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A Guide to the Federal Writers Project Collection

Finding aid created by Stephen Jackson

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
August 2007

Descriptive Summary

Title: Federal Writers Project Collection
Dates: Circa 1935
Abstract: Federal Writers Project lists of historical sites for each county in the state of Florida.
Extent: 0.2 Linear feet. 1 box.
Identification: Ms 223
Language(s): English
Online Content Items from this collection have been digitized and are available online in the UF Digital Collections. For more information please see the note below.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Federal Writers Project was created in 1935 as an employment project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the New Deal program established during the Great Depression. Unemployed writers, editors and scholars were hired to complete several writing projects, such as the American Guide series, which compiled information on states, counties and cities.

Scope and Content

This collection contains lists of historical sites for each county in the state of Florida. Each county list includes an index of the researched sites, as well as site classifications (i.e., military, plantation, natural phenomena, historical, etc.). This information is a valuable resource for the study of Florida's counties up to the time of the Great Depression.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Administrative Information

Alternate Form of Material

Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Federal Writers Project Collection, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Contents List

1 Alachua-Bradford
1 Broward-Duval
1 Escambia-Lake
1 Lee-Monroe
1 Nassau-St. Johns
1 St. Lucie-Volusia

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Historic sites -- Florida.

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