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Florida Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) records

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Florida Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) records, 1936-1940 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Diana Gonzalez Kirby

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Collection Overview

Title: Florida Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) records, 1936-1940Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1936-1940

ID: ASM0319

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

Box 1 (folders 1-2) contains correspondence of the W.P.A.-Rare Books Project and the University of Miami, 1940. Box 1 (folders 3-10), box 2 (folders 11-20), and box 3 (folders 21-25) contain transcribed copies of rare Florida books, including transcriptions of British Colonial Office Records, ca. 1765-1783 (folders 21-25). 

Of interest is the typewritten manuscript of D.L. Reichard, W.P.A. archaeologist and field supervisor who, in 1936, conducted excavations of several Tequesta burial mounds throughout Miami and Miami Beach.  His summary and notes provide insights on the life and material culture of Tequesta Indians prior to the arrival of European explorers. 

    

Box 2, (folder 20) contains a promotional pamphlet describing the W.P.A. American Guide series of guidebooks and box 3 (folders 26-27) contain an incomplete untitled manuscript.

Formats/Genres: Bibliographies, Clippings, Documents, Letters, Reports, Transcripts

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Florida Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) Records document activities at the University of Miami in the Rare Books Project, a statewide effort initiated by the W.P.A. in 1940 to provide every library in the state with copies of rare books pertaining to Florida.

The Florida W.P.A. Records contain correspondence and transcribed copies of 13 monographs prepared by W.P.A. personnel.  Most of the typewritten manuscripts bear the name of the W.P.A. worker that transcribed the monograph, along with information on the source library or sponsor.  Some books that are represented in this collection may have been given to the University of Miami Library by the source library in exchange for books the University made available to the Rare Books Project. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, bibliographies, reports, transcripts, and public records.

Subject/Index Terms

Rare books - Florida
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945
United States. Works Progress Administration (Fla.)

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Florida Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) Records Finding Aid© 1993 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Preferred Citation: Florida Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) Records, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised by Rudo Kemper, 2009.

Container List (PDF): http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/legacy/asm0319CL.pdf


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Folder 21: British Colonial Office records. East Florida correspondence with the Board of Trade, 1765-1783. Transcriptions from Library of Congress collections. Typewritten copy. Missing pages.Add to your cart.
Folder 22: British Colonial Office records. East Florida correspondence with the Board of Trade, 1765-1783. Transcriptions from Library of Congress collections. Typewritten copy. Missing pages.Add to your cart.
Folder 23: British Colonial Office records. East Florida correspondence with the Board of Trade, 1765-1783. Transcriptions from Library of Congress collections. Typewritten copy. Missing pages.Add to your cart.
Folder 24: British Colonial Office records. East Florida correspondence with the Board of Trade, 1765-1783. Transcriptions from Library of Congress collections. Typewritten copy. Missing pages.Add to your cart.
Folder 25: British Colonial Office records. East Florida correspondence with the Board of Trade, 1765-1783. Transcriptions from Library of Congress collections. Typewritten copy. Missing pages.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Untilted [Chapter VI to the end]Add to your cart.
Typewritten copy that deals with a first-hand account of colonial life in the area near Great Lakes, Canda. Author unknown, pp. 322-705.
Folder 27: Untilted [Chapter VI to the end]Add to your cart.
Typewritten copy that deals with a first-hand account of colonial life in the area near Great Lakes, Canda. Author unknown, pp. 322-705.

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