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Coal's Children, 1933

Photo: / AFSC

A four-page newsletter updates donors and other interested people in the status of AFSC’s work in mining communities during the Depression of the 1930s. Many schools had already been opened, both for education and child feeding. The text includes the disturbing statistic that “99% of the children are listed as having more or less serious defects-mainly malnutrition, defective teeth, enlarged tonsils and adenoids.” Three woodworking shops helped men become proficient in furniture making. A garden club provided social connection as well as food supplementation for families.

Created Date 
Jan 19, 2016