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Guide: WPA Related Resources Available at IUB Wells Library

A number of publications disseminated by agencies of the Works Projects Administration were received at IUB Wells Library during the 1930's and 1940's . Most of the Library's holdings consist of publications of the U.S. Historical Records Survey, but WPA and Federal Writers Project materials owned by the Library are included on this website. Actual publications are shelved offsite or in microformat as indicated.


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WPA in Indiana

Final Report of the Indiana Works Projects Administration. John K. Jennings, State Administrator. March 1943. PDF copy.


Works Projects Administration. Archives of the Work Projects Administration and Predecessors: 1933-1943. 13 Reels; Includes Final Report of the Indiana Works Projects Administration. FW 4.2: Ar 2/1x


Works Projects Administration. [release on Ind. highways]. Note: One page "release" about WPA work on Indiana highways.


See also: Caudell, Marcia, Deborah Jones, Ben Jessup and Marti Reeser. "WPA Library Projects in Indiana." Indiana Libraries, Volume 20, Number 1, 2001. 7-14.


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Historical Records Survey

All Historical Records Survey publications owned by Indiana University Libraries have been cataloged. Only titles and call numbers are provided here. For full bibliographic information search IUCAT by title.

1440 Early American Portrait Artists (1663 - 1860).
1940. ALF FW 4.14: Am3/3/prelim.

American imprints inventory.
1939. IUB Research Collections Z731.A2 H59
1941. IUB Wells Library Research Collections Z731.A2 H6

American imprints inventory, the WPA Historical Records Survey Program, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration. A hand-list of American publishers, 1876-1900.
1940. IUB Wells Library Research Collections Z1215 .H6

Calendar of the letters and documents of Peter Force and his son William Q. Force on the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence in the Loomis Collection, Washington, D.C.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: C 12/D63/1x 1940

Calendar of the manuscripts in the Schomburg Collection of Negro Literature located at 135th Street Branch, New York Public Library.
1942. IUB Wells Library Microform Services Z1412 and Z 1426

Calendar of the writings of Frederick Douglass in the Frederick Douglass memorial home, Anacostia, D.C.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: D633 /4

Calendar of wills in West Virginia; no. 49, Upshur county (Buckhannon).
1941. ALF FW 4.14: W52/8/no. 49

Check list of Historical Records Survey publications.

1943. ALF FW 4.23:7

Check list: records required by law in Florida counties (revised).
1939. ALF FW 4.14: F 663/1x/939

County government in Wisconsin.
1942. ALF FW 4.14:W753/C83 v.1-3

County government of the provisional state of Deseret.
1937. ALF Y3 .W89/2:2 C83/1x 1937

County-parish boundaries in Louisiana.
1929. ALF FW 4.14: L93/2

Descriptions of county offices in Oregon and check list of their records.
1937. ALF Y3 .W89/2: Or 3/1x

Directories of religious bodies of Michigan Directory of churches and religious organizations : Greater Detroit, 1941.

1941. ALF FW 4.14: M582c

A directory of churches and religious organizations in Indiana.

1940. ALF FW4.14: In2c

Directory of churches and religious organizations in Maine.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: M284c

Directory of churches and religious organizations in New Mexico, 1940.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: R27/ N46x

Directory of churches and religious organizations in New Orleans.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: L93e

Directory of churches and religious organizations in San Diego county.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: C128c/3

A directory of churches and religious organizations in San Francisco, California, 1941.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: C128c/4

A directory of churches and religious organizations in the District of Columbia, 1939.
1939. IUB Wells Library Research Collections BR560.W3 H5

A directory of churches and religious organizations in the state of Arkansas, 1942.
1942. ALF FW 4.14: Ar4/2x

A directory of churches and religious organizations in the state of Wyoming, 1939.
1939. ALF FW 4.14: W994/prelim.

Directory of churches and religious organizations in Wisconsin.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: W753c/2

Directory of churches and religious organizations of Idaho.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: Id1c

Directory of churches in New Jersey: Bergen County.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/5 v.II

Directory of churches in New Jersey : Burlington County.

1940. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/5 v.III

Directory of Churches in New Jersey : Camden County Prepared by the New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/5 v.IV

Directory of Churches in New Jersey : Cape May County Prepared by the New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/5 v.V

Directory of Churches in New Jersey : Cumberland County Prepared by the New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration.
1940. ALF FW4.14: N42jc/5 v.VI

Directory of Churches in New Jersey : Essex County.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/5 v.VII

Directory of Churches in New Jersey : Gloucester County Prepared by the New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/5 v.VIII

Directory of Churches in New Jersey : Hunterdon County Prepared by the New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/5 v.X

Directory of Churches in New Jersey : Middlesex County Prepared by the New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Community Service Programs, Work Projects Administration.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/5 v.XII

Directory of Churches in New Jersey : Morris County Prepared by the New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/5 v. XIV

Directory of Churches in New Jersey : Passaic County Prepared by the New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/5 v.XVI

Directory of Churches in New Jersey : Salem County Prepared by the New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/5 v.XVII

Directory of Churches in New Jersey : Somerset County Prepared by the New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/5 v.XVIII

Directory of Churches in New Jersey : Union County Prepared by the New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Programs, Work Projects Administration.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/5 v.XX

Directory of churches in New Jersey : volume IX, Hudson County.
1941. ALF FW 4.14:N 42jc/5 v.IX

Directory of Churches in New Jersey : Warren County Prepared by the New Jersey Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Community Service Programs, Work Projects Administration.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/5 v.XXI

Directory of churches in New Jersey, v.XIX, Sussex County.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/5 v.XIV

Directory of churches in New Jersey. Bergen county.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/5 v.II

Directory of churches, missions, and religious institutions of Tennessee : No. 19 Davidson County (Nashville).
1940. ALF FW 4.14: T256c/2 v.19

Directory of churches, missions, and religious institutions of Tennessee : No. 33 Hamilton County (Chattanooga).
1940. ALF FW 4.14: T256c/2 v.33

Directory of churches, missions, and religious institutions of Tennessee : No. 47. Know County (Knoxville).
1941. ALF FW 4.14: T256c/2 v.47

Directory of churches, missions, and religious institutions of Tennessee : No. 79. Shelby County (Memphis).
1941. ALF FW 4.14: T256c/2 v.90

Directory of churches, missions, and religious institutions of Tennessee : No. 90 Washington County (Jonesboro).
1942. ALF FW 4.14: T256c/2 v.90


Directory of Negro Baptist churches in United States.
1942. ALF FW 4.14: IL 6c/5 v.1-2



Duties and functions of Kentucky county government.
1938. ALF Y 3.W89/2:43 K419/3

Final report and inventory of the Vermont Historical records survey, W.P.A.
1942. ALF FW 4.14: V592/7

Guide to church vital statistic records in the state of Rhode Island. Supplement to Guide to public vital statistics, births, marriages, deaths.
1942. ALF FW 4.14: R34c/1x

A guide to church vital statistics records in California. San Francisco and Alameda counties: six denominations.
1942. ALF FW 4.14: C128c/1x

Guide to church vital statistics records in Illinois.
1942. ALF FW 4.14: IL6c/4/prelim. ed.

Guide to church vital statistics records in North Dakota.
1942. ALF FW 4.14: N823c/1x

Guide to depositories of manuscript collections in the United States.
1938. IUB Wells Library Research Collections Z6620.U5 H6

Guide to public vital statistics records in Florida.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: F663/6

Guide to public vital statistics records in Georgia.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: G296/4

Guide to public vital statistics records in Kentucky.
1942. ALF FW 4.14: K41/ V83x


Guide to public vital statistics records in Minnesota.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: M666/6

Guide to public vital statistics records in South Dakota.
1942. ALF FW 4.14: So84/ V83x

Guide to the manuscript collections in the archives of the North Carolina Historical commission.
1942. IUB Wells Library Research Collections Z1319 .H5

Guide to the manuscript collections in the Historical society of Pennsylvania.
1940. IUB Wells Library Research Collections Z1319 .H6

Guide to the public vital statistics records, births, marriages, deaths, in the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

1941. ALF FW 4.14: R34/ V834x

Guide to vital statistics in the city of New York, borough of Brooklyn. Churches.
1942. ALF FW 4.14: N42/ N42/ V832x

Guide to vital statistics in the city of New York, borough of Manhattan. Churches.
1942. ALF FW 4.14: N42/ N42/ V836x

Guide to vital statistics in the city of New York, borough of Queens. Churches.
1942. ALF FW 4.14: N42/N42/V 837x

