Overview of the 1920s
Culture of the 1920s
A Sampling of Print Sources Available at Mt. Abe
Slang of the 1920s
The History Channel: The Roaring Twenties
Primary Sources from the 1920s
Searching for primary source materials
1. You may want to use the Library of Congress digital collections, to locate at least one primary source document/object from each of the following areas:
Click on link to access the American Memory collections.
Select "More browse options."
Select 1900-1929 in the Browse Collections by Time Period choices.
Deselect (remove the checks) collections that do not appear helpful.
Try a "keyword" search by typing a term in the box at the top of the page.
To locate primary sources, you might want to use the suggested keywords below or try some of your own. Remember you are searching for primary sources that reflect ideas, events, or details featured during the 1920s, that could include items from around 1910-1929.
Keep a list of the items you discover, including URL and caption, so you can locate them again.
• News - prohibition, women's suffrage, World War I, military, election, politics, trials
• Sports - golf, golf women, polo, world series New York, yachting
• Advertising - advertisement home, advertisement cleaning, advertisement appliances, advertisement music, advertisement film, advertisement photography, advertisement fashion, advertisement cars
• Lifestyles - fashion, education, parties, cars, automobiles, vacations, home decorations, telephone, bar, dance club, photography, clothing
• Entertainment - film, music jazz, dance jazz, restaurants, dining, movies, radio, yachting, musicians, records, phonograph, dance clubs
• Editorials - editorials
• Obituaries - obituaries, death
• Business - stock market, Wall Street, financial investment, business, manufacturing
OTHER PRIMARY SOURCE SITES TO INVESTIGATE: