Works Progress Administration Scrapbooks Series 0443

Series 443 consists of finished pages and draft copies of scrapbooks produced by the Works Progress Administration/Work Projects Administration (WPA) of Mississippi for the period 1936-1941. They include photographs, illustrations, and captions for "Improvement Projects," "Mississippi, A Pictorial History, 1798-1937," "Pictorial History: Mississippi Agriculture and Industry," "Pictorial History: Mississippi in Architecture," "Pictorial History of Mississippi," "Pictorial History of Mississippi Trees," and "Pictorial History, South Mississippi." Also included are a December 1937 map of the United States that shows Historical Records Survey projects, as well as an apparently displaced mimeograph of a September 1723 petition for road construction in Washington County, Pennsylvania.

The scrapbook of photographs of WPA improvement projects from around the state is undated, and there is no accompanying documentation. Captions below some of the photographs indicate projects were conducted by relief labor, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), and RFC (Reconstruction Finance Corporation) labor.

The pictorial history scrapbook pages appear to have been rearranged at some point after being disbound, so images of trees are mixed with Mississippi history pages and so on. The pages were scanned in 2013 by MDAH staff in the order in which the curator processed them.

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