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This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings detailing the activities of the Works Progress Administration in Arkansas. It largely details the impacts that U.S. invovlement in World War II had on WPA projects and programs, but it also describes ongoing WPA programs like scrap drives, library programs, and vocational training schools, as well as bridge and road construction projects. Finally, the scrapbook contains several articles about the 1942 senate race.

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; 19.5" x 15.75"


Sharp, Floyd, 1896-1969

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); Woodruff County (Ark.); Hot Spring County (Ark.); Hempstead County (Ark.); Polk County (Ark.)




MS.000528, Scrapbook 06

Resource Type



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

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Scrapbook 06, Works Progress Administration (WPA) Arkansas scrapbooks, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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A label on this scrapbook incorrectly identifies it as 1940. It is actually 1942.


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Works Progress Administration scrapbook, 1942