The Great Depression

Rex Crowell

Rex Crowell – AE: Banks of the Great Depression

Rex Crowell talks about what happened to the banks during the Great Depression and how they affected his father. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Emma Jean Layl

Emma Jean Layl – AE: Telephones

Emma Jean Layl talks about the first phones she had growing up and with her husband. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Dorothy Willingham

Dorothy Willingham – AE: Growing Up During the Great Depression

Dorothy Willingham talks about what it was like growing up during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bob Warren

Bob Warren – AE: Farming for Food

Bob Warren talks about how his family got their food during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Rosellen Utterback

Rosellen Utterback – AE: Coal Miner

Rosellen Utterback’s father was a coal miner during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

David Romanik

David Romanik – AE: Life During the Great Depression

David Romanik recalls how different life used to be during the Great Depression CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Wanda Pospahala

Wanda Pospahala – AE: Milk Restrictions

Wanda Pospahala remembers how difficult the Great Depression was, and how certain common goods had to be rationed in specific ways. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Cosette Cosy Parker

Cosette “Cosy” Parker – AE: Tennessee Great Depression

Coey Parker recalls growing up during the Great Depression in Tennessee. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Gigi McWhirter

Mary Gene “Gigi” McWhirter – AE: Corner Stores

Gigi McWhirter talks about the difference in prices during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Emma Jean Layl

Emma Jean Layl – AE: Growing Up During the Great Depression

Emma Jean Layl talks about what it was like growing up during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer – AE: Tales of the Great Depression

Larry Kramer’s father told his about the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ethel Gruen

Ethel Gruen – AE: Great Depression Experiences

Ethel Gruen talks about her experiences during the Great Depression and how it impacted her family. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Patsy Furr

Patsy Furr – AE: Food for Stangers

Patsy Furr talks about how she used to feed a man that wandered around her neighborhood. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Desmond Fuller

Desmond Fuller – AE: Great Depression Childhood

Desmond Fuller talks about his difficult childhood during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Lenore Farber Part 2

Lenore Farber – AE: Child During the Depression

Lenore Farber talks about how a child’s experience of the Great Depression was much different than an adults. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Lenore Farber 2

Lenore Farber – AE: Family Housing

Lenore Farber talks about how family had to share space during the Great Depression, any way they could. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Colonel Bob Bullock

Colonel Bob Bullock – AE: Father’s Home

Colonel Bob Bullock’s father lost his home during the Great Depression even though he had money in the bank to pay his mortgage. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bobbie Barth

Bobbie Barth – AE: Nylon Pantyhose

Bobbie Barth talks about some of the things she remembers about the Great Depression, including her mother painting a line on the back of her leg for fashion. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Richard Aston

Richard Aston – AE: Child Care

Richard Aston gives a new meaning to “child care”, defines “farmed out” and discusses the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History