Federal Writers' Project: Interview Excerpts

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Delacroix Island, St Bernard Parish, Louisiana. January 1941. A Spanish muskrat trapper in the doorway of his marsh home. Marion Post Wolcott. Photograph, 1941. (LC-USF34-56826-D).

The Federal Writers' Project of the 1930s recorded more than 10,000 life stories of men and woman from a variety of occupations and ethnic groups. The following is a sampling of these interviews, which include audio excerpts read by modern actors.

All in a Day's Work: Industrial Lore

Rank and File

Hard Times in the City: Testifying

Making Do: Women and Work

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