During work on a queer archival project at a small liberal arts university, tension arose when an oral history participant unintentionally misnamed and misgendered a transgender individual. As this case study demonstrates, the project team had to balance the ethics of oral history, which discourage the editing of recordings, with queer ethics that view this type of misnaming as actively harmful. The team created their own solution, taking into account general guidance regarding third-party naming, trans-inclusivity in archives, and the overall goals of the project.

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