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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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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

So it Begins… Cath Madden Trindle  In June of 1929 John and May packed daughters, Dolores, Clare and Jean, none of whom had never been out of Minnesota and May’s mother Mary Walsh Geraghty, a native of Ireland, into the … Continue reading

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FDR’s Alphabet Soup: Records from the Great Depression

 Miscellaneous Agencies Cath Madden Trindle   FDIC 1933 – present NARA RG 34    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation   was established in 1933 as an independent agency by the Federal Reserve / Glass Stagall Act (48 Stat. 162) to insure the deposits … Continue reading

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