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American (Modern) History - History 499

A guide created for History 499, World War II era America.

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Reference Books

Bound Journals

The library has issues of many magazines dating back to the 1960's and earlier. Bound Periodicals are located on the first floor. Search the Online Catalog for titles such as:

  • Life
  • The New Yorker
  • Newsweek
  • Time
  • U.S. News and World Report