The Great Depression Audio Collection


“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
More 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.