Guide to vital statistics in the city of New York, borough of Richmond. Churches. Sponsored by Fiorello H. LaGuardia, mayor of the city of New York.
1942. ALF FW 4.14: N42/N42/V 838x

Guide to vital statistics in the city of New York, borough of the Bronx. Churches.
1942. ALF FW 4.14: N42/ N42/ V831x

Guide to vital statistics records in Colorado.
1942. ALF FW 4.14: C67/ V837x v.1

The Historical records survey in New Jersey. Description of its purpose, account of its accomplishments, bibliography of its publications.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: N40/ H62x

The Historical Records Survey. A statement of its program and accomplishments presented to the sub-committee of the Senate Committee on education and labor, in connection with the bill to create a permanent bureau of fine arts, March 1, 1938.
1938. Lilly Library CD3020 .H314

History in the making : the story of the Historical records survey in Illinois, 1936.
1940. Lilly Library CD3200 .H673

History of the Southern Wisconsin district of the Evangelical Lutheran synod of Missouri, Ohio and other states. Submitted to the synod of southern Wisconsin in conventions assembled in Watertown, June 22-28, 1927, and in Janesville, June 25-29, 1928, and published at their direction.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: W753/ E92x

History of the U.S. Custom house, New Orleans, by Stanley C. Arthur 1940, ALF FW 4.14:N496x


Index of the Official register of the officers and men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/11x 1941

Index to marriage notices in the Southern churchman, 1835-1941.
1942. ALF FW 4.14: In 2/1x v.1-2

Index to the Burlington Free Press in the Billings Library, University of Vermont.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: V 502/4/ v.2

Inventory of federal archives in the states.
1938. ALF FW 4.14: F317/A12/1x
Some volumes in Research Collections Stacks CD3020 .H5


Inventory of County Archives of Minnesota: Marshall County.
No.5. Benton County -- no. 6. Big Stone County -- no. 11. Cass County -- no. 12. Chippewa County -- no. 19. Dakota County -- no. 21. Douglas County (Alexandria) --no. 25. Goodhue County -- no. 26. Grant County -- no. 29. Hubbard County -- no. 32. Jackson County -- no. 33. Kanabec County -- no. 41. Lincoln County -- no. 45. Marshall County -- no. 46. Martin County -- no. 47. Meeker County -- no. 49. Morrison County -- no. 52. Nicollet County -- no.53. Nobles County -- no. 55. Olmsted County -- no. 56. Otter Tail County -- no. 59. Pipestone County -- no. 65. Renville County -- no. 66. Rice County -- no. 67. Rock County -- no. 70. Scott County -- no. 71. Sherburne County -- no. 73. Stearns County -- no. 79. Wabasha County -- no. 86. Wright County.
1936. ALF FW 4.14: M666/C83/no.


Inventory of records in Muskogee county court house.
1936. ALF FW 4.14: Ok 4/C83/51x

Inventory of the Bixby collection in the Palos Verdes Library and Art Gallery.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: C128 /3

Inventory of the church and synagogue archives of Michigan. Jewish bodies.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: M582c/ 65x

Inventory of the church and synagogue archives of Tennessee. Jewish congregations.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: T356c/3

Inventory of the Church Archives in New York City : Presbyterian Church in the United States of America.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: N 42/N 42/P73x

Inventory of the church archives in New York City. Eastern Orthodox churches and the Armenian Church in America.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: N42/N42/ Ea6x

Inventory of the church archives in New York City. Lutherans.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: N42/N42/L97x

Inventory of the church archives in New York City. Protestant Episcopal Church, Diocese of Long Island.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: N42/ N42/ P75x v.2

Inventory of the church archives of Connecticut : Lutheran.
1941. ALF FW 4.14 C74 L96x

Inventory of the church archives of Connecticut. Protestant Episcopal.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: C74 P73x

Inventory of the church archives of Michigan, Dearborn Churches.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: M582c /5

Inventory of the church archives of Michigan : Presbyterian Church in U.S.A., Presbytery of Flint.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: M582c/ 12

Inventory of the church archives of Michigan : Protestant Episcopal Bodies, diocese of Michigan.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: M582c/ 2

Inventory of the church archives of Michigan. African Methodist Episcopal church, Michigan conference.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: M582c/ 4

