United States. Works Progress Administration
- Existence: 1935 - 1939 June 30
Biographical / Historical
The Works Progress Administration was a government agency involved in public works programs. The agency was established in 1935 as part of the New Deal, and employed millions of Americans. The program was renamed the Work Projects Administration in 1939.
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
The German Friendly Society was a social and benevolent organization founded in Charleston, South Carolina in 1766. This collection contains typewritten transcriptions of their meeting minutes (1766-1858) compiled during a Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) project from 1935-1940.
Organized in Charleston, South Carolina about 1798, the Irish Volunteers Company was first on active service in the War of 1812 where they served on patrol and constructed defenses. This collection contains typescript copies of "The History of the Irish Volunteers Company" (1798-1836) and minutes from organizational meetings from 1884-1901 and 1915-1929. They were transcribed during a Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) project from 1935 to 1937.
South-Carolina Society records consist of typewritten, annotated transcriptions of minutes compiled as a W.P.A. project from 1935 to 1937. Minutes of meetings (1827; 1865-1888) concern applications for membership, the establishment of a female academy, revision of society rules, financial matters, assistance to persons who have applied to the Society for relief, and other organizational business.
The Washington Light Infantry was formed as a body of "citizen soldiers" in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1807 and incorporated in 1824. This collection contains typewritten transcriptions of their records (1820-1936) compiled during a Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) project in 1935 and 1936, and one printed letter.