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United States. Works Progress Administration (Iowa)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

United States. Work Projects Administration (Iowa) Photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0260
Abstract The Work Projects Administration (WPA) was an organization mandated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935, as part of the New Deal. The WPA was organized to provide infrastructure upgrades, clothing, and jobs to thousands of men and women across the United States. In Iowa, the WPA operated during the years 1935-1940. This collection contains black and white photographs of different WPA projects as they're implemented across Iowa, in both rural and urban areas. Projects range from the...
Dates: 1933-1940, undated

United States. Works Progress Administration (Iowa) Special Reports and Narratives of Projects

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0409
Abstract This collection contains materials pertaining to the Work Progress Administration's projects in Iowa in the mid-1930s. The WPA was a program developed under Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal and provided thousands of jobs to unemployed men and women around the country. In Iowa, most WPA projects focused on public works and community services. WPA workers built airports and worked on agricultural projects, as well as taught adult education courses and made clothes in WPA sewing workshops. The...
Dates: 1935-1936, undated

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New Deal, 1933-1939--Iowa 1