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America, 1935-1946

Location: Microfiche Cabinet 20, Drawer 6


America, 1935-1946 is a collection of photographs of American life, 1935-46, sponsored by the Farm Security Administration and the Office of War Information, which records the realities of the great economic and agricultural depressions of the 1930’s. A team of the most gifted photographers of the time took the photographs. There are 87,000 photographs reproduced in this collection. The index is on top of Microfiche Cabinet 3.

A collection of 160,000 images from the same time period can be found at the Library of Congress American Memory “America from the Great Depression to World War II: Photographs from the FSA-OWI, 1935-1945” website.

How to search the collection

The Index to the microfiche is in two parts.
The first part lists the headings in subject order.
The second part is alphabetical by subheading.

Each reference in the indexes consists of three parts: a region code, a microfiche number, and a pair of alphanumeric co-ordinates which locates the actual frame on the microfiche.

The letters A to E refer to the row on the microfiche, the numbers 1-12 refer to the horizontal position on the row.

Thus NE-66D2 refers to frame 2 of row D of microfiche number 66 in the Northeast region. The regional abbreviations are as below:

NE Northeast
MW Midwest
NW Northwest
S South
SW Southwest
FW Farwest (from the America 1939-1946 Index to the microfiche)


For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out these
Subject Categories:

United States -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Pictorial works.

United States -- Rural conditions -- Pictorial works.

United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- Pictorial works.

Time Period: 20th Century   19th Century  

Subject keywords: Agriculture, U. S. History