I have a great reference for anyone writing an American historical novel based in the late 1930s early 1940s.
Federal Writers Project BooksThe Federal Writers' Project (FWP) was a United States federal government project to fund written work and support writers during the Great Depression. It was part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a New Deal program.
Notable writers were:
Where can I find the books?I found a big list - every state is represented!
DigitalBookIndex - Federal Writers' Project : Mostly Traveled.
Be sure to tell me what you think... did you use any of the material for your book?
(Hint: This is a great way to let people know you are writing a book -- or published one waiting for readers!)