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Federal Writers' Project



The Federal Writers’ Project was a United States federal government project to fund written work and support writers during the Great Depression; it was part of the Works Progress Administration, a New Deal program; established July 27, 1935; federal sponsorship ceased in 1939, though the program was allowed to continue under state sponsorship until 1943. It was sometimes also know as the Writers’ Program.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Rene A. Henry Papers

Collection Number: A&M 3720

Historical material compiled by Rene A. Henry, documenting the history of South Charleston, WV; Henry's family; the West Virginia University football team; and his career in public relations and sports marketing.

Dates: ca. 1890-2017, undated

West Virginia University, WPA Writers Project, Records

Collection Number: A&M 0527
Overview The guidelines, assignment sheets, time sheets, correspondence, reports, financial statements and supply requests of the Works Progress Administration (later Work Projects Administration), Writers Project conducted at West Virginia University during the New Deal. This program's most noteworthy result issued forth in the Historical Records Survey which is one of the most extensive surveys of any state including county court record abstracts as well as state and county profiles. The papers...
Dates: 1936-1942

Writers' Program in West Virginia Records

Collection Number: A&M 0454
Scope and Contents Papers created by the Writers' Program in West Virginia (ca. 1935-1942), a part of the Federal Works Progress Administration (WPA). For more information regarding this Program, please see the Biographical / Historical Note.The Writers' Program collection is arranged into series established on the basis of topics. This topical arrangement simply emerged from the documentation resulting from the subject-based research assignments delegated to the writers.There are six...
Dates: ca. 1850-1942; Majority of material found within ca. 1935-1942