|Creator:||Gainesville Chamber of Commerce (Gainesville, Ga.).|
|Creator:||Georgia. Dept. of Mines, Mining, and Geology.|
|Creator:||Hall County (Ga.). Board of Commissioners.|
|Creator:||United States. Work Projects Administration. Georgia.|
|Title:||A partial survey of the mineral resources of Hall County (Ga.)|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
Franklin Delano Roosevelt became president in 1933 during the depths of the Great Depression. As soon as he took office, he began pushing through legislation for the Work Projects Administration (WPA). The WPA was later renamed the Works Progress Administration. The WPA provided much-needed jobs for millions of out-of-work Americans and a great variety of projects were accomplished through its offices- including art projects, oral histories, and agricultural and geological surveys such as the one documented by this collection.
The collection consists of a preliminary mineral report conducted by the Work Projects Administration of Georgia under the sponsorship of the State Department of Mines and Geology, the Hall County Board of Commissioners, and the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce. Numerous minerals were tested for including, but not limited to, agate, flag stone, gold, iron ore, limestone, quartz, and soapstone. Included in the collection is a 1941 mineral survey map of Hall County, Georgia.
A partial survey of the mineral resources of Hall County (Ga.). MS 3208. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.