Thompson, Tommy 1971-01-07

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Tommy Thompson, afternoon editor of the Amarillo Globe-Times newspaper, discusses conditions in Amarillo during the Depression of the 1930s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Tommy Thompson

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 07, 1971

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Interviewer: David Nail

Length: 25 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Depression of the 1930s discussed, Newspaperman Gene A. Howe recalled, Comments on Howe’s "Tactless Texan" column, Political influence noted, States opinion of Franklin Roosevelt, Impact of the NRA assessed, Dust Bowl reminded people of the agricultural base of their economy, Transportation industry helped Amarillo through Depression, Speculates on public attitude toward world events in the late 1930s, Effect of the stock market crash on Amarillo cited, Mentions bank closings.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1929-1939

Bulk Dates: 1929-1939

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