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On the Other Side of the Window: Being an Archives Researcher

Read about an archivist’s interesting experience of conducting research in another archive, something they compare to “being a guest in someone’s home in a different country and culture”.

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Should Archivists Document Collective Memory?

“How do people assign meaning and weight to past events? Sociologists have coined the term “collective memory” to describe it. And it turns out that collective memory doesn’t just dictate the way groups recall the past en masse. Rather, wrote Jeannette A. Bastian, an event’s “memory trajectory” also influences the ways archivists preserve history—and opens…

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