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Voices From the Dust Bowl

In the 1930's, the Great Depression and Dust Bowl drove farmers and their families from the central states to California.

2001 / Barrett Golding / Lost and Found Sound / All Things Considered, USA

In the 1930's, the Great Depression and Dust Bowl drove farmers and their families from the central states to California.

In 1940, two speech professors from City College in New York went to California, lugging a 50-pound "portable" Presto disc recorder, to make sound-recordings of these farmers for the Library of Congress.

Voices From the Dust Bowl was produced in 2000.


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