In the aftermath of war, revolution, and civic trauma, individuals and institutions must find a path to deal with the tumultuous past. They demand that the new government bring justice, ensure that persons responsible for abuses in the old regime are not in positions of power in the new one, make public the truth of what happened, and provide restitution and reparation to the victims of the previous regime. In all these processes, archives are critical for dealing with the past.
Trudy Huskamp Peterson has a Ph.D. in History and worked for 24 years at the U.S. National Archives and Records administration. She is the Chair of the Human Rights Working Group of the International Council on Archives and produces a monthly newsletter, Archives and Human Rights News.
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