Manuscripts Collection
Louisiana Division
New Orleans Public Library

United States. Works Progress Administration. Louisiana.
Miscellaneous files, 1936-1943
1 box

This is an artificial collection of materials relating to scattered Works Progress Administration activities in New Orleans. The files were removed from the Louisiana Division's Vertical File and Official Vertical File at some time in the past to form this small collection.

The records include in-coming and out-going correspondence, official reports and proposals, and ephemera. The correspondence related to the WPA's activities at New Orleans Public Library originated with NOPL (primarily letters and reports from City Librarian John Hall Jacobs to WPA officials and others and in-coming correspondence from the WPA to Jacobs); these records actually belong with the records of NOPL but have remained with this collection.

Also included are minutes of the Advisory Committee formed in 1941 to make recommendations about which WPA programs should be continued as part of the war effort or discontinued; the committee also recommended how programs could be modified in order to contribute to national defense.

Files are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically thereunder.

Additional records relating to WPA activities in New Orleans can be found in the papers of Mayor Robert S. Maestri; photographs are available in the Louisiana Division's WPA Photograph Collection.


Historical Records Survey, 1939

Invitations to "This Work Pays Your Community Week" Activities, 1940(?)

New Orleans Public Library WPA Project
Correspondence, 1936
Correspondence, 1937
Correspondence, 1938
Correspondence, 1939
Correspondence, Jan.-Jun., 1940
Correspondence, Jul.-Dec., 1940
Correspondence, Jan.-Jun., 1941
Correspondence, Jul.-Dec., 1941
Correspondence, Jan.-Jun., 1942
Correspondence, Jul.-Dec., 1942
Correspondence, 1943

Orleans District Advisory Committee, Minutes and Recommendations, 1941

Pictorial Map of Louisiana Projects Completed or in Progress, 1936-1937

Report -- "Summer Recreation Program, City of New Orleans, Louisiana WPA Recreation Project, Oct. 20, 1939. John A Zimmerman, State Director, Statewide Recreation Program, WPA of La."

Stallings Playground, Project Proposal, Dec. 15, 1936

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