Searching by Subject Headings
To identify materials about a particular type of literature, consider the following subject headings: These might be good for historical research on the era.
Reference Sources (Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
American decades / edited by Richard Layman
Detroit : Gale Research, c1994-2001
LOCATION: Reference Collection E169.12 .A419 1920-29
American decades primary sources / edited by Cynthia Rose
Detroit : Gale, c2004
LOCATION: Reference Collection E169.1 .A471977 2004 v.3
Bowling, beatniks, and bell-bottoms : pop culture of 20th-century America / Sara Pendergast and Tom Pendergast, editors
Detroit : U X L, c2002
LOCATION: Reference Collection E169.1 .B7825 2002
Books about the 1920's: Literary, Social and Cultural Histories
American Heritage History of the 1920's & 1930's / Ralph K. Andrist (Editor)
New York: Crown Publishers, 1987
LOCATION: General Collection E784.A67 1987
Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1939: Decades of Promise and Pain / David E. Kyvig
Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, c2002
LOCATION: General Collection E169.K985 2002
Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and the Twenties / Ronald Berman
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2001
LOCATION: General Collection PS3511.I9 Z55774 2001
The great trials of the twenties: the watershed decade in America's courtrooms / by Robert Grant and Joseph Katz
Rockville Centre, NY: Sarpedon, 1998
LOCATION: General Collection KF220.G73 1998
The jazz age: the 20s / by the editors of Time-Life Books
Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1998
LOCATION: General Collection E784.J39 1998
The Lawless Decade / Paul Sann
New York: Crown Publishers, 1961
LOCATION: General Collection E784.S3
New world coming : the 1920s and the making of modern America / Nathan Miller
New York : Scribner, c2003
LOCATION: General Collection E784.M555 2003
The Roaring Twenties
Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2004
LOCATION: General Collection E784.R63 2004
Sacco & Vanzetti: [Italian immigrants and anarchists, framed by the State and executed for murder in Boston during the Red Scare of the 1920s] / edited by John Davis
New York: Ocean Press, 2004
LOCATION: General Collection HX843.7.S23 A97 2004
Saying it's so: a cultural history of the Black Sox scandal / Daniel A. Nathan
Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003
LOCATION: General Collection GV875.C58 N38 2003
The Great Gatsby [videorecording] / produced by David Merrick ; directed by Jack Clayton ; screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola
1 videocassette (146 min.)
Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the story concerns a mysterious American millionaire whose efforts to recapture the sweetheart of his youth results in tragedy.
LOCATION: Popular Collection ZZT 2345
The Twenties [videorecording] / produced by Richard Petrow ; written by Bill Moyers, Richard Petrow.
1 videocassette (58 min.)
Journalist Bill Moyers looks at the 1920's, usually seen as the age of speakeasies, flappers and high living. The age also saw millions of workers struggling for better wages. He explores the decade when old America was vanishing and a new urban nation was being formed. Includes reminiscences of Americans who lived during the period.
LOCATION: Circulation Desk E784 .T9 1988 (In Library Use)
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Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete contains indexing and some full text for 1,837 journals. This scholarly collection provides journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies.
Chicago Tribune Historical
Digital image of every issue of the Chicago Tribune from 1890-1956, cover-to-cover. Use this database to find not only news, editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, and birth and marriage announcements but also historical photos, stock photos, and advertisements. By utilizing software enhancements, the original microfilm image can frequently be improved for a cleaner, more readable image. And the date range searching tool lets users search on, before, or between two dates. On completion, the Chicago Tribune Historical database will cover the years 1849-1984. It currently holds the years 1890-1946.
History Study Center
History Study Center provides access to primary and secondary American history sources, full text articles, video, research guides, and reference materials.
New York Times Historical
Digital image of every issue of the New York Times from 1851-1999, cover-to-cover. Use this database to find not only news, editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, and birth and marriage announcements but also historical photos, stock photos, and advertisements. By utilizing software enhancements, the original microfilm image can frequently be improved for a cleaner, more readable image. And the date range searching tool lets users search on, before, or between two dates.
JSTOR is an archive of digitized journal articles ranging in date from the 1700's to the early 2000's. These collections span a variety of subjects in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Physical Sciences.
"Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content; since 1995, its electronic journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide. MUSE books and journals, from leading university presses and scholarly societies, are fully integrated for search and discovery." (From the website)
American Experience: Monkey Trial
Hosted by PBS, the American Experience series chronicles major events in US history. This site provides good background information about the Scopes trial, including: timelines, speeches, and links to further reading. An excellent background source to assist in developing a thesis topic.
This is a remarkably well constructed website about the 1920's era. This Digital History site comes from the University of Houston.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary Website
This website, published by the University of South Carolina, provides a wealth of biographical and critical information regarding F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby," and many of Fitzgerald other works as well.