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Colonial America - papers and documents from the Colonial Office files held at The National Archive, London.

From Off Campus

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Research in Material Culture

Charles and Ray Eames - Plastic Chair 1950-53 Chris X Conoid Chair by George Nakashima, 1988


"Material culture scholars study the history and philosophy of people and their things." This includes such things as chairs, tools, and other artifacts of daily life as well as music, visual and plastic arts, architecture, drama, dance, and writing.

Use this guide to explore resources available in the Library, on campus, and on the web for research in material culture.

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