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Date Original

1937; 1941


This item is a photo album chronicling activities related to the Division of Women's and Professional Projects in Arkansas. Topics include library programs, hot meal programs, Health Lunch Project, Home Aid project, historical records survey to inventory civic records, and 1937 flood refugees.

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; 11.75" x 15.5"


Sharp, Floyd, 1896-1969; Camp Pike (Ark.)

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Fort Smith, Sebastian County (Ark.); Camp Pike, Pulaski County (Ark.); Camden, Ouachita County (Ark.), Jonesboro, Craighead County(Ark.)




MS.000528, Item 23

Resource Type



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

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Item 23, Works Progress Administration (WPA) Arkansas scrapbooks, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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Arkansas Works Progress Administration, Women's and Professional Projects photograph album, 1937 and 1941