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Works Progress Administration National Research Project Publication Records

 Collection
Identifier: LR002546
The Works Progress Administration National Research Project Publication Records contains reports created by the Works Progress Administration under the National Research Project and National Bureau of Economic Research. The reports focus on the viability of industry jobs such as mining, lumber, and agriculture. Additionally, the reports examine technological advances and their impact on employment.

Important Subjects: Cement industries Coal mines and mining Farming Great Depression and the New Deal Leatherwork Lumber industry Studies in employment and unemployment

Important Names: United States. Works Progress Administration, Division of Research

Dates

  • 1937 - 1940

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (2 SB)

Abstract

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was signed into creation by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in order to research and develop solutions for unemployment in America. During its tenure, the WPA built roads, schools, hospitals, parks, and airports. Additionally, the WPA had a hand in funding some plays, literary publications, and art projects. The WPA was dissolved in June 1943 at a time when American unemployment was relatively low as a result of the creation of jobs due to World War II.

The Works Progress Administration National Research Project Publication Records contains reports created by the Works Progress Administration under the National Research Project and National Bureau of Economic Research. The reports focus on the viability of industry jobs such as mining, lumber, and agriculture. Additionally, the reports examine technological advances and their impact on employment.

History

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was signed into creation by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in order to research and develop solutions for unemployment in America. During its tenure, the WPA built roads, schools, hospitals, parks, and airports. Additionally, the WPA had a hand in funding some plays, literary publications, and art projects. The WPA was dissolved in June 1943 at a time when American unemployment was relatively low as a result of the creation of jobs due to World War II.

Arrangement

PLEASE NOTE: Material in this collection has been arranged by series ONLY. Folders are not arranged within each series – we have provided an inventory based on their original order. Subjects may be dispersed throughout several boxes within any given series.

The collection is arranged in original order.

Folders in each series are simply listed by their location within each box. They are not arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout several boxes within each series.

Acquisition

Donated to the Reuther Library on October 9, 2014.

Related Materials

Merrill-Palmer Institute: Edna Noble White Records, Edward Connor Papers, Irving Richter Papers

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Meghan McGowan on January 21, 2015.
Title
Guide to the Works Progress Administration National Research Project Publication Records
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Meghan McGowan.
Date
2015-01-21
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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