• Introduction -- American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

    Mrs. Hannegan (right) runs a boarding house for girls working in war plants. Marjory Collins. Photograph, 1943. (LC-USW3-27727-D). During the Great Depression of the 1930s, when as many as one out of four Americans could not find jobs, the federal government stepped in to become the employer of last resort. The Works Progress Administration (WPA), an ambitious New Deal program, put 8,500,000 jobless to ...

    • Date: 1936
  • [Olive King Dixon]

    • Contributor: Cohea, C. May - Dixon, Olive King
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1989-01-04

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