Origins and Mission of the Federal Reserve
In these video clips, former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke explains what central banks do, the origin of central banking in the United States, and Federal Reserve’s response to the Great Depression.
About.com: America in the 1930s Timeline
Includes a timeline for each year from 1929 to 1940.
“Riding the Rails” Series: Great Depression Timeline
From the Public Broadcasting Service series’ web site.