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Dust Bowl: Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can further explore the topic of the "Dust Bowl" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    agriculture, crops, drought, dust storm, emergency, farms, grazing, Oklahoma, plains, relief, Roosevelt, shelterbelt, soil erosion
  • Keep in mind, when searching for articles about legislation, the newspapers may not refer to it by the name of the Act (e.g. Taylor Grazing Act of 1934). Instead, search keywords to describe what the legislation was about (e.g. Taylor, grazing, public lands). 
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results. To narrow your results for this topic, search between 1931-1939.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America