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This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings chronicling publicity on garden programs and surplus commodities throughout Arkansas. Topics include garden plots, canning programs, seed and meat distribution programs, and government programs to buy surplus crops.

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; 16.25" x 19.5"


Sharp, Floyd, 1896-1969

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); Batesville, Independence County (Ark.); Pine Bluff, Jefferson County (Ark.); Arkadelphia, Clark County (Ark.); Jonesboro, Craighead County (Ark.); Lawrence County (Ark.); Newport, Jackson County (Ark.); Forrest City, St. Francis County (Ark.); West Memphis, Crittenden County (Ark.); Fordyce, Dallas County (Ark.); Texarkana, Miller County (Ark.); Hope, Hempstead County (Ark.); Booneville, Logan County (Ark.) Magnolia, Columbia County (Ark.); Searcy, White County (Ark.)




MS.000528, Scrapbook 21

Resource Type



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

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Scrapbook 21, Works Progress Administration (WPA) Arkansas scrapbooks, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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Garden Programs and Surplus Commodities scrapbook, 1933-1935