Ms. Dyer’s 20th Century American Popular Culture Research Project

Helpful Databases (Use freely on campus. See librarian for off campus password.)

Marvel Databases

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Classroom Video On Demand

Animation:

The History of Disney Animation

History of Animation in the 1900s – Timeline

Notes On the Origins of American Animation, 1900-1921

Baseball:

Popular Culture: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Baseball History

History of Baseball in the United States

Basketball:

NBA History

91 Interesting Facts About Basketball

Where Basketball Was Invented: The History of Basketball

Construction Machinery:

Construction (history and a list of historical equipment, each linked to more information)

Equipment List, Historical Construction Equipment Asscociation (a list of different kinds of equipment, arranged by year, and with each linked to a photograph)

Dance:

Dancing Through the Decades: Most Popular Dance Styles Over the Past 100 Years

Football:

History of Football Timeline

NFL History By Decade

Football: Origins, Growth and History of the Game

Football History

Games (see also links under Video Games below):

30 Classic Games For Simple Outdoor Play

History of Board Games From Early 1900s to the Present

Kid Games in the Early 1900s

Hairstyles:

How Have Popular American Hairstyles Changed Over the Years

The Top 10 Iconic Hairstyles In Pop Culture History

The Hairstyles That Defined American Culture In Every Decade

Hunting:

Hunting In America: An Overview

Importance of America’s Hunting Culture

America: Hunting and How It All Started

Men’s and Women’s Shoes:

Shoes (scroll to the section on the twentieth century)

Music:

The Top Songs By Decade: 1900-present

Sports:

The Bizarre History of American Sport

Professional Team Sports in the United States

Early Beginnings to the Current World of Sports History

Video Games:

The History of Gaming: An Evolving Community

Video Game History Timeline

The History of Video Games

War:

American Wars: All the Major Wars That the U.S. Has Fought

History of American Wars: Three Centuries of American Wars

Major Wars and Conflicts of the 20th Century

Women’s Clothing (see also links under Women’s Fashion below):

Fashion Forward: the History of 20th Century Women’s Clothing

Women’s Fashion:

20th Century Fashion

The History of Fashion: Most Important Style Moments of the 20th Century (good slide show with informative captions)

The Twentieth Century of American Fashion: 1900-2000 (an academic thesis with illustrations in .pdf format)

Fashion American Style: 1900-1999, America’s Twentieth Century Rise To Dominate World Fashion

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