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REC/GOV/033. Works Progress Administration, Connecticut.

 Record Group Term
Identifier: REC/GOV/033
In 1935, the Federal government established the Works Progress Administration as the central agency in control of relief projects for the unemployed in the nation. When the Federal Emergency Relief Administration closed in late 1935, the WPA replaced it. In 1939, the agency’s name changed to Work Projects Administration. In Connecticut, main offices for the WPA were in New Haven and district offices were in major cities. It was abolished on June 30, 1943 and liquidated a year later. This group primarily documents the Writers’ Project and associated “white collar” projects. It contains correspondence, working papers, research reference materials, directives, circulars, manuals, completed survey forms, contracts, maps, photographs, clippings and scrapbooks, drafts of interviews and reports, field notes, scripts of radio programs, administrative and financial records, and manuscripts of unpublished works. Areas of activity include Connecticut: A Guide, ethnic histories, town and city histories, histories of city parks, Historic Buildings Survey, Church Records Survey, Manuscripts Inventory, the Federal Art Project, American Imprints Inventory, history of the Hartford Flood of 1936, and a variety of guides.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

House Survey.

 Unprocessed Material — Accession 1942-013
Identifier: 1942-013
Dates: Other: 1933 - 1939

House Survey.

 Unprocessed Material — Accession T003061
Identifier: T003061
Dates: Other: n.d.

House Survey; FAP Murals.

 Unprocessed Material — Accession T001012
Identifier: T001012
Dates: Other: n.d.

Poster. Exhibition Connecticut Artists.

 Unprocessed Material — Accession 2008-026
Identifier: 2008-026
Dates: Other: n.d.


 Unprocessed Material — Accession 1942-012
Identifier: 1942-012
Dates: Other: 1935 - 1942


 Unprocessed Material — Accession 1942-011
Identifier: 1942-011
Dates: Other: 1935 - 1944

Works Progress Administration for Connecticut records

Identifier: RG033

The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) was established in May 1935 as a central organ of control for the relief projects supported by the United States Government. In Connecticut, Offices were opened in New Haven, with later district offices in several other cities.

Dates: 1935-1944