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Seeing Where WPA Materials Lead Library Patrons

Seeing Where WPA Materials Lead Library Patrons

Jul 01 2010

There’s a round-up of experiences and lessons from the recent series of events in 29 libraries across the country here, based on…

Works in Philadelphia

Works in Philadelphia

Jun 21 2010

I look forward to the free event at the Free Library in Philly next week, June 29 at 7:30 pm. Philadelphia Speaks…

WPA Guides and Cities of the Imagination – Part 2

WPA Guides and Cities of the Imagination – Part 2

Jun 04 2010

Across the country, WPA guides were coming out to a publicity blitz. The guide to California was considered strong enough to become…

WPA Guides and Cities of the Imagination – Part 1

WPA Guides and Cities of the Imagination – Part 1

May 28 2010

The WPA guides track fine-grained details of 1930s America, from the call signals of long lost radio stations to stories of tenement…

High School Student Digs into the FWP, Comes up with Gold

High School Student Digs into the FWP, Comes up with Gold

May 19 2010

The History Day competition spurred an Iowa high school student to delve into her great-grandfather’s work on the Federal Writers’ Project, and…

Opening Doors to Expression

Opening Doors to Expression

May 08 2010

This week the FDR Library’s blog noted the anniversary of WPA opening its doors and sending Americans back to work, less than…

Retracing Architecture in the Magnolia State

Retracing Architecture in the Magnolia State

Apr 28 2010

Interesting post today on a blog about historic preservation in Mississippi, on the evolving understanding of the state’s architectural roots. The WPA…

Spring in Arizona

Spring in Arizona

Apr 21 2010

With spring comes a blooming of books: this week marks the anniversaries of the WPA guides to Arizona (70 years ago) and…

75 Years of WPA Today

75 Years of WPA Today

Apr 08 2010

To mark today’s 75th anniversary of the Works Progress Administration, here’s a roundup of blog postings around, from Illinois, New York and…

West Virginia pilots a state Writers’ Project

West Virginia pilots a state Writers’ Project

Apr 02 2010

The School of Journalism at West Virginia University recently announced a three-county pilot effort in a West Virginia Writers’ Project, with several…