Category: Federal Writers' Guides

The Federal Writers' Project looks at Aurora, Illinois

The Federal Writers' Project looks at Aurora, Illinois
  At the depths of the Great Depression, in 1935,  the Federal Writers Project, under the Works Progress Administration, employed over 6000 writers, artists, and photographers.  They recorded and documented many aspects of American life during a time of extreme financial distress, natural disasters and a looming war in Europe.  Many believe the most lasting contribution of the Writers... Read more »

The Federal Writers' Project Looks at the Old Chicago Post Office

The Federal Writers' Project Looks at the Old Chicago Post Office
      At the depths of the Great Depression, in 1935,  the Federal Writers Project, under the Works Progress Administration, employed over 6000 writers, artists, and photographers.  They recorded and documented many aspects of American life during a time of extreme financial distress, natural disasters and a looming war in Europe.  Many believe the most lasting contribution... Read more »