|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|
|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.|
"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.
Arranged into three series: Series 1. Cities and Towns; Series 2. People; and Series 3. Miscelleneous Georgia Subjects. Each series is arranged alphabetically.
Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Georgia miscellaneous papers, MS 3674. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.