The Scrapbook in American LifeThe Scrapbook in American Life

This book explores the history of scrapbook-making, its origins, uses, changing forms and purposes as well as the human agents behind the books themselves.

Author: Susan Tucker

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1592134785


Page: 332

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This book explores the history of scrapbook-making, its origins, uses, changing forms and purposes as well as the human agents behind the books themselves. Scrapbooks bring pleasure in both the making and consuming - and are one of the most enduring yet simultaneously changing cultural forms of the last two centuries. Despite the popularity of scrapbooks, no one has placed them within historical traditions until now. This volume considers the makers, their artefacts, And The viewers within the context of American culture. The volume's contributors do not show the reader how to make scrapbooks or improve techniques but instead explore the curious history of what others have done in the past and why these splendid examples of material and visual culture have such a significant place in many households.

The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture 2011 2012The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture 2011 2012

5. Juliana M. Kuipers, “Scrapbooks: Intrinsic Value and Material Culture,” Journal of Archival Organization 2:3 (2004), 84 and 87. 6. Susan Tucker, Katherine Ott, and Patricia Buckler, eds., The Scrapbook in American Life (Philadelphia: ...

Author: William M. Simons

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786472956


Page: 256

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The 2011-2012 volume in the Cooperstown Symposium series is a collection of new scholarly essays that use baseball to examine topics whose import extends beyond the ballpark. The essays represent 16 of the leading presentations from the two most recent proceedings of the annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, held on June 1-4, 2011, and May 30-June 1, 2012. The essays are divided into six parts. "Baseball History, Myth, and the American Past" considers the distinction between reality and remembrance. "Decade of Transition: The 1960s in Baseball and America" explores a critical passage in the evolution of the nation and the game. "Baseball Economics: Owners, Profits, and the Public" provides perspectives on sports as business. "Out of the Bleachers: Women Umpiring and Playing" links the game to those who participate and care about it despite the expectations of atavistic gender roles. "Casting the Game: Stage and Screen" examines theatrical and cinematic treatments of baseball. Part 6, "Game of Numbers: Statistical Baseball," examines the sport and its artifacts quantitatively.

The American Life of Ernestine L RoseThe American Life of Ernestine L Rose

... careful records in her Scrapbook show us that of all the women on the lecture circuit speaking for woman's rights ... Rose and her colleagues were trying to disseminate ; but in Rose's case , 158 The American Life of Ernestine L. Rose.

Author: Carol A. Kolmerten

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815605285


Page: 332

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A biography of one of the least known women's rights activists in 19th-century America. For over 30 years, Rose (1810-1892) attacked slavery and decried women's lack of political and social rights. Her atheism, her Jewish and Polish background, and her blunt appeal to reason made her an easy target for those opposed to her ideas, and an outsider even among the reformers, whose anti-Semitism, anti-immigrationist sentiments, and unconscious racism she aroused. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Jewish Role in American LifeThe Jewish Role in American Life

16 Louis Finkelstein, "The Seminary's Ten-Year Plan to Reclaim Jewish Youth to Religious and Ethnical Life" 3. Thanks to Michael Greenbaum for sharing a copy of this document with me which is in his personal collection. 17 The scrapbook ...

Author: Andrew R. Heinze

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557534462


Page: 142

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The relationship between Jews and the United States is necessarily complex: Jews have been instrumental in shaping American culture and, of course, Jewish culture and religion have likewise been profoundly recast in the United States, especially in the period following World War II. A major focus of this work is to consider the Jewish role in American life as well as the American role in shaping Jewish life. This fifth volume of the Casden Institute's annual review is organized along five broad themes-politics, values, image, education and culture.

Our Country s Call to Service Federal Security Agency Paul V McNutt Administrator U S Office of Education John W Studebaker CommissionerOur Country s Call to Service Federal Security Agency Paul V McNutt Administrator U S Office of Education John W Studebaker Commissioner

The life stories of some of the most distinguished representatives of other cultures were told by the teacher , and their ... A Scrapbook of America Clipping , pasting , drawing , and simple exercises in writing were all involved in the ...

Author: John Ward Studebaker


ISBN: IND:30000089179893


Page: 24

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Education and National Defense SeriesEducation and National Defense Series

Instead of giggling at the ways of living in other lands , the children showed keen interest and pride in ... A Scrapbook of America Clipping , pasting , drawing , and simple exercises in writing were all involved in the making of a ...

