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The 1930s  

Start here for great source material for your 1930s project.
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Homebase: 1930s Timeline

Explore the following strands year by year:

Can you see how things are interrelated and events effect one another?

Great Depression

Kelly Short: Poverty: "Damaged Child," Oklahoma City, OK, USA, 1936. Image from:

Politics and Society: The Office of the Historian

Extensive coverage of US politics and policies throughout the 1930s.  Be sure to explore the links in the left-hand column to understand specific milestones.


Visit the FDR Presidential Library and Museum and you will find some excellent resources, including the"Links" in the lower left that go beyond the site.

The New Deal Network

From the landing page link below, you can go deeper in your research by exploring:

The "New Deal Document Library", the "New Deal Photo Gallery", and "This Month in New Deal History", as well as the "Links" link in the upper right hand corner of the landing page.

The link to further "Archives and Collections" is an annotated bibliography of links beyond the "New Deal Network" site.

Great photos, recordings, documents, cartoons etc. 

World Issues

The Graf Zeppelin over Basel (1930) Image from:

American Studies at UVA

This website is home of the "1930's Timeline", but you will also find extensive resources (beyond the timeline) that support your exploration of the 1930s.

Incredible Resources

The Library of Congress has an EXTENSIVE catalogue of digital images related to your studies.  You can search the sub collections by beginning at the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.  Some of the most relevant collections are linked below.

To get to the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog click the icon above or, HERE.

Science and Technology in the 1930s

Arts and Culture: The LOC, the Smithsonian, and the MET

Grant Wood: American Gothic, 1930 Image from:


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