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1920s America

1920s America Pathfinder

Circulating Books
General books on the 1920s are located in the Dewey numbers:

Check the card catalog for specific topics in the 1920s. The following are some of the subject headings you may find useful:

Harlem Renaissance
Ku Klux Klan
Nineteen Twenties
Scopes, John Thomas
United States--Civilization--1918-1945
United States--History--1919-1933
United States--Social conditions--1918-1932
United States--Social life and customs--1919-1933

Use a keyword search if you do not find what you are looking for in a subject search. Once you find a book that meets your criteria, click on the subject headings in the card catalog record for similar books.

Reference Books
R 391.009 HI A History of Fashion and Costume: The Twentieth Century
R 391.009 PE Fashion, Costume and Culture
R 391.2 WA Twentieth Century Fashion: 1900-1949
R 781.65 YA Jazz
R 791.43 HI History of the American Cinema: The Talkies
R 809.933358 LI Literature and Its Times
R 810.9 HA The Harlem Renaissance
R 973.03 DI Dictionary of American History
R 973.03 EN Encyclopedia of American History
R 973.9 AM American Decades Primary Sources: 1920-1929
R 973.9 AM American Decades: 1920-1929
R 973.9 BO Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th Century America
R 973.9 GR Modern America 1914 to 1945
R 973.9 ST St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
R 973.903 EN Encyclopedia of the United States in the Twentieth Century
R 973.91 DR The 1920s
R 973.91 HO The Roaring Twenties
R 973.91 ST The Roaring Twenties: An Eyewitness History
R 973.91 US U.S.A Twenties

Print Indexes

American Heritage Index

Video and DVD Resources
VC 973.9 CEThe Century: Volume 1
The Beginning Through The '20s: Seeds Of Change; Shell Shock, 1914-1919; Boom To Bust, 1920-1929.
VC 973.9 IMImmigration & Cultural Change
VC 973.91 WAWarring and Roaring
VC 973.915 YEYesterday 1927
DVD 973.9 DEThe Decades: 20th Century Collection,1920-1929
DVD 973.91 EMThe Emergence of Modern America: The 1920s

Research Datbases and eBooks

American History
American Mosaic: Afrian American Experience
Daily Life Through History

Biography Resources in Context

Biography Collection Complete
History Reference Center

eLibrary Curriculum Edition

ProQuest Learning: Literature
History Study Center

Facts on File
American History Online
American Women’s History Online

Proquest Historical Newspapers

Student Resources in Context

ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

Gale Virtual Reference Library
• American Decades, 1920-1929 (Volume 3)
• American Social Reform Movements Reference Library
• Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians

• Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture of 20th Century America

• Crime and Punishment in America Reference Library
• Dictionary of American History

• Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

• Encyclopedia of Race and Racism

• Encyclopedia of World Biography

• Extremist Groups: Information for Students

• Family in Society: Essential Primary Sources

• Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations, and Footwear through the Ages

• Government, Politics, and Protest: Essential Primary Sources

• Harlem Renaissance

• Roaring Twenties Reference Library

• St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

• Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film

• Social Policy: Essential Primary Sources

• U*X*L American Decades

Infobase Publishing eBooks

• The Roaring Twenties

Salem Online Reference
• The Encyclopedia of the Jazz Age

Web Sites

o access additional web sites on the 1920s, click on the links below:

General 1920s Sites

The 1920s

Digital History: The Jazz Age: The American 1920s

Clash of Cultures in the 1910s and 1920s Homepage

The 1920s

The Authentic History Center: The 1920s

Architecture and Decor

Flapper Architecture

Flapper Decor

Bricks & Brass: 1920s Architecture


Mixed Pickles Vintage Dance Time Line - Jazz Era

Charleston Dance - Streetswings Dance History Archives

Lindy Hop
Dance History--The Lindy Hop

The Lindy Circle - Lindy Hop History

Lindy Hop Dance - Streetswings Dance History Archives
Dance Marathons

History Link Essay: Dance Marathons of the 1920s and 1930s

Dance Marathons


Slouching Towards Utopia?: The Economic History of the Twentieth Century

Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929

America in the 1920's


American Vintage Blues: History of Fashion 1920-1930

The Twenties and Thirties: 1919-1930
Women's Fashion

1920 to 1930: Flapper Fashion and Costume History


Flappers in the Roaring Twenties

The Jazz Age: Flapper Culture & Style

Ku Klux Klan

The Klan Rides Again: The Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s

Women of the Klan: Racism and Gender in the 1920s


Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events:1920-1929

Jazz Age Culture: Writers (Part III)

Movies and Theater

Flapper Music

PBS | JAZZ: Places Spaces & Changing Faces - The Cotton Club

Duke Ellington and his Cotton Club Orchestra

Harlem Gangs from the 1920s and 1930s - The Cotton Club


Miss America

The History of Pageants of the New Millenium

American Experience | Miss America | People and Events
Harry Houdini

Great Escapes: American Memory Web site Hosts the Houdini Collection

Houdini: the American Experience

Houdini: A Biographical Chronology


Slouching Towards Utopia?: The Economic History of the Twentieth Century