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Montana History, Culture, and Fashion

Locating Information in Books

Search ValCat online catalog, to locate books found in the Delta College Library or area Public Libraries.

Browse the following Reference Books:

American Chronicle
Album of American History
Chronology of the United States
Facts On File Yearbook
Value of a Dollar

Browse the following Circulating Books:

America's taste, 1851-1959
An End to Innocence
20th Century Fashion
Fashion Since 1900 - The Complete Sourcebook
Five Centuries of American Costume
Story of America as Reported by its Newspapers
The 1940's
This Fabulous Century 1940-1950 

Locating Information in Periodicals

Search the following Online Databases to locate articles on your topic. Many articles will be available full-text online. Some articles will be found in the Delta Library print periodical collection and some will be located at other libraries. 



Locating Information in Newspapers

Search the following Newspaper Index to locate articles on your topic. Some articles will be found in the Delta Library microfilm periodical collection and some will be located at other libraries.

New York Times Index

Locating Information Online

Search the following Web Sites to locate information on your topic:

Advertising - 1940s
Ad*Access Database and Medicine and Madison Avenue Database

Two databases of over 7,000 advertisements from Duke University, which can be browsed by year. Medicine and Madison Avenue database contains health-related ads.
Advertisements from the 1940's

Clothing -1940's
Costume Collections;g=costumegroupic;xc=1
Four costume collections are available at this site from Wayne State University, and it can be searched by date to locate a specific year.

Solemates: The Century in Shoes
Pictures and information about shoes from the 1940s are available at this site.

Wisconsin Historical Society - Children's clothing
This site contains a children's clothing collection that is searchable by decade.

Image search
Search for images on Google by date and topic.

Montana Memory Project


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