Writers, as well as laborers, were out of work during the Depression, and the WPA tried to put both men and women into jobs suitable to their skills. One of the lasting contributions of the WPA in South Carolina was the Historical Records Survey, directed by Anne King Gregorie (see Anne King Gregorie). Here, a WPA worker copies local records from Charleston.
Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.
- This indicator was developed to promote inquiry into how wartime government activities, the Progressive Movement, and the New Deal represented an expansion of federal power, including attempts to protect citizens.
- This indicator was designed to promote inquiry into military and economic policies during World War II, to include the significance of military bases in South Carolina. This indicator was also developed to foster inquiry into postwar economic developments and demographic changes, to include the immigration of Jewish refugees following the Holocaust.