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Overview of the 1920s


Culture of the 1920s


A Sampling of Print Sources Available at Mt. Abe

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Roaring twenties
ISBN: 1414402120

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Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age - James Ciment
ISBN: 0765680785
Publication Date: 2008-05-15

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The Roaring Twenties - Thomas Streissguth
ISBN: 0816040230
Publication Date: 2001-02-01

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The 1920s - Stephen Feinstein
ISBN: 0766069249
Publication Date: 2015-07-15

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America in the 1920s - Edmund Lindop; Margaret Goldstein
ISBN: 0761328319
Publication Date: 2009-01-09

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American Decades, 1920-1929 - Manly
ISBN: 0810357240
Publication Date: 1995-11-20


The History Channel: The Roaring Twenties


Recommended Web Sites

1921-1925 Timeline Timeline with primary and secondary sources.

Timeline of 1921-1925 covering topics on International affairs, US politics and government, companies and inventions, and humanities and the arts

Primary Sources

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: 
◦ News 
◦ Sports 
◦ Advertisements 
◦ Lifestyle 
◦ Entertainment 
◦ Editorials 
◦ Obituaries 
◦ Business 

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. 
Suggested Keywords 
• 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


National Archives Primary Source Documents

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