Inventory of the church archives of Michigan. Church of the Nazarene, Michigan district assembly.
1942. ALF FW 4.14: M582c/ 26x

Inventory of the church archives of Michigan. Churches of God, Michigan assemblies.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: M582c/ 11

Inventory of the church archives of Michigan. Evangelical and Reformed church.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: M582c/ 9

Inventory of the church archives of Michigan. Evangelical church, Michigan conference.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: M582c/ 8

Inventory of the church archives of Michigan. Pilgrim holiness church, Michigan district.
1942. ALF FW 4.14: M582c/ 15

Inventory of the church archives of Michigan. Presbyterian church in U.S.A., Presbytery of Detroit. Prepared by the Historical records survey project, Division of professional and service projects, Work projects administration. Michigan State administrative board, sponsor. Michigan Historical collections, co-sponsor.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: M582c/ 7


1940. ALF FW 4.14: M582c/ 57x

Inventory of the church archives of Michigan. Protestant Episcopal church, diocese of Western Michigan.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: M582c/ 56x

Inventory of the church archives of Michigan. Salvation army in Michigan.
1942. ALF FW 4.14: M582c/ 82x

Inventory of the church archives of Michigan. The Roman Catholic church, archdiocese of Detroit.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: M 582c/ 10

Inventory of the church archives of Missouri. Baptist bodies : Tebo Baptist association.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: M69oc no.1 Tebo Baptist Assoc.

Inventory of the church archives of Nevada: Protestant Episcopal Church.
1939. ALF FW 4.14: N41c/2x

Inventory of the church archives of Nevada: Roman Catholic Church.

1941. ALF FW 4.14: N41c/ 1x

Inventory of the church archives of New Jersey: Baha'i assemblies.

1938. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/ 7

Inventory of the church archives of New Jersey: Baptist bodies.

1938. ALF Y 3.W 89/2:43 42J/2

Inventory of the church archives of New Jersey: Baptist bodies, Seventh Day Baptist supplement.

1938. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc

Inventory of the church archives of New Jersey: Congregational Christian churches.

1939. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc /8

Inventory of the church archives of New Jersey: Evangelical Church.

1940. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/ 10

Inventory of the church archives of New Jersey: Presbyterians, Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., United Presbysterian Church of North America.

1941. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/3

Inventory of the church archives of New Jersey. Protestant Episcopal, Diocese of New Jersey, Diocese of Newark.

1940. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc /2

Inventory of the church archives of New Jersey. Unitarian Church.

1940. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc /4

Inventory of the Church Archives of New York City, Protestant Episcopal Church, Diocese of New York New York, Bronx, Richmond.

1940. ALF FW4.14: N 42/N42/P76x v.2

Inventory of the Church Archives of New York City, Roman Catholic Church, Archdiocese of New York.

1940. ALF FW 4.14 N42yc/14/ v.2

Inventory of the Church archives of New York State : exclusive of New York City : Protestant Episcopal Church, Diocese of Rochester.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: N42yoc

Inventory of the church archives of New York state, exclusive of New York City Protestant Episcopal Church, Diocese of Western New York.
1939. ALF FW 4.14: N42/ P734x

Inventory of the Church Archives of North Carolina : Southern Baptist Convention, Alleghany Association.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: N81/ S51x

Inventory of the Church Archives of North Carolina : Southern Baptist Convention, Brunswick Association.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: N81/ S52x

Inventory of the Church Archives of North Carolina : Southern Baptist Convention, Flat River Association.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: N81/ S54x

Inventory of the Church Archives of North Carolina : Southern Baptist Convention, Raleigh Association.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: N81/ S57x

Inventory of the Church Archives of North Carolina : Southern Baptist Convention, Central association.
1941. ALF 4.14: N81/ S53x

Inventory of the church archives of North Carolina. Southern Baptist convention. Stanly Association.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: N81/ S58x

Inventory of the church archives of Oklahoma.
1937. ALF Y 3 .W89/2: 43 Ok43x

Inventory of the church archives of Rhode Island. Society of Friends.
1939. ALF Y 3 .W89/2:43 R34

Inventory of the church archives of Tennessee. Tennessee Baptist Convention, Ocoee Baptist Association.
1934. ALF FW 4.14: T256c/ 57x

Inventory of the church archives of Vermont : No. 1. Diocese of Vermont Protestant Episcopal.

