Works Progress Administration, Georgia records survey

Works Progress Administration, Georgia records survey

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Georgia Historical Records Survey.
Title: Works Progress Administration, Georgia records survey
Dates: 1935-1940
Quantity: 4.0 Linear feet (5 document boxes, 2 flat boxes)
Coll. Number: ms1063

Biographical/Historical Note

"The Works Progress Administration (renamed during 1939 as the Work Projects Administration; WPA) was the largest and most ambitious New Deal agency, employing millions to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads, and operated large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects. It fed children and redistributed food, clothing, and housing. Almost every community in the United States had a park, bridge or school constructed by the agency, which especially benefited rural and Western populations. Expenditures from 1936 to 1939 totaled nearly $7 billion. The budget at the outset of the WPA in 1935 was 1.4 billion dollars. It provided work for three million "employables" at this time, however there were an estimated 10 million unemployed persons at this time. By 1943, the total amount spent was over $11 billion."

Source: "Works Progress Administration." Wikipedia.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of typescripts and notes made by researchers for the Works Progress Administration recording various Georgia historical data. Included are the following types of material: 1) transcripts of WPA survey of Federal Archives in Georgia, including Federal District Courts at Savannah and Augusta, various post offices, Custom's House, government warehouses, etc. ; 2) workers education reports, instructional guides, survey handbooks, clippings, and correspondence relating to the WPA activities in Georgia ; 3) life histories and reminiscences of World War I era and the Depression ; 4) Georgia educational institutions-- records and data sheets ; 5) Georgia bibliography survey. The Federal Archives transcripts include shipping records, patents, postal data, and detail repositories with condition and dispensation of material. Administrative papers and guidelines of WPA give background on the Georgia survey and show format and style of the study. Data sheets, historical background notes, and lists of alumni cover numerous Georgia educational institutions, many no longer extant. The Georgia bibliography survey contains hundreds of index cards with information about works on Georgia history and literature.


Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Correspondence.
Depressions--1929--Personal narratives.
Georgia Historical Records Survey. -- Records and correspondence
Georgia--Bibliography.
Georgia--History.
Records surveys.
Schools--Georgia--Records and correspondence.
Transcripts.
United States. National Archives and Records Service.
United States. Works Progress Administration. -- Records and correspondence
World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Works Progress Administration, Georgia records survey, 1935-1940. MS 1063. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Clippings & misc.
 
2Correspondence; Historical Records Survey
 
3Ga. Educational Institutions: Abbo Medical Institute (Savannah) - Atlanta Female College
 
4Ga. Educational Institutions: Atlanta Male College - Beach Institute
 
5Ga. Educational Institutions: Bowdon College - Capital Female College
 
6Ga. Educational Institutions: Cartersville Masonic - Cherokee Baptist College
 
7Ga. Educational Institutions: Cullodenville Female Academy - Cox College
 
8Ga. Educational Institutions: College of the Sacred Heart - Dalton Female College
 
9Ga. Educational Institutions: Dalton Medical College - Douglasville College
 
10Ga. Educational Institutions: Emory Univ.
 
11Ga. Educational Institutions: Emory at Oxford - Emory School of Medicine
 
12Ga. Educational Institutions: Euharlee Pres. Institute - Fort Valley Female
 
13Ga. Educational Institutions: Furlow Masonic - Ga. College of Forestry
 
14Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. Female College - Ga. Military Academy, Chatham
 
15Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. Military, Fulton - Univ. of Ga.
 
16Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. State College for Women - Alumnae, A-C
 
17Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. State College for Women - Alumnae, D-J
 
18Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. State College for Women - Alumnae, K-P
 
19Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. State College for Women - Alumnae, Q-Z
 
BoxFolder
21Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. State College for Women, degrees granted
 
2Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. State Woman's College at Valdosta
 
3Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. Tech
 
4Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. Tech, Alumni, 1890-1921
 
5Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. Tech, Alumni, 1922-1927
 
6Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. Tech, Alumni, 1928-1931
 
7Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. Tech, Alumni, 1932-1939
 
8Ga. Educational Institutions: Girls Normal Industrial college - Greenville Masonic Female Institute
 
9Ga. Educational Institutions: Hamilton Female College - Houston Female College
 
10Ga. Educational Institutions: Hutcheson College - LaGrange College
 
11Ga. Educational Institutions: Levert College - Marietta Female College
 
12Ga. Educational Institutions: Marshall College - McDonough Collegiate Seminary
 
13Ga. Educational Institutions: Mercer Univ. - Middle Ga. Medical College
 
14Ga. Educational Institutions: Middle Ga. Military - New Ebenezer College
 
15Ga. Educational Institutions: Newnan Female College - Oakland Seminary
 
BoxFolder
31Ga. Educational Institutions: Oglethorpe Univ.
 
2Ga. Educational Institutions: Oglethorpe Seminary - Pio Nono College
 
3Ga. Educational Institutions: Randolph College - Rome Female College
 
4Ga. Educational Institutions: Savannah Institute - Shorter College
 
5Ga. Educational Institutions: Smith Lemon Institute - Southern Central Baptist Univ.
 
6Ga. Educational Institutions: Southern College of Medicine & Surgery - Tallapoosa Male & Female College
 
7Ga. Educational Institutions: Talmadge Normal Institute - Warthen Institute
 
8Ga. Educational Institutions: Washington Female Seminary - Wesleyan
 
9-10Wesleyan, cont.
 
11West Ga. Agricultural - Young Female College
 
BoxFolder
41Handbook for Supervisory Personnel
 
2Life histories, post-WWI & Depression
 
3Military Area Guides; instrutions
 
4-7Miscellaneous college data
 
8Misc. records, Historical Records Survey
 
9Notes, Historical Records Survey
 
BoxFolder
51Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 1-5
 
2Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 6-115
 
3Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 123-194
 
4Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 203-327
 
5Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 335-485
 
6Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 512-645
 
7Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 650-749
 
8Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 751-830
 
9Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 832-898
 
10Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 901-950
 
11Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 951-975
 
12Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 976-1000
 
13Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 1001-1024
 
14Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 1026-1064
 
15Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 1065-1720
 
16Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 1724-4710
 
17Workers Education Reports
 
18Workers Service Project
 
Box
6Georgia Bibliography index cards
 
Box
7Georgia Bibliography index cards