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Resource Guide:
American History: 1890-1945

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

Topic Call Number
War of 1898 (Spanish American War)E 714-735
Twentieth Century HistoryE 740-837.7
Theodore Roosevelt Administrations 1901-1909E 56-760
United States History – Domestic – World War IE 780
United States History – 1919-1933 – Harding-Coolidge Era – “The Twenties”E 784-805
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Administrations 1933-1945E 806-812
United States History – Hawaii, Philippines and Puerto RicoE 713

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Wounded Knee Massacre, S D, 1890
  • Hull House, Chicago, Ill., History
  • Klondike River Valley (Yukon), Gold discoveries
  • United States, History, 1919-1933
  • Aeronautics, History
  • Panama Canal (Panama)
  • Automobile Industry and Trade, History
  • Ford Motor Company, History
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, History
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Company, Fire, 1911
  • Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
  • World War, 1914-1918, United States
  • World War, 1914-1918, Aerial Operations
  • World War, 1914-1918, Campaigns
  • World War, 1914-1918, Economic Aspects, United States
  • World War, 1914-1918, Personal Narratives, American
  • World War, 1914-1918, Social Aspects, United States
  • Influenza, History, 20th Century
  • Prohibition, United States, History
  • Women, Suffrage, United States
  • Scopes, John Thomas — Trials, litigation, etc
  • Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974
  • United States, Economic Conditions, 1918-1945
  • Depressions, 1929, United States
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Social Security, United States
  • Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
  • Japanese Americans, Evacuation and Relocation, 1942-1945
  • Lend-lease Operations, 1941-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945, United States
  • World War, 1939-1945, Manpower, United States
  • World War, 1939-1945, Women, United States
  • World War, 1939-1945, Social Aspects, United States
  • World War, 1939-1945, Personal Narratives, United States
  • World War, 1939-1945, Propaganda, United States
  • World War, 1939-1945, Public Opinion, United States
  • World War, 1939-1945, Songs and Music, United States
  • World War, 1939-1945, Press Coverage, United States
  • Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Attack on, 1941
  • Manhattan Project (U.S.)
  • Rationing, United States
  • Yalta Conference, 1945
  • Computer Industry, United States, History (ENIAC)
  • Penicillin, History

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Roi Ottley’s World War II : the lost diary of an African American journalistD 811.5 .O86 2011
Torchbearers of democracy : African American soldiers and the era of the First World WarD 639 .N4 W497 2010
For home and country : World War I propaganda on the home frontD 639 .P7 U63 2010
Men in German uniform : POWs in America during World War IID 805 .U5 T455 2010
Making war, making women : femininity and duty on the American home front, 1941-1945HQ 1420 .M383 2010
Mother Jones : Raising Cain and ConsciousnessHD 8073 .J6 C67 2010
Treacherous texts : U.S. suffrage literature, 1846-1946JK 1896 .T74 2010
The Home Fronts of Iowa, 1939-1945D 769.85 .I9 O86 2009
A tragedy of democracy : Japanese confinement in North AmericaD 796.8 .A6 R64 2009
To ask for an equal chance : African Americans in the Great DepressionE 185.6 .G79 2009
The Great Depression : a diaryHB 3717 .R656 2009
Good girls, good food, good fun : the story of USO hostesses during World War IID 810 .E8 W56 2008
Utah Beach : the amphibious landing and airborne operations on D-day, June 6, 1944D 756.5 .N6 B3436 2005
The great influenza : the epic story of the deadliest plague in historyRC 150.4 .B37 2004
New Deal thoughtE 806 .N425 2003
The boys of ’98 : Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough RidersE 725.45 .W35 1998
The greatest generation speaks : letters and reflectionsD 811 .A2 B746 1998
The war in American culture : society and consciousness during World War IIE 169.1 .W273 1996
The Oxford companion to World War IID 740 .O93 1995
The Pacific war atlas, 1941-1945G 2861 .S87 1995
Women pilots of World War IID 790 .C62 1992
Laugh, cry, and remember : the journal of a G.I. ladyD 769.39 .P65 1991
Thunder in the mountains : the West Virginia mine war, 1920-21HD 5325 .M63 W47 1989
Farming the dust bowl : a first-hand account from KansasS 451 .S96 1986
The home front and beyond : American women in the 1940sHQ 1420 .H34 1982
The path between the seas : the creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914F 1569 .C2 M33 1977
Torpedo junction; with the Pacific fleet from Pearl harbor to MidwayREMOTE D 773 .C35 1944
The tyranny of change : America in the Progressive Era, 1900-1917E 741 .C36
The Dry DecadeHV 5089 .M3
We: By Charles A. LindberghTL 540 .L53 A3
Once upon a town : the miracle of the North Platte CanteenD 769.85 .N2 N248
Making music modern New York in the 1920se-Book
Dear Mrs. Roosevelt letters from children of the Great Depressione-Book
Historical dictionary of the Great Depression, 1929-1940e-Book
The Comanche code talkers of World War IIe-Book
With the 41st Division in the Southwest Pacific: A foot soldier’s storye-Book
Murder at the Sleepy Lagoon: Zoot suits, race, and riot in wartime L.A.e-Book
The Bedford boys: One American town’s ultimate D-Day sacrificee-Book
Secrets of victory: The Office of Censorship and the American press and radio in World War IIe-Book
America at war the Philippines, 1898-1913e-Book

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • American History
  • American Historical Review
  • American Nineteenth Century History
  • Congress and the Presidency
  • Diplomatic History
  • Economic History Review
  • History News
  • Journal of American History
  • Journal of American Ethnic History
  • Journal of Military History (in JSTOR)
  • Reviews in American History
  • Presidential Studies Quarterly
  • The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Online
  • War in History

Selected Websites and Digital Archives