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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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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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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records of the Great Depression

WPA Maps Cath Madden Trindle Among the collections at University of Southern California are the WPA Land use survey maps for the City of Los Angeles, 1933-1939.    This collection of 345 maps covering 460 square miles tracked land usage including: … Continue reading

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