Works Progress Administration District 8 scrapbook and photo album
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Works Progress Administration District 8 scrapbook and photo album

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Unknown.
Title: Works Progress Administration District 8 scrapbook and photo album
Dates: circa 1940-1941
Extent: 1.0 cubic feet (2 volumes)
Identification: MS 1250

Biographical/Historical Note

The largest of the New Deal cultural programs was the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a massive employment relief program launched in the spring of 1935. Work began immediately on the WPA's Federal Project Number One. Known as "Federal One," the project comprised five major divisions: the Federal Art Project, the Federal Music Project, the Federal Theatre Project, the Federal Writers Project and the Historical Records Survey. Each was headed by a national director. The program built many public buildings, projects and roads, and operated large arts, drama, media and literacy projects. It fed children, redistributed food, clothing and housing. The various programs of the WPA added up to the largest employment base in the country until it was shut down in 1943.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains one scrapbook and one photograph album highlighting the achievements of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in Georgia, District 8. The scrapbook is titled Professional and Service Projects of the W. P. A. and the photograph album is titled Women's and Professional Projects of the W. P. A. Under the Supervision of Lucy B. McIntire. Included are progress reports of jobs undertaken by WPA workers, photographs of WPA projects in progress, and blank forms created and used by the WPA. Lucy B. McIntire (1886-1967) was a District 8 supervisor based in Savannah, Georgia.

Index Terms

Georgia Writers' Project. Savannah Unit.
McIntire, Lucy B., 1886-1967.
New Deal, 1933-1939.
Photograph albums.
United States--Social conditions--1933-1945.
United States. Federal Civil Works Administration.
United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration.
United States. Works Progress Administration.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Works Progress Administration District 8 scrapbook and photo album, MS 1250, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Photo album. Georgia, circa 1940 View online.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items


2Scrapbook. Savannah, Georgia, 1941. View images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items