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ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVES


Hard Times in Illinois, 1930–1940

A Selection of Documents from the Illinois State Archives

Documents 1-50

Hard Times in Illinois Introduction

  1. Letter from Chicago Public Bath Attendants Concerning the City's Budget
    January 13, 1930
  2. Telegram from the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Concerning Unemployment in Illinois
    April 28, 1930
  3. Telegram from Governor Emmerson Requesting Emergency Supplies
    November 6, 1930
  4. Letter from Congressman Rainey Concerning Drought Relief
    January 14, 1931
  5. Letter Requesting Assistance in Arranging a Hardship Military Discharge
    March 5, 1931
  6. Letter Soliciting Appointment as a Bank Receiver
    August 15, 1931
  7. Letter from the U.S. Secretary of State Requesting Information for the Austrian Government
    October 13, 1931
  8. Letter Concerning a Bank Closing in Herrin
    November 24, 1931
  9. Letter Concerning a Bank Closing in Lanark
    ca. July 11, 1932
  10. Letter from the Moweaqua Coal Corporation Concerning Operations
    July 28, 1932
  11. Letter Concerning a Mortgaged Poultry Farm
    August 22, 1932
  12. Letter Concerning a Pending Foreclosure in Champaign
    September 7, 1932
  13. Letter Concerning a Pending Tax Sale in Venice
    September 9, 1932
  14. Letter from the U.S. Secretary of State Concerning the Tenth Anniversary of Fascist Italy
    October 17, 1932
  15. Letter from the U.S. Reconstruction Finance Corporation Concerning Federal Dollars Requested
    October 27, 1932
  16. Letter from the U.S. Reconstruction Finance Corporation Concerning Federal Dollars Made Available as of April 15, 1933
    May 6, 1933
  17. Letter Concerning Prosecution of an Illinois Prohibition Law Violation
    June 21, 1933
  18. Letter from Seattle, Washington Requesting a Pension for a War Veteran's Widow
    October 1, 1933
  19. Executive Order Activating Selected Units of the National Guard
    October 5, 1933
  20. Letter from the U.S. Secretary of State Concerning the Graf Zeppelin
    October 19, 1933
  21. Franklin D. Roosevelt Photograph
    1934
  22. Letter Concerning an Appointment to the State Agricultural Conciliatory Committee
    January 12, 1934
  23. Letter Requesting a Pension for a Veteran's Widow from Litchfield
    January 22, 1934
  24. Telegram Concerning Violence Committed against the Progressive Miners of America
    February 2, 1934
  25. Letter Concerning a Bank Closing in Chicago
    February 13, 1934
  26. Letter Requesting Free Garden Seeds
    February 16, 1934
  27. Letter Concerning Library Service for Illinois Federal Transient Camps
    February 28, 1934
  28. Letter from a School Teacher Requesting an Extension of Time to Pay an Automobile License Fee
    April 7, 1934
  29. Letter from the U.S. Secretary of State Concerning the Extradition of Samuel Insull
    April 13, 1934
  30. Telegram to the Governor of Michigan Concerning an Award for the Capture of John Dillinger
    May 9, 1934
  31. Telegram Protesting the Omission of the Communist Party from the November Ballot
    October 1, 1934
  32. Memorandum from the Illinois Emergency Relief Commission Concerning Fall Plowing
    November 14, 1934
  33. Letter Concerning the Relief Program or the Lack thereof in Pittsfield
    November 26, 1934
  34. Governor's Statement Concerning an Attack Made on Relief Workers in Chicago
    January 29, 1935
  35. Letter Concerning the Collapse of the Chicago Housing Market
    February 2, 1935
  36. Letter Complaining of Unfair Treatment Under a Feed and Seed Loan Program
    February 22, 1935
  37. Letter Concerning the Depressed Livestock Industry
    March 5, 1935
  38. Letter Concerning State Acquisitions of Greene County Orchards
    March 11, 1935
  39. Letter Concerning Anticipated State Aid for Schools
    April 2, 1935
  40. Illinois Emergency Relief Commission Monthly Statistics
    April 1935
  41. Letter Requesting Drought Relief for Fayette County
    August 1, 1936
  42. Resolution of the United Electrical and Radio Workers of America Protesting the Treatment of Edward Parker
    July 10, 1937
  43. Telegram to the U.S. Secretary of State Concerning a Champaign Man Condemned to Death in Spain
    September 3, 1937
  44. Letter Concerning Race Relations at the University of Illinois
    October 23, 1937
  45. Illinois Wages of Hired Farm Labor, 1924-1937
    December 13, 1937
  46. Telegram from the U.S. Secretary of State Concerning Potential Harm to German Persons and Interests
    November 12, 1938
  47. News Release from the State Rural Electrification Committee
    1938
  48. Letter Comparing Chicago Poverty to The Grapes of Wrath
    October 12, 1939
  49. Letter Requesting Relief for the Daughters of a Civil War Veteran
    October 18, 1939
  50. Letter Concerning the Mobilization of the Illinois National Guard
    ca. November 13, 1940