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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

Cath Madden Trindle WPA Federal Arts Project 1935 – 1939 (NARA 69.5.2) Established in August 1935. Terminated September 1939 with instructions for states to allocate all project art work to eligible tax- supported public institutions. Reputed to have created more than 200,000 … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

So it Begins… Cath Madden Trindle  In June of 1929 John and May packed daughters, Dolores, Clare and Jean, none of whom had never been out of Minnesota and May’s mother Mary Walsh Geraghty, a native of Ireland, into the … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

 Miscellaneous Agencies Cath Madden Trindle   FDIC 1933 – present NARA RG 34    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation   was established in 1933 as an independent agency by the Federal Reserve / Glass Stagall Act (48 Stat. 162) to insure the deposits … Continue reading

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Society Update

Feb 22, 2014 – CSGA Board Meeting and San Joaquin Genealogical Society FREE SEMINAR REGISTER TODAY Feb 6 – Vallejo-Benicia Genealogy Society – Genealogical Proof Standard  Check website or contact program chair for more information Have you seen the Then and Now … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

Cath Madden Trindle United States Housing Authority 1937 – in various forms to present NARA RG 207  The USHA was created by the Housing / Wagner-Steagall Act of 1937 (Pub.L. 75–412, 50 Stat. 888, enacted September 1, 1937). It has been … Continue reading

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