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Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Georgia miscellaneous papers

Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Georgia miscellaneous papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Georgia miscellaneous papers
Creator: Hargrett Library
Inclusive Dates: 1934-1942
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms3674
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of miscellaneous writings and compilations of historical records collected and compiled by workers of the Works Progress Administration of Georgia and Georgia Writers' Project from 1934-1942. Inculded are the Works Progress Administration of Georgia History Records Survey, Field Worker's Correspondence Forms; State Editorial Identification Forms; Questionnaire to all mayors for data on points of interest in cities; Federal Writer's Project, Instructions for Architectural Series, American Building Materials; and correspondence from Works Progress Administration of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, regarding compilation of The American Guide and the State Guide. The remainder of the collection contains histories of Georgia cities, towns, and people, including (but not limited to) hospitals, parks, military organizations, landmarks, music, architecture, and agriculture.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Georgia miscellaneous papers, ms3674, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2020.

General Notes

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Georgia miscellaneous papers collection is an aggregation of papers culled from vertical files that were housed in the Georgia Room at The University of Georgia Main Library. Due to the move from the Main Library to the Special Collections Libraries building in 2012, the vertical files were dismantled. Materials in this collection, donated over the course of a few years, were donated by different members of the Work's Progress Administration, and now make up Works Progress Administration (WPA) of Georgia miscellaneous papers.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Federal Writers' Project
Forms (documents)
Records (documents)
Rules (instructions)
United States. Works Progress Administration
United States. Works Progress Administration of Georgia

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Cities and Towns

11Correspondence, forms, instructions, 1935-1939
12Albany (1st brick residence)
14Atlanta (hospitals, parks, military organizations, landmarks), 1937-1942
15Augusta (music)
16Cartersville (architecture), 1936
17Columbus (The Columbus Enquirer-Sun-Ledger), 1936
18Darien (Bank of Darien), 1939
19Greensboro (Cobb-Dawson Home)
110Griffin (agriculture, proposed booklets, mills, homes, gravestones), 1937-1939
111Indian Springs
113Macon (music, mounds), 1939
114Midway records, Index of names
115Rome (Chamber of Commerce)
116Savannah (facts, the Pirate House, Telfair Academy), 1936-1941

2. People

117Alfriend family and Pocahontas, 1939
118Bibb, William Wyatt, 1940
119Brown, Joseph Emerson, 1940
120Brown, Joseph M., 1937
121Hill, Benjamin Harvey
122Howley, Richard, 1939-1940
123Langworthy, Edward, 1939
124Lawton, Alexander Robert, 1939
125Lee, James Wideman, 1938
126Lee family of Billy's Island, 1938
127Lumpkin, John Henry, 1938
128Verot, Jean Marcel Pierre Auguste, 1939
129Walsh, Patrick

3. Georgia Subjects

21Agnes Scott College, 1940
22Agriculture, 1941
23Andersonville National Cemetery, 1941
24Andersonville Prison Park, 1941
25Argyle Island, 1938, 1941-1942
26Arts and crafts, 1938, 1941
27Banking, 1941
28Barnsley Gardens, 1941
29Bibliographies, 1936
210Civil defense
211Civil War, 1938, 1941
212Coast and geodetic surveys, 1934-1936
213Composers, 1939
214Confederate monuments
215Cotton and cotton manufacturing, 1939
216Counties in Georgia, 1936
217Creek Indians, 1941
218Customs of North Georgia, 1937
219Eagle Mounds, 1941
220Education, 1941
221Etowah Mounds, 1941
222Flora, undated
223Forestry, 1937-1940
224Fort Hawkins, 1941
225Fort Mountain State Park, 1940
226Fort Pulaski, 1941
227General information on Georgia, 1937
228Geology and mining, 1938-1941
229Health, 1939, 1942
230Hydro-electric power, 1941
231Indian Springs State Park, 1941
232Little Ocmulgee State Park, 1939
233Margravate of Azilia, 1936
234Mercer University, 1937
235National and military parks in Georgia
236Pimento pepper
237Points of interest in Georgia, District 2
238Population, 1938
239Religion, 1936
240Scotch Highlanders, 1941
241Spring Bank
242State land, 1940
243State parks, 1937
244State song , 1940
245S.S. Savannah , 1941
247Surrency ghost
248Tattnall County Prison, 1937