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General 20th Century Resources

We Didn't Start the Fire
Words to the popular song "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel, mentioning many names and events of the Twentieth Century, with links to Web pages for most of the words mentioned.
20th Century U.S.A.
Prominent events and people of 20th Century U.S.A.
The 20th Century From Yahoo
Yahoo's collection of links to websites about people and events of the 20th Century.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Background and biographical information on the great popular singers, songwriters and musical performers of the 20th Century who are honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Links are arranged in alphabetical order.
Carnegie Hall Timeline
One of America's most impressive and important concert halls offers a rich and colorful virtual visit, which includes an illustrated timeline, reflecting American music and culture over the past century. Check here to see what was happening through the years.
The History of Jazz
A series of pages that review the entire history of Jazz in America, spanning the entire Twentieth Century.
Posters American Style
The National Museum of American Art, part of the Smithsonian Institution, has mounted a wonderful exhibition of poster art through American history. Most of the posters are from the 20th century, and "brings together some of the great graphic images made in the United States." Sections include: American Events, Designed to Sell, Advice to Americans, and Patriotic Persuasion.
Flappers 2 Rappers
Flapper and rapper and other slang in between is explained and discussed in this article from the online WWWebster's dictionary. Many examples are given, decade by decade.
The Nobel Prizes
The official home page of the organization which annually awards prizes to distinguished world leaders in several fields: Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, Economics, Physiology & Medicine. Find out who won which prize each year. Includes speeches and background information on each winner.
The Nobel Prize Winners
Information about all the people who have won the Nobel Prizes. Prizes are awarded annually in the following subject areas: Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, Economics, Physiology & Medicine.
TIME Magazine Past Man of the Year
Essays about the famous people of the 20th Century, from the pages of TIME Magazine.
Chicano History Links- UCLA
This page lists links to Web Pages that cover various aspects of Chicano history and culture.
Chicana Resources
Links to information on the study of Chicanas.
Fidel Castro Speech Databases
A huge collection of the speeches of the Cuban leader, Fidel Castro. Use the search engine to find speeches that mention people or topics of your interest, with the text translated to English.
Virtual Photo Gallery
Collection of links to online photo galleries and exhibits. This is an excellent collection, with several famous photographers listed. Sponsored by LIFE magazine.
The History Channel Hotlist: 20th Century
Nice set of links related to issues and events of the 20th Century, provided by The History Channel.
Timeline: Southern Music in the 20th Century
Nice collection of information about the people and events in the music of the American South during the 20th Centure. Includes many profiles of famous and influential composers, musicians and performers. Click on ther decade that interests you for more information on that era.
A History of American Agriculture: 1776-1990
Chart following eleven major themes of agricultural history in the U.S., decade by decade. Click on the theme/decade to see what major events and developments happened. Provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The Southern Folklife Collection
Although this page is primarily information about the The Southern Folklife Collection library, there are several superb online exhibits about various musical styles which were developed in the South: Early Country Music, Old-Time String Bands, Gospel and Spiritual Song, and Southern Blues Traditions. Includes short sound samples.
The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection
Online access to American sheet music of the period 1780 to 1960. Under construction, but appears to be potentially quite useful. As of 9-22-97 it consists mostly of scanned images of the sheet music front page illustrations.
The Digital Tradition Folk Song Database
Search for the words to folk songs here. Search by key word, or a list of key words or titles.
Those Were the Days.
Provides a list of interesting events that happened on this day in history. Lots of cultural emphasis.
Pulp Fiction Central
A colorful type of popular fiction emerged in the first part of the 20th Century, pulp fiction. This site offers a braod collection of links to many examples of this type of popular literature.
Social Security History
Exceptionally well presented collection of information on the history of the Social Security program and Social Security Administration. A mix of general-interest material and items that may appeal primarily to scholars. Graphics and photos abound, and there are sound and video clips.
Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America (1935-1955)
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.
Creative Americans: Portraits by Carl Van Vechten, 1932-1964
1,400 Portraits of literary figures, artists, and celebrities; scenic views, mostly in the Northeast. Includes African Americans, celebrities and prominent individuals, scenic views. Consists of 1,395 photographs taken by American photographer Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964) between 1932 and 1964. The bulk of the collection consists of portrait photographs of celebrities, including many figures from the Harlem Renaissance. A much smaller portion of the collection is an assortment of American landscapes.
Washington as It Was: Photographs by Theodor Horydczak, 1923-1959
Spanning from the mid 1920s through the 1950s, the Theodor Horydczak collection(about 14,350 photographs online) documents the architecture and social life of the Washington metropolitan area in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, including exteriors and interiors of commercial, residential, and government buildings, as well as street scenes and views of neighborhoods. A number of Washington events and activities, such as the 1932 Bonus Army encampment, the 1933 World Series, and World War II preparedness campaigns, are also depicted. Discovering Theodor Horydczak's Washington, a special presentation is also included.
Shadowball: Remembering the Negro Leagues
For much of baseball history professional leagues excluded African-American players. "As early as 1884, Blacks had organized their own teams and then their own leagues. By 1920, a Black professional baseball league was formed. Several years later, a "Negro American League" was established, and an all-black world series was held annually."
Facts and Figures in U.S. Tax History
Several charts and graphs which show various figures related to U.S. taxes over the period 1935-1988.
The History of Broadcasting, 1920-1960
Decade by decade history of broadcasting. Click on the decade and subtopic of interest.
American Studies Web
A Guide to American Studies Resources on the Internet, with lots of links organized by sub-topic of interest..
United States Air Force Museum
From Kitty Hawk to the Space Age, over 200 aircraft, missiles, and aeronautical displays.
National Air and Space Museum
The exploration use of air and space. Lots of images, photos and helpful graphics.
The Military History Collections of The New York Public Library
Many files related to Military History. Not all have the information available online, but enough is there to make it worth visiting.
Military History
U.S. Army Center for Military History.
Campaigns of the U.S. Army
A list of all the times the U.S. Army went off to do battle.
U.S. Racism and Intervention in the Third World, Past and Present
A very opinionated look at early U.S. foreign involvement.
American History Links Arranged By Subject
A remarkable set of links to resources: Civil War to the Present. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to select a section that interests you, and then link out to the related information


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