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Introducing delicious.com/america_baas

One of the questions I get asked most frequently as a US Studies subject librarian in the UK is ‘can I really find sufficient primary sources for a thesis on the United States from the UK?’ Of course UK libraries and archives have rich and extensive holdings of primary sources, but in recent years the … Continue reading

The Philip & Rosamund Davies US Elections Campaigns Archive at the University of Oxford

The Vere Harmsworth Library at the University of Oxford is home to the Philip & Rosamund Davies US Elections Campaigns Archive, an extensive collection of campaign ephemera from American elections at all levels. The archive has been donated to the library by Professor Philip Davies, Director of the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the … Continue reading

American Studies in the UK, 2000-2010

A report on the state of American Studies in UK universities.  Read the .pdf here.   Media coverage of American Studies in the UK during the decade 2000 to 2010 often focused, in rather simplistic terms, on the subject‟s perceived decline, a decline which was often read as a reaction to American foreign policy in … Continue reading

Committee Meeting today (Friday, 23 Nov)

See you at the BL!

Welcome to Researching America

This is the new British Association for American Studies Library and Resources sub-committee (BLARS) blog, offering reviews and links to materials useful for those studying or research the United States.