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The Magpie Sings the Great Depression:
Selections from DeWitt Clinton High School's Literary Magazine, 1929-1942

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A Bridge Over the Bronx River
William Vreeland, A Bridge Over the Bronx River, June 1932, (source)


Bronx Historical Resources

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Bronx Bibliography

Jacobs, Julius. Bronx Cheer: A Memoir. Monroe, NY: Library Research Associates, 1976.

Holiday, Martin Yomtov. A Bronx Boy's Memories: Street Games and Other Activities of My Youth. New York, NY: Privately published, March 1999.

Koch, Peter. A Childhood Remembered. Miami, FL: The Pickering Press, 1988.

Myers, Lou. When Life Falls it Falls Upside Down. New York, NY: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990.

Rosenkrantz, Linda. My Life as a List: 207 things about my (Bronx) Childhood. New York, NY: Clarkson Potter Publishers, 1999. 89pp. Memoirs about the urban experience of American Jews in the years around World War II. BUTLER STACKS F128.9.J5 R58 1999

Samtur, Stephen M. and Susan H. Samtur, editors. Back in The Bronx: celebrating the experience of growing up and living in The Bronx. Scarsdale, NY: Back in The Bronx, 1996.

Samtur, Stephen M. and Martin A. Jackson, editors. The Bronx, Lost, Found, and Remembered, 1935-1975. Scarsdale, NY: Back in The Bronx. 1999.

Ultan, Lloyd. The Beautiful Bronx: 1920-1950. New York, NY: Arlington House, 1979.

Ultan, Lloyd and Barbara Unger. Bronx accent : A Literary and pictorial history of the borough.

Wenger, Beth S. New York Jews and the Great Depression: Uncertain Promise. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1996.

Online Resources


Gotham Center for New York City History
An online guide to resources, events, and issues involving the City's history and historic legacy.
Researching Your School's History
Records from the Archives of the Board of Education of the City of New York.
The Bronx County Historical Society
The Historical Societies website contains membership and programming information, educational resources, and a finding aid to the library and archives.
The Bronx Beat Online
A news service of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University
Bronx.com
"The Official Website for all things relating to The Bronx." Sponsored by the Bronx Press Review and the Riverdale Review
The Bronx on the Web
The New York Public Library's Web-based presentation of the borough of the Bronx in New York City.
DeWitt Clinton High School Homepage
Information about the High School community, programs and activities.

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