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Interested in learning more about this topic? Here are ideas for further reading.

  1. Robert Cohen, "Dear Mrs. Roosevelt: Cries for Help from the Depression Generation, and the American Youth Crisis of the 1930s".
    (Full text of the article from which this feature was taken. A detailed analysis of the letters and youth issues.)
  2. Joseph P. Lash, Eleanor and Franklin. New York: New American Library, 1971.
  3. Betty and Ernest Lindley, A New Deal for Youth: The Story of the National Youth Administration.. New York: Viking Press, 1938.
  4. Robert McElvaine, Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the Forgotten Man. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1983.
  5. Richard A. Reiman, The New Deal and American Youth: Ideas and Ideals in a Depression Decade. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1992.
  6. Eleanor Roosevelt, "My Mail". An essay by Mrs. Roosevelt about the mail she received while in the White House and her procedures for handling it.
  7. David Tyack, Robert Lowe, and Elisabeth Hansford, Public Schools in Hard Times: The Great Depression and Recent Years. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1984.
  8. T. H. Watkins, The Great Depression: America in the 1930s. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1993.