This presentation reflects on an archival deaccessioning situation where the son of a living donor, a member of the faculty at the University of Kentucky, requested the return of the family scrapbooks included in his father's collection. The presentation comprises the story of the deaccession, a definition of "appraisal" in this American archives context, and then an unpacking of the appraisal decision frameworks operating in this case study.
Bryan, Ruth E., "Appraisal Frameworks Used to Deaccession Part of a University Faculty Personal Papers Collection: The Case of the Artist's Scrapbooks" (2019). Library Presentations. 207.