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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2-mile) routes in Florence, around two sides of Honeyman State Park along the shores of two lakes - Woahink and Cleawox - and through a beautiful and peaceful park setting, with most of the stone buildings and other work in this park created by the Works Project Administration in the 1930s.
Federal Writers' Project, Baseball in Old Chicago, Illinois: Works Project Administration, 1939.
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.
Finally, Works Project Administration reports highlight the back-and-forth conversations between boosters, congressional representatives, and federal agents anxious to relocate Shawneetown, Illinois, after the flood.
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.
The Works Project Administration (WPA) was established in 1935 with the primary objective of providing the unemployed work on useful public projects (Federal Works Agency 1941, 1).
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.
The building, constructed in 1933 as a Works Project Administration (WPA) gymnasium project, boasts distinctive Mission/Spanish Revival architecture and was called the Exercise and Nutritional Science (ENS) Building.
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.