“Monkey” trial anniversary

Heard of the Scopes “Monkey” trial (aka The State of Tennessee vs. Scopes)? On July 21, 1925 schoolteacher John T. Scopes was found guilty of violating Tennessee’s Anti-Evolution Act, which outlawed teaching evolution in public schools. The verdict was set aside later by the Tennessee Supreme Court–on a technicality. Read more about it, e.g., excerpts of the trial transcript from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law’s “Famous Trials” web site.

Andersen Library has materials on the trial as well. Search the HALCAT online catalog to find items including these videos: 10 days that unexpectedly changed America (2nd-floor Academic DVDs E178 .T46 2006; disc 2 has the segment called “Scopes: The battle over America’s soul”), Monkey trial (2nd-floor VHS KF224.S3 M64 2002), and Inherit the wind (a drama based on the trial in 2nd-floor feature film DVDs, “call no.” Inh). You will find books also, such as The great monkey trial (3rd-floor Main Collection KF224 .S3 D4) and Summer for the gods: The Scopes trial and America’s continuing debate over science and religion (3rd-floor Main Collection KF224.S3 L37 1998). Articles in magazines, journals, and newspapers are available, including New York Times articles from the time of the trial.

Image of New York Times with Scopes article from 1925 Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding materials.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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