Astrid M. Eckert, ed.

Institutions of Public Memory


This volume emerged from the conference Access-Presentation-Memory: The Presidential Libraries and the Memorial Foundations of German Politicians held at the German Historical Institute, Washington DC. Facilitating dialogue across disciplinary boundaries as well as the Atlantic, it brought representatives from the U.S. presidential libraries, the with professors, archivists, and members of public interest groups. The selected essays offer unique insights into the legal, cultural, and historical.

The editor of the volume, Astrid M. Eckert, was a research fellow at the German Historical Institute, Washington DC, from 2002 to 2005. In 2006, she joined the faculty at Emory University in Atlanta as Assistant Professor of Modern European History.