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David Williams Oral History Collection, 1910-1994 | Valdosta State University Archives

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Title: David Williams Oral History Collection, 1910-1994Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1994

ID: UA/23/UA23-20

Extent: 155.0 Items

Languages: English

Abstract

The David Williams Collection consists of over 100 interviews with members of the Valdosta community and surrounding areas that lived during the Great Depression.  The interviews chronicle the major difficulties of life during this trying era.  Topics include descriptions of the struggle for daily provisions for the family.


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Oral History Interviews
Folder 1: Bernice AdamsAdd to your cart.

Living Conditions during Depression - Attitude towards Roosevelt - School - Church Life  during Depression - Change after Depression

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Folder 2: Marion Kimpson AlexanderAdd to your cart.

Valdosta in the 1950s, living as a black person in Valdosta - School life in TN for black people - Civil Rights in the 1960s - Attitude towards integration - Interracial relationships in the 1990s - Black versus white Churches - Taking the bus as a black person

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Folder 3: Eloise AlferiAdd to your cart.

Farmers during the Depression had little money, but always plenty of food and made their own clothes - Christmas during the Depression - Relationships with family, friends, and neighbors during the Depression - Social, school, and church life - Big changes after the Depression

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Folder 4: Gussie L. AllenAdd to your cart.

Depression never had a tremendous affect on the farmers as they had little money.  Farmers sufficiently provided for themselves - Education and social life during the Depression - Being raised (jobs, chores, and school life) in the 1930s

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Folder 5: Billy H. AllisonAdd to your cart.

School and Church life in the 1930s - Community unity during the Depression - Awareness of the Depression - Social and Family life during the Depression - Marriage - Living conditions of the 1930s - Recovering from the Depression

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Clera Mae AmmonsAdd to your cart.

A description of typical farm life during the Depression - How Roosevelt ended the Depression - Social Life (entertainment, relationships, holiday celebrations) in the 1930s - School life during the Depression

Transcript available

DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Willie R. AndrewsAdd to your cart.

Point of view on racial issues - Living conditions for black families during the Depression  - Education and religion during the Depression - Gratitude towards white people - Comparison of life in the 1990s and during the Depression

Transcript available

DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Tolliver AtkinsonAdd to your cart.

Living Conditions in the 1920s to the 1940s and the lack of improvement for some once the Depression ended - "Life was better in Central Florida than in South Georgia int he mid 1920s" - Teachers life during the Depression and Salary

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Folder 9: Allan BaneAdd to your cart.

Living in Atlanta compared to living in Mableton (city versus farmland) - Entertainment for kids in the Depression - News in the 1930s/40s - Education - Religion

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Folder 10: Mable BellAdd to your cart.

Description of family life - Work as a teacher during the Depression - Life as a college student - Crime rate during the Depression - Holiday celebrations- Government involvement in the 1930s compared to the 1990s - Reasons for the Depression - Relationships in the 1930s - Membership in the UDC - Opinion on the Military

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Robert D. BennettAdd to your cart.

Difficulties in life for non-farmers - Family survival due to community unity - Types of transportation - Social activities during the Depression - The killing of three men by their grandfather - Everyday life for children in the Depression - Job as a typist in the Navy - LIfe changed after WWII

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Opal Ruth BonnerAdd to your cart.

Living conditions during the Depression - Description of workplace and jobs performed there - Money earned and how they made ends meet

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 13: G.T. BraggAdd to your cart.

Living conditions in the early 30s - The struggle to survive with little money - Lived life by the Bible - Improved conditions of the late 1930s

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Dillard R. BrayAdd to your cart.

His jobs during the Depression - Personal information - Social activities during the 1930s - How church changed his life

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Folder 15: Cassie BrigmanAdd to your cart.

Hard time in the 1930s - Changes leading into WWII - Entertainment during the Depression - Making butter, syrup, and soap - Keeping track of time in the 1930s

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Folder 16: Vernell BurchAdd to your cart.

