The archival nexus: Rethinking the interplay of archival ideas about the nature, value, and use of records

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Abstract

This article traces an alternative to the evidence/memory dichotomy in archival discourse by highlighting the nexus between archival ideas about the nature, value, and use of records as viewed and imagined through the lens of an archival concept of evidence as a relation between record and event. This article then explores how "the archival nexus" provides a different framework for understanding the various meaning-making processes surrounding archives both within and outside the archival repository, and for rethinking the role of the archivist and the position of the archival discipline with regard to other disciplines that explicitly address and engage with the archive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-164
Number of pages8
JournalArchival Science
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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  • History
  • Library and Information Sciences

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