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Teaching the American Twenties: Exploring the Decade through Literature and Art

About This Project

This online K-12 education resource is based on the Harry Ransom Center's exhibition The American Twenties, curated by Rodney Phillips of Tucson, Arizona, and on display in the Ransom Center Galleries January 30 - July 29, 2007.

The research, design, and construction of this site was made possible through funding provided by UTOPIA, The University of Texas initiative to make its vast resources accessible to the world via the internet.

This website was produced by Ransom Center staff, including:

April Garner, Project Coordinator
Danielle Sigler, Assistant Project Coordinator
Oliver Franklin, Executive Curator of Public Programs
Cathy Henderson, Associate Director for Exhibitions and Education
Molly Schwartzburg, Curator of British and American Literature
Megan Barnard, Assistant to the Director
Staff of the Ransom Center's photography, film, performing arts, art, and rare books and manuscripts collections.

The compilers would also like to acknowledge the contributions of University of Texas graduate student content writers Jacqueline Thomas and Lisa Powell; high school teacher advisors and lesson plan writers Laurie Coker and Sandra Bird of Round Rock Independent School District, John Thomas of Georgetown Independent School District, and Rich Kelly of Austin Independent School District; the UTOPIA project team; and HRC Technology Services. Special thanks to Social Studies Specialists Carol Curtiss and Tina Melcher, and the staff and resources of Education Service Center Region XIII, for their creativity, guidance, and financial support, part of a Teaching American History grant from the United States Department of Education.