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Launching the Latest Issue of 'American Papers'

Feb. 13, 2014

Members of the campus community are invited to take part in the Wednesday, Feb. 26, launch party for the 2013-14 volume of American Papers, a journal of articles written and edited by American studies students and alumni, sponsored by the American Studies Student Association and funded by Associated Students Inc.

The journal, established in 1980, marks its 34th year this year.

"For more than 30 years, 'The American Papers' has been an integral part of our program," noted Michael Steiner, professor emeritus of American studies, in the 30th anniversary issue. Steiner was one of the first faculty advisers for the publication.

Writing in the same issue, Pamela L. Steinle, professor of American studies, agreed. "I have a deep personal and professional affection for the 'American Papers.' As an American studies master's student, I was very involved in the American Studies Student Association, including early discussions about establishing a student journal; a paper I wrote as an undergraduate in 1977 was published in the first official issue."

"This year's publication carries articles on topics ranging from American communities and places to popular and expressive culture," said Terri Snyder, current adviser to the student editorial board for the journal and professor of American studies. "We hope that the campus community will stop by to meet the student authors and editors and browse the 2013-14 issue.

The 3-6 p.m. program will be held in Room 210A of University Hall. For more information, contact Snyder at

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