November 28, 2015 at 7:03 pm #27877
I am writing a short research paper on the “Golden Age” of steins. Prior to submitting my paper I was hoping that one of the Steinologist would be willing to read the paper for historical accuracy. Below is a quick outline that I plan to follow. Feedback is welcomed.
I will briefly introduce the topic, state my thesis, and provide an overview of the areas that I will cover in my paper. In particular, I am planning on addressing the history, types of steins, companies, artists, and the “Golden Age.”
Paragraph 1: I will briefly write about the history of beer steins. The history behind how and why beer steins came to be is just as important as understanding why the “Golden Age” of beer steins is a relevant era from a collectors’ standpoint.
Paragraph 2: This section will cover the different types of steins, the main companies designing and manufacturing the steins, with details on one or two of the companies, and the region were the majority of steins were produced. This highlights the diversity of steins.
Paragraph 3: This paragraph will focus on the “Golden Age” of steins, providing details about one or two companies and the artists who painted and designed the themes for their steins. Realizing who the artists were is key to understanding the themes, as well as the collectability and values associated with these steins. The connection to the companies is relevant due to the fact that artists, particularly the most prominent ones, only worked with certain companies.
Lastly, I will briefly summarize my main points and re-connect with my introductory thoughts.
Thanks for any feedback. In addition, You can find my email information within the members directory.
November 28, 2015 at 10:50 pm #27878
Joe – There is a good brief history in the Beer Stein Book by Gary Kirsner. Also you can find the same history in the Beer Stein Library.
November 28, 2015 at 11:31 pm #27879
I have a copy of the “Beer Stein Book” by Gary Kirsner, which I plan to use as a reference. In addition, I will use TBSL and the member section of this site.
I have been collecting for a three years but I have been unable to completely immerse myself in research. Now that the opportunity has presented itself, I want to take advantage of it. I also want to ensure my paper does justice to our community at large.
Thank you for the reply and recommendations.
November 29, 2015 at 12:31 am #27880
What are you planning to do with the paper once you are done?
November 29, 2015 at 2:22 am #27881
It’s for my college English paper. Other students will be able to read the paper as well. Hopefully it will spark an interest in another student and lead them to become a collector.
November 29, 2015 at 2:03 pm #27882
December 11, 2015 at 6:14 pm #27930
Joe, I would be happy to review your article if you think it would assist. As the librarian, I have access to some additional information if it is needed.