Category Archives: Great Depression

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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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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