More than 34,000 trained WPA recreation leaders are at work throughout the Nation aiding men, women, and children to spend their leisure time pleasurably and profitably. While operations of the WPA have accounted for over half of the funds used in conducting the Works Program and for about three-quarters of total Works Program employment, more than forty other Federal agencies also have conducted extensive operations of widely varied types. The Historical Record Surveys created by the WPA are among the most genealogically-valuable of their projects. These runways range from 50 to 350 feet in width. Refine search results Skip to search results. WPA2 implements the latest security standards, including government-grade data encryption. Under the sponsorship of the city of New York, they are building the great new terminal at North Beach, on Flushing Bay, adjacent to the World's Fair grounds. Textual Records (in Boston): General administrative records of the Massachusetts WPA administrator, and records relating to the Salem, MA, Customs House Restoration Project, 1938-41 (in Boston). They have conducted, in whole or in part, more than 15,000 community centers. Other Agencies During the Great Depression Era. We print our reproduction WPA Posters on premium 100% cotton rag, acid-free archival papers. WPA User Interface. During its eight-year existence, the WPA put some 8.5 million people to work (over 11 million were unemployed in 1934) at a cost to the federal government of approximately $11 billion. The server also holds extensible authentication protocol messages. As a WPA member, we encourage you to get involved with our organization. Aviationâ2 Percent of Total Program. Exporter. The key to widespread achievements in research, granting proper supervision, is manpower. WPA artists are interpreting America to Americans through almost every form of the visual artsâfrom vast mosaics and murals through sculpture and easel paintings to preservation of native decorative art by the Index of American Design. Construction of public parks and facilities for recreation constitutes more than 11 percent of the WPA program. Both air commerce and national defense owe a debt of sincere gratitude to the Works Progress Administration. A (hard copy) report is more difficult to create and needs support from WPA or allot of work yourself. Nearly every American community has requested WPA projects of this type. The report also contains, in the form of occasional footnotes or addenda, examples of the relationship between these data and the total accomplishments of all three Federal relief agencies. 29-32. The few selected illustrations of each type of work are for the purpose of giving visual as well as narrative evidence of the scope and quality of the works and services. WPA staff indexing the 1920 U.S. census. CHECK OUT WTAE:Stay in the know with the latest Pittsburgh news, weather and sports. The insights and excerpts you can create based on the results are impressive. Federally paid WPA manpower from the relief rolls was made available to local communities at a time when American municipalities in many cases had found themselves unable to continue their airport development because of reduced tax revenue. Front Cover, Inventory: An Appraisal of Results of the Works Progress Administration, Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1938. WPA airport improvements range from major facilities for several score of the Nation's largest terminals to simple clearing and leveling of emergency landing fields in hazardous flying areas. These reports have presented in detail the problem of unemployment as we have found it, the manner in which we have met it and the financial considerations Involved.