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May 2009: Remembering the Great Depression
Part I: Contemporary Voices
The Stock Market Crash of 1929 is usually considered the beginning of the Great Depression in the United States, although farmers and other members of the national community had already begun severe economic suffering. On the 80th anniversary of this traumatic event in American history (and of a depression that was world wide) the Archives staff has pulled together documents that reflect voices contemporary to the 1930s. A future BB will contain excerpts from oral history interviews of people remembering the impact of Depression on their lives.
Above is a May 1932 cartoon by E. J. Pace, cartoonist for the Sunday School Times. Click here to see other documents from the time, such as a reflection on the Dust Bowl, sermons, a letter and another Pace cartoon.

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