"[T]he terrain of social memory, as with all social space, [is] a site of struggle. In the crudest sense this [is] a struggle of remembering against forgetting,
of oppositional memory fighting a life-and-death struggle against a systematic forgetting
engineered by the state."
- On the subject of archives as agents of social change. Verne Harris, “‘They Should Have Destroyed More’: The Destruction of Public Records by the South African State in the Final Years of Apartheid, 1990-1994” in Richard J. Cox and David A. Wallace’s edited book, Archive and the Public Good (Westport: Quorum 2002).