New Deal, 1933-1939
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1291
Scope and Contents Clippings related to Arthurdale, Preston County, WV. Includes copies of clippings of article from the Morgantown Dominion News entitled: "Homestead Project Real Aid to Miners, Families" (October 24, 1934), which is a reply to critics of the FDR Administration's relocation project at Arthurdale.
Dates: 1934-1935, 1977
Collection Number: A&M.2178
Scope and Contents Correspondence, business records, press releases, photographs, newspaper clippings, and printed material, regarding the resettlement of unemployed coal miners and their families to Arthurdale, West Virginia. Collection contains the papers of Bushrod Grimes (1888-1957), Project Manager of the Arthurdale Subsistence Homestead Project, 1933-1935, and pertains to the planning and administration of the Project. Correspondents include M.L. Wilson, Guy W. Numbers, Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur Woods, W.E....
Dates: 1933-1942, 1977-1993
Collection Number: A&M.0182
Overview Records of the Homestead group and their efforts at self government. Copy of recording secretary's diary (1935-1938) includes entries about organizing committees and managing projects at Arthurdale such as athletics, maintenance, social programs and medical care. Noteworthy is the mention of organizing efforts by the Homesteaders in their relations with the federal government, particularly lobbying for higher pay scales. Also included is a typescript copy of a diary of the founding days by one...
Collection Number: A&M.1347
Scope and Contents The collection includes microfilm of six letters from Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and her personal secretary concerning the school and Woman's Club at Arthurdale (1936-1937); a picture of Franklin D. Roosevelt with Arthurdale graduating class of 1938; and a pamphlet illustrating the products of the Mountaineer Craftsmen's Co-operative Association. Also includes a mimeographed fact sheet (1937); a news story on the resettlement project (1936); and an article titled "Footnote on...
Collection Number: A&M.2985
Overview Letter written by Carl Feiss of Gainesville, Florida, describing his experiences as a young architect supervising the construction of the vacuum cleaner plant at Arthurdale, West Virginia. Mentions living conditions, Eleanor Roosevelt, and offers an assessment of the impact that the project had in community planning.
Dates: ca. 1976
Collection Number: A&M.2950
Overview Diary and photographs of Willard C. Westfall of Little Otter, West Virginia, who served with the Civilian Conservation Corps at Camp P-57 at Rupert, West Virginia. The journal begins with his training at Fort Knox and ends with his discharge from the Corps; it details day to day life in the camp. Also included is a songbook, "Standard Songs, Old and New", which was used in camp.
Collection Number: A&M.2788
Overview A scrapbook of the Civilian Conservation Corps - Soil Conservation Service kept by Ivan C. Owens, an agriculture extension agent and a soil erosion expert who became a soil conservation officer in charge of control projects. He headed area, district and state conservation offices for the U. S. Department of Agriculture in West Virginia. It contains clippings about the voluntary establishment by election of soil conservation districts formed by in-state farmers. Also there are clippings about...
Collection Number: A&M.1606
Overview Correspondence, business and legal records, account books, news releases, clippings, and family papers and photographs of a U.S. Marshall (1916-1922); editor of the Fairmont TIMES (1925-1959) and Wheeling REGISTER (1933-1935); Democratic politician; member of the National Bituminous Coal Commission (1935-1939); and businessman. Subjects include: Smith's student days at Virginia Military Institute; West Virginia National Guard; Monongah Mine Relief Committee; Associated Press; Association...
Collection Number: A&M.0258
Overview Correspondence, business and legal records, account books, news releases, clippings, and family papers and photographs of a U.S. marshal (1916-1922); editor of the Fairmont TIMES (1925-1959) and Wheeling REGISTER (1933-1935); Democratic politician; member of the National Bituminous Coal Commission (1935-1939); and businessman. Subjects include: Smith's student days at Virginia Military Institute; West Virginia National Guard; Monongah Mine Relief Committee; Associated Press; Association Against...
Collection Number: A&M.2634
Overview Correspondence, newsletters, news clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and materials relating to the family of Elma Hicks Martin, originally of Webster Springs, West Virginia. The bulk of the material documents everyday life of Mrs. Martin's sisters, Mary Lee and Aretas Eudora Hicks. The former was a high school home economics teacher in Colorado, and the latter a home economics teacher at West Liberty State College, West Virginia. The correspondence of Mary Lee Hicks relates to her personal and...