A Collection of "primary sources"--reports, works of literature, articles designed to acquaint the general public with social issues, photographs, and other documents that were produced in the first third of the 20th century. These can give you a sense of how issues were viewed and reported at the time.
Survey Graphic began publication in 1921 as a companion to The Survey, the premier social work journal in the 1920s. Written in a stytle that was accessible to the general public, Survey Graphic focused on important social issues such as race, housing, labor, unemployment, education and healthcare, and had considerable influence on public policy.
Dana Library has volumes 16-37, 1929-1948, of Survey Graphic downstairs in the Lower Level (Shelved by Title).
Volumes 22 to 37 (1933-1948) of the Survey Graphic are available online from the Internet Archive.
Selections from Survey Graphic are also available at the following sites:
New Deal Network
Virtual library of over 20,000 photographs, political cartoons, and texts (articles, speeches, letters, and othe documents). Includes a Document Library organized by topic, a New Deal Photo Gallery, selections of the press conferences of the various New Deal Work Relief agencies, and a Labor in the 1930s Bibliography.