||The historical sublime. Asleep among the ruins ; The rhetoric of "waking and winning" ; Of ruins and the sublime ; History-perceived, history-created -- The collection and preservation of historical objects. The rhetoric of "saving" ; Collecting immobile objects: the Denkmäler inventories -- Collective collecting in "the age of associations". Figuring the collector ; Collectors alone and in association: correspondences ; Generations as collectives ; The historical associations / Correspondences: gender, family, and emotion -- Finding form for the content: historical museums. The museum context ; Objects and copies: journals as museums ; Imagined museums ; Real museums -- Collective memory and historical consciousness. "Historical memory and collective memory" ; Collective memory and personal property ; Public spheres, public opinion ; Individual, collective, historical memory.