Library of Congress

High Plains History
12:27 pm
Sat December 1, 2012

Explore the archives of the Dust Bowl

Dust bowl farmer raising fence to keep it from being buried under drifting sand. Cimarron County, Oklahoma
Arthur Rothstein Farm Security Administration

Books and films about the Dust Bowl era, including Ken Burn’s new documentary The Dust Bowl, draw heavily from the deep archive of photographs and films created by the Resettlement Administration and Farm Security Administration from 1935-1942.  You can peruse this collection yourself at the Library of Congress’ online catalogue of the collection.  The catalogue is indexed and easily searchable by place names and subject area

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