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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records From the Great Depression

The WPA might have shut down in 1943, but some projects took years more to complete. Among those is San Francisco’s last WPA project, the Rincon Annex Post Office. The building’s architect was Gilbert S. Underwood (Ahwanee Hotel in Yosemite). … Continue reading

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Genealogist’s Declaration of Rights

Have you signed the Genealogist’s Declaration of Rights?   Fellow CSGA member, Jan Meisels Allen, who wears many hats in the genealogical community (1), has written a letter to California societies urging all California genealogists to sign.  But as individuals you … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records of the Great Depression

HOLC (Home Owner’s Loan Corporation)   (1933-1951) RG 3.6.3   FHA (Federal Housing Administration)  (1934-1965 absorbed into HUD) RG 31  Cath Madden Trindle Prior to the Depression fewer than 40% of U.S. households owned their own homes.   Mortgages were not consumer … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup – Records of the Great Depression

CWA (Civil Works Administration) 1933-1934 NARA RG 69.2 “Four million men now out of employment will be put to work under a plan announced today by the President. .. Two million of these will become self-sustaining employees on Federal, State … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records of the Great Depression

NRA – The National Recovery Administration NARA Record Group 9  NRA was established as an independent agency by EO 6173, June 16, 1933, pursuant to the National Industrial Recovery Act (48 Stat. 195), June 16, 1933. In a 1935 Supreme … Continue reading

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