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History Day - by Subject

Examples of resources, arranged by broad subjects, from previous Connecticut History Day competitions

New Deal, FDR, Depression, WPA, CCC

New Deal, FDR, Depression, WPA, CCC

These are only a few of the numerous resources at the Connecticut State Library. The examples are based on past research topics.

Because these topics overlap, be sure to check all sections of this page, as well as our library catalog and databases.

TIP: Because WPA and CCC projects required matching state or local funding, state and municipal documents may offer additional information not found in federal documents. Contact  the local public library or town clerk, or a Connecticut State Library reference librarian, for help with municipal documents.

New Deal

The New Deal

According to the Library of Congress: ""The New Deal" refers to a series of domestic programs (lasting roughly from 1933 to 1939) implemented during the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to combat the effects of the Great Depression on the U.S. economy. In addition to certain key economic programs, several of the most prominent New Deal initiatives focused on providing work relief to unemployed workers from all segments of U.S. society--from unskilled laborers to highly skilled artists and technicians. The projects in which these workers were employed were as diverse as their backgrounds and extended from public works projects--the construction of roads, buildings, parks, tunnels bridges, to cultural documentation projects carried out by writers, artists, historians, actors, and musicians." (https://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/newdeal/intro.html, accessed 18 November 2020).

Books, Documents, etc.

Other Institutions

Great Depression

The Great Depression

These are only a few of the numerous resources at the Connecticut State Library. The examples are based on past research topics.

Connecticut

Archives

Articles

National, Federal, etc.

WPA

The Works Progress Administration (WPA; renamed in 1939 as the Work Projects Administration)

TIP: Because WPA and CCC projects required matching state or local funding, state and municipal documents may offer additional information not found in federal documents.

Connecticut

Books, Documents, etc.

Federal, Other States, General

Other Institutions

CCC

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

 

Connecticut

Federal, Other States, General

Terminology & Usage Disclaimer

Please be advised that some of these resources--particularly those created in previous eras--contain descriptions for ancestral, racial, ethnic, and gender identity that may be offensive or harmful to individuals investigating these records, and are considered inappropriate to use in modern times. The descriptions and treatment of historically marginalized groups, women, and animals may be upsetting. Also, please note that inclusion in this subject guide does not necessarily constitute endorsement of the views therein--we encourage investigators to use their own judgment when evaluating books, websites, articles, documents, and other resources.

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