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United States History

2013

University of Massachusetts Boston

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The Memory Keeper: Analyzing The Importance Of Collecting And Preserving Oral Histories In A Twenty-First Century University Archival Repository, Arabeth Balasko May 2013

The Memory Keeper: Analyzing The Importance Of Collecting And Preserving Oral Histories In A Twenty-First Century University Archival Repository, Arabeth Balasko

History/Archives Capstones Collection

Recognizing the importance of collecting and incorporating individuals’ memories into an institution’s archival repository is a fundamental task that archivists must professionally and ethically accept. Depending on the repository’s specific needs and mission goals the collection policies will differ; however, disregarding the personal stories of the working population of the university is a disservice to archival collecting. How can a user analyze the completed history of an academic institution without providing the documented input and sharing of personal experiences of faculty, staff, and students? How can a researcher evaluate theory and explore a multitude of viewpoints, if only ...