Author: United States. Office of Education


ISBN: UOM:39015035787905



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Material Culture in AmericaMaterial Culture in America

Understanding Everyday Life Helen Sheumaker, Shirley Teresa Wajda, Shirley Wajda ... Postcards and greeting cards were often arranged in scrapbooks and collected for their images as well as for their ... The Scrapbook in American Life.

Author: Helen Sheumaker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576076477


Page: 569

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Presents more than two hundred alphabetic entries that cover the history of American material culture, including such topics as adolescence, mourning, graphic design, Art Deco, and gay consumerism.

Travel Writing Visual Culture and Form 1760 1900Travel Writing Visual Culture and Form 1760 1900

58. of North Carolina (1995) quoted in Jennifer A. Jolly 'History in the Making: A Columbian Exposition Scrapbook', The Scrapbook in American Life,. ed. Susan Tucker, Katherine Ott and Patricia P. Buckler (Philadelphia: Temple ...

Author: Brian H. Murray

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137543394


Page: 248

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This collection reveals the variety of literary forms and visual media through which travel records were conveyed in the long nineteenth century, bringing together a group of leading researchers from a range of disciplines to explore the relationship between travel writing, visual representation and formal innovation.

Material VernacularsMaterial Vernaculars

“Between Person and Profession: The Scrapbooks of Nineteenth-Century Medical Practitioners.” In The Scrapbook in American Life, edited by Susan Tucker, Katherine Ott, and Patricia P. Buckler, 29–41. Philadelphia: Temple University Press ...

Author: Jason Baird Jackson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253023612


Page: 210

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The role of objects and images in everyday life are illuminated incisively in Material Vernaculars, which combines historical, ethnographic, and object-based methods across a diverse range of material and visual cultural forms. The contributors to this volume offer revealing insights into the significance of such practices as scrapbooking, folk art produced by the elderly, the wedding coat in Osage ceremonial exchanges, temporary huts built during the Jewish festival of Sukkot, and Kiowa women's traditional roles in raiding and warfare. While emphasizing local vernacular culture, the contributors point to the ways that culture is put to social ends within larger social networks and within the stream of history. While attending to the material world, these case studies explicate the manner in which the tangible and intangible, the material and the meaningful, are constantly entwined and co-constituted.

Frozen in Time An Early Carte de Visite Album from New Bedford MassachusettsFrozen in Time An Early Carte de Visite Album from New Bedford Massachusetts

Scenes in My Life: Occurring During a Ministry of Nearly Half a Century in the Methodist Episcopal Church. ... The Scrapbook in American Life. ... Hathaways 1200–1980: A Supplement to the 1970 Edition, Hathaways of America.

Author: Susan Snow Lukesh


ISBN: 9781483439204


Page: 184

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Susan Snow Lukesh takes a mid-nineteenth century photo album from New Bedford, Massachusetts, created against a backdrop of the Civil War, and moves the people seemingly frozen in time backwards and forwards. The details of daily living, of the marrying, working, and dying of the individuals in the album demonstrate the personal side of the development of this famous whaling capital through its transition to a strong mill economy. These details also show how the financial and intellectual capital of the city fueled development throughout the United States. At their creation photograph albums portrayed, and then continued to portray years later, a community, albeit selective. Importantly, these albums, especially the album presented here, served as a source for personal and collective storytelling, functioning as links to the past, offering intimations of status and social connections and family genealogy.

Comics and StuffComics and Stuff

As the introduction to The Scrapbook in American Life explains: “In form, many scrapbooks more closely resemble the junk drawer found in kitchens and desks. Some scrapbooks spend their entire existence unbound, in shoe boxes or other ...

Author: Henry Jenkins

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479852741


Page: 352

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Considers how comics display our everyday stuff—junk drawers, bookshelves, attics—as a way into understanding how we represent ourselves now For most of their history, comics were widely understood as disposable—you read them and discarded them, and the pulp paper they were printed on decomposed over time. Today, comic books have been rebranded as graphic novels—clothbound high-gloss volumes that can be purchased in bookstores, checked out of libraries, and displayed proudly on bookshelves. They are reviewed by serious critics and studied in university classrooms. A medium once considered trash has been transformed into a respectable, if not elite, genre. While the American comics of the past were about hyperbolic battles between good and evil, most of today’s graphic novels focus on everyday personal experiences. Contemporary culture is awash with stuff. They give vivid expression to a culture preoccupied with the processes of circulation and appraisal, accumulation and possession. By design, comics encourage the reader to scan the landscape, to pay attention to the physical objects that fill our lives and constitute our familiar surroundings. Because comics take place in a completely fabricated world, everything is there intentionally. Comics are stuff; comics tell stories about stuff; and they display stuff. When we use the phrase “and stuff” in everyday speech, we often mean something vague, something like “etcetera.” In this book, stuff refers not only to physical objects, but also to the emotions, sentimental attachments, and nostalgic longings that we express—or hold at bay—through our relationships with stuff. In Comics and Stuff, his first solo authored book in over a decade, pioneering media scholar Henry Jenkins moves through anthropology, material culture, literary criticism, and art history to resituate comics in the cultural landscape. Through over one hundred full-color illustrations, using close readings of contemporary graphic novels, Jenkins explores how comics depict stuff and exposes the central role that stuff plays in how we curate our identities, sustain memory, and make meaning. Comics and Stuff presents an innovative new way of thinking about comics and graphic novels that will change how we think about our stuff and ourselves.

