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Works Progress Administration Iowa Records

Identifier: MsC0447

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Scope and Contents

The records of the Works Projects Administration: Iowa dates from 1935 through 1943, and measures six linear feet. These records are arranged in three series: 1) General files, 2) Jefferson County, Iowa, and 3) Van Buren County, Iowa. The general files contain such items as administrative orders, finance memoranda, and supervisor's guides relating to the overall operations. The Jefferson and Van Buren County records concern specific projects, such as school lunch programs, county road work, and farm data surveys. These are documented with personnel records, time reports, inventories, payrolls, progress reports, and more.

WPA materials relating specifically to the Federal Theatre Project can be found in two additional collections held by the University of Iowa Libraries: the Don Farran Papers and the Edward C. Mabie Papers.


  • Creation: 1935-1943


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.


9.00 Linear Feet

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Project records for public service employment in Jefferson and Van Buren Counties in Iowa.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Mrs. John Scott in 1985.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)