When the Going Got Tough: St. Edward's University During the Great Depression

On Thursday, October 24th, 1929 the New York-centered stock market crashed. Following years of rapid economic expansion during the Roaring '20s came a crashing halt; the ensuing instability following the crash would become infamously known as the Great Depression. Many Americans were left impoverished on account of the reverberating effects that echoed beyond state lines. Most pervasive, though, was the sentiment of uncertainty.

This exhibit features an in-depth look the Great Depression years at St. Edward's University.