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This scrapbook contains newspaper clippings describing the activities of the Works Progress Administration in Arkansas. It covers topics including the use of WPA workers on farms, Trade Schools, lunch programs, the Arkansas Guide Book, Adams Field, tornado relief efforts, severe flooding along the Arkansas River, and various construction projects.
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; 19.5" x 16"
Sharp, Floyd, 1896-1969
Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); Pope County (Ark.); Hamburg, Ashely County (Ark.); Fort Smith, Sebastian County (Ark.);
MS.000528, Scrapbook 08
Works Progress Administration (WPA) Arkansas scrapbooks, MS.000528
Arkansas State Archives
Scrapbook 08, Works Progress Administration (WPA) Arkansas scrapbooks, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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