Federal Writers' Project

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Federal Writers' Project:

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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Hathaway, 27 December 1938, and Wayne Walden, "Conversations In A Park," 24 October 1938, both in Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, WPA Federal Writers' Project Collection.
The Lower East Side received a great deal of attention when the WPA Federal Writers' Project undertook its "Jews of New York" study, one of hundreds of surveys sponsored by the New Deal.
Botkin's Lay My Burden Down (1945), which was an extract from 17 volumes of slave narratives collected by black and white interviewers for the WPA Federal Writers' Project. In the second half of the 20th century the growth of black cultural consciousness stimulated a renewed interest in slave narratives.
WPA Federal Writers' Project A program established in 1935 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) as part of the New Deal struggle against the Great Depression.