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This Greenfield Daily Recorder-Gazette article lists local work relief projects funded by the new WPA (Works Progress Administration, 1835 ? 1941). The WPA is still the most widely remembered and admired work relief program of the New Deal era. Its bridges and roads, airports and golf courses can still be seen today. The WPA also employed artists to paint murals, actors to perform plays, and historians to interview former southern slaves. This article was written just as the WPA was replacing the older federal relief program. The goal was to replace welfare (then called "the dole") with jobs, Note in the article that jobs and workers are clearly separated by gender. All construction projects are designated for "men" while sewing projects are allocated to "women."

 

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"Federal Grants Pour Into Towns For WPA Plans" article from Greenfield Daily Recorder-Gazette newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Daily Recorder-Gazette
date   Nov 16, 1935
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
width   3.25"
height   9.75"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L08.049


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"Deerfield First To Receive Work Relief Allotment" article from Greenfield Daily Recorder-Gazette newspaper

"Franklin County to get C.C. Corps Camps in Four of State Forests at Once" article from Greenfield Daily Recorder-Gazette paper

"Deerfield and Bernardston Accept PWA; Northfield Rejects School Proposal" article from Greenfield Daily Recorder-Gazette paper


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