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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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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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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

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

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