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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

Cath Madden Trindle FCA (Farm Credit Administration)  1933 NARA RG103 The Farm Credit Administration was created in 1933 to make long-term and short-term credit available to farmers and to farmers’ cooperative marketing and purchasing organizations. It assumed duties of Federal … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

Cath Madden Trindle FSA (Farm Security Administration -Resettlement Act of 1935) NARA RG96 (FHA) The Farm Security Administration was set up in 1937 to aid tenant farmers and to carry out rehabilitation work of the Resettlement Administration.    The FSA established … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

NYA (National Youth Administration   NARA RG119)  The National Youth Administration grew from the concern voiced by Eleanor Roosevelt that many young Americans had never held a job. Created in 1935 the agencies charter granted it the authority “to initiate and administer … Continue reading

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Weekly Update

Sep 3-Sep 4 – (10am – 4pm EST) National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair   A webcast with speakers from NARA and USCIS.  A conference from the comfort of your armchair!!!  Can’t make it?  Recorded sessions will be online after the event.  Find … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

FERA (Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works) Also know as the PWA (Public Works Administration) 1933-1938. NARA RG135 The Federal Emergency Relief Act passed by Congress in May, 1933, was the first step in the program of relief at the beginning … Continue reading

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