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This report, the third, covers two of the worst centers in Brooklyn, the Unemployed Councils, two of the largest unions, the garment industry, and a portion of the works relief division.  >>more...>>

Title:     Report, Brooklyn, New York, November 24, 1934
Author:    Parrish, Wayne W.
Source:     Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hopkins Papers, Box 66
Date:     November 24, 1934

Publisher:     Hopkins Papers, FDRL
Type:     Letter

Listed Under:
Brooklyn, New York
Labor Unions
Textile and Garment Industries
Unemployed council
Work Relief

Notes:     In the Fall of 1933, Federal Emergency Relief Adminstration director Harry Hopkins sent sixteen reporters to investigate social and economic conditions around the country. "I don't want statistics from you," the journalist Lorena Hickok remembers him saying. " I don't want the social-worker angle. I just want your own reactions, as an ordinary citizen." (Bauman and Coode, p. 1) This is one such report.

For a detailed account of the FERA Reports, see In the Eye of the Great Depression : New Deal Reporters and the Agony of the American People, by John F. Bauman and Thomas H. Coode. (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1988).