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W.P.A. Writer's Project Atlanta photographs

W.P.A. Writer's Project Atlanta photographs

Descriptive Summary

Title: W.P.A. Writer's Project Atlanta photographs
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration
Inclusive Dates: 1940
Language: English
Extent: 0.3 Linear Feet 1 half box, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2860
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The WPA Federal Writers Project was a program established in the United States in 1935 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) as part of the New Deal struggle against the Great Depression. It provided jobs for unemployed writers, editors, and research workers. Directed by Henry G. Alsberg, it operated in all states and at one time employed 6,600 men and women. The American Guide series, the project's most important achievement, included guides for every state and territory (except Hawaii), as well as for Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, and Philadelphia; for several major highways (U.S. 1, Ocean Highway, Oregon Trail); and for scores of towns, villages, and counties. The state guides, encyclopaedic in scope, combined travel information with essays on geography, architecture, history, and commerce. The project also produced ethnic studies, folklore collections, local histories, nature studies-a total of more than 1,000 books and pamphlets. Encyclopedia Britannica Online http://www.britannica.com (Retrieved September 15, 2009)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of sixty photographs of Atlanta-related scenes, showing buildings, homes, downtown views, parks, sports, and recreation. Photographs include images of the Atlanta Municipal Airport, City Hall, Emory University, the Gone With The Wind premier, and Spelman College among others.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

W.P.A. Writer's Project Atlanta photographs, ms2860, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 October 16.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Atlanta (Ga.) -- Photographs.
Dwellings -- Georgia -- Photographs.
Parks -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Photographs.
Public buildings -- Georgia.
United States. Works Progress Administration

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: W.P.A Writer's Program photographs of Georgia, ms2861; W.P.A. Georgia Writers Project, ms1500; Works Progress Administration in Georgia photographs, ms996.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Abreuer Home
 
12All Saints Church
 
13Atlanta Municipal Airport
 
14Baltimore Block
 
15Calhoun (Andrew) House
 
16Cathedral of Christ the King
 
17Church of the Immaculate Conception
 
18Church (unidentified)
 
19City Hall
 
110Civil War (3)
 
111Cyclorama
 
112Dogwoods
 
113Emory University, Law Building
 
114Emory University, Theological Building (2)
 
115Glenn Memorial Methodist Church (2)
 
116Gone With the Wind-Premier
 
117Gordon (John) Monument
 
118Grady (Henry W.) Monument
 
119Housing Projects, Apartments (3)
 
120Inman (Mrs. Edward) Home
 
121Inman (Mrs. Samuel M.) Home
 
122Kimball? Building
 
123Nunnally (Hugh) Home (2)
 
124Ogden (John M.) Home
 
125Parade
 
126Parks, Recreation, Sports (8)
 
127Peachtree St. Residence
 
128Ponce de Leon Baptist Church
 
129Post Office Annex
 
130Residential Areas (4)
 
131Rhodes Memorial Hall
 
132Spelman College, Listers Chapel
 
133State Capitol (3)
 
134View, 1867
 
135Views, Downtown (5)
 
136Wren Nest
 
oversized_folder
1AStone Mountain