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Category Archives: 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
USMC (United States Maritime Commission) Merchant Marine Act of 1936 (49 Stat. 91985), approved June 29, 1936 merged the U.S. Shipping Board Bureau of the Department of Commerce and the … Continue reading
REA Rural Electrification Administration The Rural Electrification Administration was created by Executive Order 7037 of May 11 under authority of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935, approved April 8, 1935, (49 Stat. 115). Before the onset of the New … Continue reading