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Illinois Historical Records Survey of the Work Projects Administration - RG 954 | Illinois State Archives

Name: Illinois Historical Records Survey of the Work Projects Administration - RG 954
Sources: Created in 1935 as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration, the Illinois Historical Records Survey undertook to locate and describe federal, state, county, municipal, and church archives in Illinois. After August 1936 the survey operated as a separate project within the Women's and Professional Division of the Works Progress Administration. In 1938 the Survey expanded to include inventories of manuscript depositories and Lincolniana in Illinois newspapers. In 1939 the Works Progress Administration changed its name to the Work Projects Administration and federal sponsorship of the Survey ended. Sponsorship continued on a state level until the survey ended in 1943. By then only a small number of the inventories had been published. All remaining research data and inventory work sheets from unpublished inventories were deposited with the Illinois State Archives.


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