Rescue efforts to rescue coal miners stuck in a mine after explosion in Providence, Kentucky. People at the entrance of mine shaft. Iron bars outside the mine. Two men pose. Family and relatives of miners stand outside the mine.
Berea College prepares students for life. Poverty and squalor of mining community people in Berea Kentucky in the United States. Houses in the mining community. Men work on coal mines. Horse drawn cart. Undernourished children fed by Quakers of the American Friends Service Committee. Children eat food served by the service committee. A district nurse work to prevent diseases in mining camp. A car in front of the hospital. Men sit on stairs. Nurse injects the people of mining community to prevent them from diseases.
Role of the United States Coast Guard. A map shows United States Coast Guard stations along the Atlantic coast near New Orleans. A map indicates the stations and the houses of refuge along the coast. A hurricane leads to destruction and the Coast Guard provides food to the homeless. The injured being treated in a dispensary. Coast Guard stations along the Pacific coast near San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles. Stations along Chicago and Cleveland coast. A special station at Louisville, Kentucky.
Berea College prepares students for life. Services provided by Berea college students to the mountain families. People sit outside a wooden house. Women with their children come out of the house. An old man with children. A man with beard talks to a young girl. A young girl looks out of the window. A woman on chair and her grand children near her. A woman carries a container. Faculty homes in the community. A dog outside the house.
Berea College prepares students for life. Chicken farm flourishes because of the aid from Berea students. Chickens in poultry farm. A woman looks after them.
A film about aims of the Social Security Act of 1935 in the United States. A sign reads 'Unemployment compensation'. A dramatization shows a man searching for a job in a newspaper during the Great Depression. He reads a board. A map of the United states. A sign on a door reads 'State employment office'. A man gets himself registered for a job at the office. Another man enters the office. He receives his unemployment compensation. He carries a box of food items purchased with the compensation amount.