Category:Federal Writers' Project

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Federal Writers' Project 
United States federal government project to fund written work and support writers during the Great Depression
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Poster for a radio presentation "Moments with genius" by the Barnum Radio Players on radio station WBBM, showing the stylized face of a man holding a test tube.
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Instance ofgovernment organization
Location United States of America
Inception
  • 27 July 1935
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Federal Writers' Project (en); 連邦作家計画 (ja); Federal Writers' Project (fr); Federal Writers’ Project (de) United States federal government project to fund written work and support writers during the Great Depression (en) Federal Writers Project, Federal Writers' Project (de); Federal Writers’ Project, Federal Writers Project, Federal Writers' Program, FWP (en)

The Federal Writers' Project was an American New Deal program of the Works Progress Administration, one of the arts projects known collectively as Federal Project Number One, part of the WPA Division of Professional and Service Projects. The Federal Writers' Project was organized in 1935 to give employment to writers, editors, historians, researchers, art critics, archaeologists, geologists and cartographers. Until October 1936 the project included the Historical Records Survey, which documented resources for research in U.S. history. The Federal Writers' Project created the American Guide Series, guidebooks for every U.S. state and select territories. Another important part of the project was to record oral histories such as the Slave Narratives and the Oneida Language and Folklore Project.

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This category has the following 9 subcategories, out of 9 total.