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The Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) was a federal government project in the United States created in 1935 to provide employment for historians, teachers, writers, librarians, and other white-collar workers during the Great Depression. It was part of the Wor

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The Federal Writers’ Project (FWP) was a federal government project in the United States created in 1935 to provide employment for historians, teachers, writers, librarians, and other white-collar workers during the Great Depression. It was part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), a New Deal program. It was one of a group of New Deal arts programs known collectively as Federal Project Number One or Federal One, focusing on the scenic, historical, cultural, and economic resources of the United States. The FWP employed thousands of people and produced hundreds of publications, including state guides, city guides, local histories, oral histories, ethnographies, and children’s books. In addition to writers, the project provided jobs to unemployed librarians, clerks, researchers, editors, and historians.

May 06, 2021, Thu ...
How COVID-era Federal Writers Project became a proposed bill - Los Angeles Times
Congressman Ted Lieu introduced the 21st Century Federal Writers’ Project act on May 6. It all started with an article by David Kipen in the L.A. Times
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REPS LIEU AND LEGER FERNANDEZ INTRODUCE THE 21ST CENTURY FEDERAL WRITERS’ PROJECT ACT | Congressman Ted Lieu
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-NM) introduced legislation that would create a new grant program administered by the Department of Labor to hire America’s un...
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May 06, 2020, Wed ...
Can the government save writers after coronavirus? FDR did. - Los Angeles Times
On the anniversary of the birth of the Works Progress Administration, it's worth asking what a post-COVID Federal Writers Project might look like.
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