On August 24, 1970, a bomb exploded outside Sterling Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The bombing killed an innocent physics researcher, injured three others, and devastated the physics department located inside Sterling Hall. This presentation considers two common themes: documenting “official” history and memory and implications for archives including the affect of collective and social memories on archives, collection policies, and access points. This presentation examines local agencies and their means of portraying and advancing histories and memories of the bombing over the past thirty-six years.
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