Work Projects Administration statewide recreation program records
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Work Projects Administration statewide recreation program records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: United States. Work Projects Administration of Georgia.
Title: Work Projects Administration statewide recreation program records
Dates: 1938-1963
Extent: 0.2 cubic feet (3 folders)
Identification: MS 1815

Biographical/Historical Note

The Work Projects Administration (W.P.A.) was created by Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidential order in 1935 and became the largest New Deal agency, employing millions of people and affecting almost everywhere in the United States. The W.P.A. provided jobs and income to unemployed Americans during the Great Depression and was integral in building up the nation's infrastructure and operating arts, media, literacy, and recreation projects for Americans.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains reports for 1939-1963 that include suggestions for activities to perform at the statewide recreation programs held for young children, a study on how leisure activities and organized recreational programs are important to participate in regularly, and instructions for teacher training.


Index Terms

Leisure.
Recreation.
Reports.
Teachers--Training of.
United States. Work Projects Administration of Georgia.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.