Report from Sonja Molnar, Eccles Centre European Postgraduate Award recipient in North American Studies 2015

The Eccles Centre Visiting European Postgraduate Award 2015 allowed me to delve into the Library’s collection on American print culture, which proved invaluable for my study on the textual evolution of advertisements, writes Sonja Molnar. Accessing the Library’s rich periodical collections and wealth of advertising literature enabled me to expand and complete my corpus of primary sources on the early years of American advertising.

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Report from Emily J. Trafford, Eccles Centre Visiting Fellow in North American Studies 2016

The Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowship in North American Studies allowed me to conduct research on the early Chinese experience in the American West, writes Emily J. Trafford. By accessing the Western Americana microfiche collection I was able to further examine the significance of world’s fairs to Chinese Americans, and to consider how this immigrant group used the Chinese exhibitions to negotiate the terms of their inclusion in American society.

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Archival Report from Laura Jean Cameron, Eccles Centre Visiting Canadian Fellow

The Eccles Centre Visiting Canadian Fellowship allowed me to explore the British Library’s valuable materials on conservation and sound materials for my research into the life and works of ecologist Dr. William W.H. ‘Bill’ Gunn, writes Laura Jean Cameron. My project represents the first extensive examination of Gunn, a figure who shaped the fields of ecology, environmental consultancy and sound recording in a formative period for the conservation of Canadian natures.

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