U.S. History: 1921-1939
[Dewey numbers: 973.914-7]

Yahoo! U.S. History 1920s
Yahoo's links to the decade of flappers, prohibition and Al Capone, jazz, Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge, the Sacco-Vanzetti and Scopes trials, and the stock market crash of 1929.
Yahoo! U.S. History 1930s
Yahoo's links to the decade of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, Presidents Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the New Deal, gangsters and the Lindbergh kidnaping.
WWW-VL: History: United States: 1930-1939 - http://vlib.iue.it/history/USA/ERAS/20TH/1930s.html
A directory of Internet sites including links to topics such as: Research tools (Bibliography and Documents); History (Getting through the Great Depression, Life during the Great Depression, Surviving the Dust Bowl, The rise of labor, The New Deal, The Civilian Conservation Corps, American culture in the 1930s, Achievements of the era, The New York World's Fair of 1939, Crime and criminals, Average days in the lives of average folks, Average places, Chronological listing of events).
WWW-VL: History: United States: 1920-1929 - http://vlib.iue.it/history/USA/ERAS/20TH/1920s.html
A directory of Internet sites including links to topics such as: Research tools (Bibliography and Internet Gateways, Biography, Organizations, Chronology); History (General, Crime and Gangsters, Baseball, Music, Cinema, Fashions, Prohibition, The New Woman, Early Relations with Soviet Russia); and Chronological (year-by-year from 1920 through 1929).
Documents for the study of American History: 1920s - http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/docs/amdocs_index.html#1920
Links to a few important documents from the 1920s, including three inaugural addresses and and an article about a race riot in Tulsa, Okla.
Calvin Coolidge - http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/cc30.html
This site, part of the White House collection on the Presidents, gives a short biography of Herbert Hoover with a portrait.
Calvin Coolidge Web Site - http://www.calvin-coolidge.org/index.html
This website is maintained "by the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation of Plymouth Notch, Vermont. We intend this site to serve as the primary resource for information about our thirtieth president. To that end, we are working with historians, researchers and educators to make available the best and the latest material on Coolidge, his political ideas, and his life and times."
Herbert Hoover - http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/hh31.html
This site, part of the White House collection on the Presidents, gives a short biography of Herbert Hoover with a portrait.
The Herbert C. Hoover Presidential Library-Museum - http://hoover.nara.gov/
This Presidential Library is located in West Branch, Iowa, the birthplace of Herbert Hoover.
New Deal Network - http://newdeal.feri.org/
Information about Roosevelt's program dealing with the Great Depression. Includes a very wide variety of resources relating to the 1930s, as affected by the New Deal. The New Deal Network is an educational web site sponsored by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and the Institute for Learning Technologies at Teachers College/Columbia University.
American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940 - http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/wpahome.html
"During the Great Depression of the 1930s, as many as one out of four Americans could not find jobs. The Works Progress Administration (WPA), put 8,500,000 jobless to work, mostly on projects that required manual labor. Countless bridges, highways and parks were constructed or repaired." Some workers were writers who interviewed interesting Americans and wrote about them. Also on the American Memory site is Voices from the Thirties, life histories written by the staff of the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers' Project for the U.S. Works Progress (later Work Projects) Administration (WPA) from 1936-1940.
Screwball Comedies - http://alum.hampshire.edu/~pswF94/cusp/nostalgia/screw.html
A style of movie comedy that flourished during the Great Depression and into the first part of the 1940s decade. Helpful in understanding how Americans endured the hard times of that era.
To Kill a Mockingbird: Then and Now - http://library.thinkquest.org/12111/index.html
"This website [a ThinkQuest project] contains primary source documents, lesson plans, and student work." It includes links to Historical Archives. The description says: "The links from this page are to material from primary source documents which students and teachers may use to explore the historical and social events of the Great Depression and the Civil Rights Movement. In addition, there are presently two collections of QuickTime movies taken from archival film footage. In some cases the material can be directly downloaded from this site or you will be pointed to the Library of Congress web site for downloading a particular movie or image."
America from the Great Depression to World War II 1939-1945 - http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/fsachtml/fsowhome.html
These two collections consist of the color photographs produced by a pair of government photography units within the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the Office of War Information(OWI) between 1939 and 1945. Provided by the Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
Stories and Recipes from the Great Depression
This site is a book promo but the text describing the times makes it worthwhile. Just one page but enough to really set the stage.
20th Century American Architecture and Design: Photographs by Samuel Gottscho and William Schleisner, 1935-1955 - http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/collections/gottscho/
Over 29,000 images primarily of architectural subjects, including interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, homes of notable Americans, and of several U.S. presidents, as well as color images of the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. Many were commissioned by architects, designers, owners and architectural publications, and document important achievements in American 20th-century architecture and interior design.

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