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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…

Another Chronicler of Life on the Street

Another Chronicler of Life on the Street

Apr 01 2010

From Lyle Saxon we pause to recall David Mills, who died the other day after finishing work on Treme, a new effort…

Louisiana in Your Palm

Louisiana in Your Palm

Mar 17 2010

Next week marks the publication anniversary of the WPA guide to Louisiana, a statewide scavenger hunt that New Orleanian Lyle Saxon guided…

The Hook – 16th VA Book Fest; 16 lit picks

The Hook – 16th VA Book Fest; 16 lit picks

Mar 12 2010

The Hook – COVER- Sweet 16: 16th Book Fest; 16 lit picks

Zora and Women Artists Day

Zora and Women Artists Day

Feb 19 2010

The blog for WomenArts has a thoughtful post noting the 75th anniversary of the WPA programs and the third annual Support Women…