Creator

Date Original

undated

Description

This collections contains one postcard advertising the benefits of the REA Loan Act.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Rural Electrification Act (REA) provided loans to install electricity in rural areas of the United States. The funding was channeled through cooperative electric power companies. In order to carry this out, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Rural Electrification Administration through Executive Order 7037 on May 11, 1935. The Rural Electrification Act was then enacted by Congress on May 20, 1936. At the time, electricity was common in cities, but mostly unavailable in farms, ranches, and other rural areas.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.176.008

Resource Type

Text

Collection

REA Loan Act postcard, SMC.176.008

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

REA Loan Act postcard, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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