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Re: Commonplace Books, one more time



>Bookish friends--
>
>OK, OK.  Since I got no responses to my question about the history of
>commonplace books it has occurred to me and has been suggested by an
>eminent member of the list that the term "commonplace book" is not very
>commonplace.
>
>
For further pursuit of this topic you might want to contact the people
responsible for the following call which appeared originally on the rare
book librarian list, Exlibris.

John Renjilian

>-Call for Proposals-
>
>Layered History: The Scrapbook, the Commonplace Book, and the Album
>
>We are in the process of preparing a volume of essays on the history of
>scrapbooks, commonplace books, albums, and other "holders" of
>memorabilia, photographs, and printed matter.
>
>We invite authors to submit 2-3 page proposals that treat these objects
>within a framework that includes material and print cultures,
>autobiography, literary criticism, folklore, or the history
>of libraries and archives.  We also encourage submissions
>that look at the organization of knowledge through an exploration
>of various methods of keeping records and journals.  Essays should be
>engaging and of broad interest to scholars in many academic disciplines.
>
>Please send proposals by August 15, 1998 to Patricia Buckler, Director
>of Composition, Purdue University North Central, Westville, Indiana 46391
>(ppb@xxxxxxxxxxxx) and Susan Tucker,Curator of Books and Records
>Newcomb College Center for Research on Women, Tulane University,
>New Orleans, La. 70118 (susannah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)


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