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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Twentieth-Century U.S. History

Subject Specialist Librarians and Archivists

Subject specialist librarians and archivists are eager to assist you with your research, and in most cases can save you a lot of time, especially if you meet with them early in order to plan out your research strategy. Please feel free to contact us directly, via email:

For assistance using the University Archives, contact our archivists at

Please check the list of Subject Specialists to find out who specializes in other areas related to your project.


Background information

Use published reference works like encyclopedias and bibliographies to find background information and suggestions for further reading, offered by acknowledged experts.

In addition to the core reference works listed below, you can find more specific resources in our Online Reference Collection.

Biographical Information