American Studies

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Digital Thoreau

Posted by Paul Schacht on February 3, 2012

The core of Digital Thoreau will be a TEI-encoded text of Walden enriched by scholarly annotations, links, images, and social tools that enable users to create conversations around the text.

The annotations from Walden: An Annotated Edition, edited by Thoreau biographer Walter Harding, together with digital assets from the the Thoreau Society’s Harding Collection (curated by the Thoreau Institute Library at The Walden Woods Project) provide a base layer of context on which future layers will be built.

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American Studier--Online resource for American Studies

Posted by Ben Railton on January 5, 2012

American Studier is an online resource and nexus for all students and scholars of American culture, history, literature, and more. It's still very much in development, and any and all collaborators and ideas (for content, for additional pages and focal points, for your own American Studies work and resources) will be very welcome.

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SceneDEX - American Music Scenes Index

Posted by Micah Vandegrift on November 17, 2011

This is a project that has not been started yet. It is a personal and academic interest of mine, and I'd like to gather a group of collaborators to get it started. There are plenty of archives that already exist that hold these sorts of objects and materials - I'd like to create a webspace to cull these collections and provide a way for materials to be submitted, organized and archived.

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The Paper (Michigan State University)

Posted by Peter Leonard on August 17, 2011

An online archive of The Paper, an underground newspaper published by Michigan State University students in the 1960s.

One of the five founding publications of the Underground Press Syndicate, The Paper brought together National Merit Scholars, Students for a Democratic Society, artists, active-duty soldiers and the University Christian Movement in what historians have called “the first campus-based underground newspaper in American history.”