"No (repeat no) funds will be available to Traditions Committee:" A Case Study in Memorialization Logistics
Author(s): Melissa Ziobro
This is an abstract from the session entitled "Monuments, Memory, and Commemoration" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
This paper examines the records of the Fort Monmouth, NJ Memorialization Committee from the 1940s through early 21st century to shine a light on the logistics behind memorialization: who/what gets memorialized, when, where, why, and how. The paper also considers what happens when memorials are abandoned. These thousands of pages provide a unique and fascinating look behind the curtain of memorialization at just one location, yes; but they allow us, in a broader sense, to know which questions we should ask about the memorials of the past generally, and how we might proceed with the memorials of the future.
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"No (repeat no) funds will be available to Traditions Committee:" A Case Study in Memorialization Logistics. Melissa Ziobro. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457129)
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