W.P.A. Writer's Project photographs of Georgia

W.P.A. Writer's Project photographs of Georgia

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration.
Title: W.P.A. Writer's Project photographs of Georgia
Dates: 1935-1940
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms2861

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 photographs of houses, recreation, and sports activities throughout the state of Georgia. Images of the Slave Quarters at the Hopeton Plantation, the Cowles-Walker House, the Wetter House, the Ficklen Home, and activities including bowling, checkers, dancing, and football are included.


Arrangement

Arranged into two series: (1) Houses; (2) Sports, Recreation, etc.


Index Terms

Bowling--Georgia--Photographs.
Checkers--Georgia--Photographs.
Dance--Georgia--Photographs.
Dwellings--Georgia--Glynn County--Photographs.
Dwellings--Georgia--Macon--Photographs.
Dwellings--Georgia--Savannah--Photographs.
Dwellings--Georgia--Washington--Photographs.
Football--Georgia--Photographs.
Georgia--Social life and customs--20th century--Photographs.
Photographs.
Slave dwellings--Georgia--Photographs.
United States. Works Progress Administration.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

W.P.A. Writer's Project photographs of Georgia, 1935-1940. MS 2861. 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 Project Atlanta photographs; Works Progress Administration in Georgia, 1936 - photographs, 1936;


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Houses

BoxFolder
11Columbus. Old Pease Home
2Glynn County. "Altama" Plantation House
3Hopeton Plantation. Slave Quarters
4Macon. Cowles-Walker House
5Pinelog (vicinity). Cabin
6Savannah. Wetter House
7Washington. Ficklen Home
8Unidentified Location. Huff House
9Unidentified Location. Two houses
 

Series 2: Sports, Recreation, etc.

BoxFolder
110Barbecue ( 2.0 items )
11Bowling
12Checkers
13Dancing
14Fairgrounds
15Fishing and Boating
16Football
17Gardening
18Hiking
19Hunting
20Music
21Playground