The WPA Guides

This story would undoubtedly have been available for Fisher's use , if he had so chosen . See DeVoto , “ WPA ” 8 ; “ Idaho , " Crawford to Alsberg , n.d. , Central Office Records 13/87 ; Milton 14 . 14. Cronyn to Fisher , 22 September ...

Author: Christine Bold

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578061954

Category: History

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In 1935 the FDR administration put 40,000 unemployed artists to work in four federal arts projects. The main contribution of one unit, the Federal Writers Project, was the American Guide Series, a collectively composed set of guidebooks to every state, most regions, and many cities, towns, and villages across the United States. The WPA arts projects were poised on the cusp of the modern bureaucratization of culture. They occurred at a moment when the federal government was extending its reach into citizens' daily lives. The 400 guidebooks the teams produced have been widely celebrated as icons of American democracy and diversity. Clumped together, they manifest a lofty role for the project and a heavy responsibility for its teams of writers. The guides assumed the authority of conceptualizing the national identity. In The WPA Guides: Mapping America Christine Bold closely examines this publicized view of the guides and reveals its flaws. Her research in archival materials reveals the negotiations and conflicts between the central editors in Washington and the local people in the states. Race, region, and gender are taken as important categories within which difference and conflict appear. She looks at the guidebook for each of five distinctively different locations -- Idaho, New York City, North Carolina, Missouri, and U.S. One and the Oregon Trail--to assess the editorial plotting of such issues as gender, race, ethnicity, and class. As regionalists jostled with federal officialdom, the faultlines of the project gaped open. Spotlighting the controversies between federal and state bureaucracies, Bold concludes that the image of America that the WPA fostered is closer to fabrication than to actuality. Christine Bold is director of the Centre for Cultural Studies and an associate professor of English at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario.

Report on Progress of the WPA Program

Number of Persons Employed on WPA Airport Projects and on Other WPA Projects Sponsored or Operated by Military and Naval Agencies , by Selected Type of Project and by Agency , June 5 , 1940 .. 2. Number of Persons Employer on WPA ...

Author: United States. Work Projects Administration

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ISBN: UIUC:30112109936085

Category: Public service employment

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The WPA

Whatever else WPA may be, it is a national machine. The money for its pay rolls comes from Washington. So do its orders. The prime interest of WPA is jobs. Materials and equipment are minor items in its scheme of things.

Author: Sandra Opdycke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317588467

Category: History

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Established in 1935 in the midst of the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was one of the most ambitious federal jobs programs ever created in the U.S. At its peak, the program provided work for almost 3.5 million Americans, employing more than 8 million people across its eight-year history in projects ranging from constructing public buildings and roads to collecting oral histories and painting murals. The story of the WPA provides a perfect entry point into the history of the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the early years of World War II, while its example remains relevant today as the debate over government's role in the economy continues. In this concise narrative, supplemented by primary documents and an engaging companion website, Sandra Opdycke explains the national crisis from which the WPA emerged, traces the program's history, and explores what it tells us about American society in the 1930s and 1940s. Covering central themes including the politics, race, class, gender, and the coming of World War II, The WPA: Creating Jobs During the Great Depression introduces readers to a key period of crisis and change in U.S. history.

Final Report on the WPA Program 1935 43

The appropriation for the fiscal year beginning with July 1941 required an immediate and drastic reduction in WPA employment from an average of 1,411,000 in June 1941 to 1,055,000 in the following month . There was little change in WPA ...

Author: United States. Federal Works Agency

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ISBN: UOM:39015002348590

Category: Public service employment

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W P A Technical Series

WPA 65-1-8-62 . CULTURE ELEMENT DISTRIBUTIONS : BONE ARTIFACTS . Anthrop . Rec . , III ( 2 ) : iv + 153-237 , 1940 . ( E.W , Gifford . ) Univ.Calif . Press , $ 1.25 . ) WPA 665-8-3-30 . CULTURE ELEMENT DISTRIBUTIONS : XIII - NEVADA ...

