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An Annotated List of the Most Valuable Online Resources on the Great Depression

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America in the 1930s
This site views the 1930s through the lenses of its films, radio programs, literature, journalism, museums, exhibitions, architecture, art, and other forms of cultural expression.

Cavalcade of the American Negro, 1940
Library of Congress mini-exhibit on a book produced by the Illinois Writers' Project of the WPA, the Cavalcade of the American Negro, a sweeping history of black contributions to all phases of American life from 1865 to 1940.

Depression Era Songs of Woody Guthrie
The lyrics of the ballads of folksinger Woody Guthrie.

FDR Cartoon Archive
An archive of editorial cartoons dealing with Franklin Roosevelt and his administration.

FDR’s Statements on Social Security
Thirteen addresses by Franklin Roosevelt on Social Security.

The History Website of the Social Security Administration
This site, which contains an overview of the history of the Social Security system, also includes
Francis Townsend’s proposal for old age pensions and writings by Roosevelt’s critics Father Charles Coughlin and Huey Long

The New Deal Network
This site contains over 500 articles, speeches, and letters dealing with the New Deal, 4,000 images, selections from the WPA slave narratives,
A broad array of materials on New Deal arts and public works projects. Established by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and the Institute for Learning Technologies at Columbia University, the site contains a photo gallery, a document collection that includes Depression-era correspondence between Eleanor Roosevelt and citizens, and excerpts from the American Slave interviews that were conducted through the Works Progress Administration.

A New Deal for the Arts
An online exhibition  that uses of texts and images from the National Archives to examine New Deal era federal art programs, the art works that were created, and the controversies they provoked.

Photographs from the FSA-OWI, 1935-1945
A searchable collection of more than 55,000 photographs that document the impact of the Depression and World War II on rural life.

Reading Photographs
A curriculum guide to help students interpret photographs depicting New York City during the 1930s.

Roosevelt and the Supreme Court: Constitutional Issues—Separation of Powers
A lesson plan built around documents from the National Archives relating to Franklin Roosevelt's attempt to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court.

The Scottsboro Boys
Articles from the Baltimore Afro-American on the 1931 case.

Then and Now Prices During the Great Depression
An activity in which students compare today’s prices of common products with those during the Depression.

Voices from the Dust Bowl
A collection of materials from the Farm Security Administration migrant work camps in California. Maintained by the Library of Congress, the site includes migrant workers’ songs, correspondence, photographs, and explanatory text. It is searchable by keyword or medium.

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