Resource Credits

The assets used in this presentation come from many generous lenders.

Music, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

"Do-Re-Mi," performed by Woody Guthrie. From Folkways: The Original Vision, courtesy Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

"Franklin D. Roosevelt's Back Again," performed by The New Lost City Ramblers. From The New Lost City Ramblers, The Early Years, 1958-1962, courtesy Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

Ida Mae(Social Security Song)," performed by Joe Glazer. From Folk Songs of the American Dream, courtesy Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

"One Meat Ball," performed by Josh White. From Free and Equal Blues, courtesy Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

"Pittsburg Town," performed by Vivien Richman. From Vivien Richman Sings Folk Songs of West Pennsylvania, courtesy Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

"Sweet Old Chicago," performed by Roosevelt Sykes. From Classic Piano Blues, courtesy Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

"Which Side Are You On," performed by Florence Reece and by Almanac Singers. From Classic Labor Songs from Smithsonian Folkways, courtesy Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

For more information about the music on this site, visit Smithsonian Folkways.

Archival Material and Ephemera

A letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt, December 28, 1939, Letter: 1 p.; 26 x 21 cm. Edward Bruce papers, 1902-1960, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Depictions of New York City in 1932, from the sketchbook of James Penney. Sketchbook, 1932, James Penney, artist, 1 v.: watercolor; 26 x 20 cm. James Penney papers, 1913-1984, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Excerpt from autobiographical essay "No Title" by Woody Guthrie. Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song: Correspondence, 1940-1950.

First page of undated letter from Jackson Pollock to brothers Charles and Frank. Courtesy The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.

Flyer. All Out - Ford Hunger March, Dearborn, Michigan, June 5, 1933. Co-sponsored by the Auto Workers Union and the Unemployment Councils. Courtesy Labadie Collection, University of Michigan.

Form A. Circumstances of Interview No. 2, C.F. Derven, Poultney, Vt., Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, WPA Federal Writers' Project Collection.

John is not really dull - he may only need his eyes examined. W.P.A. Fed. Art Project, Hempstead, NY, 1936-37. Library of Congress, Work Projects Administration Poster Collection, LC-USZC2-5332 DLC.

"Marching On History," by Paul Dickson and Thomas B. Allen, Smithsonian, Feb. 2003.

"Monday night at the Metropolitan" from the scrapbook of Reginald Marsh. Scrapbook, #4, 1925-1944, Reginald Marsh, scrapbook: 50 p.; 29 x 23 cm. Reginald Marsh papers, 1897-1955, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Page of a manuscript believed to have been written by Joseph Stella, ca. 1930, 1 p.; 26 x 21 cm. Robert Schoelkopf Gallery records, 1851-1991, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Self-portrait of Woody Guthrie courtesy Smithsonian Folkways and Woody Guthrie Archives, WG-3-03.

Scrapbook of Works Progress Administration, 1933-1934, Juliana Force, scrapbook: 70 p.: b&w; 40 x 32 cm. Whitney Museum of American Art, Juliana Force papers, 1916-1958, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Sheboygan Press articles. (Sheboygan, Wis.: Sheboygan Press, 1934); Online facsimile at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1529; Visited on: 11/10/2008.

Tear sheet: Ad designed by John Vassos for Packard motor cars, March 19, 1932, Austen F. Bement, 1 sheet: ill.; 36 x 25 cm. John Vassos papers, 1920-1980s, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

The Unemployed. New York: New York Chapter, League for Industrial Democracy, Spring 1931. Courtesy Labadie Collection, University of Michigan.

Moving Images and Audio, Internet Archive

Agriculture - New Farms from Grand Coulee, unknown, after 1942. Prelinger Collection, Internet Archive.

General Strike, produced by Bert Gould, 1934, Prelinger Collection, Internet Archive.

President Visits Foresters, produced by Universal Studios, Universal Newsreels Collection, Internet Archive.

Roosevelt to ask ban on strikes, produced by Universal Studios, 1934, Universal Newsreels Collection, Internet Archive.

The All-American Soap Box Derby, produced by Handy (Jam) Organization, 1936, Prelinger Collection, Internet Archive.

The Cinnamon Bear by Glanville Heisch, 1937. Old Time Radio Collection, Internet Archive.

The City, American Documentary Films, Inc. 1939, Prelinger Collection, Internet Archive.

The Plow that Broke the Plains, produced by Resettlement Administration, 1936, Prelinger Collection, Internet Archive.

Triumph of America, produced by Handy (Jam) Organization, 1933, Prelinger Collection, Internet Archive.

For more information about moving images on this site, visit Internet Archive.

Photography

1934 View of Assembly Line, Haer, Ind. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Historic American Buildings Survey or Historic American Engineering Record, HAER, IND, 21-CONVI, 7-14.

A Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago, Ill., 1933. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-127584 DLC.

A crowd of miners confronting soldiers, KUKAV: 81pa109:0012, Harlan County Mine Strike Photographic Collection, 81PA109, Special Collections and Digital Programs, University of Kentucky.

Baptism near Mineola, Texas. Lomax, Alan, photographer, Summer 1935. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Lomax Collection, LC-DIG-ppmsc-00289 DLC.

Baseball player, Babe Ruth, New York Yankees, swinging a baseball bat at home plate during game against the White Sox at Comiskey Park, 1929, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, SDN-068149, Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society.

California-Stanford football game, Berkeley, California, Nov. 22, 1930. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-128935 DLC.

Dust Storm in Rolla, Kansas. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, 48223:3719(33).

Dry Farm near Mills, New Mexico. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, 66174(36).

Josh White with acoustic guitar, black and white photo taken in 1935. Courtesy the Estate of Josh White (Sr.) and the Josh White Archives.

Long line of people waiting to be fed in New York City. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, 69146.

Michigan artist Alfred Castagne sketching WPA construction workers. By an unknown photographer, May 19, 1939. National Archives, Records of the Work Projects Administration, (69-AG-410).

New Jersey. A rivet heater keeps the job fires burning during the construction of the Medical Center. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, 53227(1582).

New York City. Empire State Building I. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Theodor Horydczak Collection, reproduction number, LC-H823-1701-002 DLC.

Photo of Adolphus Busch III, et.al. courtesy Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

Photo of Ida Mae Fuller courtesy U.S. Social Security Administration.

Printers making serigraph posters for New York City WPA Federal Art Project, 1940. By Rose, 1940. National Archives, Records of the Work Projects Administration.

San Francisco, California - Police and strikers battle. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, 71133.

Street in the mill district in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1940, Jack Delano. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, LC-USF35-1326.

Unemployed men being fed at Volunteers of America soup kitchen. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, 53227(291).