Each of you will write a paper utilizing one of the archives below from the Library of Congress.  A wide variety of topics are possible.  Investigate the following archives to see what topics might be of interest to you.  Your research will not be limited to these archives, but should include information from them.

Once you have selected a topic, prepare a one page proposal.  (See Writing History, p. 13, items 1-4 only).  This will be due on October 1.

American Variety Stage:Variety Stage and Motion Pictures

First Person Narratives of the American South

The Life of a City:  Early Films of New York City

Origins of American Animation

Inventing Entertainment:  The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies

Inside an American Factory:  Films of the Westinghouse Works, 1904

Baseball and Jackie Robinson

Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian: Photographic Images

The New Deal Stage:  Selections from the Federal Theatre Project

African-American Sheet Music

Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip

America at Work, America at Leisure