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Works Progress Administration, Georgia records survey

Works Progress Administration, Georgia records survey

Descriptive Summary

Title: Works Progress Administration, Georgia records survey
Creator: Georgia Historical Records Survey
Inclusive Dates: 1935-1940
Language: English
Extent: 4 Linear Feet 7 boxes
Collection Number: ms1063
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Works Progress Administration (WPA), also called (1939–43) Work Projects Administration, was a work program for the unemployed that was created in 1935 under U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal.

For further information, see the article "Works Progress Administration" at at Encyclopedia Britannica.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of typescripts and notes made by researchers for the Works Progress Administration recording various Georgia historical data. Included are the following types of material: 1) transcripts of WPA survey of Federal Archives in Georgia, including Federal District Courts at Savannah and Augusta, various post offices, Custom's House, government warehouses, etc. ; 2) workers education reports, instructional guides, survey handbooks, clippings, and correspondence relating to the WPA activities in Georgia ; 3) life histories and reminiscences of World War I era and the Depression ; 4) Georgia educational institutions-- records and data sheets ; 5) Georgia bibliography survey. The Federal Archives transcripts include shipping records, patents, postal data, and detail repositories with condition and dispensation of material. Administrative papers and guidelines of WPA give background on the Georgia survey and show format and style of the study. Data sheets, historical background notes, and lists of alumni cover numerous Georgia educational institutions, many no longer extant. The Georgia bibliography survey contains hundreds of index cards with information about works on Georgia history and literature.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Works Progress Administration, Georgia records survey, ms 1063, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Correspondence.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Personal narratives.
Georgia -- Bibliography.
Georgia -- History.
Georgia Historical Records Survey -- Records and correspondence
Records surveys.
Schools -- Georgia -- Records and correspondence.
Transcripts.
United States. National Archives and Records Service
United States. Works Progress Administration -- Records and correspondence
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Clippings & misc.
 
12Correspondence; Historical Records Survey
 
13Ga. Educational Institutions: Abbo Medical Institute (Savannah) - Atlanta Female College
 
14Ga. Educational Institutions: Atlanta Male College - Beach Institute
 
15Ga. Educational Institutions: Bowdon College - Capital Female College
 
16Ga. Educational Institutions: Cartersville Masonic - Cherokee Baptist College
 
17Ga. Educational Institutions: Cullodenville Female Academy - Cox College
 
18Ga. Educational Institutions: College of the Sacred Heart - Dalton Female College
 
19Ga. Educational Institutions: Dalton Medical College - Douglasville College
 
110Ga. Educational Institutions: Emory Univ.
 
111Ga. Educational Institutions: Emory at Oxford - Emory School of Medicine
 
112Ga. Educational Institutions: Euharlee Pres. Institute - Fort Valley Female
 
113Ga. Educational Institutions: Furlow Masonic - Ga. College of Forestry
 
114Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. Female College - Ga. Military Academy, Chatham
 
115Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. Military, Fulton - Univ. of Ga.
 
116Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. State College for Women - Alumnae, A-C
 
117Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. State College for Women - Alumnae, D-J
 
118Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. State College for Women - Alumnae, K-P
 
119Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. State College for Women - Alumnae, Q-Z
 
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21Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. State College for Women, degrees granted
 
22Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. State Woman's College at Valdosta
 
23Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. Tech
 
24Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. Tech, Alumni, 1890-1921
 
25Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. Tech, Alumni , 1922-1927
 
26Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. Tech, Alumni , 1928-1931
 
27Ga. Educational Institutions: Ga. Tech, Alumni , 1932-1939
 
28Ga. Educational Institutions: Girls Normal Industrial college - Greenville Masonic Female Institute
 
29Ga. Educational Institutions: Hamilton Female College - Houston Female College
 
210Ga. Educational Institutions: Hutcheson College - LaGrange College
 
211Ga. Educational Institutions: Levert College - Marietta Female College
 
212Ga. Educational Institutions: Marshall College - McDonough Collegiate Seminary
 
213Ga. Educational Institutions: Mercer Univ. - Middle Ga. Medical College
 
214Ga. Educational Institutions: Middle Ga. Military - New Ebenezer College
 
215Ga. Educational Institutions: Newnan Female College - Oakland Seminary
 
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31Ga. Educational Institutions: Oglethorpe Univ.
 
32Ga. Educational Institutions: Oglethorpe Seminary - Pio Nono College
 
33Ga. Educational Institutions: Randolph College - Rome Female College
 
34Ga. Educational Institutions: Savannah Institute - Shorter College
 
35Ga. Educational Institutions: Smith Lemon Institute - Southern Central Baptist Univ.
 
36Ga. Educational Institutions: Southern College of Medicine & Surgery - Tallapoosa Male & Female College
 
37Ga. Educational Institutions: Talmadge Normal Institute - Warthen Institute
 
38Ga. Educational Institutions: Washington Female Seminary - Wesleyan
 
39-10Wesleyan, cont.
 
311West Ga. Agricultural - Young Female College
 
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41Handbook for Supervisory Personnel
 
42Life histories, post-WWI & Depression
 
43Military Area Guides; instructions
 
44-7Miscellaneous college data
 
48Misc. records, Historical Records Survey
 
49Notes, Historical Records Survey
 
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51Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 1-5
 
52Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 6-115
 
53Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 123-194
 
54Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 203-327
 
55Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 335-485
 
56Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 512-645
 
57Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 650-749
 
58Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 751-830
 
59Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 832-898
 
510Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 901-950
 
511Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 951-975
 
512Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 976-1000
 
513Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 1001-1024
 
514Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 1026-1064
 
515Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 1065-1720
 
516Ga. Survey of Federal Archives, no. 1724-4710
 
517Workers Education Reports
 
518Workers Service Project
 
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6Georgia Bibliography index cards
 
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7Georgia Bibliography index cards