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The Yellow Pages -- Midwest Studies 

World's Columbian Exposition: Idea and Aftermath
This University of Virginia American Studies site discusses the cultural significance of the 1893 Chicago event.

Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photographs and Family Letters, 1862-1912
This Library of Congress American Memory site includes digitized images of life on the Plains.

Imaging and Imagining the Ghost Dance: James Mooney's Illustrations and Photographs, 1891-1893
This Indiana University site discusses anthropologist James Mooney's images of the Ghost Dance of 1890.

Western Historical Manuscript Collection
This is a joint collection of the University of Missouri and the State Historical Society of Missouri. Includes documents pertaining to the history of Kansas, Missouri, and other states.

The Kansas Heritage Server
This University of Kansas site includes information on family and local history.

Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910
This Library of Congress American Memory site includes first-person accounts, biographies, local histories, and other sources to document life in these states.

Death of the Dream: Farmhouses in the Heartland
This PBS site uses text, photographs, video, and audio to tell the story of agricultural life in the Midwest from the 1830s into the 20th century.

Detroit
This National Park Service site includes a map and a list of historic sites.

Hull House Incorporated: The Professionalization of Social Work
This University of Virginia American Studies site explores the professionalization of social work through the efforts of Jane Addams.

Pullman Strikes Out as Model Town
This University of Virginia American Studies site examines the reasons for the 1894 Pullman Strike.

Center for the Study of Rural America
Founded by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Contains a collection of articles and studies about rural areas of the United States.

Midwest Quarterly
Published by Pittsburgh State University, Kansas.

Midwest Living
Magazine about America's heartland.

Midwest Today
Another magazine about the Midwest.

Chicago Tribune
Chicago, Illinois, newspaper.

Michigan History
A magazine about Michigan's past.

Chicago Historical Society
Includes links to online exhibitions and collections.

Kansas State Historical Society
Includes a timeline of Kansas history and descriptions of famous Kansans.

Language of the Land: Midwest
This Library of Congress exhibit discusses depictions of the Midwest in literature. Also includes sections on the Northeast, South, and West.

Portrait of Black Chicago
National Archives and Records Administration exhibit about the photography of John H. White.

The American Swedish Institute
Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Represents the local Swedish-American community through photographs, diaries, and other artifacts.

Going Back to Iowa
University of Virginia American Studies site about the work of artist Grant Wood.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
This site explores the underlying political allegory of the story by L. Frank Baum.

Arch History and Architecture
National Park Service site about the construction of the St. Louis Gateway Arch.

Maud Powell
A brief biography of the Illinois native who became one of America's first touring concert violinists.






Last update 
June 20, 2002
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