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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records From the Great Depression

It is always great to be able to recommend a website for our genealogical research.  In this case Yale University, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities has created Photogrammar an online archive of images of the Great … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records of the Great Depression

 Works Progress (Project) Administration 1935-1943   NARA RG 69  Cath Madden Trindle Established on 6 May 1935, the goal of the Works Progress Administration was to relieve unemployment through the creation of jobs.  It succeeded FERA and the CWA, both created … 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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