ERIC Number: ED412561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Corresponding with History: The Art and Benefits of Collecting Autographs.
Schlimm, John E., II
Taking off from the idea that each autograph is an original work of art created by the signer, this book aims to represent a piece of history, the premise being that there is no better way to learn about historical figures or celebrities than to meet those people and ask them for signed photos, books, and other information. A section of the book is dedicated to school projects to help teachers incorporate autograph collecting into their course curriculums. Following a prologue and an introduction, the book is divided into parts: on political autographs (subdivided into executive, legislative, judicial, state and local officials, candidates, military leaders, international dignitaries, and miscellaneous); mass media autographs; writers' autographs; artists' autographs; sports autographs; religious autographs; business and famous family autographs; and controversial autographs. The section for teachers lists 15 student projects in diverse content areas and is intended for young people in kindergarten through college. The book concludes with concise sections: on writing a letter; finding addresses; addresses to get a person started; storing and displaying autographs; a checklist for collecting autographs; autographs for auction; a glossary; and an epilogue. (NKA)
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education, Handwriting, Higher Education, History, Hobbies, Letters (Correspondence), Popular Culture, Student Projects
ETC Publications, 700 East Vereda del Sur, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (cloth: ISBN-0-88280-130-9; softcover: ISBN-0-88280-131-7).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
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