Language is the archives of history.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

At the end of April I archived 'Curses' and Inform, and announced them on the newsgroups.
Graham Nelson archives quote

To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse. They are of two kinds: the library of published material, books, pamphlets, periodicals, and the archive of unpublished papers and documents.
— Barbara Tuchman

Among other things, drag queens are living testimony to the way women used to want to be, the way some people still want them to be, and the way some women still actually want to be. Drags are ambulatory archives of ideal moviestar womanhood. They perform a documentary service, usually consecrating their lives to keeping the glittering alternative alive and available for (not-too-close) inspection.
— Andy Warhol

Archives exist because there's something that can't necessarily be articulated. Something is said in the gaps between all the information.
— archives quotation by Taryn Simon