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Preface and Acknowledgments vii part i. Archives and Archiving Introduction 1 “Something She Called a Fever”: Michelet, Derrida, and Dust (Or, in the Archives with Michelet and Derrida) 4 Carolyn Steedman The Problem of Publicité in the Archives of Second Empire France 20 Jennifer S. Milligan Not Dragon at the Gate but Research Partner: The Reference Archivist as Mediator 36 Kathleen Marquis Between Veneration and Loathing: Loving and Hating Documents 43 James M. O’Toole Archiving/Architecture 54 Kent Kleinman “Records of Simple Truth and Precision”: Photography, Archives, and the Illusion of Control 61 Joan M. Schwartz part ii. Archives in the Production of Knowledge Introduction 85 Out of the Closet and into the Archives? German Jewish Papers 89 Atina Grossmann German Jewish Archives in Berlin and New York: Three Generations after the Fact 101 Frank Mecklenburg Medieval Archivists as Authors: Social Memory and Archival Memory 106 Patrick Geary The Question of Access: The Right to Social Memory versus the Right to Social Oblivion 114 Inge Bundsgaard ⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮⟮ Contents Past Imperfect (l’imparfait): Mediating Meaning in Archives of Art 121 Nancy Ruth Bartlett An Artifact by Any Other Name: Digital Surrogates of Medieval Manuscripts 134 Stephen G. Nichols The Panoptical Archive 144 Eric Ketelaar Archival Representation 151 Elizabeth Yakel part iii. Archives and Social Memory Introduction 165 Remembering the Future: Appraisal of Records and the Role of Archives in Constructing Social Memory 169 Terry Cook Creating a National Information System in a Federal Environment: Some Thoughts on the Canadian Archival Information Network 182 Laura Millar Archives, Heritage, and History 193 David Lowenthal How Privatization Turned Britain’s Red Telephone Kiosk into an Archive of the Welfare State 207 Patrick Wright Archives: Particles of Memory or More? 215 Joan van Albada Lookin’ for a Home: Independent Oral History Archives in Italy 219 Alessandro Portelli The Public Controversy over the Kennedy Memorabilia Project 225 Robert M. Adler Classiaed Federal Records and the End of the Cold War: The Experience of the Assassination Records Review Board 237 William L. Joyce “Just a Car”: The Kennedy Car, the Lincoln Chair, and the Study of Objects 245 Judith E. Endelman part iv. Archives, Memory, and Political Culture (Canada, the Caribbean, Western Europe, Africa, and European Colonial Archives) Introduction 253 Memories of Colonization: Commemoration, Preservation, and Erasure in an African Archive 257 Frederick Cooper iv Contents Colonial Archives and the Arts of Governance: On the Content in the Form 267 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) 280 Rebecca J. Scott Maroons in the Archives: The Uses of the Past in the French Caribbean 291 Laurent Dubois Redemption’s Archive: Remembering the Future in a Revolutionary Past 301 Paul K. Eiss Documenting South Africa’s Liberation Movements: Engaging the Archives at the University of Fort Hare 321 Brian Williams and William K. Wallach “The Gift of One Generation to Another”: The Real Thing for the Pepsi Generation 333 Ian E. Wilson Social History, Public Sphere, and National Narratives: The Social Origins of Valencian Regional Imaginary in Nineteenth-Century Spain 343 Mónica Burguera The Inbuence of Politics on the Shaping of the Memory of States in Western Europe (France) 353 Paule René-Bazin The Role of the Swiss Federal Archives during Recent Politico-Historical Events and Crises 361 Christoph Graf Television Archives and the Making of Collective Memory: Nazism and World War II in Three Television Blockbusters of German Public Television 368 Wulf Kansteiner part v. Archives and Social Understanding in States Undergoing Rapid Transition (China, Postwar Japan, Postwar Greece, Russia, Ukraine, and the Balkans) Introduction 379 Revolution in the Archives of Memory: The Founding of the National Diet Library in Occupied Japan 382 Leslie Pincus The New Masters of Memory: Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Postcommunist Bosnia-Herzegovina 393 Robert J. Donia Writing Home in the Archive: “Refugee Memory” and the Ethnography of Documentation 402 Penelope Papailias Qing Statesmen, Archivists, and Historians and the Question of Memory 417 Beatrice S. Bartlett Contents v The Role of Archives in Chinese Society: An Examination from the Perspective of Access 427 Du Mei Archives and Histories in Twentieth-Century China 436 William C. Kirby Archives and Historical Writing: The Case of the Menshevik Party in 1917 443 Ziva Galili Russian History: Is It in the Archives? 451 Abby Smith Archiving Heteroglossia: Writing Reports and Controlling Mass Culture under Stalin 459 Serhy Yekelchyk Ethnicity, Memory, and Violence...