of Arizona with a Masters of Arts in Information Resources and Library Science and from Newcastle University with a Masters of Letters in Children's Literature. Her work at the University of Arizona's special collections included the Diane Wakoski collection, and the Richard Summers collection. Her previous academic work has been presented at the Manchester Postgraduate Symposium on Childhood and includes work on Neil Gaiman and his children's work.