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This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings chronicling the activities of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration in Arkansas. It consists of "News and Editorial Comment" collected by the Federal Reemployment Service. This news primarily focuses on the implementation of the National Recovery Act and local reactions to its regulations.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Physical Description

Scrapbook; 16" x 19.5"


Sharp, Floyd, 1896-1969

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); Phillips County (Ark.); Sevier County (Ark.); Craighead County (Ark.); Miller County (Ark.); Jefferson County (Ark.); Clark County (Ark.)




MS.000528, Scrapbook 14

Resource Type



Works Progress Administration (WPA) Arkansas scrapbooks, MS.000528

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Scrapbook 14, Works Progress Administration (WPA) Arkansas scrapbooks, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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A label on the cover of this scrapbook identifies it as containing Federal Emergency Relief Administration Local Publicity (FERA) material. This scrapbook covers the National Recovery Act.


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National Recovery Act scrapbook, 1934-1935