Category Archives: California Repositories

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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