Washington State Library
6880 Capitol Blvd, Tumwater
P.O. Box 42460
Olympia, Washington 98504-2460
Works Progress Administration, Washington State office, press releases, 1936-1942
Description: The Washington State office of the Works Progress Administration (later Work Projects Administration) issued press releases to keep the public informed of its activities. As a federally funded program, the WPA was designed to create jobs during the Great Depression. It operated through a central administration in Washington, D.C. with regional offices, state administrations and district offices. The Washington State office was located in Seattle.
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Washington State Library's collection of Works Progress Administration's papers, 1934-1942
Description: This is a collection of memos, letters, forms, bulletins, press releases and speeches relating to the WPA in Washington State. Topics that are included are education, music, women, youth and reports on WPA projects in Washington State. There is a memo that states that the name changed from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to the Work Projects Administration (WPA) effective July 1, 1939.