Research Assistantship, MB Mulligan
MB Mulligan is working as a research assistant for Prof. Carl Keyes during the fall semester. Though some parts of the job can be accomplished on campus, especially using the Early American Newspapers database at the d’Alzon Library, MB spends even more time using the archival collections at the American Antiquarian Society. Prof. Keyes is working on a book about advertising practices and consumer culture in eighteenth-century America. To assist, MB examines patriotic prints and engravings, compiles marketing items from magazine wrappers, locates newspaper advertisements placed by women, and pursues a variety of other tasks.