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Articles with keyword "twentieth century"

The MacArthur Theater


Memories of a Neighborhood Movie Theater, from When There Was Such a Thing

Oral histories mark the role of the neighborhood movie house

Georgia Plaque for the Appalachian Trail


The Founder of the Appalachian Trail Imagined Something Even Grander

Utopian vision of a Harvard forestry grad

Masthead of the Hermanner Volksblatt


Ben Franklin’s German-Language Newspaper

Foreign-language newspapers provided insights into immigration and cultural history

Highwaymen art


Selling art on the side of the road

The art of Florida's Highwaymen finds a new audience

Illustration of Walter Matthau.


Getting to the roots of Jewish comedy

Tracing Jewish-American comedy through the Borsht Belt and beyond

Susan Shillinglaw


Why does living a bit make Steinbeck relevant?

With Susan Shillinglaw on the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath

Appleknockers versus Decatur basketball game.


In 1964, the Appleknockers from Cobden, Illinois, Made It All the Way to the State Championships.

Book recounts how larger rivals fell to the tiny upstart