Manuscripts from the Federal Writer's Project 1936-1940Learn about life during the Great Depression through writings of people who chronicled their everyday lives for the U.S. Works Progress (later Work Projects) Administration (WPA) from 1936-1940. The Library of Congress holds the collection of documents from over 300 writers. Read text versions or original documents.
from the Dust Bowl
The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection 1940-1941Voices from the Dust Bowl: The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection is an online presentation documenting the everyday lives of residents of migrant work camps in central California in 1940 and 1941. This collection consists of audio recordings and photographs. From the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Read authentic letters written to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt by children during the Great Depression. The New Deal Network, the producer of this site, is sponsored by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and the Institute for Learning Technologies at Teachers College/Columbia University. NDN is funded in part through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
One Hundred Years of Photography from the National ArchivesView photos from the National Archives. Photos are categorized by subjects.
Humanities Exhibit Featuring
Documentary Photographs from
the Farm Security
Administration file and Companion
Photographs taken in the late
1970s by Bill Ganzel
View photos of people during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s and "meet" them again in photos taken during the 1970s. Bill Ganzel tracked down survivors of the Dust Bowl who were photographed by photographers of the Farm Security Administration. Organized by the Texas Humanities Resource Center.
The Migrant Mother SequenceView the sequence of photos taken by Dorothea Lange as she captured the famous photo, Migrant Mother in 1936. These photographs are part of America in the 1930s project by the American Studies Program at the University of Virginia.
Collections in the Library
of Congress, Farm Security
of War Information Collection
Learn more about the collection of photos from the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection. View authentic photos. Library of Congress produced this site.
from the Great Depression
to World War II:
Black and White Photographs from the FSA-OWI 1935-1945
More information and photos from the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection. Search photos by counties in Iowa and other states and by subject. Library of Congress maintains this collection and provides images on this Web site.
of Congress Photo
Search the Library of Congress photo archives by subject. View Farm Security Administration photos from Iowa and other states.
Living Vignettes of Notable Women from U.S. History
Read about Margaret Bourke-White, photographer during the Great Depression and World War II, and a woman of many "firsts."
Museum of Art:
Celebrating the Farm:
The Art of Living on the Land
The University Museum of Art will be hosting Celebrating the Farm: The Art of Living on the Land from March 7-May 4, 2003. March 30 begins with Celebrating the Farm, An Overview, followed by April 13 with Remembering the Family Farm: 150 Years of American Prints, and finishes May 4 with Rural Visions: Paintings by Marvin Cone.