The Accidental DiaristThe Accidental Diarist

A History of the Daily Planner in America Molly A. McCarthy. in American Life, ed. ... Katherine Ott, Susan Tucker, and Patricia P. Buckler, Introduction, in The Scrapbook in American Life, ed. Susan Tucker, Katherine Ott, and Patricia ...

Author: Molly A. McCarthy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226033495


Page: 280

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In this era of tweets and blogs, it is easy to assume that the self-obsessive recording of daily minutiae is a recent phenomenon. But Americans have been navel-gazing since nearly the beginning of the republic. The daily planner—variously called the daily diary, commercial diary, and portable account book—first emerged in colonial times as a means of telling time, tracking finances, locating the nearest inn, and even planning for the coming winter. They were carried by everyone from George Washington to the soldiers who fought the Civil War. And by the twentieth century, this document had become ubiquitous in the American home as a way of recording a great deal more than simple accounts. In this appealing history of the daily act of self-reckoning, Molly McCarthy explores just how vital these unassuming and easily overlooked stationery staples are to those who use them. From their origins in almanacs and blank books through the nineteenth century and on to the enduring legacy of written introspection, McCarthy has penned an exquisite biography of an almost ubiquitous document that has borne witness to American lives in all of their complexity and mundanity.


LIFE. HOOK. REVIEW. The. Day. the. Melting. Pot. Froze. Up. AMERICAN SCRAPBOOK by JEROME CHARYN {The Viking Press) $4.95 ... Thus, the single greatest psychological shock in modern American life may have been the realization that we are ...





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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Stamping American MemoryStamping American Memory

Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Civic Life. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003. ... Selling Radio: The Commercialization of American Broadcasting, 1920– 1934. ... The Scrapbook in American Life.

Author: Sheila Brennan

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472130863


Page: 236

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Winner of the University of Michigan Press / Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) Prize for Notable Work in the Digital Humanities In the age of digital communications, it can be difficult to imagine a time when the meaning and imagery of stamps was politically volatile. While millions of Americans collected stamps from the 1880s to the 1940s, Stamping American Memory is the first scholarly examination of stamp collecting culture and how stamps enabled citizens to engage their federal government in conversations about national life in early-twentieth-century America. By examining the civic conversations that emerged around stamp subjects and imagery, this work brings to light the role that these under-examined historical artifacts have played in carrying political messages. Sheila A. Brennan crafts a fresh synthesis that explores how the US postal service shaped Americans’ concepts of national belonging, citizenship, and race through its commemorative stamp program. Designed to be saved as souvenirs, commemoratives circulated widely and stood as miniature memorials to carefully selected snapshots from the American past that also served the political needs of small interest groups. Stamping American Memory brings together the histories of the US postal service and the federal government, collecting, and philately through the lenses of material culture and memory to make a significant contribution to our understanding of this period in American history.

Researching Secular Music and Dance in the Early United StatesResearching Secular Music and Dance in the Early United States

scrapbooking. president. and. a. few. good. tunes. Researching. early. American. musical. practices. through ... This is partly because, unlike diaries, “scrapbooks are only skeletal texts” that “come fully into life only in the ...

Author: Laura Lohman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000388954


Page: 228

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This book provides a practical introduction to researching and performing early Anglo-American secular music and dance with attention to their place in society. Supporting growing interest among scholars and performers spanning numerous disciplines, this book contributes quality new scholarship to spur further research on this overshadowed period of American music and dance. Organized in three parts, the chapters offer methodological and interpretative guidance and model varied approaches to contemporary scholarship. The first part introduces important bibliographic tools and models their use in focused examinations of individual objects of material musical culture. The second part illustrates methods of situating dance and its music in early American society as relevant to scholars working in multiple disciplines. The third part examines contemporary performance of early American music and dance from three distinct perspectives ranging from ethnomusicological fieldwork and phenomenology to the theatrical stage. Dedicated to scholar Kate Van Winkle Keller, this volume builds on her legacy of foundational contributions to the study of early American secular music, dance, and society. It provides an essential resource for all those researching and performing music and dance from the revolutionary era through the early nineteenth century.

