Works Progress Administration

Type: Organization
Name: Works Progress Administration
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

WPA played key role in library

_ The development of public library services to Jefferson County centered around the WPA Library Program of the 1930s. The Works Progress Administration was one of the alphabet soup programs of FDR that was intended to employ people during the Great Depression. ... [Published Steubenville Herald-Star - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Spirit of 76: Electric cooperative celebrates 76 years of service to region

The sights and sounds of all things patriotic will be present this weekend, as the Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative hosts its annual REC Day in Grove.The event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grov ... [Published Grove Sun - Delaware County Journal - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Pine Grove Cemetery tours scheduled

LYNN —  The Lynn Community Association, in collaboration with Lynn Historical Society and Pine Grove Cemetery Commission, will hold free guided tours of Pine Grove Cemetery, Sunday, Sept. 28 at 1:15 p.m. The self-guided tours can begin any time from 1 ... [Published ItemLive.com - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

VIDEO: St. Anthony Falls lab completes renovation

The Mississippi River is no longer the primary driver of industry in Minneapolis , but it's powerful current remains the focal point of the University of Minnesota's St. Anthony Falls Laboratory.The lab, built as a Works Progress Administration project ... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Harkin and the Changing Democratic Party

DES MOINES -DES MOINES - Sen. Tom Harkin keeps two mementos on the wall ofhis office, reminders of where he came from. One is a picture of hismother's birthplace in Slovenia, a house with a dirt floor, a housethat her family shared with the animals. The ... [Published HighBeam Research - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Tom Harkin, Bill Clinton and the changing Democratic Party

Tom Harkin keeps two mementos on the wall of his office, reminders of where he came from. One is a picture of his mother's birthplace in Slovenia, a house with a dirt floor, a house that her family shared with the animals. The other is the card his father ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Downtown history tour planned in October

Save the date! Historian and Davis businesswoman Gerri Adler will lead a walking tour of historic downtown Davis at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. The tour starts and ends at the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis, 445 C St. The cost is $10 and includes water and ... [Published Davis Enterprise - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

"New Deal" exhibit recalls U.S. history

On Sept. 5 the Kinetic Gallery opened its doors for its first exhibit of the semester, "New Deal for the Arts." With lively music and a slide show of photographs to set the mood of the 1930s, the exhibit showcased a collection of works from various American ... [Published Individual.com - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Library of Congress to display interviews with African American

Jim Clingman of Cincinnati, the late poet and activist Maya Angelou, the late actor Ruby Dee, and President Barack Obama are just a few of the people featured in The HistoryMakers, a collection of videotaped interviews that will become part of the Library ... [Published Cincinnati Herald - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 06 2014 - 1 reports

Darts and laurels (9-6-14)

L aurels to Samiydah Dy’Meen Kearney, a Livingstone College senior who didn’t wait for classes to start to get involved in the community surrounding her campus. On her summer break, Kearney collected school supplies for local children and distributed ... [Published Salisbury Post - Sep 06 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Elko in 40 Items: Court Street rock walls

ELKO — The rock wall lining Court Street was constructed by the Works Progress Administration under the massive public relief program during the Great Depression.According to Free Press files, the work was completed in the winter of 1938 and spring of ... [Published Elko Daily Free Press - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Two sites nominated for Register

Two nominations were reviewed and given approval Friday for forwarding for consideration for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.Members of the North Dakota State Historic Preservation Review Board unanimously approved the nominations ... [Published Bismarck Tribune - Aug 30 2014]

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...These narratives are "the greatest source we have on the African-American experience of slavery and its aftermath" Berry has written
...a look, it was hard to appreciate the waterfall; it looked like someone had a garden hose on with water trickling down the rocks," Acevedo said. "Now it's peaceful to hear the water rushing by. When you're up further sitting by one of the collecting pools, it does allow for an area of quiet reflection, which is very nice."
"Look at the lovely leg of the R, and how it is restricted" Martha said

