A couple of words related to archives

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Creator: Unknown
Date Created: 22nd February 2017
Location: Oberlin College
Context: E-mail talking about the situation of the archives in peripheral countries.
Potential Relevance For The Future: A picture of this moment.

Description: An email from an specialist in archives about a new law that allows the government to erase or destroy the documents from the legislative power, based on arbitrary aspects to “purify” the archives.

Translation: …and the difference related to the state issues is between a strong state, thought from Foucault, and unsteady structures from peripheral countries like ours, where we think about institutions that work on and for a democracy to come… if we think about the actual government we´d better took everything out of our country before it disappears.  

 

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