American Studies Resources

General Resources

American Studies Association (ASA)
Chartered in 1951, the American Studies Association now has more than 5,000 members. They come from many fields: history, literature, religion, art, philosophy, music, science, folklore, ethnic studies, anthropology, material culture, museum studies, sociology, government, communications, education, library science, gender studies, popular culture, and others. They include persons concerned with American culture: teachers and other professionals whose interests extend beyond their speciality, faculty and students associated with American Studies programs in colleges and secondary schools, museum directors and librarians interested in all segments of American life, public officials and adminsitrators concerned with the broadest aspects of education. They approach American culture from many directions but have in common the desire to view America as a whole rather from the perspective of a single discipline.

American Quarterly (The journal of ASA)
American Quarterly represents innovative interdisciplinary scholarship that engages with key issues in American Studies. The journal publishes essays that examine American societies and cultures, past and present, in global and local contexts. This includes work that contributes to our understanding of the United States in its diversity, its relations with its hemispheric neighbors, and its impact on world politics and culture.

American Studies Electronic Crossroads Project
Crossroads is an international networking and curriculum innovation project of the American Studies Association with sponsorship from Georgetown University and in collaboration with Washington State University. The Crossroads Project is funded in part by the US Dept of Education FIPSE Program. The Crossroads Project gratefully acknowledges past funding from The Annenberg/CPB Project.
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American Studies Graduate Programs in the U.S.
Links to college and graduate programs throughout the United States—organized alphabetically.

Research and Reference

Here is a selection of outstanding web projects with particular relevance for the field of American Studies: 
African-American Women (Digital Scriptorium of Duke University Special Collections Library),

American Memory Project (National Digital Library Program, Library of Congress),

British Association for American Studies (Ray Day),

Council for American Studies Education (Steve Hilsabeck),

Electronic Text Resources (American Studies Program, University of Virginia),

Heath Anthology of American Literature Newsletter (Randy Bass),

Historical and Cultural Atlas Resource (University of Oregon),

Making of America Project (University of Michigan Digital Library),

The Virtual Greenbelt (American Studies Program at University of Maryland, College Park)

Wildernet: American Environment and American Culture (Thomas Thurston),

American Studies

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