Category Archives: California Repositories

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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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records of the Great Depression

The Federal Music Project (FMP) 1935-1940  69.5.3   Cath Madden Trindle The Federal Music Project was established in 1935 with Dr. Nikolai Sokoloff , formerly conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra (1919-1933) as the director.  He appointed a staff of five Regional Directors, twenty three … Continue reading

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Projects

I have been a bit remiss in checking for California projects on FamilySearch as we went for quite a long time without any.  But there is a project available on the indexing site now.  It is a collection of Alameda County … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

Cath Madden Trindle WPA Federal Theatre Project 1935 – 1939 (NARA 69.5.4) The primary goal of the Federal Theatre Project was to implement the reemployment of theater workers who were on public relief rolls, including actors, directors, playwrights, designers, vaudeville artists, and … Continue reading

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