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Archives, documentation, and institutions of social memory : essays from the Sawyer Seminar

Author: Francis X Blouin; William G Rosenberg
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Features essays that explore the importance of archives as artifacts of culture, and also conceive of archives, not simply as historical repositories, but also as a complex of structures, processes,  Read more...


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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francis X Blouin; William G Rosenberg
ISBN: 047211493X 9780472114931
OCLC Number: 166307079
Description: ix, 502 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: "Something she called a fever" : Michelet, Derrida, and dust (or, in the archives with Michelet and Derrida) / Carolyn Steedman --
The problem of Publicite in the archives of second empire France / Jennifer S. Milligan --
Not dragon at the gate but research partner : the reference archivist as mediator / Kathleen Marquis --
Between veneration and loathing : loving and hating documents / James M. O'Toole --
Archiving/architecture / Kent Kleinman --
"Records of simple truth and precision" : photography, archives, and the illusion of control / Joan M. Schwartz --
Out of the closet and into the archives? : German Jewish papers / Atina Grossmann --
German Jewish archives in Berlin and New York : three generations after the fact / Frank Mecklenburg --
Medieval archivists as authors : social memory and archival memory / Patrick Geary --
The question of access : the right to social memory versus the right to social oblivion / Inge Bundsgaard --
Past imperfect (l'imparfait) : mediating meaning in archives of art / Nancy Ruth Bartlett --
An artifact by any other name : digital surrogates of medieval manuscripts / Stephen G. Nichols --
The panoptical archive / Eric Ketelaar --
Archival representation / Elizabeth Yakel --
Remembering the future : appraisal of records and the role of archives in constructing social memory / Terry Cook --
Creating a national information system in a federal environment : some thoughts on the Canadian archival information network / Laura Millar --
Archives, heritage, and history / David Lowenthal --
How privatization turned Britain's red telephone kiosk into an archive of the welfare state / Patrick Wright --
Archives : particles of memory or more? / Joan van Albada --
Lookin' for a home : independent oral history archives in Italy / Alessandro Portelli --
The public controversy over the Kennedy memorabilia project / Robert M. Adler --
Classified federal records and the end of the Cold War : the experience of the assassination records review board / William L. Joyce --
"Just a car" : the Kennedy car, the Lincoln chair, and the study of objects / Judith E. Endelman --
Memories of colonization : commemoration, preservation, and erasure in an African archive / Frederick Cooper --
Colonial archives and the arts of governance : on the content in the form / Ann Laura Stoler --
The provincial archive as a place of memory : confronting oral and written sources on the role of former slaves in the Cuban war of independence (1895-98) / Rebecca J. Scott --
Maroons in the archives : the uses of the past in the French Caribbean / Laurent Dubois --
Redemption's archive : remembering the future in a revolutionary past / Paul K. Eiss --
Documenting South Africa's liberation movements : engaging the archives at the University of Fort Hare / Brian Williams and William K. Wallach --
"The gift of one generation to another" : the real thing for the Pepsi generation / Ian E. Wilson --
Social history, public sphere, and national narratives : the social origins of Valencian regional imaginary in nineteenth-century Spain / Monica Burguera --
The influence of politics on the shaping of the memory of states in Western Europe (France) / Paule Rene-Bazin --
The role of the Swiss federal archives during recent politico-historical events and crises / Christoph Graf --
Television archives and the making of collective memory : Nazism and World War II in three television blockbusters of German public television / Wulf Kansteiner --
Revolution in the archives of memory : the founding of the national diet library in occupied Japan / Leslie Pincus --
The new masters of memory : libraries, archives, and museums in postcommunist Bosnia-Herzegovina / Robert J. Donia --
Writing home in the archive : "refugee memory" and the ethnography of documentation / Penelope Papailias --
Qing statesmen, archivists, and historians and the question of memory / Beatrice S. Bartlett --
The role of archives in Chinese society : an examination from the perspective of access / Du Mei --
Archives and histories in twentieth-century China / William C. Kirby --
Archives and historical writing : the case of the Menshevik Party in 1917 / Ziva Galili --
Russian history : is it in the archives? / Abby Smith --
Archiving heteroglossia : writing reports and controlling mass culture under stalin / Serhy Yekelchyk --
Ethnicity, memory, and violence : reflections on special problems in Soviet and East European archives / Jeffrey Burds --
Hesitations at the door to an archive catalog / Vladimir Lapin --
The historian and the source : problems of reliability and ethics / Boris V. Ananich.
Responsibility: edited by Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg.
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