Thursday, December 09, 2010

Depression Era Decoded

Depression Era Display
Originally uploaded by Pesky Library
One of our latest displays covers the Great Depression (1929-1939). Come in and read about the causes and effects. Letters in their own words tell how the ecenomic hardships affected everyday people. We also have a book on the FDR's Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins (the first female cabinet member), whose efforts impacted the creation of the New Deal - and Social Security.

You can find the display at the back of the reference room, near the four computer workstations.

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