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Guide to the WPA Collection MS 314
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Description
This is an artificial collection of bound works created under several projects funded by the Works Progress Administration in San Diego during the late 1930s.
Background
The Works Progress Administration was a New Deal agency formed in 1935 to alleviate unemployment. 8.5 million people were employed by the WPA over eight years, primarily unskilled labor carrying out public works projects such as the construction of buildings and roads. Some of the smaller projects such as Federal Project Number One employed musicians, writers, and other artists for large media and literacy projects.
Extent
5.5 Linear feet (11 boxes)
Restrictions
The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.
Availability
This collection is open for research.