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An archive is always a place for at least a double production of knowledge. First, it is a venue for the localisation of knowledge. It is where certain singular and original material, and the information it contains, is stored ready for future use, whether or not that use ever comes. Second, it is a place through which those who wish to produce a certain sort of validated knowledge of the past must pass in order to reinscribe or reproduce that original material in other forms prior to its still further recycling, reinscription and reproduction within other stories, other interpretations and other explanations. The archive is a special place for making knowledge, but it is a contradictory one. It is a place of memory and ...

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