Past Affairs-Related Collective Memories and the Archival Justice : The Contemporary Rebuilding of the Archive on the Truth and Reconciliation Committee

과거사 집단기억과 '아카이브 정의' 진실화해위원회 아카이브의 동시대적 재구성

  • 이경래 (중앙대학교 대학원 문헌정보학과(기록관리학전공))
  • Received : 2015.09.05
  • Accepted : 2015.09.28
  • Published : 2015.10.30


This article purposes to define archival justice and suggest democratic modeling of the archive on the Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC), which is focused on victims of state violence. These purposes come from critical mind that the absence of framework of the records management for collective memory would cause incorporation of TRC archives into mainstream archives systems in which voices of victims have been marginalized. This article intends to expand theoretical prospects of documentation of past affairs through applying humanistic and theoretical frameworks differently from institutional and policy approaches on restoration of collective memory. In order to do this, this article first considers archival justice as archives building in which state violence' victims are pivotal and then extracts theoretical frameworks for building the archives based on archival justice from recent discourses of post-colonial archives and community archives. As the next step, it criticizes current conditions of TRC archives in Korea on the basis of extracted theoretical frames and finally suggests realistic models in which each theoretical frame could be applied effectively into TRC archives that is focused on victims.


Supported by : 한국연구재단