Family and holiday traditions - Standard day in a childs life in the 1930s - Jobs and chores on the farm - Making butter, syrup, and soap - Role of women in the 1930s

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Marie S. BurnsAdd to your cart.

Experience as a female law student (discrimination) - Raising a black orphan - Interracial relationships - Religion before and after the Depression - Leisure activities during the Depression (sports) - Daily life during the 1930s for women

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Folder 18: Katie CargileAdd to your cart.

Decription of various kinds of medical treatments - Raising chickens - Making soap and syrup - Food available in the Depression - Entertainment during the Depression - Family life style during the Depression - Religion and church life - "Prosperity if just around the corner" - Celebration of traditional holidays

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Folder 19: Mildred L. CarterAdd to your cart.

Church life during the 1930s - Holiday traditions during the Depression - Food availabilty - Typical schoolday - Family in WWII - Leisure activities during the 1930s - The end of the Depression - Life in the 1930s compared to the life in the 1990s

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Folder 20: Frednell ColemanAdd to your cart.

Available food - Medical care - Blacks not allowed to enroll at Valdosta State - Living conditions in Valdosta in the 1930s - Race relations - Church life

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Folder 21: Robbie Louise White ColeyAdd to your cart.

Community life - Typical school day - Job as a factory worker - Leisure activities as a child - Typical meals during the Depression  - Living arrangements - Food preservatives - Celebrating holidays

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Folder 22: Fred A. CollinsAdd to your cart.

Interviewer is retired Vice President of Marketing at Flint River Mills - Effect of failing economy on his family - Education in the 1930s/40s - Living conditions in the 1930s - Leisure activities during the Depression - Holiday celebrations during the Depression - Food preservation

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Folder 23: Tharan E. ConnellAdd to your cart.

Family Life during the Depression - Leisure activities in the 1930s - The role of the President in ending the Depression - His professional career - Working in the timber industry in 1930s/40s South Georgia

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Heywood CookAdd to your cart.

Living Conditions during the Depression - Ways to make money as a farmer - Taking care of the neighbors - Difficulties of livestock farming - Making clothes out of fertilizer sacks - Leisure activities during the 1930s/40s - Celebrating the holidays during the Depression

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 25: L.L. CookAdd to your cart.

Growing up in the Hoover Days - School life in the 1930s - Interracial relationships - Improvements after 1933 - Changes Roosevelt implemented

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Folder 26: Paul CowartAdd to your cart.

School life in the 1930s - Supporting his family after his father died - The effect of the Depression on life - Value of money in the 1930s - Church life

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Claude CroftAdd to your cart.

Beginning of the Depression - Living expenses - Roosevelt's role in saving the nation - How the Depression made the community stronger - Description of a typical farm day during the Depression - Medical car in the 1920s and 1930s

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Willie DavisAdd to your cart.

Separate schools for whites and blacks - Churhc life - Means of transportaion - Memories of segregation - Description of his various jobs - Living conditions

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Folder 29: Marjorie Webb DeesAdd to your cart.

Owning a grocery store during the Depression - School life - Entertainment in the 1930s - Life in the "Black Community" - How Roosevelt "turned things around" - Religion in the 30s - Valdosta in the 30s

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Folder 30: Mayme DeLoachAdd to your cart.

School Life - Life as a teacher in the 30s - Family life as a child during the Depression - Life as a tenant farmer - Surviving without money and on food stamps - Road to recovery

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Folder 31: Ossie Sue DennisAdd to your cart.

Growing up during the Depression - Chores on the farm - Holiday celebrations - Medical facilities during the 1920s/30s - Religion during the Depression - Making their own clothes - Living conditions during the Depression - Entertainment during the 1930s - Growing their own food

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Elroy DouglasAdd to your cart.

Leisure activities - Living conditions during the Depression - Transportation - Holiday celebrations - Working on the farm - Life after WWII

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Folder 33: Lucille S. DuttonAdd to your cart.

