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Resource Guide:
American History: 1890-1945

Sample Call Numbers

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

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • 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

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

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

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • 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

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

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