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The Great Depression Interviews

Washington University Libraries has made available over 100 hours of digitized interviews from the documentary series, The Great Depression (1993, Blackside, Inc.). The Great Depression Interviews includes complete, full-text searchable…


The American Scene: The 1930s

The Painters of the Great Depression “This website is a collection of painters of the decade and what role they played in showcasing life in America during the Great Depression.”…


Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project

“Since 2000, The Eleanor Roosevelt Project has worked to return ER’s voice back into the written record and uses this rich history’s contributions to train approximately 6,000 teachers, 500 civil…


Federal Theatre Project personal papers

Original blog entry from Vault217 December 4, 2012. A number of personal collections related to the Federal Theatre Project are now processed and finding aids are available online. The J….


WPA Costumes of the World

A collection of 100 hand colored plates created by the Museum Extension Project of the WPA Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Unit depicting various world costumes from ancient Egypt to the 1890s. This…


1934: A New Deal for Artists

This resource is the online component to an exhibit created by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibit will be at it’s final stop at the Figge Art Museum in…


Depression-era Coit Tower murals need touch-up

Article written by Stephanie Lee on October 21, 2011 in the San Francisco Chronicle about the need for conservation on the murals at Coit Tower.

An Exhibition of WPA Literature and Art by Margaret Bing, Cataloger/Curator at Bienes Center for the Literary Arts.


An Exhibition of Works Progress Administration (WPA) Literature and Art from the Collections of the Bienes Center for the Literary Arts by James A. Findlay and Margaret Bing. One of…


Papers of Arthur Altmeyer, 1904-1973

The papers of Arthur Altmeyer, chairman of the Social Security Board from 1937 to 1946 and a key figure in the design and implementation of the U.S. Social Security system….


Reprocessing the Federal Theatre Project – Music File

Original blog entry from Vault217 on July 26, 2012. There were three main concerns that became apparent while reprocessing the Music File series of the Federal Theatre Project collection. When…