Growing up in the 1920s and 1930s - Providing food for the family - Importance of 4-H clubs - Leisure activities during the Depression - Improvements due to Roosevelt's New Deal - Life of farmers

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Folder 34: Joseph W. EdwardsAdd to your cart.

Move from Florida to Thomasville - The tourist side of Thomasville - First day of cleaning business - The plantation - Education in the 1930s/40s

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Wille Lee EdwardsAdd to your cart.

Life in a black community - Employment for blacks - Food and house prices during the Depression - Growing up as a black person during the Depression in Valdosta - White/Black relations - Typical day in the 1930s - Education for black people - Changes after the Depression

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Jessie Lee ElkinsAdd to your cart.

Food preservation - Education in the 1930s - Church life - Modes of transportation in the Depression - Courting in the 1930s/40s - Medical care and remedies during the Depression - Growing up on a farm - Soap making process - Religion in the 1930s - Providing your own food

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Lottie Lee ElkinsAdd to your cart.

Growing up during the Depression - Farm Life - Food preservation - Making your own clothes - Leisure activities during the 1930s - Education - Going on vacation - Soap making process - School life

Transcript available

DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Frances EvansAdd to your cart.

Growing up during the Depression - Religion and education during the 1930s - Family life - Starting a business after the Depression - Holiday celebrations

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Mary EyeAdd to your cart.

Father was a wealthy realtor/developer - Description of her childhood in the 30s without financial constraints

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Folder 40: Ottis P. Fausett Sr.Add to your cart.

Owning and running a grocery store during the Depression - Medical care in the 1930s - Childhood on a farm - Entertainment during the Depression - Providing your own food - Transportation

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Folder 41: Herbert Raymond FloydAdd to your cart.

Description of his various jobs and the struggle to find jobs - Daily life in the city during the Depression - School life in the 1930s - Time in the CCC camps - Memories of WWII - Life after WWII

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Folder 42: Reditha FolsomAdd to your cart.

Growing up during the Depression - School life - Growing tobacco

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Nellie Jo FussellAdd to your cart.

Childhood in the 1920s and 30s - Providing your own food - Clothes making - Holiday celebrations during the Depression - Medical care in the 1930s - Living conditions during and after the Depression - End of the Depression with WWII

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Folder 44: Tommy E. GabrielAdd to your cart.

Discrimination against black people - School life for blacks during the Depression - Growing up as a black person in the 1930s

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Folder 45: Clarence H. GarnerAdd to your cart.

Working as a child - School life - Chores before and after school - Providing your own food - Processing meat - Medical care - transportation - Entertainment

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Folder 46: Pauline B. GayAdd to your cart.

Farm life during the Depression - Living conditions in the 1930s - Growing your own food - Food preservation - School life - Making clothes out of fertilizer bags - Leisure activities in the 30s - Holiday celebrations - Religion - Transportation - Medical care and childbearing in the 30s - Blaming Hoover for the Depression - Housework for farm wives

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Folder 47: Laura GlassAdd to your cart.

Growing up during the Depression - School in the 1930s - Leisure activities for teenagers - Living on a farm - Providing your own food - Medical care - Food preservation - Raising children in the 30s and 40s - Chores for children in the Depression

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Folder 48: Billie Lee GlickmanAdd to your cart.

Leisure activities for kids in the 1930s - Growing up during the Depression - Roosevelt's Depression relief - Memories of WWII - Interracial relationships - Growing your own food - Food preservation

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Folder 49: Mable GodfreyAdd to your cart.

Children's farm chores - Making clothes - Rationing food and clothes - Different effect of the Depression on blacks compared to whites - Making clothes form feed sacks - Making syrup

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Folder 50: William GoldenAdd to your cart.

School life in town during the Depression - Children's chores - How life changed after the strike hit - Farm life in the 20s and 30s - Leisure activities during the Depression - Interracial relationships - Holiday celebrations

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Folder 51: Cecil Lamar GordonAdd to your cart.

