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American History: The Great Depression

Resources for American History

Primary Sources

Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives
Library of Congress. An extensive pictorial record of American life between 1935 and 1944.

Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry: Oklahoma Women in the Dust Bowl Oral History Project
Preserves the first hand accounts of women who lived throught the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma

Fireseide Chats of FDR
From the Franklin D. Rosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

U.S. History in Context: The Great Depression


Steinbeck, John, and Robert J DeMott. Working Days: The Journals of the Grapes of Wrath, 1938-1941. New York, Viking, 1989. Check availability in PAC Ozuna Library, PS3537.T3234 G858 1989.

Front cover image for Riding the rails : teenagers on the move during the Great Depression Uys, Errol Lincoln. Riding the Rails: Teenagers on the Move during the Great Depression. New York, TV Books, 1999. Check availability in PAC Ozuna Library, HV4504 .U97 1999