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WPA: Works Progress Administration/Work Projects Administration: Images & Artifacts

Researching the WPA, a New Deal agency responsible for operating a wide variety of work-relief programs during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Photograph Collections

WPA Public Works Improvements Photograph Collection.
Includes views of various public works projects in seventeen Minnesota towns. Projects include road construction, street lighting, water utilities and towers, and sewage treatment plants.

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Photographs and Negatives Collection
Series provides numerous views of WPA projects around the state of Minnesota. In addition to views of WPA projects, several photographs compiled by the WPA for local histories are also included: some of these views date back to the 1860s. 85 of Minnesota's counties are represented in this collection with the heaviest emphasis on Ramsey and Hennepin counties.
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