Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Georgia miscellaneous papers

Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Georgia miscellaneous papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Hargrett Library.
Title: Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Georgia miscellaneous papers
Dates: 1934-1942
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet 2 boxes
Coll. Number: ms3674

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of miscellaneous writings and compilations of historical records collected and compiled by workers of the Works Progress Administration of Georgia and Georgia Writers’ Project from 1934-1942. Inculded are the Works Progress Administration of Georgia History Records Survey, Field Worker’s Correspondence Forms; State Editorial Identification Forms; Questionnaire to all mayors for data on points of interest in cities; Federal Writer’s Project, Instructions for Architectural Series, American Building Materials; and correspondence from Works Progress Administration of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, regarding compilation of The American Guide and the State Guide. The remainder of the collection contains histories of Georgia cities, towns, and people, including (but not limited to) hospitals, parks, military organizations, landmarks, music, architecture, and agriculture.

Index Terms

Federal Writers' Project.
Forms (documents)
Records (documents)
Rules (instructions)
United States. Works Progress Administration of Georgia.
United States. Works Progress Administration.

General Notes

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Georgia miscellaneous papers collection is an aggregation of papers culled from vertical files that were housed in the Georgia Room at The University of Georgia Main Library. Due to the move from the Main Library to the Special Collections Libraries building in 2012, the vertical files were dismantled. Materials in this collection, donated over the course of a few years, were donated by different members of the Work’s Progress Administration, and now make up Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Georgia miscellaneous papers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Georgia miscellaneous papers, ms3674, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Cities and Towns

11Correspondence, forms, instructions, 1935-1939
2Albany (1st brick residence)
4Atlanta (hospitals, parks, military organizations, landmarks), 1937-1942
5Augusta (music)
6Cartersville (architecture), 1936
7Columbus (The Columbus Enquirer-Sun-Ledger), 1936
8Darien (Bank of Darien), 1939
9Greensboro (Cobb-Dawson Home)
10Griffin (agriculture, proposed booklets, mills, homes, gravestones), 1937-1939
11Indian Springs
13Macon (music, mounds), 1939
14Midway records, Index of names
15Rome (Chamber of Commerce)
16Savannah (facts, the Pirate House, Telfair Academy), 1936-1941

2. People

117Alfriend family and Pocahontas, 1939
18Bibb, William Wyatt, 1940
19Brown, Joseph Emerson, 1940
20Brown, Joseph M., 1937
21Hill, Benjamin Harvey
22Howley, Richard, 1939-1940
23Langworthy, Edward, 1939
24Lawton, Alexander Robert, 1939
25Lee, James Wideman, 1938
26Lee family of Billy's Island, 1938
27Lumpkin, John Henry, 1938
28Verot, Jean Marcel Pierre Auguste, 1939
29Walsh, Patrick

3. Georgia Subjects

21Agnes Scott College, 1940
2Agriculture, 1941
3Andersonville National Cemetery, 1941
4Andersonville Prison Park, 1941
5Argyle Island, 1938, 1941-1942
6Arts and crafts, 1938, 1941
7Banking, 1941
8Barnsley Gardens, 1941
9Bibliographies, 1936
10Civil defense
11Civil War, 1938, 1941
12Coast and geodetic surveys, 1934-1936
13Composers, 1939
14Confederate monuments
15Cotton and cotton manufacturing, 1939
16Counties in Georgia, 1936
17Creek Indians, 1941
18Customs of North Georgia, 1937
19Eagle Mounds, 1941
20Education, 1941
21Etowah Mounds, 1941
22Flora, undated
23Forestry, 1937-1940
24Fort Hawkins, 1941
25Fort Mountain State Park, 1940
26Fort Pulaski, 1941
27General information on Georgia, 1937
28Geology and mining, 1938-1941
29Health, 1939, 1942
30Hydro-electric power, 1941
31Indian Springs State Park, 1941
32Little Ocmulgee State Park, 1939
33Margravate of Azilia, 1936
34Mercer University, 1937
35National and military parks in Georgia
36Pimento pepper
37Points of interest in Georgia, District 2
38Population, 1938
39Religion, 1936
40Scotch Highlanders, 1941
41Spring Bank
42State land, 1940
43State parks, 1937
44State song, 1940
45S.S. Savannah, 1941
47Surrency ghost
48Tattnall County Prison, 1937