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Students will be doing period research for a class project on theatrical design, including scenic, costume, lighting, and sound design. Students will pick a time period and location, and will work independently researching in their assigned area.
Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century (1900-1999). Each decade in this decade-by decade set includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade. Includes oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws , legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, recipes, and more.
Features images from some of the world's leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists. It is a comprehensive image resource available for educational and scholarly use, with many rare and important collections available nowhere else.
Increasingly research involves locating images for analysis, documentation, illustration, information and inspiration. This guide presents scholarly and commercial sources provided by the Columbia College Library available on our web site and through the web to locate a wide variety of visual materials.
Tip: Carefully evaluate the source of the images you find in Google Images or Google Advanced Image Search. For example, the attribution and description of an image in the New York Times will be considerably more credible than those of an image found in a personal Pinterest account.
Vintage Ad Browser provides images of print ads by decade from the 1790s through the 2000s. Ads are organized into dozens of categories including beauty and hygiene, clothes, gender, and transportation.
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