WPA

PROJECTS

1930's

Transcribed by : Tina Easley

07/21/2004

 


In 1933, as part of his Second New Deal, Franklin Roosevelt established the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to provide jobs for millions left unemployed by the Great Depression. While well known projects of the WPA include building roads and bridges, the Works Progress Administration also put actors, musicians, writers, and photographers to work.. The WPA was responsible for producing guidebooks for many states, including Arkansas.