PRINT CULTURE COLLOQUIUM and Wisconsin Book Festival: "Artifacts of African American Memory: The Scrapbook in American Life." Susan Tucker, Curator of Books and Records at the Newcomb Archives and Vorhoff Library,
Newcomb College Center for Rese
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. SLIS Commons, 4207 Helen C. White Hall, 600 N. Park St., Madison, Wisconsin.
Susan Tucker is the author of Telling Memories among Southern Women (LSU Press, 1988) and co-editor along with Katherine Ott and Patricia Buckler of The Scrapbook in American Life (Temple University Press, 2006), winner of the Allen Noble Award for best edited book from Pioneer America Society (PAS), 2006.
"Keeping a scrapbook" is a long standing American tradition. The collections of fragments that often bulge their pages and burst their bindings make scrapbooks a pleasurable feast for both makers and consumers. They are a material manifestation of memory-of the compilers and of the cultural moment in which they were created. Despite the widespread popularity of scrapbooks, historians have rarely examined them in a systematic way.
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