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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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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

Cath Madden Trindle WPA Historical Records Survey  1935 – 1943 (NARA 69.5.6)  The Historical Records Survey was organized under the direction of Luther H Evans as part of the Federal Writer’s Project on 16th Nov 1935.  It became an independent division … Continue reading

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