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United States Works Progress Administration

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Works: 5,056 works in 5,900 publications in 1 language and 41,563 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliography  Genealogy 
Roles: Editor, Composer
Classifications: HV85, 394.120973
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The food of a younger land : a portrait of American food : before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional : from the lost WPA files by Mark Kurlansky( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using long-forgotten WPA files archived in the Library of Congress, bestselling author Mark Kurlansky paints a detailed picture of Depression Era Americans through the food that they ate and the local traditions and customs they observed when planning and preparing meals
The WPA Oklahoma slave narratives( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'I never talk to nobody 'bout this' was the response of one aged African American when asked by a Works Project Administration field worker to share memories of his life in slavery and after emancipation. He and other ex-slaves were uncomfortable with the memories of a time when black and white lives were interwoven through human bondage." "Yet the WPA field workers overcame the old people's reticence, and American West scholars T. Lindsay Baker and Julie P. Baker have collected all the known WPA Oklahoma "slave narratives" in this volume for the first time - including fourteen never published before. Their careful editorial notes detail what is known about the interviewers and the process of preparing the narratives." "The interviews were made in the late 1930s in Oklahoma. Although many African Americans had relocated there after emancipation in 1865, some interviewees had been slaves of Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, or Creeks in the Indian Territory. Their narratives constitute important primary sources on the foodways, agricultural practices, and home life of Oklahoma Indians." "This definitive, indexed edition will be an important resource for Oklahoma and Southwest historians as well as those interested in the history of African Americans, slavery, and Oklahoma's Five Tribes. For those studying the generation of African American men and women who over a century ago initiated black life in Oklahoma, the slave narratives are a major source of collective memory."--Jacket
Massachusetts Institute of Technology wavelength tables : with intensities in arc, spark, or discharge tube of more than 100,000 spectrum lines most strongly emitted by the atomic elements under normal conditions of excitation between 10,000 A. and 2000 A., arranged in order of decreasing wavelengths by Massachusetts Institute of Technology( Book )

9 editions published between 1939 and 1969 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massachusetts institute of technology wavelength tables with intensities in arc, spark, or discharge tube of more than 100,00- spectrum lines, most strongly emitted by the atomic elements under normal conditions of excitation between 10,000 A. and 2000 A. arranged in order of decreasing wavelenghts. Measured and compiled under the direction of George R. Harrison ... by staff members of the Spectroscopy laboratory of the Massachusetts institute of technology assisted by the works progress administration. [Cambridge]
The food of a younger land [a portrait of American food-- before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional-- from the lost WPA files] by Mark Kurlansky( Recording )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of American food--before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional--from the lost WPA files
The Salem witchcraft papers : verbatim transcripts of the legal documents of the Salem witchcraft outbreak of 1692 by Stati Uniti d'America( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New horizons in American art by N.Y.) Museum of Modern Art (New York( Book )

3 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeological excavations at Kukulik, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska : preliminary report by Otto William Geist( Book )

4 editions published between 1936 and 1937 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprint of 1936 ed. published by U.S. Govt. Print. Office and issued as v.2 of Miscellaneous publications of the University of Alaska. Results of investigations 1926-35
Final statistical report of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration by United States( Book )

5 editions published between 1942 and 1972 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing aspects of urban relief by United States( Book )

4 editions published between 1939 and 1974 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... Mexican migratory workers of south Texas by United States( Book )

6 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workers on relief in the United States in March 1935 by Philip M Hauser( Book )

in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rural regions of the United States by A. R Mangus( Book )

2 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rural youth : their situation and prospects by Bruce Lee Melvin( Book )

2 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... The pecan shellers of San Antonio. The problem of underpaid and unemployed Mexican labor by United States( Book )

5 editions published between 1940 and 1975 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal work, security, and relief programs by Arthur Edward Burns( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary of relief and federal work program statistics, 1933-1940 by United States( Book )

4 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landlord and tenant on the cotton plantation by T. J Woofter( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Migratory cotton pickers in Arizona by Malcolm Johnston Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family unemployment by Don D Humphrey( Book )

5 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The food of a younger land : a portrait of American food : before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional : from the lost WPA files
Alternative Names

controlled identityUnited States. Works Progress Administration

United States. Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration

United States. Works Progress Administration

United States. Works Projects Administration

W.P.A.

Work Projects Administration

Work Projects Administration (U.S.)

Works Progress Administration (U.S.)

Works Project Administration

Works Projects Administration

WPA

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公共事業促進局

公共事业振兴署

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English (165)

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The WPA Oklahoma slave narrativesMassachusetts Institute of Technology wavelength tables : with intensities in arc, spark, or discharge tube of more than 100,000 spectrum lines most strongly emitted by the atomic elements under normal conditions of excitation between 10,000 A. and 2000 A., arranged in order of decreasing wavelengthsThe food of a younger land [a portrait of American food-- before the national highway system, before chain restaurants, and before frozen food, when the nation's food was seasonal, regional, and traditional-- from the lost WPA files]Orson Welles on Shakespeare : the W.P.A. and Mercury Theatre playscriptsPosters for the people : art of the WPACheck list of Historical Records Survey publications : bibliography of research projects reportsOrganizing the unemployed : community and union activists in the industrial heartland