Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Georgia miscellaneous papers

Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Georgia miscellaneous papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration.
Creator: United States. Works Projects Administration. Georgia. Education Division. Workers’ Service Project.
Title: Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Georgia miscellaneous papers
Dates: circa 1935-1939
Quantity: 0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)
Abstract:This collection includes mainly writings and compilations of historical records which were done by workers of the W.P.A. Historical Records Survey and Federal Writers Project. Most of this material was apparently at one time located in the Georgia Room vertical files. Subjects include Georgia cities and towns, people, and a wide variety of other topics relating to Georgia. There is also included one folder of correspondence, instructions, and forms.
Coll. Number: ms3674.TEMP

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.


Arrangement

Arranged into three series: Series 1. Cities and Towns; Series 2. People; and Series 3. Miscelleneous Georgia Subjects. Each series is arranged alphabetically.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Georgia miscellaneous papers, MS 3674. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Correspondence, instructions, forms, etc.
 

Cities and Towns

BoxFolder
12Albany. 1st brick residence
3Athens
4Atlanta
5Augusta. Music
6Cartersville
7Columbus. Columbus Enquirer-Sun-Ledger
8Darien. Bank of Darien
9Greensboro. Cobb-Dawson Home
10Griffin
11Indian Springs
12LaGrange
13Macon
14Midway. Records – Index of names
15Rome
16Savannah
 

People

BoxFolder
117Alfriend Family and Pocahontas
18Bibb, William W.
19Brown, Joseph E.
20Brown, Joseph M.
21Hill, Benjamin H.
22Howley, Richard
23Langworthy, Edward
24Lawton, Alexander R.
25Lee, James W.
26Lee Family
27Lumpkin, John H.
28Verot, Jean Marcel Pierre Auguste
29Walsh, Patrick
 

Miscellaneous Georgia Subjects

BoxFolder
21Agnes Scott College
2Agriculture
3Andersonville National Cemetery
4Andersonville Prison Park
5ArgyleIsland. Land grants, deeds, wills, etc.
6Arts and crafts
7Banking
8Barnsley Gardens
9Bibliographies
10Civil defense
11Civil War
12Coast and geodetic surveys
13Composers
14Confederate monuments
15Cotton and cotton manufacturing
16Counties
17Creek Indians
18Customs of North Georgia
19Eagle Mounds
20Education
21Etowah Mounds
22Flora
23Forestry
24Fort Hawkins
25Fort Mountain State Park
26Fort Pulaski
27General information on Georgia
28Geology and mining
29Health
30Hydro-electric power
31Indian Springs State Park
32Little Ocmulgee State Park
33Margravate of Azilia
34Mercer University
35National and military parks in Georgia
36Pimento pepper
37Points of interest in Georgia, District 2
38Population
39Religion
40Scotch Highlanders
41Spring Bank
42State land
43State parks
44State song
45S.S. Savannah
46Steamboats
47Surrency ghost
48Tattnall County Prison