UW-Madison Material Culture Program
The Material Culture Program is an interdisciplinary program that examines forms, uses, and meanings of objects, design, and environments in everyday life.
See the program website (http://www.materialculture.wisc.edu/)
for departmental information, courses offered, activities, and people involved. The program supports a blog, UW Material Culture, for additional news and announcements.
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Libraries and Museums
Museum of Art
Helen Louise Allen
Ketterer Harris Library
Ames, Kenneth, and Gerald W.R. Ward, editors. Decorative Arts and
Household Furnishings in America, 1650-1920: An Annotated Bibliography.
Winterthur, Del: Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, 1989. NK 805 D3 D43 1989 Art Library Reference Collection, Steenbock; Z 5956
D3 D43 1989 Historical Society.
Ehresmann, Donald L. Applied and Decorative Arts: A Bibliographic
Guide (2nd ed.). Englewood, Colo: Libraries Unlimited, 1993. NK
1110 E3 1993 Art Library Reference Collection.
Frank, Isabelle. Theory of Decorative Art: An Anthology of European
and American Writings, 1750-1940. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press
for The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, 2000.
NK 25 T48 2000 Art Library.
Franklin, Linda Campbell. Antiques and Collectibles: A Bibliography
of Works in English, 16th Century to 1976. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow
Press, 1978. NK 1125 F6 Art Library Reference Collection.
Greenhalgh, Paul, editor. Quotations and Sources on Design and the
Decorative Arts. New York: Manchester University Press, 1993. PN
6084 D46 Q68 1993 Art Library Reference Collection.
Martin, Ann Smart, and J. Ritchie Garrison, editors. American Material
Culture: The Shape of the Field. Winterthur, Del: Henry Francis Du
Pont Winterthur Museum, 1997. E 161 A388 1997 Art Library, Historical Society, Steenbock.
Schlereth, Thomas J. Material Culture: A Research Guide. Lawrence,
Kan: University Press of Kansas, 1985. E 161 M35 1985 Art Library, Memorial
Reference, Historical Society, Steenbock.
Schlereth, Thomas J. Material Culture Studies in America. Nashville,
Tenn: American Association for State and Local History, 1982. E 169.1
M416 1982 Art Library, Historical Society, Steenbock.
Trench, Lucy. Materials and Techniques in the Decorative Arts: An
Illustrated Dictionary. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.
NK 30 M38 2000 Art Library Reference Collection, Steenbock Library.
Journal, Magazine, and Newspaper Databases
Unless noted, the following are licensed resources available to University
of Wisconsin-Madison researchers only.
History and Life (1982-)
Full Text (1984-)
Index Retrospective (1929-1984)
& Humanities Citation Index (1980-1989; only at campus libraries); see Web of Science
Index to Architectural Periodicals (1930-)
of the History of Art (1973-)
and Genealogy Master Index (1976-)
and Applied Arts Index (1973-)
Design Abstracts Retrospective within Arts:Search (1894-1986)
Abstracts and Full-Text (1984-)
to Nineteenth-Century American Art Periodicals (1844-1907)
of Early Journals (18th -19th Centuries) PUBLIC ACCESS
JSTOR - Journal Storage
19th Century Masterfile: Series I and V (1786-1907)
Full Text Online [London Times] (1790-1905)
PIO: Periodicals Index Online (formerly Periodicals Contents
Index) (Late 18th Century -1993)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune (1849-1986)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Times (1881-1986)
Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2004)
ProQuest Digital Dissertations (1861-)
Readers' Guide Full Text (1983-)
Readers' Guide Retrospective (1890-1983)
Times (London) Digital Archive (1785-1985)
Database Online (1945-) PUBLIC ACCESS
A Bibliography of Women's History in Historical and Women's Studies Journals
(1995-) PUBLIC ACCESS
Web of Science (1982-)
Licensed resources available to UW-Madison researchers only.
Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts (in Oxford Reference Online)
(Oxford English Dictionary)
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
World Biographical Information System
Electronic Texts and Multimedia Collections
Unless noted, the following are licensed resources available to UW-Madison
Humanities E-Book Project (Antiquity-to date)
American Pamphlets, Series I (1820-1922)
American Periodicals (1741-1940)
Poetry Database (Colonial Period - Early 20th Century)
America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1922)
British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries (1500-1900)
of African-American Poetry (1760-1900)
Defining Gender, advice literature (1450-1910)
English Books Online (1475-1700)
Everyday Life and Women in America (c. 1800-1920s)
Century Collections Online (1700-1800)
Century Fiction (British, 1700-1780)
(Early American Imprints) Series I (1639-1800)
Decorative Trade Bindings (19th and 20th Century) PUBLIC ACCESS
Gerritsen Collection: Women's History Online (1543-1945)
Perspectives on Design and Culture (3000 BC - contemporary)
Lady's Book, Folio I (1830-1845) and II (1846-1855)
Home Economics Archive (1850-1950) PUBLIC ACCESS
Home Cultures, full-text journal available via Ingenta
Primary Sources, Texts from UW-Madison Collections (1851-1911)
Litfinder (9th century-current)
London Low Life (Victorian era)
Nineteenth Century Collections Online (19th century)
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories (1840-)
American Women's Diaries and Letters (Colonial Times to 1950)
Periodicals Archive Online (1802-2000)
World of Russian Folk Art PUBLIC ACCESS
Wright American Fiction (1851-1875)
See the UW-Madison's list of databases containing pre-1970 content for additional resources.
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