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Documenting Tragedy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: Historic Plaques, Remembrance Books, and Implications for Archives and Memory
Michigan Archival Association (2007)
  • Erin Passehl, Boise State University
Abstract

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.

Keywords
  • archives
Publication Date
June, 2007
Citation Information
Erin Passehl. "Documenting Tragedy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: Historic Plaques, Remembrance Books, and Implications for Archives and Memory" Michigan Archival Association (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erin_passehl/9/