The Great Depression
It began with a stock market drop in the fall and ran on for another nine years. What were Morris County life and times like between 1929 and 1938? What did things cost? Our timeline offers a selection from the county paper, the Daily Record, 1930 US Census, and various state publications.

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better eatingJob reliefLooking aheadwage decreasesG.O.P. solutions

The Depression in Morris County: an introduction
Alphabet soup: the agencies

The narratives:
1929-1930 (23pp)
1931 (18pp)
1932 (37pp)
1933, January-March Roosevelt elected! (24pp)
1933, April-May (21pp)
1933, June-July (21pp)
1933, August-December (38pp)
1934, January-April (42pp)
1934, May-August (34pp)
1934, September-December (34pp)
1935, January-April (38pp)
1935, May-July (31pp)
1935, August-September (22pp)
1935, October-December (31pp)
1936, January-February (26pp)
1936, March-April (21pp)
1936, May-July (25pp)
1936, August-September (22pp)
1936, October-December (33pp)
1937, January-April (28pp)
1937, May-August (21pp)
1937, September-December (25pp)


Morris County Library (NJ)
compiled by Miriam Kornblatt
31 July 2013