Typewritten records prepared by the Federal Writers' Project 1936-1938, assembled by the Library of Congress Project, Work Projects Administration (WPA), sponsored by the Library of Congress, and first published in 1941. As explained in the introduction: the present Library of Congress Project, under the sponsorship of the Library of Congress, is a unit of the Public Activities Program of the Community Service Programs of the Work Projects Administration for the District of Columbia. According to the Project Proposal (WPA Form 301), the purpose of the Project is to collect, check, edit, index, and otherwise prepare for use WPA records, Professional and Service Projects. the Writers' Unit of the Library of Congress Project processes material left over from or not needed for publication by the state Writers' Projects. On file in the Washington office in August, 1939, was a large body of slave narratives, photographs of former slaves, interviews with white informants regarding slavery, transcripts of laws, advertisements, records of sale, transfer, and manumission of slaves, and other documents.
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B & R Samizdat Express
March 01, 2010
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