Journey back in time to the 1920s and learn about the music, pop culture, and everyday life as written by historians and scholars in our guest blog series. Check back every Tuesday for the latest blog post!
By Guest Blogger Amanda Howard “The days go quickly, but just the same it seems ages and ages between the times we are with each other.” –January 25, 1922 At the outset of the coronavirus pandemic last winter, archives, museums and libraries urged the communities they... Read More
By Guest Blogger Nancy Down The 1920s brings to mind authors like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the poetry of T.S. Eliot. Today we would call this decade part of the modernist movement. As a curator of a collection of popular literature, I find myself asking... Read More
By Guest Blogger Jacqueline Hudson Started in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, jazz has its musical roots in New Orleans, Louisiana where it combines American and European classical music with African and slave folk songs with a touch of West African culture. The... Read More
By Guest Blogger Charles A. Coletta, Ph.D. The comic strip is a uniquely American art form with a long tradition in our culture. Benjamin Franklin’s 1754 propaganda cartoon, Join or Die, depicting a severed snake, is the earliest known pictorial representation of a colonial union... Read More
By Guest Blogger Ron Ammons Earl B. Kennedy registered for the military service at age 30 in the spring of 1917, and perhaps because of his age and aptitude, was assigned to the Officer Candidate School at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana from May 11 to August 14 of 1917.... Read More
Learn more about the amazing love story of this 1920s couple by reading the transcription, seeing scans of the original letters, and listening to a voice actor read the words that Earl wrote to Marie.....Read More
Learn more about different aspects of the 1920s with short posts by guest blogging scholars from all across the country covering topics of popular culture, literature, music, dancing, and more....Read More