WPA Brochures, Booklets, and Pamphlets
Brochures, Booklets, Flyers, and Pamphlets produced during the Great Depression (the 1930s), discussing various topics, projects, employment, questions and answers, and more. Ephemera from this era is quite useful for students studying the Depressions and the New Deal.
This pamphlet was prepared by Louis Stark on the basis of a study by a special committee of the Twentieth Century Fund. For details see "Labor and the Government," published for the Twentieth Century Fund by the McGraw-Hill Book Company.
A copy of "Our lob with the WPA" is being placed in the hands of each project worker by his State Administrator, so that he may know the purpose of the Works Program as well as his rights and responsibilities.
To carry out the purpose of the Works Program - to provide work for the needy unemployed - various regular bureaus of the Federal Government and previously established emergency agencies joined forces with agencies established specifically for Works Program participation.
This 1939 brochure on the WPA is excellent as the content is appropriate for both Middle and High School study -- especially when integrated with other coursework on the Great Depression and the New Deal.
THE FEDERAL WORKS PROGRAM, which took millions of needy unemployed men and women from the destructive idleness of the relief rolls and put them to work at useful public tasks, has been in operation nearly 2 years.
More than two million of the approximately thirteen million people of the Empire State live on farms and in rural communities north of the Bronx. Their welfare is inextricably interwoven into the well-being of the City dwellers. Both mast prosper to make prosperity general.
The WPA Emplyee's Handbook is intended as a ready reference to aid you in ironing out your problems. While the rules and regulations included are not necessarily permanent, they will serve you as a helpful guide.
Public schools, hospitals, libraries, armories, post offices, court houses and other tax-supported public institutions are eligible for allocations. Etchings, lithographs, oil and watercolor paintings, portraits, sculpture, and mural decorations are executed by WPA Federal Art Project artists.
Illustrated booklet prepared primarily aa a directory of activities carried on by the various projects of the Operations and Professional & Service projects Divisions of the Work Projects Administration in Southern California. Appropriate for Grades 2-12+.