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Baker, Paul.  The Show Starts on the Sidewalk:  An Architectural History of the Movie Theater, Starring Charles Lee.  New Haven: Yale Univ. Pr., 1994

Black, Gregory D.  Hollywood Censored: Morality Codes, Catholics and the Movies.  NY: Cambridge Univ. Pr., 1994.

Hall, Ben. M.  The Golden Age of the Movie Palace: The Best Remaining Seats.  NY: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1961.

Herzog, Charlotte, "The Archaeology of Cinema Architecture: Origins of the Movie Theater,".

Kostof, Spiro.  A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals. NY, Oxford Univ. Pr., 1995.

Marsden, Michael T. and others.  Movies as Artifacts: Cultural Criticism of Popular Film.  Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1982.

Packard, Robert and Balthazar Korab.  Encyclopedia of American Architecture.  NY: McGraw -Hill, Inc., 1995.

Sklar, Robert.  Movie-Made America: Social History of American Movies.  NY: Random House, 1975.

Waller, Gregory A.  Main Street Amusements: Movies and Commercial Entertainment in a Southern City, 1896-1930.  Washington, London: Smithsonian Pr., 1995.



Coleman, Charles. History of Coles County, 1876-1976.  Dallas: Taylor Publishing Co., 1976.

Cooper, Homer, "History of Mattoon," Mattoon: Gazette Printing Company, 1879.

Gilbert, Ruth.  Early Government in Mattoon, 1857-1899 Mattoon Records.

Johnston, Jean and others. Mattoon: A Pictorial History.  St. Louis: G. Bradley Publishing Inc., 1993.

"1891 Mattoon: Garden City of the West," Mattoon Journal-Gazette, Saturday, May 10, 1969.

Mattoon Journal-Gazette, Centennial Edition, September 1, 1955.

Mattoon Journal-Gazzette, Bicentennial Edition, July 1, 1976.

Metcalf, Faye.  Using Local History in the Classroom.

Stover, John E.  History of the Illinois Central Railroad.  NY: MacMillan Publ., 1975.

Summers, Alexander.  Mr. Mattoon's City.  Mattoon: National Bank of Mattoon, 1955.