Archambeau, Ernest 1971-01-14

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Ernest Archambeau, Panhandle historian and longtime Amarillo resident, describes life during the Depression of the 1930s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ernest Archambeau

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Date: January 14, 1971

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Interviewer: David Nail

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: WPA sewing room in 1930s recalled, Causes of the Depression explained, Opinion of Roosevelt's policies given, Various WPA projects discussed, Mentions other relief measures, Dust storms described, Recalls two particularly black ones, Explains his theory of the American people's phobia about depression, Types of employment available in the 1930s, Discussion of A. D. Payne murder case, Two radio stations operated on same wave length, Lists prices during the 1930s

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1930s

Bulk Dates: 1930s

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