Students seek local stories of the Great Depression

Students in an economics seminar are asking local residents who lived through the Great Depression to discuss their experiences.

The seminar, “Hard Times: The Economy and Society in the Great Depression,” is taught by Anne Williams, professor of economics. She said that students already have arranged a number of interviews, but that the class is eager to hear about the Depression years from a variety of viewpoints.

The class is working on a project to document the Depression in the Lewiston-Auburn area.

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