Corn planting process - Children working in the fields - Living conditions - Food preservation - Leisure time during the Depression - Holiday celebrations - School life - Discipline at home and at school - Funerals in the 30s - Roosevelt's improvement - Transportation

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Folder 52: Thomas Earl GrandyAdd to your cart.

Leisure activities during the Depression - Providing your own food - Healthcare - Living conditions

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Nonie GreathouseAdd to your cart.

Providing your own food - Women's roles in the 1930s - Holiday celebrations - School life - Farm life - Children's chores - Growing up during the Depression - Working as a black servant

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Folder 54: Lloyd B. Greer, Jr.Add to your cart.

Started work at 6 years old - Father worked in Atlanta during the week in the 30s to provide for his family in Valdosta - Roosevelt's plan of action - Growing and buying food - Medical care - Transportation - Bank closures

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Folder 55: Henry GriffinAdd to your cart.

Sources of income during the Depression - Types of jobs available in the community - Education - Difficulties during the Depression - Providing and preserving food - Religion - Food prices - Entertainment - Governmental programs

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Mary C. GrubbsAdd to your cart.

Growing up during the Depression - School life - Family life - Transportation - Medical care

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Folder 57: Margaret HattonAdd to your cart.

School life during the Depression - Clothes making - Transportation - Leisure activities - Food preservation - Washing clothes, Making soap - Living conditions during the Depression - Black/white relationships (Race Relations) - Role of women during the Depression

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Folder 58: Thelma HeathAdd to your cart.

School life during the Depression - Growing up in the 30s - Leisure activities - Farm life - Clothes making - Living conditions - Description of a woman's life in the 30s and 40s

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Folder 59: Frank H. HerndonAdd to your cart.

Farm life during the Depression - Medical care - Living conditions in the 30s - School life - Life in the winter time - Food sources - Laundry - Food preservation - Interracial relationships

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Folder 60: Della Mae HiersAdd to your cart.

Value of money in the 1930s - Growing and providing yours own food - Living conditions on the farm during the Depression

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Vivian HillAdd to your cart.

School in the 20s and 30s - Farm life during the Depression - Transportation - Providing your own food - Living conditions - Seperate public bathrooms for whites and blacks

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Folder 62: Mary J. HillmonAdd to your cart.

Farm living conditions during the Depression - Food preservation - Clothes making - Medical care - Leisure activities for children in the 30s - Religion during the Depression

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Folder 63: Robert F. HinsonAdd to your cart.

Providing your own food - Making a living as a farmer - Church and school life during the Depression - Transportation - Recreation - Holiday Celebrations

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 64: James HiresAdd to your cart.

Government Projects - Living on a farm during the Depression - Race relations - Working during the Depression

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Folder 65: Annie Mae HobbsAdd to your cart.

Daily life in the 30s - Food preservation - Growing and providing your own food - Clothes making - Leisure time during the Depression - School and church life - The role of women during the Depression - Medical care - Transportation

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Folder 66: Cherry W. HorneAdd to your cart.

Children's chores during the Depression - Living conditions in the 30s and 40s - School life for black pupils - Courting in the 30s - Entertainment for teenagers

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Folder 67: Pauline P. HorneAdd to your cart.

School life during the Depression - Life as a teacher in the 1930s

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Folder 68: T.C. HughesAdd to your cart.

Growing up on a farm - Living and housing conditions - School life during the Depression - Working on a farm in the 30s - Food preparation and preservation - Church life - Leisure activities during the Depression - Medical care - Holiday celebrations

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Donald W. Johnson, Sr.Add to your cart.

Growing up on a farm in the 20s and 30s - School life during the Depression - Life changes after the Depression

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Joyce E. JollyAdd to your cart.

Growing up and working on a farm in the 1930s - Children's leisure activities during the Depression - Clothes making - Providing, preserving, and preparing food - Transportation - Owning a store during the Depression

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Eva JonesAdd to your cart.

