World at War, 1939-1945
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These resources have been selected by librarians to supplement HSTY202 classes (American History from 1877) at Tompkins Cortland Community College.
- Gale Virtual Reference Collection
- Books and ebooks in TC3 Collection
- Subject Headings
- Locating Journal Articles in Databases
- Web Resources
TC3 students and staff have access to the Gale Virtual Reference Library with over 250 academic reference encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. This is a good place to start your research because it provides useful background information.
To find books in the TC3 Library collection, go to the main Library webpage and search the TC3 Catalog. You can also search the SUNY Union Catalog and WorldCat to find books in other libraries which you can request through the TC3 Library's Get It! – Information Delivery.
- Americans at War: 1901-1945 - Vol. 3.
- American Decades: 1940-1949 (2001) - Available online, Gale Virtual Reference Collection.
- American Decades: Primary Sources: 1940-1949 (2004) - Available online, Gale Virtual Reference Collection.
- And Justice for All: an Oral History of the Japanese American Detention Camps [D769.8.A6 A67 1984]
- At Dawn We Slept: the Untold Story of Pearl Harbor by Gordon W. Prange (1910- ) in collaboration with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon [D767.92 .P72]
- Children of the Atomic Bomb: an American Physician's Memoir of Nagasaki, Hiroshima, and the Marshall Islands [RJ43.Y36 A3 19951}
- Columbia Documentary History of American Women since 1941 [HQ1420 .C65 2003]
- Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two [D769.2 .B46 1990]
- Creating Rosie the Riveter: Class, Gender, and Propaganda during World War II [HQ1420 .H66 1984]
- Documents of American History (since 1898), 9th ed. [REF E173 .C66 1973] - Primary source
- Great Betrayal: The Evacuation of the Japanese-Americans During World War II [D769.8.A6 G5]
- Haven: the Dramatic Story of 1,000 World War II Refugees and How They Came to America by Ruth Gruber [D809.U5 G77 2000]
- Making of the Atomic Bomb [QC773 .R46]
- No time for Fear: Voices of American Military Nurses in World War II [D807.U6 F47 1996]
- Road to Pearl Harbor: the Coming of the War between the United States and Japan by Herbert Feis (1893-1972) [D753 .F4]
- Rosie the Riveter Revisited: Women, the War, and Social Change [HD6073.A452 U64 1988]
- Since You Went Away: World War II Letters from American Women on the Home Front [D810.W7 S54 1991]
- Taps for a Jim Crow Army: Letters from Black Soldiers in World War II [D810.N4 M38 1983]
- Voices of Valor: D-Day: June 6, 1944 [D756.5.N6 B7 2004]
Try these suggested subject headings to find books on this topic in the TC3 Library Catalog as well as in the SUNY Union Catalog and WorldCat.
- Hiroshima, History
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
- Military nursing
- Nagasaki, History
- Roosevelt, Franklin D.
- United States, History, 1933-1945
- World War, 1939-1945
- World War, 1939-1945, Biography
- World War, 1939-1945, Japanese Americans
- World War, 1939-1945, Personal narratives
- World War, 1939-1945, Women
- Films on Demand - Collection of over 5,500 streaming educational videos including: Pearl Harbor: Legacy of Attack (85 minutes); Bill Moyers Journal: D-Day Revisited (58 minutes); From a Different Shore: The Japanese-American Experience (50 minutes)
- Japanese-American Survivors of the Atom Bomb [sound recording] [Media D767.25.H6 J3] "Interviews with medical experts, government officials and survivors of the 1945 bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki provide insight into the experiences of those Japanese-Americans who survived the holocaust."
- The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter [videorecording] [Media D810.W7 L5 1999]
- Yalta [videorecording]: peace, power and betrayal [Media D734 .C7 2002] "On Feb. 4, 1945, three of the most powerful leaders in the world -- Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin -- met at the seaside Crimean resort town of Yalta to craft a peacetime settlement that would forever alter the European landscape. This program takes viewers behind the scenes of this historic meeting with archival footage, firsthand accounts from interpreters at the conference, journal excerpts, and interviews with scholars. "
TC3 students and staff can access history-related journals through our Databases and our list of full-text electronic journals by title and subject. In addition we have Life Magazine from June 1941 to December 1946 in our bound periodicals section.
- After the Day of Infamy: "Man on the Street" Interviews Following the Attack on Pearl Harbor
Approximately twelve hours of opinions recorded in the days and months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor from more than two hundred individuals in cities and towns across the United States.
- America from the Great Depression to World War II: Photographs from the FSA-OWI, 1935-1945
"Online archives contains images from the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection...Created by a group of U.S. government photographers, the images show Americans in every part of the nation. In the early years, the project emphasized rural life and the negative impact of the Great Depression, farm mechanization, and the Dust Bowl. In later years, the photographers turned their attention to the mobilization effort for World War II."
- FDR Cartoon Archive
"Newspaper clippings and approximately 30,000 political cartoons dating from 1932 to 1943."
- Digital History: Audio and Visual Resources Related to WWII
- Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum: Online Documents
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum, Marist College
- Historic Government Publications from World War II: A Digital Library Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries
- Japanese-American Relocation Digital Archive
Over 10,000 digital images consisting of photographs, documents, manuscripts, paintings, drawings, letters, and oral histories.
- Life Photo Archive - Hosted by Google. Search for photographer: Margaret Bourke-White, Eliot Elisofon, William C. Shrout, Myron Davis, Ed Clark. Bernard Hoffman etc/ Or search by name or subject: 'Ike', Rickenbacker, Nuremberg Trials. Include a year to narrow it down (Berlin July 1945, Margaret Bourke-White April 1945, Shrout 1942, Elifoson May 1942, Vandivert 1946 etc.).
- National Archives Pictures of World War II
- Rosie the Riveter: Real Women Workers in World War
- Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II
- Studs Terkel: Conversations with America: Recordings from the Good War
"The good, the bad, and the ugly memories of World War II from a perspective of forty years after the events."
- Suffering Under a Great Injustice: Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar
- Token Shipment: the Story of America's War Refugee Shelter - "Story of the Emergency Refugee Shelter at Fort Ontario, Oswego, New York...brought to the United States from Italy by order of President Roosevelt in the war year 1944." United States Department of the Interior . (HathiTrust Digital Library)
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- World War II Poster Collection
300 posters issued by U.S. Federal agencies from the onset of war through 1945.