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July 16, 2011

Just a thought:

“Just what, precisely, are Community Archives? Whose materials are collected, for whom, on what criteria, to what ends and how does their functioning affect the broader debate around the role and mission of archives…?” 

I’m borrowing this statement outside the original South African context in which this question was being discussed because it applies as easily to discussions of WWI and WWII or Gallipoli or Anzac Day in New Zealand

Worth thinking about!

Ref: Eales, Kathy. ‘Community archives: Introduction.’ S.A. Archives Journal 40(1998):11

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