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United States Works Progress Administration

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Works: 5,946 works in 6,998 publications in 1 language and 40,636 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  History  Maps  Reference works  Exhibition catalogs  Digests  Inventories  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Catalogs 
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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 )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,627 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
Rhode Island : a guide to the smallest state by Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Rhode Island( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arkansas : a guide to the state by Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Arkansas( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington : a guide to the Evergreen state by Writers' Program (Wash.)( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maine : a guide 'down east' by Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Maine( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kansas : a guide to the Sunflower state by Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Kansas( Book )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works Progress Administration created in 1935; name changed in 1939 to Work Projects Administration
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 393 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 371 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 )

32 editions published between 1936 and 1937 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Youth serves the community by Paul Robert Hanna( Book )

6 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State antitrust laws by Marketing Laws Survey (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the antitrust laws of the first 48 states, in actual text or summary, plus relevant decisions of the state and federal courts
Workers on relief in the United States in March 1935 by Philip M Hauser( Book )

in English and held by 246 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

The Intracoastal Waterway, Norfolk to Key West by Federal Writers' Project( Book )

4 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 227 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 226 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 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 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 216 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 Pennsylvania : the keystone 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 this
 
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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

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English (148)

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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]Orson 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 workingTimberline Lodge : the history, art, and craft of an American icon