United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration

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In order to counteract the effects of the Depression, the Federal Government founded numerous agencies geared at lowering unemployment and boosting the economy. Among these were the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), created on May 12, 1933; the Civil Works Administration (CWA), established on November 9, 1933; and the Works Progress Administration (WPA-1), established on May 6, 1935. The Civil Works Administration was abolished in March, 1934, with its functions and records transferred to the emergency Work Relief Program of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. The following year (1935), the Federal Emergency Relief Administration transferred its records and some of its personnel to the Works Progress Administration, which inherited responsibility for the work relief program. The Federal Emergency Relief Administration continued to function until its expiration in December, 1935. The Works Progress Administration operated without change until 1939, at which time the President's Reorganization Plan No.I made it a part of the Federal Works Agency, changing its name to Work Projects Administration (WPA). The Work Projects Administration was abolished on June 30, 1943.

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referencedIn Houghton County Emergency Welfare Relief Commission (Mich.). Records of Houghton County Emergency Welfare Relief Commission, 1934-1940. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn Works Progress Administration District 8 scrapbook and photo album 1940-1941 Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn United States. Work Projects Administration. Agency history record. Denver Art Museum
referencedIn United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Emergency Work Relief Program. Reports of completed, transferred or discontinued work projects under the Emergency Relief Administration (ERA) work program, 1935-1937. Denver Art Museum
referencedIn Shepperson, Gay Bolling, 1887-1978. Papers, 1920-1948. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn United States. Office of Government Reports. Selected records [microform], 1933-1936. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf United States. Work Projects Administration. Archives of the Work Projects Administration and predecessors [electronic resource] : 1933-1943. OCLC Econtent Synchronization Program
referencedIn Boston Parents' Council. Records, 1930-1938 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Asure, Robert. Robert Asure interviews, 1965 Oct. 7 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Alabama. Dept. of Education (1919- ). Adult education programs, state publications, 1934-1938. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn North Carolina Emergency Relief Administration. North Carolina Emergency Relief Administration statistics, 1934-1935 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Montana State College. Office of the President. Alfred Atkinson correspondence files, 1914-1940. Montana State University (MSU) Library, MSU Library; Renne Library; MSU Library - Bozeman
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creatorOf Nebraska. Emergency Relief Administration. [Minor publications]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Wickenden, Elizabeth, 1909-2001. Elizabeth Wickenden papers, 1885-2001. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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referencedIn United States. Work Projects Administration. United States Work Projects Administration records, 1524-1975 (bulk 1935-1942). Library of Congress
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referencedIn United States. Federal Civil Works Adminstration. Agency History Record. Denver Art Museum
referencedIn Robert H. Hinckley papers, 1891-1997 J. Willard Marriott Library, University of UtahManuscripts Division
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referencedIn Secretary (University of Michigan) records, 1845-1953, 1908-1944 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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referencedIn Moss, Hilda. Benjamin Scott Magruder collection. Hilda Moss papers, 1921-1975 (bulk 1926-1940). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Federal Emergency Relief Administration clipping [manuscript], 1935 May 29. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Simons, Kenneth W., 1898-1948. Kenneth W. Simons papers, 1933-1951. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn Historical Records Survey. Kentucky. Survey of federal archives project material, 1936-1941. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
creatorOf Nelson, Lowry, 1893-. Papers, 1906-1976. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
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creatorOf United States. Work Projects Administration (Md.). Archives of the Work Projects Administration in Maryland, 1933-1943 [microform]. University of Maryland Libraries, UMD Libraries
referencedIn North Dakota. State Dept. of Health. Public Health Nursing. Division of Public Health Nursing reports, 1935-1962. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
creatorOf United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Fera, CWA, and WPA records [microform] : North Dakota. University of North Dakota, Chester Fritz Library
creatorOf Brooks, Juanita, 1898-1989. Mormon diaries, 1820-1936. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Williams, Aubrey Willis, 1890-1965. Papers, 1914-1959, 1930-1959 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Collier, Nina Perera. Nina Perera Collier papers, 1934-1950. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Boston College. Office of the President. Louis J. Gallagher President's Office records, 1920-1945, (bulk 1932-1937). Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
referencedIn Wisconsin Free Library Commission. Relief library projects correspondence and records, 1933-1943. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf United States. Federal Civil Works Administration. Records of the Civil Works Administration, 1933-1939. Tennessee [microform]. University of Tennessee, John C. Hodges Library
referencedIn Willard, Arthur C. (Arthur Cutts), 1878-1960. Subject file, 1934-1949. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn University of Idaho. College of Agriculture. Records, 1907-1969. University of Idaho Library
referencedIn Kaufmann, Charles H. Papers related to FERA aid at the University [manuscript], 1934-1935. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Asure, Robert. Robert Asure interviews, 1965 Oct. 7. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Brimhall, Dean R., 1886-1972. Papers, 1886-1972. Landmarks of Science Microform Service
