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The Negroes of Nebraska
Lincoln: Woodruff Printing Company, 1940. First Edition. Octavo. Staple-bound pamphlets. Printed, textured orange wrappers; 48pp; illus. Minor external soil; Very Good. Illustrated after drawings by Paul Gibson. Very nice copy.
[Item #15127]
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The Negroes of Nebraska

Photographic Album Documenting the Activities of Civilian Conservation Corps Co. 297, Kanona, NY and Heppner, OR
C.C.C. Company 297 moved from Kanona, New York to Heppner, Oregon in late 1936. The images in this album document the cross-country move in detail, including way-stops in Denver and Boone, Colorado. Includes many captioned of the lads at work, laying dams and bridges, cutting wood, preparing meals, etc. A....
[Item #19382]
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Photographic Archive of Civilian Conservation Corps Camps in California and the Mountain West
ca. 1933-1936. A charming assemblage of images of Civilian Conservation Corps camp life, catalogued as received, all apparently documenting the career of one CCC youth, identified only as "Jack," from ca. 1933 to 1936. Locales identified in the photographs include Zion National Park; Hornbrook, California; and several identified simply as...
[Item #18879]
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The Dam
New York: Random House, 1941. First Edition. HANNA 1084. A WPA novel following the fortunes of a wealthy builder who, after losing everything in the Depression, finds redemption as a laborer on a dam project. Ellison (1908-1981) published two works of Depression-era fiction, then went on to a long and...
[Item #11765]
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The Dam

The People's Films: A Political History of U.S. Government Motion Pictures
New York: Communication Arts Books / Hastings House, 1973. First Edition. Thorough history of U.S. Government-sponsored documentary filmmaking, including much on the work of Pare Lorentz and the U.S. Film Service during WWII and the Cold War. Uncommon in cloth. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 238pp. Clean, tight and unmarked in...
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The People's Films: A Political History of U.S. Government Motion Pictures

American Points of View: 1936
Garden City: Doubleday Doran, 1937. First Edition. Essays on contemporary events, culled from a variety of contemporary American periodicals.Contributors include Joseph Wood Krutch, Sinclair Lewis, Max Eastman, Clarence Darrow, Ernest Hemingway, others. Notably includes Hugo Johanson's essay "Bread Line," reprinted from the Atlantic Monthly, and Louis Adamic's "Education on a....
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American Points of View: 1936

A New Deal for Youth: the Story of the National Youth Administration
New York: Viking Press, 1938. First edition. Like its sister organization the CCC, the NYA was a sub-division of the WPA intended to provide work and training for out-of-work youth; unlike the CCC, most members lived at home, and women also participated. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 315pp; illus. Tight, straight...
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A New Deal for Youth: the Story of the National Youth Administration

Aquatint: "Play," from the portfolio SIX AMERICAN ETCHINGS (SERIES 1)
New York: New Republic, 1924. Hayes Miller was a student of Kenyon Cox and William Merritt Chase at the Art Students' League, where he became an influential teacher in his own right. Several of Miller's students, including Reginald Marsh and Raphael Soyer, went on to successful and influential careers of...
[Item #10135]
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Di Idishe landsmanshaften fun Nyu York / The Jewish Landsmanschaften of New York
New York: I.L. Peretz Yiddish Writers' Union, 1938. First Edition. The Yiddish landsmanschaftn (or "home town clubs") were first formed by Eastern European immigrants in the late 1800s to provide a community for prayer, mutual-aid, and financial support of their villages of origin. The current work is the first full-scale...
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Di Idishe landsmanshaften fun Nyu York / The Jewish Landsmanschaften of New York

Typed Letter, Signed. 2pp, to Ben Shahn, dated 31 July 1967
Camp LaGuardia, NY: 1967. A warm and personal letter from Shahn's old friend and fellow FSA photographer, including and commenting on two poems Locke has written: "...a bit of formal verse has crowded into my mind, four-square...I'd not send you these trivia, except as evidence that my heart is beating...
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Typed Letter, Signed. 2pp, to Ben Shahn, dated 31 July 1967

Original watercolor: "Gypsy Camp"
ca. 1924. An attractive and evocative image by Ohio artist Earl Neff (1903-1993), an American regionalist best known for his 100-foot-long mural (still extant) in the Cleveland headquarters of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen. Neff was a prolific muralist, completing no fewer than seventeen public projects during his...
[Item #19766]
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This Question of Relief
Washington DC: Public Affairs Committee, 1936. First Edition. Staple-bound pamphlet; illus.; 32pp. Light wear and sunning to extremities; page edges sunned, else a clean and sound copy.
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This Question of Relief

Heartbreak Hotel: A Novel of Depression Days
New York: Exposition Press, 1958. First Edition. Self-published novel set in a hotel for transient workers in rural Utah during the Great Depression. Only published work by this Utah author; the story is apparently based upon her personal experiences with the Transient Relief Program during the Depression. Uncommon; not in...
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Heartbreak Hotel: A Novel of Depression Days

Getting Started: Urban Youth in the Labor Market. Research Monograph XXVI
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1943. First Edition. A late entry in the WPA monograph series, but a relatively hard one to find. Illustrated throughout with halftone plates of young people in occupations. Octavo. Pictorial wrappers; 194pp; illus. Light creasing, toning and wear to covers; internally clean and unmarked; Very Good.
[Item #18754]
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[Title From Cover] Looking Back - Greenbelt is 50, 1937-1987
Green Belt, MD: [City of Greenbelt?], 1987. First Edition. Documentary and oral history of the planned WPA community of Greenbelt, Maryland, published without any identifying authority but presumably by some civic agency of the City of Greenbelt. Includes a program for the Homecoming Dinner & Dance, held October 10, 1987;...
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[Title From Cover] Looking Back - Greenbelt is 50, 1937-1987