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Introduction

Ellen Gruber Garvey

in Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195390346
eISBN:
9780199979240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390346.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter provides an introduction to nineteenth-century scrapbooks. It describes how newspaper clipping scrapbooks served as a record of how people read and grappled with what they read; the ... More


Reuse, Recycle, Recirculate: Scrapbooks Remake Value

Ellen Gruber Garvey

in Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195390346
eISBN:
9780199979240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390346.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter traces the history of how readers have kept track of their reading, starting with bookmarks and commonplace books. Scrapbook making grew as cheap and even free books to paste over, ... More


Mark Twain's Scrapbook Innovations

Ellen Gruber Garvey

in Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195390346
eISBN:
9780199979240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390346.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Mark Twain kept scrapbooks for various purposes, mocked scrapbook keepers in his writing, and invented a new type of scrapbook; he also altered and innovated the language for talking and writing ... More


Civil War Scrapbooks: Newspaper and Nation

Ellen Gruber Garvey

in Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195390346
eISBN:
9780199979240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390346.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The increasing popularity of scrapbook making had its seeds in the large number of Northerners and Southerners who made scrapbooks during the Civil War to grapple with and articulate their new ... More


Alternative Histories in African American Scrapbooks

Natalie Pollard

in Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195390346
eISBN:
9780199979240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390346.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter demonstrates how African Americans wrote histories unavailable in books by making scrapbooks of clippings from both the black and the white press. Scrapbook histories were weapons, and ... More


Strategic Scrapbooks: Activist Women's Clipping and Self-Creation

Ellen Gruber Garvey

in Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195390346
eISBN:
9780199979240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390346.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter shows that scrapbooks kept by Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Dunbar Nelson, and less-well-known suffragists such as Lillie Devereux Blake, Caroline Healey Dall, and ... More


Scrapbook as Archive, Scrapbooks in Archives

Ellen Gruber Garvey

in Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195390346
eISBN:
9780199979240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390346.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Although scrapbook making was a cheap, accessible practice that allowed people to create fixed arrangements of materials that mattered to them, this chapter shows that preservation in the larger ... More


The Afterlife of the Nineteenth-Century Scrapbook: Managing Data and Information

Ellen Gruber Garvey

in Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195390346
eISBN:
9780199979240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390346.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter demonstrates how scrapbooks led the way in materializing an understanding that information was detachable, movable, sortable, and not wedded to the context in which it had been ... More


Everyday Reading: Poetry and Popular Culture in Modern America

Mike Chasar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158657
eISBN:
9780231530774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158657.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book casts American poetry as an everyday phenomenon consumed and created by a vast range of readers and shows how American poetry in the first half of the twentieth century helped set the stage ... More


Invisible Audiences

Mike Chasar

in Everyday Reading: Poetry and Popular Culture in Modern America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158657
eISBN:
9780231530774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158657.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines radio poetry from two perspectives: the radio host who served as a link between public and corporate interests, and the audience with whom the host is in constant collaboration. ... More


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