Archives exist to preserve unique, rare, or significant materials.
Archives collect materials to support their organization mission.
King's College. "Introduction to Archives." http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/archive-centre/introduction-archives/overview.html.
U.S. National Archives. "What's an Archives?" https://www.archives.gov/about/info/whats-an-archives.html.
Terry Cook. "Evidence, Memory, Identity, and Community: Four Shifting Archival Paradigms." Archival Science 13, no. 2 (2013), 95-120. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10502-012-9180-7.
Saidiya V. Hartman, "Venus in Two Acts," Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism 26 (2008), 1-14. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/241115.
Charles E. Morris, "Archival Queer," Rhetoric and Public Affairs 9, no. 1 (2006), 145-51. http://proxy.lib.uiowa.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ufh&AN=20929329.