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Special Collections — Great Depression Resources

This guide describes a variety of materials from the CUA archives and rare books library pertaining to Catholic responses to the Great Depression (ca. 1929-1941).

The Catholic News Archive

Offering online access to more than 20,000 issues of Catholic newspapers, the Catholic News Archive is a project of the Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA). The CRRA is a non-profit alliance of archives and libraries collaborating in support of the mission to provide enduring global access to Catholic research resources.

UNUM by Ken Burns

Inspired by the motto of the United States of America, E pluribus unum, this project by legendary documentarian Ken Burns collects materials from his many films into one place. The images and short clips lend themselves to class discussion. See Great Depression playlist.

Those interested may also want to visit Ken Burns In The Classroom: Depression and World War II (1929-1945).