Archival Report from Oenone Kubie, BAAS/Journal of American Studies Travel Award recipient 2015

My study of the street cultures of working-class and immigrant boys in Chicago in the early twentieth century has benefited immensely from the Institute of Juvenile Research’s Life Histories collection. This collection houses hundreds of life stories of delinquent children, normally from immigrant or working-class families, which has enabled me to examine issues such as sexuality, which I thought…

Archival Report from Morwenna Chaffe, BAAS Abraham Lincoln Award recipient 2014

My research at North Carolina has revealed involuntary childlessness during the nineteenth century resulted in an unexpected blurring of public and private gendered spheres, says Morwenna Chaffe, recipient of the BAAS Abraham Lincoln Award 2014. As the recipient of the Abraham Lincoln Award 2014, I was fortunate enough to be able to carry out research in two archives in North…

Collaboration in American Studies: Rachael Alexander’s Report of the BAAS Postgraduate Conference 2015

The 2015 Postgraduate BAAS conference brought together two academic associations (HOTCUS and BAAS) for a two-day event to promote postgraduate and early career research and explore, as the conference title suggests, “Collaboration in America and Collaborative Work in American Studies”, says conference organizer and BAAS Postgraduate Representative Rachael Alexander. The conference was striking, from start to…