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United States Works Progress Administration

Overview
Works: 5,704 works in 6,638 publications in 1 language and 34,552 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks  Exhibition catalogs  Inventories  Catalogs 
Roles: Publisher, Editor, Compiler, Creator
Classifications: TX715, 394.120973
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Most widely held works by United States
The food of a younger land : a portrait of American food : before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional : from the lost WPA files by Mark Kurlansky( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using long-forgotten WPA files archived in the Library of Congress, bestselling author Mark Kurlansky paints a detailed picture of Depression Era Americans through the food that they ate and the local traditions and customs they observed when planning and preparing meals
The Salem witchcraft papers : verbatim transcripts of the legal documents of the Salem witchcraft outbreak of 1692 by Stati Uniti d'America( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New horizons in American art by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

3 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The food of a younger land [a portrait of American food-- before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional-- from the lost WPA files] by Mark Kurlansky( Recording )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of American food--before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional--from the lost WPA files
Analysis of constitutional provisions affecting public welfare in the state of Wyoming by United States( Book )

37 editions published between 1936 and 1937 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youth serves the community by Paul Robert Hanna( Book )

6 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State price control legislation by Marketing Laws Survey (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workers on relief in the United States in March 1935 by Philip M Hauser( Book )

in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WPA artwork in non-federal repositories by General Services Administration( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inventory of works of art produced under the Works Progress Administration, 1933-1943, located in non-Federal depositories, initiated by the Fine Arts Program of GSA
The Intracoastal Waterway, Norfolk to Key West by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

4 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The WPA guide to Illinois : the Federal Writers' Project guide to 1930s Illinois by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rural youth : their situation and prospects by Bruce Lee Melvin( Book )

3 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Migratory cotton pickers in Arizona by Malcolm Johnston Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iowa women in the WPA by Louise R Noun( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State liquor legislation by Marketing Laws Survey (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing aspects of urban relief by F. L Carmichael( Book )

3 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The WPA guide to New York City : the Federal Writers' Project guide to 1930s New York by Franklin Porter Adams( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klappentext: Originally published in 1939 at the time of the World's Fair, this is a reissue of this guide for time-travellers. It offers New York-lovers and 1930s-buffs a look at life as it was lived in the days when a trolley ride cost only a few cents, a room at the Plaza was $7.50, "Dodger" fans flocked to Ebbetts Field, and the new World's Fair was the talk of the town. The New York of 1939 was a city where adventures began "under the clock" at the Biltmore, the big liners sailed at midnight, and Times Square was considered the crossroads of the world. In many ways New York is unchanged. The great apartment buildings of the late 1920s and 1930s - the Century, the San Remo, the Majestic - and the Manhattan skyscrapers - the Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building - still stand as sentinels to the past life of the city. Surprisingly, the book can still be used as a guidebook, challenging the contemporary observer to look for traces of a city that is no more
Our job with the WPA by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We work again( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Documentary about WPA job-training for African Americans in New York City. Includes segments on blue collar labor by African Americans, education of African Americans, and the only known footage of the 1936 production of Orson Welles' Macbeth set in Haiti and put on by the Negro Theatre Project of the Federal Theatre Project in New York; film includes the final minutes of the play in which the army disguised as 'Birnam Wood' arrives, including Welles' altered ending
The WPA guide to Oklahoma : the sooner state( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers' Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country's shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors?many of whom would later become celebrated literary figures?were commissioned to write these important books. John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ralph Ellison are among the more than 6,000 writers, editors, historians, and researchers who documented
 
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The food of a younger land : a portrait of American food : before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional : from the lost WPA files
Alternative Names

controlled identityUnited States. Work Projects Administration

United States. Works Projects Administration

W.P.A.

Works Progress Administration

Works Progress Administration American supergroup led by Sean Watkins, Glen Phillips, and Luke Bulla

Works Progress Administration (Stati Uniti)

Works Progress Administration (U.S.)

Works Progress Administration United States

Works Projects Administration

WPA

Languages
English (142)

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The food of a younger land [a portrait of American food-- before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional-- from the lost WPA files]Iowa women in the WPAThe WPA guide to New York City : the Federal Writers' Project guide to 1930s New YorkOrson Welles on Shakespeare : the W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre playscriptsPosters for the people : art of the WPAAmerican-made the enduring legacy of the WPA : when FDR put the nation to workMen working