Growing up on a farm during the Depression - Trying to make a living during the 30s - Typical day for a woman during the Depression - Picking cotton for a living - Medical care in the 30s - Leisure activities - Making clothes from sacks - Food preparation and preservation

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Folder 72: J.J. JonesAdd to your cart.

Leisure activities - Difficult living conditions during the Depression - Everyday life - Clothes making - His father as a member of the Ku Klux Klan - Providing food - Eating possums and gophers -Race relations - Going to a dentist in jail

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Folder 73: Lois Oliff JonesAdd to your cart.

Education in the 20s and 30s - Growing up during the Depression - Girl's chores around the house - Making a living as a woman - Race relationships in South Georgia in the 30s - Moral standards during the Depression - Church life - Everyday life during the 30s

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Folder 74: Dwight KicklighterAdd to your cart.

Typical day during the Depression - Children's chores on the farm - Food preservation - Qualifying for government programs - Race relations - Religion during the Depresssion - Transportation - Leisure activities

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Folder 75: Wallace KnightAdd to your cart.

Food preservation in the 1930s - Providing your own food - Growing up during the Depression - Leisure activities - Hunting animals for dinner - Living conditions in the 30s - Medical care - Burying the dead - Transportation - Making clothes from flour sacks

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Folder 76: Grace LanierAdd to your cart.

Providing, preserving, and preparing food during the Depression - Living conditions in the 30s - Leisure activities - Child birth in the 30s and 40s - Transportation

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Beatrice LewisAdd to your cart.

School life in the 30s - Government projects under Roosevelt - Religion - Providing your own food - Women's chores in the house - Food preservation

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Folder 78: Ruth LukeAdd to your cart.

School life in the 30s - Race relations - Courting during the Depression - Marrying young - Childbirth - Providing and preparing food - The role of women during the Depression - Clothes making - Discipline at home and school - Leisure activities - Personal hygiene - Living conditions - Religion - Burying people - Holiday celebrations

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 79: Flora LynnAdd to your cart.

Providing your own food - Women's roles during the Depression (on a farm) - Preserving food - Medical care in the 30s - Leisure activities for children - Making clothes from bags - School - Holiday celebrations - Transportation - Religion in the 20s and 30s

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 80: Glennie Bridges MancilAdd to your cart.

Setup of houses in the 30s - Church life during the Depression - Women's roles during the Depression - Disciplining children - Chores around the house - Food preservation - Living conditions - Medical care in the 30s - Leisure activities - Holiday celebrations

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Folder 81: Betty C. ManningAdd to your cart.

Providing your own food - Loss of everything after the crash - Help and support amongst the community members - Earning a living as a shrimp fisherman - End of the Depression

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Folder 82: Sidney Walter MartinAdd to your cart.

Former presiden of the VSU - Education, jobs, and involvement in social clubs - Wages through the years - End of the Depression - Living on ration stamps - Clash of cultures between black and white people - Students for and against the Vietnam War

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Folder 83: Rebecca F. MathisAdd to your cart.

School in the 30s - Children making their own toys - Leisue activities for teenagers - Making syrup - Means of transportation - Food preparation and preservation - Medical care

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Folder 84: Estelle McClainAdd to your cart.

Providing your own food - Buying supplies with coupons - Making toys - Children working on the farm - Description of what Adel used to look like

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 85: Nettie Bates McCreadyAdd to your cart.

Farming in the 30s - Clothes making - Food preparation and preservation - School life during the Depression - Children's chores during the Depression - Religion in the 30s - Living and housing conditions - Food scarcity - Holiday celebrations - Medical care

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 86: Ida McDanielAdd to your cart.

Making a living on turpentine - Butchering animals - Providing food - Food preservation - Children's recreation during the Depression - Church - Interracial relationships - Women's roles in the 30s - Transportation - Living and housing conditions

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