The Great Depression: Audio Recordings


“Hobo Bill’s Last Ride” – Music by Jimmie Rodgers.

Library of Congress: “Voices from the Dust Bowl” – Audio and photographs from the Library of Congress.

This Land is Your Land: Rural Music and the Depression – How country music evolved from the traditional rural music of the Depression.

Radio/News Broadcasts

The American Presidency Project: Fireside Chats – Transcripts and audio of selected fireside chats from FDR.

University of Virginia: Complete Audio Recordings of FDR Speeches – Speeches and audio from FDR.

Oral Histories

This oral gallery includes numerous interviews conducted by Studs Terkel for his book on the Great Depression, Hard Times.

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