Remember the 70s

Author: Derek Tait
Publisher: Grub Street Publishers
ISBN: 1473893011
Category: History
Page: 176
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From Bohemian Rhapsody and David Bowie to Star Wars and Watergate, the history of an unforgettable era that rocked (and discoed) the world. The 1970s was one of the most exciting, innovative, and colorful decades of the twentieth century. It was ten years of major events in music (Freddie Mercury, The Sex Pistols, The Carpenters, and Blondie), film (Jaws, Dirty Harry, The Godfather, and Saturday Night Fever), television (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family, Benny Hill, and The Waltons), and politics (Richard Nixon, Margaret Thatcher, and Jane Fonda). It was also a time of social change (the women’s movement and gay rights), and unforgettable nutty trends (orange shag carpets, bell bottoms, platform shoes, and wing-collared shirts). From home-life and fashions to entertainment, sports, headlining-making crimes, and pioneering new technologies, Remember the 70s is a fabulous record of a chaotic, pivotal, loud, and revolutionary era. For those who lived through it, and for those who just heard about it, historian Derek Tait (who came of age in it—and has the photos to prove it) offers fascinating insights, truths, and reflections into a dazzling pop-culture turning point that resonates to this day.

Extreme Collecting

Challenging Practices for 21st Century Museums
Author: Graeme Were,Jonathan C. H. King
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857453637
Category: Art
Page: 238
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By exploring the processes of collecting, which challenge the bounds of normally acceptable practice, this book debates the practice of collecting 'difficult' objects, from a historical and contemporary perspective; and discusses the acquisition of objects related to war and genocide, and those purchased from the internet, as well as considering human remains, mass produced objects and illicitly traded antiquities. The aim is to apply a critical approach to the rigidity of museums in maintaining essentially nineteenth-century ideas of collecting; and to move towards identifying priorities for collection policies in museums, which are inclusive of acquiring 'difficult' objects. Much of the book engages with the question of the limits to the practice of collecting as a means to think through the implementation of new strategies.

The Kinks

A Thoroughly English Phenomenon
Author: Carey Fleiner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144223542X
Category: Music
Page: 244
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Carey Fleiner examines English rock group the Kinks and their social and cultural influences both on and by the group from the early '60s to present day. In and around the biographical survey of the band's career, The Kinks looks at the several contexts in which the Kinks—and more recently, band founders and brother Ray and Dave Davies as solo acts—created and performed their work.


Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections
Author: Kate Theimer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810890984
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 198
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Outreach: Innovative Practices for Archives and Special Collections explores how archives of different sizes and types are reaching out to new potential users and increasing awareness of programs and collections. The book features twelve case studies that demonstrate ideas that can be transferred into many other settings. Some of the practices described in the case studies rely primarily on technology and the Web to interact with the public, while others are centered on face-to-face activities. This volume will be useful to those working in archives and special collections as well as other cultural heritage organizations, and provides ideas ranging from those that require long-term planning and coordination to those that could be immediately implemented. It also provides students and educators in archives, library, and public history graduate programs a resource for understanding the variety of ways people conduct outreach in the field today and the kinds of strategies archivists are using to attract new users to collections.

The 1910s Scrapbook

The Decade of the Great War
Author: Robert Opie
Publisher: Pi Global Pub
ISBN: 9780954795474
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 60
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Retrospectively, we see the time of the 1910s being invaded with the images of the First World War, and yet in the early years of that decade people were focussed on events at home, whether King George V's coronation or the women involved in the suffrage

Pinstripe Pride

The Inside Story of the New York Yankees
Author: Marty Appel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481416049
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 288
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Get the complete story of the Yankees, from Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter—with twenty-seven World Championships in between—in this “enormous home run” (Kirkus Reviews) of a middle grade adaptation of Pinstripe Empire, a celebrated keepsake for every baseball fan full of black and white photos from author and former Yankees PR director Marty Appel. The New York Yankees are the team of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Mickey Mantle, Don Mattingly, Reggie Jackson, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, and Carlos Beltran; the team of forty American League pennants, twenty-seven World Championships, and nearly forty Hall of Famers. With more than a century’s worth of great stories, anecdotes, and photos, plus an introduction by Yankee television broadcaster Michael Kay, Marty Appel—who Bob Costas calls “a fine storyteller with a keen eye for detail”—tells the complete story of the Yankees from their humble beginnings, with no stadium to call their own, to today, when the team’s billion-dollar franchise presides over a rebuilt Yankee Stadium. Middle grade sports lovers, baseball fans, and Yankee acolytes will find a treasure trove of facts, tales, and insider details in Pinstripe Pride.

The Frankenstein Scrapbook

The Complete Movie Guide to the World's Most Famous Monster
Author: Stephen Jones
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN: 9780806516769
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 143
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The Jimmy Buffett scrapbook

Author: Mark Humphrey,Harris Lewine
Publisher: Carol Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9780806514611
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
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Caledonia scrapbook

a Columbia County story
Author: Mary Mittlesteadt
Publisher: N.A
Category: Caledonia (Wis.)
Page: 256
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A Navajo Scrapbook

Author: Rutherford Ashley
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0971019312
Category: Poetry
Page: 80
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Rutherford Ashley, of the Navajo people, presents a scrap book of 102 poems that take snapshots of what is the Navajo experience, from being too young for pre-school age in the 1970s, to dealing with aspects of Navajo identity, the work is like a family photo album, as surely more than one reader will identify with young Basil, the focus character in the work. In summary, A Navajo scrapbook deals with Navajo identity, especially as it is published at the dawn of 2013. The book is an easy read that takes you from point to point to develop the "muse" of Basil, and the antithesis of Basil, which is the demonstrated by Basil's conflicted identity in a changing world. A good read.


A Private Scrapbook about Edie Beale of Grey Gardens, First Cousin to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Author: Walter Newkirk
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1434374491
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 92
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A Warrior-Adventurer's Book of Campfire Verse is a fun volume of poetry (free verse, 2,3,and 4 liners, and limited essays) that is filled with adventurous stories in poetic form that will delight both young and old alike. Each poem has an element of truth and moral content. This volume is formatted in very easy to read text. This book has verse about TacomaWashington, war, everyday living, Sasquatch, Unicorns, and real life issues. Truth is stranger than fact.

The Oz Scrapbook

Author: David L. Greene,Dick Martin
Publisher: Random House Trade
Category: Fantasy fiction, American
Page: 182
View: 1920

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The Robin Williams Scrapbook

Author: Mary Ellen Moore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780441732005
Category: Actors
Page: 167
View: 9781

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A brief biography emphasizing the career of the star of the television show "Mork and Mindy."

Remembering to Forget

Holocaust Memory Through the Camera's Eye
Author: Barbie Zelizer
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226979731
Category: History
Page: 300
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Barbie Zelizer reveals the unique significance of the photographs taken at the liberation of the concentration camps in Germany after World War II. She shows how the photographs have become the basis of our memory of the Holocaust and how they have affected our presentations and perceptions of contemporary history's subsequent atrocities. Impressive in its range and depth and illustrated with more than 60 photographs, Remembering to Forget is a history of contemporary photojournalism, a compelling chronicle of these unforgettable photographs, and a fascinating study of how collective memory is forged and changed. "[A] fascinating study. . . . Here we have a completely fresh look at the emergence of photography as a major component of journalistic reporting in the course of the liberation of the camps by the Western Allies. . . . Well written and argued, superbly produced with more photographs of atrocity than most people would want to see in a lifetime, this is clearly an important book."—Omer Bartov, Times Literary Supplement