Prelinger Archives

January 31, 2008 at 7:27 pm (Library 2.0)

We often get asked here at the library for primary source type documents to help students with reports they’re doing. If it’s something less than a century old, we usually have newspapers or magazines in our archives that can be of service. I just ran across the Prelinger Archives at the Internet Archive today, and thought that for all their absurdity, they make great primary sources to show attitudes of the times, in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. One popular topic that i get is women and the media, and how women are portrayed in the media. So, here’s a link to a video from the Prelinger Archives, showing just that. Fascinating!


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