Works Progress Administration


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Works Progress Administration:

see Work Projects AdministrationWork Projects Administration
(WPA), former U.S. government agency, established in 1935 by executive order of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as the Works Progress Administration; it was renamed the Work Projects Administration in 1939, when it was made part of the Federal
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The gates are noteworthy as a part of the Works Progress Administration, an agency established by Franklin Roosevelt during the Great Depression to create jobs for the unemployed and starving.
The bridge evokes the great infrastructure designs of the 1930s Works Progress Administration and it signals a new era of artist involvement in the major public initiatives of our time--transportation systems for the 21st Century.
Inaugurated in I933, the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) would be administered by the National Park Service, with professional support from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and funding from the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
Greenwood Gymnasium at Greenwood, a stone structure built in 1938-39 through the Works Progress Administration, a Depression-era federal relief program.
From 1935 until 1943 the Federal Writers Project, part of the Works Progress Administration program created during the Great Depression to put people to work, paid writers to produce what became known as the American Guide series.
The Public Works Administration (PWA) and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) sponsored construction of junior college campuses.
Though the writers' childhoods--Wrights one of deprivation and discrimination, and Welty's one of privilege and parental pampering--were spent "a Jim Crow galaxy" apart, their careers ran roughly parallel as they worked in the New Deal's Works Progress Administration, published early-career short stories in 1936, came out with well received books (Wright, Uncle Tam's Children in 1938 and Nature Son in 1940; Welty, A Curtain of Green in 1941 and The Robber Bridegroom the next year), received a Guggeuheim each, and won multiple O.
The Blue Ridge Parkway was built by private contractors and federal contractors who bid for the work and by participants in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Progress Administration (WPA), the two public works agencies organized by President Franklin D.
MEGAN MCARDLE at The Atlantic scrutinizes HAROLD MEYERSON'S assessment of the prospect of a modernday Works Progress Administration ("Work History"): "Meyerson identifies a lot of the procedural barriers that I frequently talk about--the bidding and environmental safeguards that make federal projects very slow to get off the ground.
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was the method to make the people dependent on government, while the Casa Grande Project was a communitizing effort.
The Department of the Interior, Works Progress Administration (WPA), and Coast Guard all assisted.
the inception of the Works Progress Administration (WPA)