Manuscript Collection

Work Projects Administration: Research and Records Work in South Carolina Report - Accession 131 - M58 (73)

Title

Work Projects Administration: Research and Records Work in South Carolina Report - Accession 131 - M58 (73)

Files

Identifier

Accession 131 - M58 (73)

Inclusive Dates

1940

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

11 pieces

Language

English

Historical Note

The Works Progress Administration or WPA, renamed the Works Projects Administration in 1939, was created by Pres. Franklin Roosevelt in 1935. It was the largest New Deal program employing millions of of unemployed people to carry out public works projects including the construction of public buildings and roads. The Professional and Service Division of the WPA supervised federally sponsored "white collar" work relief projects including the federal arts programs and the recreation and education programs.

Scope and Content Note

The Research and Records Work in South Carolina Report was conducted by the Professional and Service Division of the Works Project Administration. The report describes the various projects undertaken by the division to gather and publish from available records basic facts concerning the socioeconomic and governmental structure of the state. The report offers an abstract of all the reports, surveys, and projects produced by the Professional and Service Division of the Works Projects Administration in the state of South Carolina as of 1940. The reports, surveys, and projects with abstracts include: Farm Mortgage Survey (1937); Survey of Sales Price and Assessed Value of Farm Real estate (1938-1939); Survey of Farm Real estate Tax Delinquency (1938-1939); Property Identification Map (1938-1940); A Graphic Appraisal of South Carolina (1939); Cancer Survey (1939-1940); Rural Housing Survey (1939-1940); Social Survey of South Carolina (1939-1940); Farm Family Food Study (1939); Housing Survey (1939-1940); Park and Recreational Area Survey (1938); Park and Recreational Activity Study (1939-1940); Forest Resources Survey (1938); South Carolina Historical Records Survey (1935-1940); Statewide Historical Project (1935-1938); Charleston Historical Project (1935-1940); manuscript and Newspaper Work (1936-1940); Preservation of early Public Records (1935-1940); County Records Indexing and Filing (1935-1940);

Provenance

Transferred from Vertical File in Reference Department

Keywords

New Deal, Great Depression, South Carolina Government, Farm Real Estate, Health in South Carolina, South Carolina Historical Records, South Carolina Forestry, South Carolina Recreation

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Work Projects Administration: Research and Records Work in South Carolina Report - Accession 131 - M58 (73)

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