Depression times: Students raise financial aid


Tabor College students working in the overall factory in the basement of the Administration Building as a way to raise financial aid, circa late 1930s. The Depression was still in full swing, and the dust storms had not ended. The years 1934, 1935 and 1936 were difficult and many colleges throughout the country could not meet their budgets. Until the economy began to turn around in the early 1940s, about 75 percent of the Tabor student body engaged in some form of part-time employment.


The above anecdote was included by Richard Kyle, one of the contributing authors of ?Tabor College: A Century of Transformation 1908-2008,? the history of the college commissioned for this year?s centennial celebration. The pre-publication price for the 248-page hardcover book with around 400 photos is $37.50 (tax included) until May 10. After May 10, the price will be $48.39 (tax included) plus $5 for shipping. Call 620-947-3121 ext. 1212 for information or orders.

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