and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy,
An extensive collection of digitized
photographs, film, and audio—from
the U.S. Library of Congress all related to the 1920s, many focused on
the experiences of women; for example:
P. Breckinridge, Women in the Twentieth
Century; a Study of Their Political, Social and
Economic Activities (1933)
Large collection of materials related to jazz in the years
through 1930, much of it from the 1920s. Contains audio of many songs
which can be listened to on-line. Of perhaps particular interest is Annette
Hanshaw's version of "I've Got 'It' (But It Don't Do Me No Good)"
[requires Real Player].
Website devoted to silent films, including photos,
of movies, and secondary source essays on various topics.
Open Collections Project, Harvard
Another extensive collection of
primary sources, many very
useful for understanding women in the
1920s. For instance, the collection contains many reports, both
national and state, on working women during the 1920s:
and scroll to the 1920s near the bottom of the page.
Also interesting are
Mencken, In Defense of Women (1922)
and, from a more traditional
Fascinating Womanhood, or, The Art of
Attracting Men (1922)