Tulane Digital Library | Collection
America Between the Wars 1920 - 1940
The America between the Wars, 1920-1940 primary source collection includes a significant number of artifacts contributed by members of the Teaching American History in Louisiana (TAHIL) partnership. TAHIL providers include the Louisiana State Archives, Louisiana State Museum, The Historic New Orleans Collection and Tulane University Library Special Collections. Current holdings include a variety of items, such as photographs and posters, from the Louisiana State Museum, the Louisiana State Archives and Tulane University Library Special Collections that document social, political and economic life during the 1920s and 1930s. Camp newsletters from Tulane's Special Collections contain valuable information about depression-era Louisiana. They also reveal efforts of the Civilian Conservation Corps to provide depression relief and job training especially in rural areas of the state. Documents from the Louisiana State Archives provide information concerning the activities of Hoover's Unemployment Relief Committee in Louisiana. These documents also reveal the critical 1932-1933 economic and political transition from the demise of Hoover's Unemployment Relief Administration to the beginning of Franklin Roosevelt's Federal Emergency Relief Administration.