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icon"...When I knew that my crop was irrevocably gone I experienced a deathly feeling which, I hope, can affect a man only once in a lifetime. My dreams and ambitions had been flouted by nature, and my shattered ideals seemed gone forever. The very desire to make a success of my life was gone; the spirit and urge to strive were dead within me. Fate had dealt me a cruel blow above which I felt utterly unable to rise."

Lawrence Svobida, a wheat farmer from Kansas who suffered through the Dust Bowl of the 30's

Art Notebook Sites



A New Deal for the Arts (companion website for the course text)

New Deal Cultural programs

New Deal Network

National New Deal Preservation Association

The Depression Era Art Projects in Illinois

New Deal Art in Illinois

Index of American Design-National Gallery

WPA Photograph Collection-New Orleans Public Library

New Deal and the Arts Oral History Interviews

New Deal Era Art Projects

The New Deal Art Project

Sin Nombre: Hispana and Hispano Artists
of the New Deal

America in the 1930's

The New Deal Stage (Federal Theatre Project)

Voices from the Dustbowl

Surviving the Dustbowl

Federal Writers' Project

Posters from the WPA

Riding the Rails (The American Experience)

The Battle over Citizen Kane

The Mercury Theatre on the Air

Diego Rivera Mural Project

American Culture in the 1930s

Folk Music from the 30's

Other Work/Art/Leisure sites

Inventing Entertainment

America at Work, America at Leisure

Technology Timeline