TITLE: Great Depression in Yuma County, Arizona
DATE RANGE: 1929-1992
CALL NUMBER: Y-MS 13
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 1 linear foot (2 boxes)
PROVENANCE: In 1991 the Rio Colorado Division of the Arizona Historical Society received a matching grant from the Arizona Humanities Council to conduct a research project titled, “How the Dust Bowl Affected Yuma.” This collection includes the product of the research that resulted in a 1992 slide lecture program.
RESTRICTIONS: This collection is unrestricted.
CREDIT LINE: Great Depression in Yuma County, Arizona, Y-MS 13, Yuma County Library District
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE:
This collection includes primarily photocopies of published and archival materials collected about the life and times of the Yuma area during the 1930’s. It includes reminiscences of Yuma residents, who experienced the Great Depression, as well as those people passing through Yuma on their migration to California. Of special interest are the file of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the Yuma area, the 1935 Yuma CCC Camp newsletter, The Sandune, and transients and hobos file. Also significant are reference photocopies of Yuma/Colorado River area photos in the U.S. National Archives from the Farm Service Administration that contain the work of noted photographers Dorothea Lange and Russell Lee.
|1||1||Research Project (plans correspondence, questionnaires, publicity and slide program script)||1991-1992|
Background (United States in the
|3||Background (Yuma and Arizona in the 1930s)||1930-2003|
|4||Biographies and Interviews (Yuma area residents)||1987-1991|
|5||Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in||1930s-1991|
|Arizona and the United States|
|6||Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), dedication of Camp Poston||n.d.|
|7||Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Yuma camp newsletter, The Sandune||1935|
Photographs – reference photocopies of
Yuma area photos in the National
Archives, Farm Service Administration (Dorothea Lange and Russell Lee, photographers)
|3||Photographs – reference photocopies of Yuma area photos||1930s|
|4||Transients and Hobos in Yuma||1930s|
|5||Water and Irrigation Projects||1930s|
|6||Yuma Valley Bank closing||1930|