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Items with subject 'The Great Depression'

Bender Family Collection

by Unknown (1772 – 1970)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Bender Family collection details the ancestry of the author. The name of the author is not given to this collection, but her last name is Bender. The author starts with her ancestor from Adams County, Pennsylvania and traces it all the way until she moves to Salisbury, Maryland. The ancestry tracks the family's church involvement until her mother is born. Her mother was born, Evelyn Elizabeth Elliott, blind and married John Royston Green, another blind person. The two would raise the author and her brother through World War I, The Great Depression, and World War II.

Identifier: 1987.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Betty Otto Collection

by Bricker, JamesOtto, Betty (1930 – 1938)

folders (0.75 linear feet)

The Betty Otto Collection contains correspondence between Betty Otto and James Bricker, a young, American couple from 1930 to 1938. The bulk of the letters are written from 1936 to 1938 and cover topics such as daily life, wedding plans, work life and social life.

Identifier: SC2021.017
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Diary of Coldevin Angel Anderson

by Anderson, Coldevin Angel (1935 – 1938)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This diary was written between 1935 and 1938 by Coldevin Angel Anderson, a railroad worker in Minnesota. Anderson began the diary by mentioning that 1934 was a year of hardship, unemployment, and drought and that the years from 1931 to 1933 were bad and no good. He wrote about his work and the weather, including dust storms and a man frozen to death on train tracks, as well as Works Project Administration (WPA) workers striking for better pay, relatives moving west to California, and sheriffs confiscating properties.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Labor History • The Great Depression
Identifier: SC2016.130
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Ledger of Dr. Clark Hancock

by Hancock, Clark (1937 – 1947)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This ledger was kept by Clark Hancock, a doctor from Smith Center, Kansas between 1937 and 1942, and also includes enclosed letters that date to 1947. Hancock recorded the names of townspeople from the farming community who paid for treatment, usually with goods such as melons, apples, potatoes, onions, turkey, milk, eggs, lettuce, chickens, or by chopping wood and ironing. The letters included are between Clark and an itinerant evangelist preacher, Henry Clarence Hall.

Associated Subjects: Ledger • The Great Depression • Country Life • Medical History
Identifier: SC2015.038
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment