State series, 1935-1944.


United States. Work Projects Administration. State series, 1935-1944.

State series, 1935-1944.

The series contains the primary documentation for the national administration of WPA programs in specific states and territories. Correspondence, reports, memoranda and other documents relating primarily to projects in one state or territory were filed under the appropriate name and classification (within the 600's) in this series, while correspondence concerning several states or territories were filed in the "General Subject" series of the WPA. Included is correspondence with federal, state and local officials, project sponsors, project participants and others. Some of the significant topics and their classification mumbers are as follows: Correspondence with State Administrator 610; Reports and Accounts 620; Projects, General 650; Art Program 651.3115; Writers' Program 651.3117; Historical Records Survey 651.3118; Federal Theater Project 651.312; Negro Education 651.346; and Women's Work Program 660.

870 linear ft. (2090 boxes).

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United States. Work Projects Administration (corporateBody)

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...

Federal Music Project (U.S.) (corporateBody)

The prime objective of the Federal Music Project (1935-1939) and the subsequent WPA Music Program (1939-1943) was " give employment to professional musicians registered on the relief rolls." The project employed these musicians as instrumentalists, singers, concert performers and teachers of music. The general purpose of the Music Project was to establish high standards of musicianship, to rehabilitate musicians by assisting them to become self-supporting, to retrain musicians and to educat...

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The Federal Theatre Project (FTP) was established in 1935 as a part of Federal Project Number One, which was the Work Progress Administration's arts branch. Headed by Hallie Flanagan, the primary goal of the FTP was to produce jobs for unemployed actors, writers, directors and stage technicians. The existence of the FTP marked the only time in American history during which the federal government was directly responsible for the administration and staging of theater productions. The Los Angeles b...

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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...

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Compiled by the the Survey of Federal Archives, Division of Women's and Professional Projects, Works Progress Administration and the National Archives, contributing sponsor. From the description of Massachusetts ship registers, 1939. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64075283 ...

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Federal Art Project (corporateBody)

The FAP projects included a broad range of events and activities which generated the various publications and materials found in the central files of the general subject series. ART FOR THE MILLIONS was a publication project about the accomplishments of the FAP consisting of a series of articles by Project workers. In addition to creating work for artists, the FAP sought to increase art appreciation as well as art sales among the general public. In doing so it devised a plan which created Nation...

Federal Writers' Project (corporateBody)

Hinton was a former slave who was living in North Carolina at the time of the interview. From the guide to the Martha Adeline Hinton interview, 1937, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) One of the first actions by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression of the 1930s was to extend federal work relief to the unemployed. One such relief program was the Works Progress Administration, which FDR established in 1933. By 1941 the WPA had provided empl...

Historical Records Survey (U.S.) (corporateBody)

The Historical Records Survey (HRS) had its origins in the Federal Emergency Relief Administration and the Civil Works Administration. In 1935 it came under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration Federal Writers' Project and eventually was designated as an independent program under Federal Project No. One. The projects, ideally suited for white collar workers, employed individuals to survey, classify and collect historical records. One program of the HRS was to document American portr...