American social and cultural history



A to Z
Selected Links

bullet American History Timeline
bullet Art, Design, and Crafts
bullet Business and Consumer Culture:
bullet Advertising Collections, National Museum of American History
bullet Archives Center, Advertising and Business Americana
bullet 19th Century Lithographs from the "America on Stone" Collection of Harry T. Peters
bullet The Ivory Project: Advertising Soap in America 1838-1988
bullet Posters American Style
bullet What's in the Mail for You!
bullet Selling the Dream, Reading List
bullet Clothing, Costume and Fashion
bullet American Clothing Designers, Selected Bibliography
bullet American History Museum: Clothing and Acccessories Collections
bullet Fashion Plate Bibliography
bullet The Feather Trade and the American Conservation Movement
bullet Men's Clothing and Accessories, Selected References
bullet Trunks, Selected References
bullet Women's Dresses. View photos and information about a selection of dresses from the National Museum of American History costume collection.
bullet Hispanic Designers. Learn about eight well-known Hispanic clothing designers, and see examples of their work.
bullet Community Life
bullet Ethnic Communities
bullet Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
bullet African American History and Culture
bullet Asian Pacific American History and Culture
bullet Native American History and Culture
bullet U.S. Latino History and Culture
bullet Holiday Celebrations
bullet 19th-century Lithographs from the "America on Stone" Collection
bullet Thanksgiving in North America
bullet Christmas Reading List
bullet Recordings:
bullet Folkways Holiday Recordings
bullet Recreation and Leisure
bullet Sports History
bullet America's Smithsonian Carousel
bullet Carousels, Sources of Information
bullet The Architecture of Reassurance: Designing the Disney Theme Parks
bullet Paint by Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950s
bullet Domestic Life
bullet Baskets Reading List
bullet Bells Reading List
bullet Design for Daily Life: A Centennial Celebration
bullet Dolls, Doll Clothing and Doll Houses Reading List
bullet You Be the Historian, Colonial Life
bullet Wallpaper Patterns of the 1950s
bullet Family Folklore, How to Collect Your Own Family Folklore
bullet Food Preparation
bullet Key Ingredients: America by Food
bullet Culinary Arts Programs sponsored by The Smithsonian Associates
bullet Foodways of  the Philippines, Wisconsin, Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Basin, and the Baltics at the 1998 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
bullet The Smithsonian Seafood Site, Sustainable Seafood
bullet Taking America to Lunch
bullet The Making of a Homemaker features books that guided the 19th-century housewife
bullet Dance
bullet Body and Soul: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
bullet Film and Television
bullet Literature and Poetry
bullet Picturing Hemingway: A Writer in His Time
bullet Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places
bullet Rebel Poets of the 1950s
bullet Allen Ginsberg's "Howl"
bullet Programs sponsored by the Smithsonian Associates
bullet Folkways African American Spoken Word Recordings
bullet Military History
bullet Musical History
bullet Photography
bullet Political History
bullet Textiles and Quilts
bullet Work and Labor History
bullet Tool Chests: Symbol and Servant
bullet Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820-Present
bullet Frances Perkins: New Deal Stateswoman and Labor Reformer
bullet From Carbons to Computers: The Changing American Office
bullet Still Cookin' By the Fireside: African Americans in Food Service

To learn more, visit the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, National Museum of the American Indian and the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture.


Encyclopedia Smithsonian

[e-mail]
Office of Visitor Services
Public Inquiry Services
Smithsonian Institution