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More on the Science and the History of the Great New England Hurricane

Resources to accompany Taken by Storm, 1938:


New England Hurricane: A Factual, Pictorial Record by the Works Progress Administration
All federal agencies heavily involved in the relief efforts following the Hurricane produced detailed reports, many of them published as books. The Works Progress Administration (WPA, which does not exist anymore) was one of the New Deal agencies created by the Roosevelt administration in an effort to ease the effects of the Great Depression. Of all the federal agencies, the WPA had the biggest role in general relief and recovery and it published this somewhat poetic account of the damages accompanied by many pictures. The PDF file was obtained from archive.org.

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The Hurricane and Flood of 1938 by Girls and Boys of Connecticut Supervisory District #7
This wonderful mimeographed scrapbook contains a collection of writings, poems, drawings and even songs by children in Connecticut schools during the six months following the Hurricane. Some of the pieces were prompted by teachers and others were done spontaneously as children were processing the tragedy that they had just witnessed. Page 3 is missing (comment on the Facebook page if you have it and want to share it with us).

(Large files - we recommend downloading instead of  in-browser opening)
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Full Resolution and searchable - right-click - 191 MB 


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