Author: United States. Work Projects Administration

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ISBN: UOM:39015013709566

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W P A Technical Series

Commerce & Admin . , Ohio State Univ . , Columbus , c1939 , vii 1 48 p , WPA 665-42-3-217 . BASIC DATA SURVEY OF OREGON COUNTIES . Oreg . State Plan . Bd . , Portland , May 1939 , V.p. , mimeo . ( Arthur Danschen , Welles Bushnell ) .

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ISBN: OSU:32435069981926

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Questions and Answers on the W P A

Does the WPA provide for transportation to and from a project ? WPA workers are expected to provide their own transportation within reasonable limits . However , transportation to a distant project is sometimes furnished by the WPA or ...

Author: United States. Work Projects Administration

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ISBN: MINN:31951D037721931

Category: Public works

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North Carolina WPA

WPA library projects , sponsored by the State Library Commission , service the county and school libraries . The " bookmobiles " carry books to the rural home , the crossroad store , and the factory . WPA Its Story 18 Lake at WPA ...

Author: United States. Work Projects Administration. North Carolina

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ISBN: UIUC:30112061963176

Category: North Carolina

Page: 47

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Report on Progress of the Works Program and WPA s Contribution to and Participation in the National Defense Program

-20tion systems , transportation equipment , recreational facilities and water front structures and accessories , These and other Defense projects at the Bremerton Navy yards represent a Federal allotment from WPA funds amounting to ...

Author: United States. Work Projects Administration. State of Washington

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ISBN: UCBK:C025463207

Category: Public works

Page: 110

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WPA in New York City

BRONX HIGHWAYS 23 PAVING BASE -The WPA laid something like 300,000 square yards of concrete foundation for Bronx highways during 1938 . On a job in East 149th Street , from 3rd Avenue to Exterior Street , an area measured more than ...

Author: United States. WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION (New York, N.Y.)

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ISBN: UIUC:30112109934981

Category: Public works

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WPA Artwork in Non federal Repositories

Over 8,000 of these works of art in the collection were produced under the Works Progress Administration ( WPA ) , 1933-1943 . The Fine Arts Program is responsible for all fine arts management nationwide , including : the inventory ...

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ISBN: UCBK:C045116220

Category: Art, American

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An inventory of works of art produced under the Works Progress Administration, 1933-1943, located in non-Federal depositories, initiated by the Fine Arts Program of GSA.

The WPA Week in National Defense

defense - 2 48 - HOUR WORK WEEK SPEEDS WPA DEFENSE CONSTRUCTION Rescheduling of all certified WPA national defense construction projects , increasing the work week to 48 hours and speeding completion of jobs marked urgent by the War or ...

Author: United States. Work Projects Administration

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105214545100

Category: United States

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WPA Posters in an Aesthetic Social and Political Context

66 Press Release, Department of Information, NYC WPA Art Project, 1 November 1939, page 22; Division of Information; Records of the Works Progress Administration, Record Group 69; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.

Author: Cory Pillen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351004206

Category: Art

Page: 198

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This book examines posters produced by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a federal relief program designed to create jobs in the United States during the Great Depression. Cory Pillen focuses on several issues addressed repeatedly in the roughly 2,200 extant WPA posters created between 1935 and 1943: recreation and leisure, conservation, health and disease, and public housing. As the book shows, the posters promote specific forms of knowledge and literacy as solutions to contemporary social concerns. The varied issues these works engage and the ideals they endorse, however, would have resonated in complex ways with the posters’ diverse viewing public, working both for and against the rhetoric of consensus employed by New Deal agencies in defining and managing the relationship between self and society in modern America. This book will be of interest to scholars in design history, art history, and American studies.

Defining Locating and Addressing Bullying in the WPA Workplace

While these works share examples that identify academic bullying and offer suggestions for responding, little scholarship addresses the complex nature of WPA positions. Since the administrative role of the WPA may be unlike any other ...

