The Resource (microform)

(microform)

Label
1936-1941
Inclusive dates
1936-1941
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection consists of over 1300 Works Progress Administration/Virginia Writers' Project life histories, social-ethnic studies and youth studies, and over 50 ex-slave interviews and a small number of folklore write-ups, all of which were created under the Work Projects Administration by the Virginia Writers' Project. The life histories, social-ethnic studies and youth studies were written between 1938 and 1941, the ex-slave interviews and folklore studies between 1936 and 1937
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Is part of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Additional physical form
Originals held by The Library of Virginia
Biographical or historical data
  • The Virginia Writers' Project (VWP) was part of the Federal Writers' Project under the Work Projects Administration. The purpose of the Writers' Project was to gather information about selected occupational groups both in a rural and urban environment. The VWP was based in Richmond, and was directed by Hamilton J. Eckenrode (October 1935-March 1937), and later by Eudora Ramsay Richardson (March 1937-June 1942).
  • The Negro studies project of the VWP was in part sponsored by Hampton Institute. The project provided employment for educated blacks and collected information on black life in Virginia.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Life histories
Label
(microform)
Arrangement
Arranged numerically by life history number.
Base of film
unknown
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
  • WPA Life Histories on-line available at
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
diazo
Extent
8
Generation
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia
Positive negative aspect
negative
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000495484
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ReductionRatioRange
unknown
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Type of unit
reels. (Misc. Reel 1846-1853)

Library Locations

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