Pierpont, Francis Harrison (1814-1899). Papers
West Virginia University. W.P.A. Writers Project. Records
West Virginia University. W. P. A. Writers Project
6 ft. 6 in. (15 document cases, 5 in. each; 1 flat storage box, 3 in.)
The guidelines, assignment sheets, time sheets, correspondence, reports, financial statements and supply requests of the Works Progress Administration (later Work Projects Administration), Writers Project conducted at West Virginia University during the New Deal. This program's most noteworthy result issued forth in the Historical Records Survey which is one of the most extensive surveys of any state including county court record abstracts as well as state and county profiles. The papers show some of the costs of the project, personnel involved including their credentials and how and what was accomplished in the survey.
A&M No.: 527
The materials are in English
West Virginia & Regional History Collection