“Soul of a People: Voices from the Writers’ Project” Online Site Support Notebook

The “Soul of a People” website and blog

The Library of Congress American Folklife Center’s Archive of Folk Culture contains rich and numerous online resources, many of which are from the Depression and the Writers’ Project period. See a list of them at’ Project

An overview of the Writers’ Project, writers associated with it, and a selection of works produced.

These two websites focus on the Federal Writers’ Project “America Eats” project. One is an NPR Kitchen Sisters program with streaming interviews and readings from the “America Eats” archives at the Library of Congress; the other depicts photographs of eating and cooking food at social gatherings such as picnics, barbecues, and food festivals in locations including California, Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi. The recently published book by Pat Willard,
America Eats: On the Road with the WPA (New York: Bloomsbury, 2008) traces the FWP research done for the America Eats project and is sprinkled throughout with heirloom recipes (Root Beer, Pickled Watermelon Rinds, Chess Pie, Son-of-Gun Stew) and never-before-published vintage photos.

The New Deal Network

A timeline of the Great Depression

National Archives bibliographic guide to New Deal art and culture.