Finding Aid on the Cold War Compiled by Tim Wehrkamp Contents Preface Introduction Records in Presidential Libraries Comprehensive Subject Matter Records Newsreels and Television Broadcasts Record Group 306 (Records of the United States Information Agency) Still Pictures and Motion Pictures Textual Records Electronic Records Record Group 273 (Records of the National Security Council) Textual Records Records of the Military Textual Records Electronic Records Donated Material Still Pictures Motion Pictures Intelligence Records Textual Records Reconnaissance and Satellite Imagery Foreign Policy Records Textual Records Still Pictures Records of Congress Textual Records Appendix I: List of Record Groups (RG) Cited in Reference Information Paper 107 Appendix II: Sources of Additional Information About Records or Finding Aids Described in Reference Information Paper 107 End Notes Preface
Chicago Justice for a Chicago Bootlegger - Top 10 Prohibition Tales Like many entrepreneurs during Prohibition, one-time Illinois lawyer George Remus discovered early on that when it comes to dispensing giggle water, crime pays. In two years, "The King of Bootleggers" had amassed nearly $75 million in booze-soaked bills, using much of his fortune to pay police officers for their silence and mobsters (his former clients) for their protection. But on October 6, 1927, Remus' life of crime caught up with him after he chased down his philandering wife and shot her in front of their daughter. Or so one would have thought. Defending himself, the bald, raucous attorney managed to convince a jury of his peers that he was nothing more than a lovelorn cuckold driven to the realm of insanity by a cavorting spouse.
Our Documents - 100 Milestone Documents The following is a list of 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965. Complete List of Documents Please note that you can always use the thumbnail images at the top of every page to navigate directly to any of the 100 Milestone Documents. home Alcohol and Al Capone If in the year 1919--when the Peace Treaty still hung in the balance, and Woodrow Wilson was chanting the praises of the League, and the Bolshevist bogey stalked across .the land, and fathers and mothers were only beginning to worry about the Younger Generation-you had informed the average American citizen that prohibition was destined to furnish the most violently explosive public issue of the nineteen-twenties, he would probably have told you that you were crazy. Nothing in recent American history is more extraordinary, as one looks back from the nineteen-thirties, than the ease with which-after generations of uphill fighting by the drys---prohibition was finally written upon the statute books. The country accepted it not only willingly, but almost absent-mindedly. When the Eighteenth Amendment came before the Senate in 1917, it was passed by a one-sided vote after only thirteen hours of debate, part of which was conducted under the ten-minute rule. How did it happen?
Westerville Public Library What was the Anti-Saloon League? From 1893 to 1933, the Anti-Saloon League was a major force in American politics. Influencing the United States through lobbying and the printed word, it turned a moral crusade against the manufacture, sale and consumption of alcohol into the Prohibition Amendment to the United States Constitution. Under the motto "The Saloon Must Go," the organization worked to unify public anti-alcohol sentiment, enforce existing temperance laws and enact further anti-alcohol legislation. At first, the League appealed to local churches to carry its message to the people. Prohibition in the Progressive Era - American Memory Timeline- Classroom Presentation The temperance movement, discouraging the use of alcoholic beverages, had been active and influential in the United States since at least the 1830s. Since the use of alcohol was often associated with such social ills as poverty and insanity, temperance often went hand in hand with other reform movements. From the 1850s onward, the temperance movement focused much of its efforts on Irish and German immigrants.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom President Lyndon Johnson speaking to the nation from the White House prior to signing the Civil Rights Bill into law, while (left to right) Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, Senator Hubert Humphrey, AFL/CIO President George Meany, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Representative Emanuel Celler listen, July 2, 1964. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress September 10, 2014–January 2, 2016
The Rise of Al Capone in the Roaring Twenties – The Ascension of Organized Crime Al Capone  The Italian Mafia continued to grow after the rise of the La Cosa Nostra, however they were not the only contestants in the field of organized crime. “Scarface” Al Capone arrived into the scene as a major player during the 1920s in Chicago, Illinois. Capone, alternatively, made his money not through threats and extortions like the early groups of crime, but predominately through “gambling, prostitution, bootlegging, bribery, narcotics trafficking, robbery, “protection” rackets, and murder” . Capone was a crucial part of organized crime history because he was among the original crime bosses who were aiming at control of business instead of purely extortion.
The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship The exhibition The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, showcases the incomparable African American collections of the Library of Congress. Displaying more than 240 items, including books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, musical scores, plays, films, and recordings, this is the largest black history exhibit ever held at the Library, and the first exhibition of any kind to feature presentations in all three of the Library's buildings. The major presentation in the Jefferson Building, The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, explored black America's quest for equality from the early national period through the twentieth century. The items in this exhibit attest to the drama and achievement of this remarkable story.
Speakeasy New York's 21 Club was a Prohibition-era speakeasy. A speakeasy, also called a blind pig or blind tiger, is an establishment that illegally sells alcoholic beverages. Such establishments came into prominence in the United States during the Prohibition era (1920–1933, longer in some states). During that time, the sale, manufacture, and transportation (bootlegging) of alcoholic beverages was illegal throughout the United States. Religion and the Founding of the American Republic This exhibition demonstrates that many of the colonies that in 1776 became the United States of America were settled by men and women of deep religious convictions who in the seventeenth century crossed the Atlantic Ocean to practice their faith freely. That the religious intensity of the original settlers would diminish to some extent over time was perhaps to be expected, but new waves of eighteenth century immigrants brought their own religious fervor across the Atlantic and the nation's first major religious revival in the middle of the eighteenth century injected new vigor into American religion. The result was that a religious people rose in rebellion against Great Britain in 1776, and that most American statesmen, when they began to form new governments at the state and national levels, shared the convictions of most of their constituents that religion was, to quote Alexis de Tocqueville's observation, indispensable to the maintenance of republican institutions.
Bureau of Prohibition Prohibition agents destroying barrels of alcohol, c.1921. The Bureau of Prohibition (or Prohibition Unit) was the federal law enforcement agency formed to enforce the National Prohibition Act of 1919, commonly known as the Volstead Act, which backed up the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution regarding the prohibition of the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages. When it was first established in 1920, it was a unit of the Bureau of Internal Revenue. On April 1, 1927, it became an independent entity within the Department of the Treasury, changing its name from the Prohibition Unit to the Bureau of Prohibition. Mission