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Writing with ScissorsAmerican Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance$
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Ellen Gruber Garvey

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780195390346

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390346.001.0001

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(p.3) Introduction
Writing with Scissors

Ellen Gruber Garvey

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides an introduction to nineteenth-century scrapbooks. It describes how newspaper clipping scrapbooks served as a record of how people read and grappled with what they read; the people who made scrapbooks; the development of nineteenth-century newspaper clipping scrapbooks into today's photo-filled, family-centered scrapbooks; and nineteenth-century information management. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   nineteenth century, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, information management, scrapbooking

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