Work Projects Administration Collection, 1909-1971 (bulk 1930-1946)
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The Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the U.S. government was the major relief agency of Franklin D. Roosevelt's "New Deal". Supplanting the Civil Works Administration (an emergency temporary work relief program, 1933-1934), the WPA employed over two million Americans before its liquidation in 1941. From the guide to the United States Works Progress Administration reports, 1934-1941, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) A Works Progress Admi...
The Works Progress Administration was involved in various projects including the compilation of sources on American territories. The card catalogs for these were prepared at the Library of Congress and are now in the National Archives. From the description of Classified Alaska Bibliography, 1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 42927718 Works Progress Administration (later called Work Projects Administration) began operations in San Joaquin County, Calif., July 1935. County a...
Nathan Howard Thorp was an author of cowboy songs, poems, riddles, and short stories. From the description of Nathan Howard Thorp papers, 1936. (Santa Fe Public Library). WorldCat record id: 37799133 From the guide to the Nathan Howard Thorp Papers, circa. 1930s, (New Mexico State Records Center and Archives) N. Howard (Nathan Howard) "Jack" Thorp (1867-1940) began collecting and writing cowboy songs in 1889, and his publications include: Songs of the cowboys (1908 ...
The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.), a federal agency, was created as part of the New Deal in 1935. The Federal Writers' Project was a subdivision of the Works Progress Administration. In 1939 the Works Progress Administration became the Work Projects Administration and the Federal Writers' Project became the Writers' Program. From the guide to the Work Projects Administration Collection, 1909-1971 (bulk 1930-1946), (New Mexico State Records Center and Archives) ...