Monday 6 October 2008

News: 2nd Air Division Memorial Library

Left to right: Professor Richard Crockatt, Libby Morgan, Meghan Purvis, Dr Jacqueline Fear-Segal, Matthew Martin

Last week the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library (located in the Millennium Library in the Forum) played host to AMS faculty and graduate students. The event marked the fact that the 2nd Air Division Trust has just funded a scholarship to support an American arts graduate studying at the UEA - this year, Meghan Purvis (pictured in the middle, above) - by providing 10 hours of work a week at the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library. Next year, there will be two such scholarships. AMS students should also be aware of the library's excellent holdings, which might come in useful for a wide variety of research projects. Here's more about the library, from their website:
During the Second World War over 6,700 young Americans, members of the 2nd Air Division of the 8th United States Army Air Forces, based in Norfolk and Suffolk England, lost their lives in the line of duty. The 2nd Air Division Memorial Library, through the Memorial Trust of the 2nd Air Division USAAF, has been funded largely by the 2nd Air Division Association which is comprised of former members of the 2nd Air Division USAAF.

The Memorial Library makes available for loan current material covering all aspects of American history, culture, and life. This includes approximately 5,000 American books, 25 American periodicals, and several hundred videos. It also includes some specialized material about the Second World War in the air, and material about the special relationship between the people of the United Kingdom, specifically the people of East Anglia, and the people of the United States.

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