I was so pleased to get the chance to speak about the Walter Perkins Amateur Newspaper exhibit at Maine Historical Society today, and ramble a bit to a group of captive listeners! 🙂
In any event, I do hope everyone got a little something from the talk; whether it was an appreciation for creative youth culture, or a first glimpse into the workings of a digitization project. Here are links to the various web-based resources I mentioned…enjoy!
- Selections from the Walter Perkins Collection [exhibit]
- The History of Amateur Journalism by Truman J. Spencer [book, full-text online]
- Amateur Newspapers: Providing Access to a Biddeford Boy’s Collection [slides]
- “The Emancipation of Boyhood”-Postbellum Teenage Subculture and the Amateur Press by Lara Langer Cohen [article, full-text online]
- The Fossils: The Historians of Amateur Journalism [website]