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Library Course Guide for: CULTURE AND U. S. EMPIRE

Selected Internet Resources for Culture and U. S. Empire:

    Associations and Societies:

  • AHA GI Pamphlet Series
    Created by Robert B. Townsend, this site presents full-text of a pamphlet series published by the American Historical Association under the direction of the Division of Information and Education of the U.S. Army between 1943 and 1945 for the purpose of improving both the performance of U.S. troops in combat and their eventual transition to civilian status.

  • Media:

  • CNN: The Cold War
    Companion website to the CNN documentary series, now archived by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Includes interactive maps, archival footage, declassified documents and general reference information on key players of the period.

  • Museums:

  • The Cold War Museum
    Founded in 1996 by Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and John C. Welch to "preserve Cold War history and honor Cold War Veterans." A Smithsonian Affiliate Museum since January 2001

  • Virtual Archives:

  • American Memory Project
    A multi-media selection of unique materials drawn from the collections from the Library of Congress and contributing research libraries.

  • Cold War International History Project
    A project of the Smithsonian Institution's Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the CWIHP brings together U. S. documents with documents from the former U.S.S.R. to create a comprehensive online archive of Cold War events.

  • CONELRAD: All Things Atomic
    An online archive of American pop culture of the Cold War, covering the 1930s to 1990s.

  • Objectivism Resource Center
    Transcription of Ayn Rand's testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947, annotated and posted by the Institute founded to promote her Cold War philosophy of "objectivism," defined by her as emphasizing "the objective existence of reality, rational thinking, individual self-interest, and individual rights."

  • The Avalon Project
    Full text of key Cold War documents, mounted online by the Yale University Law School.