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Images of Early African American Life, David Levering Lewis and Deborah Willis discuss the collection of photographs that were featured in "The Exhibit of American Negroes" at the 1900 Paris International Exposition.
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones organizes West Virginia
for the great anthracite coal strike of 1902.
Gerhard Sisters' Photographs [online]. In The 1904 World's Fair: Looking Back and Looking Forward. St. Louis: Missouri Historical Society, 2004 [cited 26 September 2004]. Available from: http://mohistory.org/content/fair/wf/html/index_flash.html.
Train [online]. Interviewed by Fred Nielsen. Talking
History, 8 October 2001. Available
Ida Tarbell's The History of the Standard Oil Company.
Mary McLeod Bethune founds the Daytona Normal and Industrial School for
Negro Girls, now Bethune-Cookman College.
The National Child Labor Committee is formed.
Marian MacDowell founds the MacDowell Colony, an artists' retreat.
Center Labor Photos database includes images of the strike, as well as
images of ILGWU activities covering most of the twentieth
century. Access note: Researchers have to set up a free account
searching the database.
Tompkins, Vincent, ed. American
Decades: 1900-1909. Detroit: Gale Research, 1996.
Emergence of Advertising
in America: 1850-1920 [online]. [Durham, NC]: Digital Scriptorium,
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library,
Duke University, 2000 [cited 12 March 2001]. Available from:
Digital Dress Costume Collections allows researchers to search four collections simultaneously. Enter 1930-1939 to search for items from the 1930s.
Historical Museum Children's Clothing Collection
[online]. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society, updated 26 June 2001
[cited 10 December 2001]. Available
Manuscripts: Diaries & Letters
Diary of Margaret A. Eadie, 1901-1909 [Schoenberg Center for
Electronic Text & Image, University of Pennsylvania Library]
The National Digital Newspaper Program will create a digital collection of historically significant newspapers from all states and U.S. territories published between 1836 and 1922. The pilot project will involve the digitization of newspapers from six states covering the years 1900 to 1910.
Newspapers [online]. Salt Lake City: Marriott Library,
University of Utah, 2002 [cited 12 February 2003]. Available
The Quilts section of American Women's
History: A Research Guide includes additional links to digital
The database America: History & Life offers a simple option
for limiting a search for articles and other sources to a specific time
period. If you are searching for articles that cover the decade from 1900
to 1910, enter 1900d in the "Time Period" row of the search screen.
America: History & Life by Time Period for an example using another
Middle Tennessee State Univ. Library
Murfreesboro, TN 37132