W.P.A. Writer's Project Atlanta photographs

W.P.A. Writer's Project Atlanta photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration.
Title: W.P.A. Writer's Project Atlanta photographs
Dates: circa 1940
Quantity: 0.3 Linear feet (1 half box, 1 oversized folder A)
Coll. Number: ms2860

Biographical/Historical Note

The WPA Federal Writers Project was a program established in the United States in 1935 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) as part of the New Deal struggle against the Great Depression. It provided jobs for unemployed writers, editors, and research workers. Directed by Henry G. Alsberg, it operated in all states and at one time employed 6,600 men and women. The American Guide series, the project's most important achievement, included guides for every state and territory (except Hawaii), as well as for Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Philadelphia; for several major highways (U.S. 1, Ocean Highway, Oregon Trail); and for scores of towns, villages, and counties. The state guides, encyclopaedic in scope, combined travel information with essays on geography, architecture, history, and commerce. The project also produced ethnic studies, folklore collections, local histories, nature studies-a total of more than 1,000 books and pamphlets. Encyclopedia Britannica Online http://www.britannica.com (Retrieved September 15, 2009)


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of sixty photographs of Atlanta-related scenes, showing buildings, homes, downtown views, parks, sports, recreation, etc. Photographs include images of the Atlanta Municipal Airport, City Hall, Emory University, the Gone With The Wind premier, and Spelman College among others.


Arrangement

Arranged in alphabetical order.


Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--Photographs.
Dwellings--Georgia--Atlanta--Photographs.
Emory University. -- Photographs
Parks--Georgia--Atlanta--Photographs.
Photographs.
Public buildings--Georgia--Atlanta--Photographs.
Spelman College. -- Photographs
United States. Works Progress Administration.
William B. Hartsfield-Atlanta International Airport. -- Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

W.P.A. Writer's Project Atlanta photographs, circa 1940. MS 2860. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: W.P.A Writer's Program photographs of Georgia; Works Progress Administration in Georgia, 1936 - photographs, 1936.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Abreuer Home
 
2All Saints Church
 
3Atlanta Municipal Airport
 
4Baltimore Block
 
5Calhoun (Andrew) House
 
6Cathedral of Christ the King
 
7Church of the Immaculate Conception
 
8Church (unidentified)
 
9City Hall
 
10Re. Civil War (3 photos)
 
11Cyclorama
 
12Dogwoods
 
13Emory University. Law Building
 
14Emory University. Theological Building (2 photos)
 
15Glenn Memorial Methodist Church (2 photos)
 
16 Gone With the Wind-Premier
 
17Gordon (John) Monument
 
18Grady (Henry W.) Monument
 
19Housing Projects, Apartments, etc. (3 photos)
 
20Inman (Mrs. Edward) Home
 
21Inman (Mrs. Samuel M.) Home
 
22Kimball? Building
 
23Nunnally (Hugh) Home (2 photos)
 
24Ogden (John M.) Home
 
25Parade
 
26Parks, Recreation, Sports, etc. (8 photos)
 
27Peachtree St. Residence
 
28Ponce de Leon Baptist Church
 
29Post Office Annex
 
30Residential Areas (4 photos)
 
31Rhodes Memorial Hall
 
32Spelman College. Listers Chapel
 
33State Capitol (3 photos)
 
34View. 1867
 
35Views, Downtown (5 photos)
 
36Wren Nest
 
OS Folder
1AStone Mt.