referencedIn Minnesota. Legislature. Senate. Committee Investigating Certain State Dept.s. Records, 1930-1935. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Ortiz y Pino de Kleven, Concha, 1910-2006,. Women in Social Services Oral History Collection, 1986-1987. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn United States. Work Projects Administration. Office of the Virginia State Administrator. Agency history record. Denver Art Museum
referencedIn Huff, Leona Spaht, 1909-2002,. Leona Spaht Huff oral history interview, 1995. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Louise Van Voorhis Armstrong papers, 1934-1948 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Nelson, Lowry, 1893-. Papers, 1906-1976. Landmarks of Science Microform Service
referencedIn Workers' Education Bureau of America records, 1921-1951. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
creatorOf Alabama. Dept. of Finance. Legal Division. Hearings files, 1935-1974. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn National Emergency Council (U.S.). Proceedings, 1933-1936. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Hale, Charles R. (Charles Roswell), 1871-1946. Charles R. Hale headstone inscriptions collection, 1937 Dec. Guilford Free Library
referencedIn Armstrong, Louise, 1885-1948. Louise Armstrong papers, 1934-1948. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Gnann, Pearl Rahn, 1881-. Salzburger settlement at Ebenezer, 1937. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Dean of Men Records, 1933-1935 Washington State University Libraries: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
referencedIn University of Michigan. Secretary. Secretary (University of Michigan) records, 1845-1953 (bulk 1908-1944). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Jung, Theodor, 1906-. Oral history interview with Theodor Jung, 1965 Jan. 19 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Kauffman, Charles H. Federal Emergency Relief Administration memorandum [manuscript], 1935 April 20. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Workers' Education Bureau of America. Workers' Education Bureau of America records, 1921-1951. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Aiken County Relief Council (Aiken, S.C.). Minutes, 1932-1933. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Hopkins, Harry L. (Harry Lloyd), 1890-1946. Papers, 1928-1946. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Papers, 1837 (1900-1975) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration. State series, 1933-1936. Denver Art Museum
creatorOf Cressman, Luther Sheeleigh, 1897-1994. Oregon community surveys, 1925-1936. Oregon State University Libraries
creatorOf Brimhall, Dean R., 1886-1972. Papers, 1886-1972. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library
creatorOf Hinkley, Robert H., 1891-. Papers, 1891-1977. Landmarks of Science Microform Service
creatorOf Washington State University. Central Faculty Committee. Dean of Men. Records, 1933-1935. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
referencedIn Dennison, Clinton A. Clinton A. Dennison papers, 1933-1937. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
creatorOf United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration. New Haven headstone inscriptions, 1638-1934. New Haven Colony Historical Society Library
referencedIn United States Work Projects Administration Records, 1524-1975, (bulk 1935-1942) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Little, Eleanor H. (Eleanor Howell), 1885-1986. Eleanor H. Little papers, 1915-1986. University of Connecticut, Homer Babbidge Library
referencedIn Hoffman, Marie L., 1910-. Papers, 1933-1942. University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
referencedIn United States. National Park Service. Records of the National Park Service Records of the Branch of Recreation, Land Planning, and State Cooperation. National Archives Library, National Archives Records Administration
referencedIn Kentucky. Dept. for Environmental Protection. Division of Water. Annual reports-Bureau of Sanitary Engineering, 1921-1945. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
referencedIn King, Isabella Greenway, 1886-1953. Greenway papers, 1860-1953 (bulk 1890-1936). Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn National Council on Household Employment. National Council on Household Employment records, 1908-1946, bulk 1928-1941. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Hunter, Howard O. (Howard Owen), 1895-1964. Papers, 1939-1942. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Alabama. Relief Administration. State publications, 1932-1935. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Becker County (Minn.). County Auditor. County auditor ecords, 1879-1986. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn County auditor records., 1879-1986. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn United States. Work Projects Administration. Kentucky. State Planning Board. Reference material, 1934-1939. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky State Archives
creatorOf United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Agency history record. National Archives Library, National Archives Records Administration
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referencedIn United States. Works Progress Administration. Agency history record. Denver Art Museum
referencedIn Mormon diaries, 1820-1936 Utah State University. Special Collections and ArchivesManuscript Collection
referencedIn United States. Office of Territories. U.S. Office of Territories photograph collection, 1935. [graphic]. Alaska State Library
referencedIn Minnesota. Dept. of Education. Library Division. WPA Statewide library project records, 1926-1944. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Jung, Theodor, 1906-. Theodor Jung interview, 1965 Jan. 19. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Zerkel, L. Ferdinand, 1886-1962. L. Ferdinand Zerkel papers, 1889-1962 (bulk 1924-1940). Shenandoah National Park, Archives
referencedIn Keweenaw County (Mich.). Dept. of Social Welfare. Records of the Keweenaw County Department of Social Welfare, 1863-1952. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn Christianson, Adolph Marcus, 1877-1954. Papers, 1921-1952. State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
referencedIn United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Office of the Administrator. Applications for grants-in-aid, 1933-1936. Denver Art Museum
referencedIn National Council on Household Employment records, 1908-1946, bulk 1928-1941. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
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associatedWith Hale, Charles R. (Charles Roswell), 1871-1946. person
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Public works
Public service employment
Women--Employment
New Deal, 1933-1939
Homeless persons
Federal aid to public welfare
Medical care
Rural development
Occupation
Function
Statistics
Rural areas
Government administration
Employment
Women
Finance
Public welfare
Health
Education

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