United States. Works Progress Administration
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1858
Overview Papers of Helen Louise (Froelich) Holt (1913-2015) relating to her personal, educational, and political activities. Types of material include publications, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera, among others. The collection is divided into five series: Personal and Political Papers (1912-2015 and undated), Press and Media Activity (1937-2008 and undated), State Government Papers (1955-1960), Federal Government Papers (1960-1984 and undated), and Rush Dew Holt, Jr. Papers...
Dates: 1912-2015 and undated
Collection Number: A&M.3123
Overview Instructions, memoranda, personnel reports, employee termination records, equipment rental invoices, property inventory and movement reports, employee time reports and, property incorporation records for W. P. A. projects in western Monongalia County.
Collection Number: A&M.0873
Overview Papers of Rush Dew Holt, Sr. (1905-1955) relating to his personal and political activities. Types of material include publications, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera, among others. The collection is divided into six series: Personal and Political Papers (1840-2000 and undated), Artifacts (1939-1952 and undated), Legislative Records (1920-1955 and undated), Constituent Services (1923-1954 and undated), Press and Media Activity (1925-2003 and undated), and Administrative Files...
Dates: 1840-2003; Majority of material found within 1918-1955
Collection Number: A&M.2284
Overview A scrapbook and personal diary of Volney Andrews, one-time president of Local 175, covering the years 1938-1949. There is material on disputes over the legitimacy of the AFL and the CIO especially as it was reflected in state regional labor councils and jurisdictional struggles in West Virginia between the United Mine Workers of America and the Progressive Mine Workers of America. Also mentioned are political concerns such as elections, congressional investigations of labor and foreign trade...
Collection Number: A&M.0046
Overview Copies of records from each county in West Virginia gathered by the depression-era public records survey funded by the Works Progress Administration. Included are registers of births, marriages, deaths, wills, estate settlements, and land records. Transcriptions of county and circuit court minute and order books are included as well as cemetery readings and registers; church record surveys; mimeographed calendars of the papers of West Virginia governors; and American Imprint Inventory slips of...
Dates: ca. 1930-1939
Collection Number: A&M.1380
Scope and Contents The West Virginia State Industrial Union Counci1 was formed in 1937 as the state labor federation for local unions affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations. In 1958, the WVIUC merged with the State Federation of Labor to form the West Virginia Labor Federation, AFL-CIO. Included in these two accessions are the correspondence, legal papers, reports, and printed materials of the Industrial Union Council’s president's office, between 1940 and 1951. Subjects include the...
Collection Number: A&M.3990
Overview National Register of Historic Places Registration forms (NPS Form 10-900) for historic districts within Watoga, Holly River, Hawk's Nest, and Lost River State Parks, as well as a number of other West Virginia State Parks. These forms document the history, significance, and current condition of these historic districts. Most of these parks were created or improved (with roads, buildings, landscaping, etc.) as part of New Deal programs such as the Civilian Conversation Core (CCC) and the Works...
Collection Number: A&M.0395
Overview Partial copies of procedures for the West Virginia University Library Order Department that appear to have been used during a Works Progress Administration (WPA) binding project in the 1930s.
Collection Number: A&M.1652
Scope and Content Papers of William Edwin Chilton (1858-1939), a lawyer, Democratic politician, publisher of the Charleston Gazette, and U.S. Senator (1911-1917); also includes correspondence of his son William E. Chilton, Jr., editor of the Gazette. The Chiltons were a prominent Charleston family who were long-time owners of the Gazette. There are series of correspondence, legal papers, speeches and writings, and other material. ...
Dates: 1917, 1928-1939
Collection Number: A&M.4093
Overview West Virginia related publications of the Work Progress Administration, mainly consisting of Inventories of the County Archives of West Virginia prepared by The Historical Records Survey Division of Women's and Professional Projects, as well as inventories of federal archives in West Virginia, church archives, public vital statistics, and calendars of letters and papers. Also includes two folk studies of counties by the West Virginia Writers' Program. The Historical Records Survey was a project...