Scholarly applications of memory concepts in the archival literature broadly assume the role of memory as essential to the function of archival research and practice. While academicians in the archival field maintain the necessity of foregrounding memory as an essential concept underpinning both practical and theoretical research, it has nonetheless encountered some justified critique. Memory itself has become harder to define among the critical archival literature, applied liberally and, sometimes, even without merit. Critiques of these problems with memory concepts examined instances or groupings of instances where memory concepts were applied in the scholarship. A systemic overview of memory concepts in the archival literature for the past three decades, in concert with modern cooperative usages of memory in other fields, demonstrates the necessity for a revised taxonomic model for memory among the archival profession. The application of this survey of archival scholarship offers perspective on memory concepts for archival scholarship and engages with the developing memory studies field with an eye towards the increasing interdisciplinary concerns for memory professions in light of that developing field.
Jones, Mason A.
"Selective Memory: Assessing Conventions of Memory in the Archival Literature,"
Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies: Vol. 9, Article 1.
Available at: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol9/iss1/1