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Depressions -- 1929

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: The Great Depression.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

American Indian Oral History and Omaha Folklore Project Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0018
Scope and Contents The American Indian Oral History and Omaha Folklore Project Oral History Collection contains oral history interviews of Native Americans in Omaha, Nebraska as well as interviews collected as part of a program called the Oral History Collection of the Omaha Folklore Project. The interviews cover the cultures and personal histories of interviewees in the U.S. as well as leaving Europe in the first half of the 20th Century. Topics of discussion include life in Omaha, World War I, the Great...
Dates: circa 1970-1980

Gardia Reta Peaker Bailey Diary, 1936-1940

 Collection — Box MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0059
Identifier: MSS-0059
Content Description The five year diary of Gardia Reta (Peaker) Bailey documents life in the western United States during the Great Depression. The family lives in a trailer and stays at auto parks, such as the Wallow Saw Auto Camp, on the West Coast including in the state of Washington. Included in the diary are various pieces of ephemera including news clippings and photographs as well as notations about family members and birthdays. The diary mentions the family traveling to sell Reta's handmade baskets,...
Dates: 1936-1940

June Turney Papers

 Collection — Box MISC-04, Folder: MSS-0063
Identifier: MSS-0063
Content Description

The papers of June Turney include correspondence written to family and friends when she was a teenager or young woman in the late 1930s during the Great Depression. The letters were sent from June Turney’s time at Moss Lake Summer Camp in Eagle Bay, New York and a later trip to California.

Dates: 1936-1939

Laura Sutterfield Diaries

 Collection — Box MISC-14, Folder: MSS-0138.1-2
Identifier: MSS-0138
Content Description The collection of three diaries belonging to Laura Sutterfield of Missouri hold entries about her daily life during the Great Depression, World War II, and immediately after the war. Her entries cover everything from buying a Fridgidaire electric refrigerator, illnesses, church services, family and friends, work, and home life. Sutterfield also references world events of the time including England preparing to defend Hong Kong, the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hitler’s death, American prisoners...
Dates: 1938-1946

WPA Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0011
Scope and Contents The WPA Records are drafts and research notes used for the books and pamphlets produced by the Omaha office of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Federal Writers' Project (FWP) (1935-1943). The bulk of the papers are typescript, with a few handwritten notes. The collection includes reports about architectural works (primarily buildings), businesses and industry, cemeteries, charities, collections, crime and criminals, defense trainee interviews, education, ethnicity (race and...
Dates: 1935-1943