The Story of the Stuff: Issues in Temporary Memorial Preservation Main MenuWhat Are Temporary Memorials?A DefinitionThe Problem of Temporary MemorialsEssential Questions to BeginCase StudiesCase Studies IntroductionTexas A&M & the Bonfire Memorabilia CollectionCase StudyVirginia Tech & the April 16th Condolence ArchiveCase StudySandy Hook Elementary & the Story of the StuffCase StudyFurther StudyQuestions & Recommended ReadingsAshley Maynor5adce0171052a8cc24f02b7c0a0c96951154dfb5Self-Reliant Film
"We should keep everything."
12015-09-16T17:17:23-07:00Charlene Kirkpatrickaaff0b465fe57dd3461d61c03aca4d2b6297884460703Saving It Allplain2015-09-16T17:29:10-07:00Ashley Maynor5adce0171052a8cc24f02b7c0a0c96951154dfb5Every object tells a unique story, and thus every object could be a valuable addition to a collection.
But consider the time, energy, and manpower you would need in order to catalog and preserve the vast amount of materials which are typically left at temporary memorial sites. The condition of the items (such as exposure to the elements) is also an important consideration for archives and libraries.
There are many approaches to this problem of processing and selection. We will explore some of these in this module.