An Annotated List of the Most Valuable
Online Resources on Postwar Era
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The Interstate Highway System and Car Culture
A historyof the Interstate Highway System during the 1950s that
includes subsections on government policy, billboards, motels, diners,
Levittown, and gas stations.
Documents of an Ideal American Suburb
project includes photographs made by residents and visitors since
the late '40s, written reminiscences and texts, and essays, but
only a portion of the material is currently available on the Internet.
and Culture of the American 1950s
primary and secondary source readings on such aspect of life and
culture in Cold War America as art, foreign policy, gender, jazz,
the movies, and rock n roll, as well as biographical
material on major and minor figures of the era.
Whistlestop: Harry Truman
A searchable collection of images and documents from the Harry S.
Truman Presidential Library, this site contains personal letters,
speeches, photographs, political cartoons, and official documents
relating to The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb the recognition
of Israel, the Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine, the desegregation
of the Armed Forces, the 1948 Campaign, the Berlin Airlift, NATO,
and the Korean War.
documentary series Web site contains archival footage; biographies,
maps, recently declassified documents, and classroom guides.
of Congresss Soviet Archives Exhibit
and translations from the Soviet Archives reveals the inner workings
of the Soviet system and Soviet-U.S. relations during the Cold War.
online Library of Congress exhibit provides primary sources, a time
line and map, and various assessments, pro- and con-, of the Marshall
Plan, on its fiftieth anniversary.
National Security Archives at George Washington University
archives publishes declassified foreign policy documents obtained
through the Freedom of Information Act, including material on Cuba,
Guatemala, Iran, and the Soviet Union.
Excerpts from 49 declassified Soviet cables dealing with accusations
of atomic spying and the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
and Video Files from the 1950s
audio clips from Senator Joe McCarthy, see
http://webcorp.com/mccarthy/. For scenes from Nixons Checkers
http://webcorp.com/video/nixon/nixonvideo.html. Additional sound
files are available at