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Ellen Gruber Garvey
New Jersey City University (Jersey City, NJ 07305-1596)

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars
Research Programs

[Grant products][Prizes]

$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2008 – 5/31/2009

Scrapbooks Remake 19th-Century Print Culture

Scrapbooks show us how readers used the 19th-century mass-circulated press. They answer three critical questions about American life in this period: How did individuals develop and negotiate their identities as members of families, racial groups, and political movements? How did they record their lives to give meaning to their own experiences? And how did the new media of this period shape their recording? The formal and informal circuits of recirculation that emerge through what editors called "scissorizing" transform our understanding of American participation in print.