Author: Cristyn L. Elder

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607328162

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Defining, Locating, and Addressing Bullying in the WPA Workplace is the first volume to take up the issue of bullying in writing programs. Contributors to this collection share their personal stories and analyze varieties of collegial malevolence they have experienced as WPAs with consequences in emotional, mental, and physical health and in personal and institutional economies. Contributors of varying status in different types of programs across many kinds of institutions describe various forms of bullying, including microaggressions, incivility, mobbing, and emotional abuse. They define bullying as institutional racism, “academic systemic incivility,” a crisis of insularity, and faculty fundamentalism. They locate bullying in institutional contexts, including research institutions, small liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and writing programs and writing centers. These locations are used as points of departure to further theorize bullying and to provide clear advice about agentive responses. A culture of silence discourages discussions of this behavior, making it difficult to address abuse. This silence also normalizes patterns and cultivates the perception that bullying arises naturally. Defining, Locating, and Addressing Bullying in the WPA Workplace helps the field to name these patterns of behaviors as bullying and resist ideologies of normalcy, encouraging and empowering readers to take an active role in defining, locating, and addressing bullying in their own workplaces. Contributors: Sarah Allen, Andrea Dardello, Harry Denny, Dawn Fels, Bre Garrett, W. Gary Griswold, Amy C. Heckathorn, Aurora Matzke, Staci Perryman-Clark, Sherry Rankins-Robertson, Erec Smith

WPA Projects Selected for Operation Through April 15 1936

Part I - United States Summary An analysis of WPA projects for the country as a whole is presented in this group of tables . These indicate the number of projects , their estimated total cost , the average cost per project , and average ...

Author: United States. Works Progress Administration. Special Tabulation Unit

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ISBN: OSU:32435062166731

Category: Public service employment

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WPA in New York City

port and largest WPA New World AIRPORT The New York Municipal Airport , Laguardia Field , most modern air. dedicated on October 15 , 1939 and on December 2nd the big airlines began scheduled flights from this field , a little over two ...

Author: United States. Work Projects Administration (New York, N.Y.)

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ISBN: UIUC:30112078716013

Category: Public works

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The WPA Guide to Kentucky

The WPA, and along with it the Federal Writers' Project, came to an end in 1943. The exigencies of World War II demanded that precious resources be expended in other areas. Still, the FWP proved a durable achievement.

Author: F. Kevin Simon

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813193564

Category: History

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One of the first great reference tools on the Commonwealth, this WPA Guide is an important, vital part of our heritage. While it includes brief essays describing Kentucky's history, folklore, education, industry, geology, ethnic mix and other topics, the most remarkable feature is the driving tours that are as accurate today as they were more than half a century ago. Careful annotations give directions, point out historical and tourist sites, describe the country side, and even provide mileage for the drives.

Nug bucolic scripsit W P A

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Author: William Paley ANDERSON

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ISBN: OXFORD:600087758

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Page: 35

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Women s Tales from the New Mexico WPA

But always there must have been something of beauty or art in the houses . Art was to brighten and gladden life and save it from being stolid and dead to beauty . SUBJECT : Antonia and Her Saints WPA : 5-5-49 # Women's Tales from the ...

Author: Tey Diana Rebolledo

Publisher: Arte Publico Press

ISBN: 1611920531

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

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As part of the Works Progress Administration during the Depression, two women interviewers, Lou Sage Batchen and Annette Hesch Thorp, gathered womens stories or cuentosfrom many native ancianas to glean vivid details of a way of life now long disappeared.

The WPA Guide to New Jersey

The Garden State Federal Writers' Project. New Jersey The Garden State Trinity University Press San Antonio Published in 2014 by Trinity University Press San Antonio, Texas. The WPA Guide to.

Author: Federal Writers' Project

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 9781595342287

Category: History

Page: 735

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During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers’ Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country’s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures—were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6,000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented this celebration of local histories. Photographs, drawings, driving tours, detailed descriptions of towns, and rich cultural details exhibit each state’s unique flavor. The Granite State has a rich history and varied landscape, beautifully presented in the WPA Guide to New Hampshire. The driving tours highlight the White Mountains, Lake Winnipesaukee, and the coast near Portsmouth. This New Hampshire guide also has traditional photographs of churches, landscapes, and colonial houses which give readers a feel for life in New England in the early 20th century.