1940. ALF FW 4.14: V596x

Inventory of the church archives of Virginia Guide to the manuscript collections of the Virginia Baptist Historical Society, supplement no.1, index to the obituary notices in the Religious Herald, Richmond, Virginia, 1828-1938. Prepared by the Historical Records Survey of Virginia, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, sponsored by the Virginia Conservation Commission.

1940. ALF FW 4.14: V819c/3

Inventory of the church archives of West Virginia.

1939. ALF FW 4/14: W52 P73x

Inventory of the church archives of West Virginia, The Presbyterian churches.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: W52vc

Inventory of the church archives of Wisconsin: Moravian.

1938. ALF FW 4.14: W753/ M5x

Inventory of the church archives of Wisconsin: Church of the United Brethren in Christ.

1940. ALF FW 4.14: W753c

Inventory of the church archives of Wisconsin: Church of the Nazarene.

1941. ALF FW 4.14: W753c/3

Inventory of the county and borough archives of New York City.

1939. ALF FW 4.14: N428
FW 4.14: N42y/No. No.2 Kings County
FW 4.14: N42y/No. No.4 Bronx Borough

Inventory of the Roman Catholic church records in New Hampshire.

1938. ALF FW 4.14: N46c/ 1x

Inventory of the town and city archives of Connecticut.
Fairfield County, Weston v.XXI ALF FW 4.14: C74/ C83/1
Hartford County, Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield ALF FW 4.14: C74/ C83/2 v.I
Hartford County, Newington. FW 4.14: C 74/ C83/2 v.XVII
1939.

Judicial and congressional district boundary law in Louisiana.

1939. ALF FW 4.14: L93/4

List and index of presidential executive orders : unnumbered series (1789-1941).

1979. IUB Wells Library GPD Reference (LC) Z6455.A4 H5 1979

A manual for field workers of the church archives inventory in Florida.
1939. ALF FW 4.14: F663/ M32x

Municipal government in Indiana. Vol 3. Third class cities.

1942. ALF FW 4.14: In 2/2 v.3,pt.A & B

The national survey of county archives : a paper.

1938. ALF Y 3.89/2:43 AR 2

New York city church archives. Religious society of Friends. Catalogue. Records in possession of, or relating to, the two New York yearly meetings of the Religious society of Friends and their subordinate meetings.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: N42/ N42/ R34x

Outline of development of Methodism in Tennessee.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: T256c No.6

Preliminary bibliography of material relating to churches in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, and Southern Ohio.

1940. ALF FW 4.14: B47x

Preliminary list of churches and religious organizations in Oklahoma.

1942. ALF FW 4.14: Ok4c v.1/prelim. v.1

A preliminary list of religious bodies in Florida.
1939. ALF FW 4.14: F663/P56x

Records of the New Harmony community.
1950. Main Library Research Collections E172 .I2 v.2

Spanish land grants in Florida; briefed translations from the archives of the Board of commissioners for ascertaining claims and titles to land in the territory of Florida.
1940. ALF FW 4.14: F663/5 volumes 1-4

Summary of legislation concerning vital statistics in Rhode Island.
1937. ALF Y 3 .W89/2: R34/ V836x

Transcriptions of early church records of New Jersey (Presbyterian) John Brainerd's Journal (1761-1762), a reprint.
1941. ALF FW 4.14: N42jc/9

Vital statistics holdings by government agencies in Michigan.

Birth Records:ALF FW 4.14: M582/V83/B53
Marriage Records: ALF FW 4.14: M582/V83/M34
1941.

Vital statistics holdings of church archives in Michigan, Wayne county.

1942. ALF FW 4.14: M582c/17

Working with history : the Historical Records Survey in Louisiana and the nation, 1936-1942.

1981. IUB Wells Library Research Collections Statcks F369 .N63

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Federal Writer's Project

Indiana Federal Writers' Project/Program Papers: Guide to the Microfilm Edition at Indiana State University. Compiled by Robert L. Carter, Edited by David E. Vancil. Terre Haute, IN: Friends of the Cunningham Memorial Library. Sample Page. Guide and microfilm available in the IUB Wells Library, Government Information, Microforms and Statistical Services Dept., CD3221 .I52 1992 Guide and Microfilm

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Links to other WPA and related websites

Florida Folklife
Library of Congress. Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections, 1937-1942.

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