Gueston December 16, 2008
I'm a doctoral student at Michigan State University. Last school year, for my qualitative research class, I did a small history project about Cortland Bliss Stebbins. Our assignment was to pick a file from the MSU Archives to see what we could learn from the primary sources available. Because I've a newspaper background I decided to choose Stebbins because of his newspaper background. After doing some additional research at the Libray of Michigan I would like to pursue a larger research project, hopefully, leading up to a conference paper and/or journal article about the newspaper history of Cortland Stebbins, e.g, about his work for the Lansing State Republican or Michigan Expositor.
As you might understand, I'm curious how you got access to the pictures (family?) and whether there are more interesting documents available that might help me in my research project in addition to the files at the MSU archives and the Library of Michigan.
You can contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org (I'm currently in Europe and won't be back at MSU until the beginning of the spring semester, the second week of January. So I cannot be reached by telephone for the next few weeks.)
Thanks in advance,
Doctoral student, Media & Information Studies
Michigan State University