The Archive contains some content that may be harmful or difficult to view. Items across MPR’s history are preserved and made available to the public as a historical record. As a result, some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions due to pervasive systemic intolerance. In addition, some interviews and recordings relate to violent, triggering, or graphic events which are preserved for their historical significance.
In curating material, our practice is to present audio as it aired and was published. When we find outdated or offensive content, we do our best to provide a written warning note disclaimer for listener/viewer, while keeping the original material intact without edits.
We acknowledge that we are often describing communities of which we are not a part, and many of these communities are historically marginalized and underrepresented in the archives. We recognize our responsibility to describe our collections and their creators respectfully and carefully. We also recognize that we may sometimes fail and are committed to a process of constant learning, reflection, and improvement.
If you discover harmful or offensive language in catalog records and metadata that is not noted as such, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Archive is committed to using inclusive, antiracist, non-derogatory language when creating catalog records and describing our collections. However, we acknowledge that some of our descriptions of the original material contain language that may be euphemistic, racist, homophobic, sexist, ableist or that demeans the humanity of the people we describe. We are dedicated to noting or correcting those records as we find them.