6 edition of WPA
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The WPA Historical Records Survey published a whole series of Inventories of Federal Archives in the States, with Series II being the federal courts. Five states did not have a published record, and these are the drafts (in various states of completion) from the National Archives for those five states. Between and , out-of-work teachers, historians, lawyers, and clerical workers were employed under the Depression-era U.S. Works Progress Administration (WPA) to conduct a nationwide Historical Records Survey. These records are invaluable to genealogists because they are inventories of all extant records that existed in county.
The Library's Manuscript Division has custody of the bulk of the Library's collection of the records of the Federal Writers' Project, the Historical Records Survey, and the Research Library of the Division also holds the personal papers of a number of participants in various New Deal projects such as the FWP and the Farm Security Administration. More information about WPA Pages. Originally organized in as part of the Federal Writers Project, the Historical Records Survey (HRS) documented resources for research into American History. It later became a unit of the Research and Records Program in
Bibliography. Blue Clark, "'To Preserve Local History:' The WPA Historical Records Survey in Oklahoma, –," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 61 (Summer ). Loretta L. Hefner, comp., The WPA Historical Records Survey: A Guide to the Unpublished Inventories, Indexes, and Transcripts (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, ).. Herbert Kellar, "An Appraisal of the Historical Records. WPA and New Deal Records. In January , the Historical Records Survey was merged with the Frontier Forts and Trails Survey in Pennsylvania to form the Pennsylvania Historical Survey under the directorship of State Supervisor Eugene M. Braderman. Work on the American Guide Series was commenced in and placed particular emphasis on.
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The WPA Historical Records Survey: a guide to the unpublished inventories, indexes, and transcripts / compiled by Loretta L. Hefner. For genealogists considering research at the National Archives, ask at your local depository library about the WPA Historical Records Surveys, Federal Series.
These books, compiled in the ss by the Work Projects Administration, described in detail federal record collections that were being housed in district offices in states at that time. About the WPA New Hampshire Historical Records Survey Papers The Historical Records Survey consists primarily of inventory work sheets for town, city, county, and church archives.
Some records have been copied. Also included are photographs, maps, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and inventory work sheets for American imprints. Historical narratives of slaves, immigrants, native Americans and other groups as part of the American Folklore Project From the standpoint of genealogical and historical research, the WPA Historical Records Survey produced a tremendous legacy of information that may have otherwise been lost due to age and Size: KB.
WPA Historical Records Survey Miscellaneous Churches Pentecostal Presbyterian Roman Catholic United Brethren History of Bethel Chapel Zion Evangelical Lutheran WPA Historical Records Survey. Benton County, Oregon. Mark Phinney. CHURCHES. Assemblies of God Assembly of God, 15th and Railroad Sts. Records of the California WPA.
Textual Records (in San Francisco):Records of the San Franciscooffice of the Survey of Federal Archives, consisting of surveysheets, ; and records relating to the WPA Ships RegistryProject for ships registered between and at the port ofSan Francisco, The Historical Record Surveys created by the WPA are among the most genealogically-valuable of their projects.
“Under the auspices of the WPA, workers went to archives, historical societies, public and university libraries, and compiled inventories of manuscript collections,” writes Bryan Mulcahy in an online report.
As part of the Historical Records Survey, WPA staff created indexes of historical records across the country, fostering today's interest in genealogy and history. If you have surfed the Internet for genealogical records, chances are you have run across a site or two that published "WPA Cemetery Indexes".
This is a guide to the WPA historical records survey that was compiled by Loretta L. Hefner. It focuses on things that are unpublished. The Historical Records Survey (H.R.S.) was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.)(known as the Work Projects Administration as of July 1, ) from to The purpose of the survey was to make unpublished government records and important privately-owned historical materials accessible to government officials, historians, legal scholars, and the general public.
National Archives and its regional branches. Many more. The WPA Historical Records Survey produced a large amount of information about records that may have otherwise been lost.
Family historians continue to benefit from the diligence and work of those employed during the recovery from a dark period of U.S.
history. Publications of the Historical Records Survey. After the Historical Records Survey project was terminated, the WPA issued a final report in containing a complete list of its publications to that date, entitled “Bibliography of Research Projects Reports; Check List of Historical Records Survey Publications”.
There are about 1, entries. Ina lady named Loretta L. Hefner wrote a 55 page book titled The WPA Historical Records Survey: A Guide to the Unpublished Inventories, Indexes and Transcripts. (Chicago, The Society of American Archivists, ) Although it is out of print, digitization has come to the rescue and it can be found at the HathiTrust Digital Library.
Obviously, with the creation of the internet much has changed and what. One of many projects undertaken by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the s in Pennsylvania was the Pennsylvania Historical Records Survey, which included an inventory of church archives and records.
WPA workers recorded such details as the church’s official name, addresses over time, founder, history, and original and current pastor or rabbi.
Books Carter-Walker. WPA (Works Project Administration) (find in a library) ; Child, Sargent B., Check List of Historical Records Survey Publications, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., (find in a library) -- also available online at Internet Archive Heisey.
Works Project Administration Sources for Genealogists (find in a library). WPA Records, PDF The Directory was a research project under the WPA's Historical Records Survey branch, not the Federal Writers.
The headquarters for Montana was in Bozeman at the college. Background materials, instructions, and correspondence are quite substantial. "State capitols," which was to cover all states. The book was. Scope and content: This collection contains both paper and microfilmed records from the Work Projects Administration (originally the Works Progress Administration, or WPA), particularly the Federal Writers' Project and Historical Records Survey programs completed in Kansas.
The records are dated ; although the WPA ceased inthe collection contains newspaper clippings from as.The Historical Records Survey (HRS) was a project of the Works Progress Administration New Deal program in the United ally part of the Federal Writers' Project, it was devoted to surveying and indexing historically significant records in state, county and local official mission statement was the "discovery, preservation, and listing of basic materials for research in.MSH Works Progress Administration (WPA) Historical Records Survey; MSH Works Progress Administration (WPA) Historical Records Survey.
This collection consists of feet of reports, memoranda, correspondence, and other material constituting the central office and field work files of the Arkansas Historical Records Survey.