Omaha Folklore Project: Interview with Betty Robertson

The oral history interview of Betty Robertson conducted by UNO student Janet Hopkins on August 17, 1977 covers her experiences during the Great Depression. Robertson described what it was like for her to grow up in Central City, a small town in Nebraska, during the Great Depression. She discussed the time period from the stock market crash in 1929 to World War II. She explained several different aspects of the Great Depression , such as the scarcity of jobs, and how programs through the New Deal helped her family be employed. Robertson also talked about the Dust Bowl, the harsh effects of the Great Depression on her family, and how her family approached medicine and disease. Finally, she talked a lot about food, entertainment, and what kept her family happy., UNO Libraries' Archives & Special Collections, 01:02:05
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Abstract/Description: The oral history interview of Betty Robertson conducted by UNO student Janet Hopkins on August 17, 1977 covers her experiences during the Great Depression. Robertson described what it was like for her to grow up in Central City, a small town in Nebraska, during the Great Depression. She discussed the time period from the stock market crash in 1929 to World War II. She explained several different aspects of the Great Depression , such as the scarcity of jobs, and how programs through the New Deal helped her family be employed. Robertson also talked about the Dust Bowl, the harsh effects of the Great Depression on her family, and how her family approached medicine and disease. Finally, she talked a lot about food, entertainment, and what kept her family happy.
Subject(s): Depressions -- 1929
History
World War, 1939-1945
Audiocassettes
Oral Histories (document genres)
Date Created: 1977-08-17

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