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RearView Mirror: Roger Williams Park has been h... [Published Providence Journal - Sep 21 2014]
WPA played key role in library [Published Steubenville Herald-Star - Sep 21 2014]
Ken Burns: Teddy Roosevelt ‘cuckoo’ — and other... [Published Walla Walla Union-Bulletin - Sep 20 2014]
MOORE: The enduring myth of FDR and the New Deal [Published Washington Times - Sep 20 2014]
Digital history centre strives to connect with ... [Published University World News - Sep 19 2014]
Spirit of 76: Electric cooperative celebrates 7... [Published Grove Sun - Delaware County Journal - Sep 18 2014]
Lake Temescal waterfall restored, flowing again [Published Inside Bay Area - Sep 17 2014]
A type tour of Durham [Published INDY - Sep 17 2014]
Not Your Parents' Downtown: Timeline of Muskego... [Published Michigan Live - Sep 17 2014]
Pine Grove Cemetery tours scheduled [Published ItemLive.com - Sep 17 2014]
Chester Pool renovation to cost an estimated $5... [Published The Randolph County Herald Tribune - Sep 17 2014]
VIDEO: St. Anthony Falls lab completes renovation [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Sep 16 2014]
Florida History Project: The Key Lime Pie [Published Naples Illustrated - Sep 15 2014]
The Final Days of the Unofficial Hillary Clinto... [Published Slate Magazine - Sep 15 2014]
Harkin and the Changing Democratic Party [Published HighBeam Research - Sep 15 2014]
Harkin speaks at final steak fry [Published Iowa State Daily - Sep 15 2014]
Tom Harkin, Bill Clinton and the changing Democ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 13 2014]
Harkin, Bill Clinton and the changing Democrati... [Published Washington Post - Sep 13 2014]
Downtown history tour planned in October [Published Davis Enterprise - Sep 12 2014]
Renovation sparks big cheers [Published Keep Me Current - Sep 12 2014]
"New Deal" exhibit recalls U.S. history [Published Individual.com - Sep 12 2014]
Reader's Agenda Thu 9/11: Dita Von Teese, Shaba... [Published Chicago Reader - Sep 11 2014]
A Bird's Eye View of 1815 Baltimore [Published Insurance News Net - Sep 11 2014]
Starlight Band bringing big sound to REC Day au... [Published Grove Sun - Delaware County Journal - Sep 10 2014]
Flora of Virginia exhibit continues at library [Published Petersburg Progress-Index - Sep 10 2014]
Library of Congress to display interviews with ... [Published Cincinnati Herald - Sep 09 2014]
Class Issues, Not Race, Will Likely Seal the Ne... [Published Newgeography.com - Economic, demographic, and p ... - Sep 07 2014]
Zen in the city: A visit to St. Paul's Como Zoo... [Published Winona Daily News - Sep 07 2014]
Camp Pin Oak back, more popular than ever [Published Jefferson City News Tribune - Sep 07 2014]
Class Issue Could Seal the Next Election [Published Daily Beast - Sep 07 2014]
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Class Issues, Not Race, Will Likely Seal the Ne... [Published Newgeography.com - Economic, demographic, and p ... - Sep 07 2014]
Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and along the U.S.-Mexico border may seem to suggest that race has returned as the signature issue in American politics. We can see this already in the pages of mainstream media, with increased calls for reparations ...
New Orleans school won’t be built atop a toxic ... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Aug 01 2014]
Last november, I wrote about the struggles of a small alumni group from the floundering Walter L. Cohen High School in New Orleans, fighting against state plans to fold Cohen into another school, Booker T. Washington High, which was slated to be ...
What Is a “Policy Imagination”? [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jul 27 2014]
There were many annoying things about the news media’s recent re-discovery of the new conservative intellectuals – among them, the argument from Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry and his ilk that the reformicons are too the vanguard of the new party of ideas ...
Obama official used office to illegally raise m... [Published RedState Blog - Jul 16 2014]
The legacy of the Obama administration will be that it managed to corrupt virtually every institution within the US government and it did so in a remarkably short period of time. If there is a silver lining to this cloud of stench it is that he ...
Oscar-Nominated Writer-Director Paul Mazursky Dies [Published TIME.com - Jul 02 2014]
(LOS ANGELES) — Paul Mazursky, the innovative and versatile director who showed the absurdity of modern life in such movies as “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” and “An Unmarried Woman,” has died. He was 84. The filmmaker died of pulmonary cardiac arrest ...
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