Gay Bolling Shepperson Photograph Collection 1933-1945 1935-1937.


Shepperson, Gay Bolling, 1887-1977. Gay Bolling Shepperson Photograph Collection 1933-1945 1935-1937.

Gay Bolling Shepperson Photograph Collection 1933-1945 1935-1937.

This collection documents the activities of some of the various programs administered by the Works Progress Administration in Georgia. Series one includes photographs of buildings and streets in rural and urban Georgia communities constructed under the program, as well as images of larger work projects such as the renovation of Atlanta's sewer system. The next series consists of images of classes and classrooms utilized for educational programs for adults and children throughout the state. Series three is comprised of photographs of the rural community of Pine Mountain Valley, GA, the site of a rural-industrial community funded by the WPA. The final series includes images of President Franklin Roosevelt, and Gay Shepperson.

447 photographs.

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United States. Works Progress Administration (corporateBody)

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...

Shepperson, Gay Bolling, 1887-1977 (person)

Social worker. From the description of Papers, 1920-1948. (Atlanta History Center). WorldCat record id: 28418589 Gay Bolling Shepperson (1887 - 1977) came to Georgia from Virginia where she headed the children's bureau of the Virginia State Department of Welfare from 1923 from 1928. In Georgia she became administrator for three successive federal relief projects-the Civil Works Administration (CWA), the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) and the Works Progress Ad...

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 (person)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...

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...