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Minnesota During the Great Depression

Secondary Sources: Minnesota & the Upper Midwest

Flag erected at spot where Henry Ness, a striker, was slain during the riot on July 20, 1934

Depression: Minnesota in the Thirties, by D. Jerome Tweton.
Fargo: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies, 1981.
MNHS call number: HB3753.M6 T83 1981

Minnesota History Magazine
Several articles on Minnesota in the Great Depression are available to read online or in the library's Reading Room.
Visit the index of the magazine and click on articles listed under the headings "Depressions" or "Economic Conditions." You may also search back issues to locate other articles.

The Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota, by Barbara W. Sommer. 
Saint Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2008.
A detailed overview of the CCC in Minnesota. Includes information on the history of the CCC, local administration, personal reminiscences, and more. Appendix I provides a thorough list of all CCC camps in Minnesota and references camp numbers, local camp papers, and dates of operation. 
MNHS call number: Reading Room S932 .M45 S66 2008

Welfare in Hennepin County: Depression, War, and Civil Rights (1934-65), by Robert G. Neal.
In Hennepin History, vol. 60, no. 3 (Summer 2001)
MNHS call number: F612.H52 H42 v.60:3

"We Were the Poor People" -- The Hormel Strike of 1933, by Larry D. Engelmann.
In Labor History, vol. 15, issue 4 (Fall 1974)
MNHS call number: Available digitally through the Electronic Library for Minnesota (link will not work outside MN)

Father Hass and the Minneapolis Truckers' Strike of 1934, by Thomas E. Blantz.
In Minnesota History vol. 42, issue 1 (1970)
MNHS call number: Available digitally

WPA Strike and Trials of 1939, by Herman Erickson.
In Minnesota History, vol. 42, issue 6 (1971)
MNHS call number: Available digitally

Self-Help and Sauerkraut: The Organized Unemployed, Inc. of Minneapolis, by George Tselos.
In Minnesota History, vol. 45, issue 8 (1977)
MNHS call numberAvailable digitally

Going it Alone: Fargo Grapples with the Great Depression, by David B. Danborn.
Saint Paul, Minn: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2005
MNHS call number: Reading Room HC108.F37 D36 2005

Wisconsin Meets the Great Depression, by James I. Clark.
Madison, Wis.: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1956
MNHS call number: F581 .C59 no. 14

In Search of the 1920s Farm Depression: A Study of Rock Lake Township, Lyon County, Minnesota, by Paul VanMeveren.
Marshall, Minn: Rural Studies, Dept. of History, Southwest History Center, Society for the Study of Local and Regional History (1994)
MNHS call number: S561.6.M6 V88 1994

Community of Suffering and Struggle: Gender, Labor, and relief in Minneapolis, 1919-1945: A Manuscript of Women, Work, and Community, Minneapolis, 1929-1946, by Elizabeth Victoria Faue.
Ph.D. Thesis, University of Minnesota, 1987
MNHS call number: HD6096.M56 F382 1987

Secondary Sources: Greater United States

Federal Emergency Programs of Depression Years, 1930's, by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation
Washington, D.C.: The Reconstruction Finance Corporation, 197-
MNHS call number: HC106.3 .R44

Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression, by Studs Terkel
New York: Pantheon Books, 1970
MNHS call number: E806 .T45

Brother, Can You Spare a Dine: The Great Depression, 1929-1933, by Milton Meltzer
New York, N.Y: Knopf, 1969
MNHS call number: HC106.3 .M37

The Great Depression: The United States in the Thirties, by Robert Goldston
Indianapolis, Indiana: Bobbs-Merrill, 1968
MNHS call number: HC106.3 .G58

Responses to Economic Collapse: The Great Depression of the 1930's, by Edward H. Merrill
Boston, MA: Heath, 1964
MNHS call number: HC106.3 .M4

Settlement Houses and the Great Depression, by Judith Ann Trolander
Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1975
MNHS call number: HV4194 .T75

The Great Depression, by David A. Shannon, ed.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1960
MNHS call number: HC106.3 .S36

The Great Depression: America, 1929-1941, by Robert S. McElvaine
New York, N.Y., Times Books, 1984.
MNHS call number: E806 .M43 1984

One Third of a Nation: Lorena Hickok Reports on the Great Depression, edited by Richard Lowitt and Maurine Beasley
Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 1981
MNHS call number: HC106.3 .H518 1981

The Age of the Great Depression, 1929-1941, by Dixon Wecter
New York, N.Y.: Macmillan Co., 1948
MNHS call number: E806 .W43

Seeds of Revolt: A Study of American Life and the Temper of the American People During the Depression, by Mauritz Alfred Hallgren
New York, N.Y: A.A. Knopf, 1933
MNHS call number: HC106.3 .H23

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