Here s the PitchHere s the Pitch

In The Scrapbook in American Life, edited by Susan Tucker, Katherine Ott, and Patricia Buckler. Philadelphia:Temple University Press, 2006. Endres, Kathleen L. “From 'Lost Manhood' to 'Erectile Dysfunction': The Commercialization of ...

Author: Roberta J. Newman

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496213679


Page: 352

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2020 SABR Baseball Research Award In the mid-nineteenth century, two industries arrived on the American scene. One was strictly a business, yet it helped create, define, and disseminate American culture. The other was ostensibly just a game, yet it soon became emblematic of what it meant to be American, aiding in the creation of a national identity. Today, whenever the AT&T call to the bullpen is heard, fans enter Minute Maid Park, or vote for favorite All-Stars (brought to us by MasterCard), we are reminded that advertising has become inseparable from the MLB experience. Here’s the Pitch examines this connection between baseball and advertising, as both constructors and reflectors of culture. Roberta J. Newman considers the simultaneous development of both industries from the birth of the partnership, paying particular attention to the ways in which advertising spread the gospel of baseball at the same time professional baseball helped develop a body of consumers ready for the messages of advertising. Newman considers the role of product endorsements in the creation of the culture of celebrity, and of celebrity baseball players in particular, as well as the ways in which new technologies have impacted the intersection of the two industries. From Ty Cobb to Babe Ruth in the 1920s and 1930s to Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Willie Mays in the postwar years, to Derek Jeter, Rafael Palmeiro, and David Ortiz in the twenty-first century, Newman looks at many of baseball’s celebrated players and shows what qualities made them the perfect pitchmen for new products at key moments. Here’s the Pitch tells the story of the development of American and an increasingly international culture through the marriage between Mad Men and The Boys of Summer that made for great copy, notable TV advertisements, and lively social media, and shows how baseball’s relationship with advertising is stronger than ever.

Shakespeare in American LifeShakespeare in American Life

However , these scrapbooks are anything but common . Each tells a unique story of Shakespeare's place in American life , and the ways in which everyday Americans were , and continue to be , inspired to make Shakespeare their own ...

Author: Folger Shakespeare Library

Publisher: Folger Shakespeare Lib

ISBN: UCSC:32106019115267


Page: 189

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"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Shakespeare in American Life presented at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, from 8 March through 18 August 2007, in celebration of the Library's 75th anniversary"-- back of title page.

Paper DollsPaper Dolls

Scrapbook Houses for Paper Dolls: Creative Expression, Aesthetic Elaboration, and Bonding in the Female World.” In The Scrapbook of American Life, 116– 34. Philadelphia:Temple University Press, 2006. Gordon, Lesley.

Author: Katherine H. Adams

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476629391


Page: 240

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 Paper dolls might seem the height of simplicity—quaint but simple toys, nothing more. But through the centuries paper figures have reflected religious and political beliefs, notions of womanhood, motherhood and family, the dictates of fashion, approaches to education, individual self-image and self-esteem, and ideas about death. This book examines paper dolls and their symbolism—from icons made by priests in ancient China to printable Kim Kardashians on the Internet—to show how these ephemeral objects have an enduring and sometimes surprising presence in history and culture.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American PoetryThe Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry

The Scrapbook in American Life. Philadelphia:Temple University Press. Vigilanteman. January 7, 2007. Comment on “Rejected FDR at the Gates of Hell.” Free Republic,

Author: Cary Nelson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190204150


Page: 734

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The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry gives readers a cutting-edge introduction to the kaleidoscopic world of American poetry over the last century. Offering a comprehensive approach to the debates that have defined the study of American verse, the twenty-five original essays contained herein take up a wide array of topics: the influence of jazz on the Beats and beyond; European and surrealist influences on style; poetics of the disenfranchised; religion and the national epic; antiwar and dissent poetry; the AIDS epidemic; digital innovations; transnationalism; hip hop; and more. Alongside these topics, major interpretive perspectives such as Marxist, psychoanalytic, disability, queer, and ecocritcal are incorporated. Throughout, the names that have shaped American poetry in the period--Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, Sterling Brown, Hart Crane, William Carlos Williams, Posey, Langston Hughes, Allen Ginsberg, John Ashbery, Rae Armantrout, Larry Eigner, and others--serve as touchstones along the tour of the poetic landscape.