Works Progress Administration

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Works Progress Administration:

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(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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Brooks and her sisters were in the first women's eight to row on Lake Quinsigamond, where they were recruited by Coach Sam Wright on the Works Project Administration Rowing Project for the Lake View Girls Crew, aka the "Rosebuds,'' in 1937.
BALTIMORE, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Between 1937 and 1938, the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Project Administration (WPA) conducted thousands of interviews with former African-American slaves.
A particular rich vein, he says, are interviews with over 2,000 former slaves conducted as part of the Works Project Administration Federal Writers' Project during the 1930s.
Some of the Oregon art to be exhibited was commissioned by the federal Works Project Administration during the 1930s, including Conrad Pedersen's painting "Portland Landscape" and duck and beaver statues carved by Robert Harbison in 1934.
It is here that streams of commuters jostle each morning, oblivious of the chevrons emblazoned by Works Project Administration workers along its flanks.
It has renewed interest in the way government handled crises in the past--from Herbert Hoover's one-man handling of the Great Flood of 1927 to the Works Project Administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Drawing on a wide range of sources, including private papers, Works Project Administration interviews, and antebellum medical treatises, Fett redirects our attention away from a previous focus on medical therapies and toward the implicitly political contests that erupted between masters and slaves over the purposes and performance of healing.
Housed in a 1940s era Works Project Administration building, the Las Vegas City Museum manages a collection of Rough Riders memorabilia and local artifacts donated by members of the community from all walks of life.
Under the inspiring slogan, "Every Man a Tarantino," this new program, modeled after the depression-era Works Project Administration, would unleash a flowering of creativity in a nation hungering for even more independent movies exploring urban alienation and random violence.
A major challenge of the project was to emulate the stonework of Works Project Administration stonemasons, who constructed the existing amenities in the 1930s," said QuarryHouse Founder and Executive Manager Ed Westbrook.
In 1935, the first Auburn High School was built for $250,000, and work continued as a Works Project Administration job during the Great Depression.
B&w historical photos are included, some from private collections and many by Dorothea Lange and others photographers involved in the Works Project Administration.