Cindy Vallar

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1930s Resources


Sunflowers
Dust Storm
Buried Tractor
Tornado
Dust Bowl
Great Depression
Kansas
Life in the 1930s
William Quantrill's Raid on Olathe, Kansas
Dust Bowl
“Driest Summers in the Midwest Were in the 1930s,” USA Today (weather focus)

Guthrie, Woody.  Blowin’ Down This Road[http://www.woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/Going_Down_The_Road.htm -- verified 7/9/2015]
Guthrie, Woody.  Dust Bowl Blues. [http://woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/Dust_Bowl_Blues.htm -- verified 7/9/2015]
Guthrie, Woody.  Dust Can’t Kill Me. [http://woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/Dust_Cant_Kill_Me.htm -- verified 7/9/2015]
Guthrie, Woody.  Dust Pneumonia Blues. [http://woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/Dust_Pneumonia_Blues.htm -- verified 7/9/2015]
Guthrie, Woody.  So Long It's Been Good to Know Yuh (Dusty Old Dust). [http://www.woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/So_Long_Its_Been_Good.htm -- verified 7/9/2015]
Guthrie, Woody.  The Great Dust Storm. [http://woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/Dust_Storm_Disaster.htm -- verified 7/9/2015]
Guthrie, Woody.  Talking Dust Bowl Blues. [http://woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/Talking_Dust_Bowl_Blues.htm -- verified 7/9/2015]

Low, Ann Marie.  Dust Bowl Diary. University of Nebraska Press, 1984.

Nelson, Lynn.  Living with Dust. [http://www.kancoll.org/articles/nelson/dust.htm -- verified 7/9/2015]

Riney-Kehrberg. Rooted in Dust: Surviving Drought and Depression in Southwestern Kansas. University Press of Kansas, 1994.

Surviving the Dust Bowl. American Experience. [http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/dustbowl/ -- verified 7/9/2015]
 Svobida, Lawrence.  Farming the Dust Bowl: a First-hand Account from Kansas. University Press of Kansas, 1986.

Tice, D. J.  “Dust Bowl Sisters,” Pioneer Press. 7 December 1997.
 
Voices from the Dust Bowl: the Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection, 1940-1941. Library of Congress. [http://www.loc.gov/collection/todd-and-sonkin-migrant-workers-from-1940-to-1941/about-this-collection/ -- verified 7/9/2015]

West, James.  “The 1930s Dust Bowl,” USA Today. 23 November 1999. 
Worster, Donald.  Dust Bowl: the Southern Plains in the 1930s.  Oxford University Press, 1979.

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The Great Depression
The 1930s.  (America’s Decades).  Greenhaven Press, 2000.

Allsop, Kenneth.  Hard Travelin’: the Hobo and His History. New American Library, 1967.
America from the Great Depression to World War II: Photographs from the FAS-OWI, 1935-1945. Library of Congress. [http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/fsa/ -- verified 7/9/2015]

The Depths of Depression,” Today in History July 8. [http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/today/jul08.html -- verified 7/9/2015]

Elder, Glen H.  Children of the Great Depression. Westview Press, 1998.

Fisher, Jim.  “Hobo Jungle Dinners a Blessing to Many,” Kansas City Star.

The Great Depression. The History Channel.
The Great Depression. The New York Times. [http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/g/great_depression_1930s/index.html -- verified 7/9/2015]

Himmelberg, Robert F. The Great Depression and the New Deal. Greenwood Press, 2001.
Holderby, Edward.  “We Didn’t ‘Survive’ the Depression: We Were Living!” Countryside and Small Stock Journal (May/June 1995), 74.
 
A Kernel More: Suitcase Farmers – Government Farm Policy

McElvaine, Robert S.  “Fear Itself: Depression Life,” The Great Depression: America 1929-1941. Times Books, 1993.
New Deal Network [http://newdeal.feri.org/ -- verified 7/9/2015]

Our Glorious Century. Reader’s Digest, 1994.

Press, Petra.  The 1930s (A Cultural History of the United States: Through the Decades). Lucent Books, 1999.

Riding the Rails. American Experience. [http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/rails/ -- verified 7/9/2015]

Terkel, Studs.  Hard Times: an Oral History of the Great Depression. Pantheon, 1970.

Uys, Errol Lincoln.  Riding the Rails: Teenagers on the Move During the Great Depression. Penguin, 1993.

‘We Had Everything but Money’. Reiman Publications, 1992.
Wiebe, Mark. “America’s Century: How We Changed – Struggle of the ‘30s Spawns Federal Aid,” Kansas City Star (10 October 1999).
Winslow, Susan.  Brother Can You Spare a Dime? Paddington, 1976.


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Kansas
Kenny, Janette. Kansas, Land of Diverse Climate. Suite101.com (19 October 2001). [http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/13905/81212 -- link no longer active 7/9/2015]

Stafford, Susan. “Tornado,” Voices, Spring 1998.
 

Life in the 1930's
1999 Johnson County Fair Provides (advertising supplement)

Bradley, Luella. “Warm Holiday Memories Return from Childhood,” Lancaster Sunday News (12 December 1999).

Cope, Lewis.  “Country Traditions: the Harvest Moon,” Country America. September, 1995.

Encyclopedia of Rural America. Garland, 1990.

Gerry, Sarah.  “In Kansas, Cheap Energy Could be a Breeze,” Kansas City Star.
Graham, Lamar.  “Where Have All the Small Towns Gone?” Parade Magazine (13 December 1998). 

Inflation Calculator [http://www.westegg.com/inflation/ -- verified 7/9/2015]
 
“Hoover Administration,” Presidential Administration Profiles for Students. Gale Group, 2000.

Private Eyes [http://www.otr.com/private.shtml -- verified 7/9/2015]
 
Sears Catalogs from the 1930s.
Smith, Doug.  “Legend of a Lawman,” Country America. September, 1995.

Toys from the 30s – Back to Basics Toy Catalog



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William Quantrill’s Raid on Olathe, Kansas
“Dr. Bell Rides from ‘Jaws of Hell,’” Blue Valley Gazette (8 May 1980).

Eye, James. Kansas.  Source unknown (10 April 1980).

Hermon, Gregory.  “Johnson County History: Execution Caused Escalation in Border War,” Northeast Johnson County Star (10 January 1986).
Hisey, Mary.  Speech given at GAR in Olathe, Kansas on 29 January 1910.

Leslie, Edward E.  The Devil Knows How to Ride: the True Story of William Clarke Quantrill and His Confederate Raiders. Random House, 1996.

Map of Olathe. Daily News, Kansas (7 September 1980).

“Quantrell Murders En Route to Olathe,” The News (5 May 1961).
“Quantrel’s Raid of Olathe,” Olathe Weekly Herald (15 January 1897).
“Quantrill Made Three Hits Before Lawrence,” Manhattan Mercury (20 April 1980).
“Quantrill’s Raiders Pillaged Cities in County,” Sun Newspapers (2 July 1976).

Schultz, Duane. Quantrill’s War: the Life and Times of William Clark Quantrill. St. Martins Griffin, 1996.
Staab, Rodney.  “Raid Against Quantrill Launched Locally,” Journal Herald (13 August 1986).

“This Week in Kansas History: August 15-21,” The Florida Times Union (19 August 1999).
“The Trail of Bloody Bill,” Blue Valley Gazette (13 November 1980).

“Violence Stirs Kansans’ Memories,” Kansas City Star (19 May 1970).


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Pictures of the Dust Bowl and Tornado courtesy of

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration / Department of Commerce

©2001-2003 Cindy Vallar

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