Dust Bowl Migration Archive

collection

Campus:
Sonoma State University
Library:
University Library, Jean & Charles Schulz Information Center
Subject(s):
Migrant agricultural workers ; Dust Bowl Era, 1931-1939 ; Haslam, Gerald ; Todd, Charles L.
Description:
The Dust Bowl Migration Archive (formerly the Okie Studies Project), developed and donated by SSU professor emeritus Gerald Haslam, documents the migration of dust bowl farm workers to California in the 1930s and 1940s. The project archives hold correspondence, stories, music, newsletters, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs and camp diaries, including examples of the work of Charles L. Todd, a librarian in the U.S. National Archives, who collected camp songs to add to the folk music collection of the National Archives. Photograph taken by Farm Security Administration at Tulare Migrant Camp, Visalia, California (March 1940).
Dates covered:
1938 - 1988
Language(s):
English
Collection Size:
5 linear feet
For more information:
Additional Information (SSU Library record)
Additional Information (CSU Channel Islands collection)
Citation Sample:
http://library.sonoma.edu/specialcollections/userguidelines/citationguide/
Collection policy:
By appointment