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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records of the Great Depression

 Works Progress (Project) Administration 1935-1943   NARA RG 69  Cath Madden Trindle Established on 6 May 1935, the goal of the Works Progress Administration was to relieve unemployment through the creation of jobs.  It succeeded FERA and the CWA, both created … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records of the Great Depression

HOLC (Home Owner’s Loan Corporation)   (1933-1951) RG 3.6.3   FHA (Federal Housing Administration)  (1934-1965 absorbed into HUD) RG 31  Cath Madden Trindle Prior to the Depression fewer than 40% of U.S. households owned their own homes.   Mortgages were not consumer … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup – Records of the Great Depression

CWA (Civil Works Administration) 1933-1934 NARA RG 69.2 “Four million men now out of employment will be put to work under a plan announced today by the President. .. Two million of these will become self-sustaining employees on Federal, State … Continue reading

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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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