A Job You Can't Lose: Work and Hobbies in the Great Depression

@article{Gelber1991AJY,
  title={A Job You Can't Lose: Work and Hobbies in the Great Depression},
  author={Steven M. Gelber},
  journal={Journal of Social History},
  year={1991},
  volume={24},
  pages={741-766}
}
The category of leisure activity known as hobbies appears to have experienced an unprecedented growth in public acceptance in the United States during the great depression. Municipalities, schools, and businesses sponsored hobby clubs. The media, including newspapers, magazines and radio, regularly focused on hobby activity. Several national organizations emerged to promote hobbies, and the collecting activities of the president of the United States became a model for both children and adults… 
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