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This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings chronicling the activities of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration in Arkansas. It describes the loans provided by the Rural Relief Administration, the founding of Dyess Colony, importation of Cattle, the end of the Civil Works Administration, various road and building projects, and political debates over FERA's activities.
Floyd Sharp was the state administrator of the Works Progress Administration in Arkansas during the Great Depression. A native of Tennessee, he moved with his family to Garland County, Arkansas, in 1907. After serving in World War I, he worked as a printer for the Hot Springs, Arkansas, New Era newspaper while earning a law degree. He then served as an attorney for the state Labor Department.
In 1936 he was the principal author of a publication concerning the work of federal relief agencies in Arkansas, "Development and Administration of Emergency Programs, Traveling Recovery Road: The Story of Relief, Work-relief and Rehabilitation in Arkansas, August 30, 1932 to November 15, 1936." Later he served as war manpower director for Arkansas, and as state director of the War Assets Administration, 1942-1945. From 1950-1964 Sharp was associated with the Fagan Electric Company in Little Rock, Arkansas.
This scrapbook belonged to Floyd Sharp.
Scrapbook; 16.25" x 20.25"
Sharp, Floyd, 1896-1969
Arkansas; Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.);
MS.000528, Scrapbook 12
Works Progress Administration (WPA) Arkansas scrapbooks, MS.000528
Arkansas State Archives
Scrapbook 12, Works Progress Administration (WPA) Arkansas scrapbooks, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.