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American Studies: Art, Film, Music

A research guide supporting the American Studies program and affiliated courses.


National Portrait Gallery--for a list of current exhibitions click here.


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences--For resources and databases click here." has two goals. One is to build a national preserve of hard-to-find documentary films about American folk or roots cultures. The other is to give them renewed life by streaming them on the internet."

Film History by Decade--From AMC filmsite, written by Tim Dirks. 


Billboard--"Beginning as a weekly for the billposting and advertising business, Billboard and its popular music charts have evolved into the primary source of information on trends and innovation in music..."

Historic American Sheet Music--From Duke University Libraries