What do the 1930s mean to you? We invite you to tell us your own stories — whether you lived through the tumultuous decade or learned about it from a relative, a book or a movie. Comment on the decade as a whole, or on any of our 1930s film subjects:
The worldwide migration by eager gold-seekers turned California into a land of opportunity and fierce competition.
The Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
A six-hour series on how the West was lost and won, from the Gold Rush in 1848 until Wounded Knee in 1893.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.