How is a historical event remembered, and how can that memory influence and enrich the archival record? This paper addresses that question by analyzing the memory trajectory of one well-remembered event in American history, the Homestead Strike of 1892. Tracking the traces of the strike, from tragic event to collective memory, it examines how the collective memory of an event enhances our ability to document and understand it in its entirety, demonstrating that while records may influence the memory of events, memory may also influence the production of records.

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