Historical News and Educational Films

Historical News and Educational Films

Historical NY Times (Database)

Films on Demand (Database)

“Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.” (Ted.com)

Federal Housing Projects and Immigrant Tenements

Federal Housing Projects and Immigrant Tenements

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Government’s role in low income housing (RHOL.org Web Article)

Living Together: Tenements Federal Housing (Columbia University Web Article)

Tenement Museum (see also Virtual Tour of 97 Orchard Street)

American Chinatowns

American Chinatowns

Library of Congress Presentation: Chinese Immigration

Chinatown San Francisco

Chinese Americans in the Columbia River Basin (WSU Historical Overview)

American Chinatown Through Residents Eyes (NPR)

The Changing Face of Chinatown (NPR)

Urban U.S. Chinatowns Wane as Asians Head to Suburbs (Associated Press)

Chinatown’s Challenges in Infinite City Discussion (Foghorn Online Web Article)

“American Chinatown : a people’s history of five neighborhoods” by Bonnie Tsui, 2010 (request ILL through WorldCat catalog) (Book)

Guantanamo

Guantanamo

The Guantanamo Docket (NY Times Web Article)

Guantanamo at 10: U.S. Weighs Future of Detainees (NPR)

How Did Guantanamo Become a Prison? (History News Network)

Guantanamo Bay (Jurist Online Web Article)

Urban Density

Urban Density

National Multi Housing Council Report – Higher-Density Development: Myth and Fact

UrbanDesign.org Center for Design Excellence Web Article (Density)

The Rise of the Suburbs

The Rise of the Suburbs

“Architecture and suburbia: from English villa to American dream house, 1690-200” by John Archer, 2005 (request ILL through WorldCat catalog) (Book)

American Orphanages and Foster Care

American Orphanages and Foster Care

Orphanages (U.S. Department of Health & Human Service Child Welfare Information Gateway)

The Rise and Demise of the American Orphanage (Johns Hopkins University Magazine Web Article)

Orphanages Rival Foster Homes for Quality Child Care (Scientific American Web Article)

Home Away From Home: The Forgotten History of Orphanages (Book)

“Children and youth in adoption, orphanages, and foster care : a historical handbook and guide” by Lori Askeland, 2006 (request ILL through WorldCat catalog) (Book)

American Indian Schools

American Indian Schools

Boarding Schools (American Indian Relief Council Web Article)

Archaeology of the Phoenix Indian School (Archaeology.org Web Article)

An Indian Boarding School Photo Gallery (University of Illinois)

American Indian Boarding Schools Haunt Many (NPR)

American Indian School a Far Cry From the Past (NPR)

Sears Catalog Homes

Sears Catalog Homes

Historic Homes (SearsArchives.org)

Sears Modern Homes (SearsArchives.org)

The American Dream by Mail Order (Downer’s Grove Economic Development Corporation)

Investigations Sears Home (PBS History Detectives)

Sears Catalog Homes: Cedars House Plan (OldHouseOnline.com)

“The houses that Sears built: everything you ever wanted to know about Sears catalog homes” by Rosemary Thornton, 2004 (request ILL through WorldCat catalog) (Book)

Green Living, Geodesic Domes, Biosphere, and Bucky Fuller

Green Living, Geodesic Domes, Biosphere, and Bucky Fuller

Green Homes  and Green Communities (Environmental Protection Agency)

GreenSociety.org

Sierra Club Green Home

Geodesic Dome (Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation)

Geodesic Dome Homes  (GreenLifeStyleMagazine.net)

Living in a Geodesic Dome Home (NPR)

Buckminster (Bucky) Fuller Institute

FullerDomeHome.org

Biosphere 2 (University of Arizona)

GREENR (Database)

Domebook 2 (on reserve – visit the circulation desk to see this item) (Book)