(6) Great Depression/Dust Bowl Subjects

Dust Covered Dreams

by Barbara Eymann Mohrman

Dust Covered Dreams details the experiences of the Eymann family in Oakdale, Nebraska during the 1930s. Vintage photos, stories, and artifacts tell the lighter side of this family of twelve and the hardships of dust and grasshoppers.  Dust covered the dreams of the Eymanns and changed their futures as it did for thousands of Nebraska families. A program for K-8 students includes hands-on activities about the 1930s dust bowl years in Nebraska.

Nebraska Farm Families During the Depression

by Dorothy Rieke

This historical program by Rieke reveals both the sad and the humorous experiences of a Nebraska farm family in the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Dust Bowl Descent

by Bill Ganzel

Ganzel located and interviewed a number of individuals who survived the Depression by using photographs taken by the Farm Security Administration. This program follows his journey in locating these people, recounts their stories and juxtaposes recent photographs with 60-year-old images to provide a compelling account of the triumph of the human spirit over hard times.