Academic journal article Material Culture

Editor's Note

Academic journal article Material Culture

Editor's Note

Article excerpt

Dear Colleagues,

It is with pleasure that I bring you the Spring 2012 issue oí Material Culture. This issue contains three very different, but equally as interesting, research topics. First, Peggy Gripshover and Thomas Bell address an often over-looked aspect of material culture: patents. Without patents, many of the material items we enjoy today would not be widely available. Their research focuses specifically on regional variations in patents that facilitated onion growing. Next, Douglas Hurt and his co-authors take us on a material culture journey of Route 66, at least the section that passes through Oklahoma. He and his team interpret various tourist sites along that stretch of road and consider their lasting impact on the popular images of Route 66. Finally, Janet White explores the architecture of the Bishop Hill Colony, a Swedish settlement in Illinois. She identifies three main phases in the evolution of this colony and its impact on the surrounding landscape.

I would also like to introduce two hard-working students that are currently serving as the Copy-Editors on this issue. …

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