Gallery view

1936 Mar.

Flooded trees alongside a road

Massachusetts - Partially submerged trees rise above the waters of the Connecticut River as it reaches the side of a road during the Flood of 1936. Photograph donated by Everett Kosarick.

University Photograph Collection

1936 Mar.

Flooded farm truck and building

Massachusetts - A farm truck, still bearing a load of goods, sinks nose first into the waters of the Connecticut River next to a train depot during the Flood of 1936. Photograph donated by Everett Kosarick.

University Photograph Collection

1928 Sept. 8

Simmons, Harry A.

Letter from Harry A. Simmons to The Crisis

New Brunswick (N.J.) - Concerning a request for information on Herbert Hoover's involvement in the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and the mailing address of Al Smith.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1937 Jan. 25

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood

Ashland (Ky.) - Copy image: Houses of employees of the American Rolling Mill Co. here reveal the depth of the inundation of the swollen Ohio River as it has come to many localities in the Ohio River Valley. Wide World photo.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1951

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Peace

United States - Typed draft with notes and corrections of speech concerning the War in Korea, fear of socialism, the flood in the Missouri Valley, the difficulty of separating truth from propaganda, and relations with Japan.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1936 Mar.

Means, Oliver W.

Aftermath of the great Hartford Flood Flood waters on State Street (Manchester Leaf Tobacco Co. Building to City Paper Co.) with row boat on the streets and men on roof

Hartford (Conn.) - From a series of images of the great Connecticut River flood of 1936. Most images were possibly taken by Oliver W. Means and printed as real-photo postcards, however at least one appears to have been purchased.

Blanchard-Means Family Papers

1928 Jan. 8

Tuskegee Institute

Letter from Tuskegee Institute to W. E. B. Du Bois

Tuskegee (Ala.) - From Albon L. Holsey. Concerns United States Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover and the treatment of African Americans in the aftermath of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. Encloses two letters in confidence: "Our report threw them into a panic."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1937 Jan. 27

Blackington, Alton H.

Destruction from an Ohio River flood

Louisville (Ky.) - Copy image: signs like this one shown here were posted throughout the business district here today, warning flood refugees and others of the importance of boiling water to prevent disease. A Red Cross relief worker points to the sign in a store window as flood refugees, carrying salvaged clothing and bedding, look on. AP Photo.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1927 Nov. 5

Huff's Filling Station during Connecticut River flood crest

Massachusetts - Huff's Filling Station in Hadley sits surrounded by the Connecticut River as it crests during the New England Flood of 1927. Photographed by Edward H. Young of the Class of 1928.

University Photograph Collection

1934 Jan.

Blackington, Alton H.

San Gabriel River flood

El Monte (Calif.) - Copy image: Git a hoss - or, better still, get a row boat. That's the best means of getting around during the height of the flood in Southern California. The photograph shows an auto park on valley boulevard, near El Monte. The rising waters caught the cars and held them prisoners -- they couldn't float away. Acme Photo. Probably an image from the 1934 flood on the San Gabriel ... more

Alton H. Blackington Collection