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Research in Material Culture


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.

Featured Resource

American Consumer Culture - a cross-searchable portal to three complementary databases of primary source material that explore the history of American consumer culture

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