• Poster for the National Recovery Administration (NRA), during the Great Depression, Atlanta, Georgia, 1930s.

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    Poster for the National Recovery Administration (NRA), during the Great Depression, Atlanta, Georgia, 1930s.
    • Date
    • 1930/1939
    • Creator
    • Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Jackson, Charles D. (Photographer).
    • Description
    • Print is badly damaged and folded in middle. Print verso stamped "Charles Jackson" and inscribed "Wall next to 1st Federal Building, Marietta and Forsyth Sts." Date-stamped "22 Oct 1962." The poster on the wall is for the National Recovery Administra... more
      Print is badly damaged and folded in middle. Print verso stamped "Charles Jackson" and inscribed "Wall next to 1st Federal Building, Marietta and Forsyth Sts." Date-stamped "22 Oct 1962." The poster on the wall is for the National Recovery Administration (NRA, 1933-1935): "NRA Member, U.S., We do our part." Note on door reads, "Keep out except on business." There is a menu posted on another wall advertising "Plate lunch 20[cents]; Turkey dinner, also steak supper 25[cents]. Local identification number: AJCP180-017a. Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographic Archive, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library. less
    • Rights
    • Copyright Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cite as: AJCP180-017a, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographic Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library.
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    • Georgia State University. Library. Special Collections; Digital Library of Georgia
    • Contributing Institution
    • Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections

  • Works Progress Administration workers.

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    Works Progress Administration workers
    • Date
    • 1939
    • Creator
    • Unknown
    • Description
    • Dr. O.D. Hansen Dentist X-Ray Service' & 'J. Rulon Morgan - Lawyer' on corner windows of 2nd floor. Hedquist Drugs and Shriver's can also be seen. A hwy direction sign for US 91, 50 and 89 and mileage to Heber, Park City and Vernal can be seen on lam... more
      Dr. O.D. Hansen Dentist X-Ray Service' & 'J. Rulon Morgan - Lawyer' on corner windows of 2nd floor. Hedquist Drugs and Shriver's can also be seen. A hwy direction sign for US 91, 50 and 89 and mileage to Heber, Park City and Vernal can be seen on lamppost. A Utah 1939 license plate with numbers 204-066 can be seen on car. less
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    • Digital copyright owned by Provo City Library. See http://www.provolibrary.com/digitalcopyright
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    • Provo [Utah] City Library; Mountain West Digital Library
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    • Provo (UT) City Library

  • Children of a WPA (Work Projects Administration) worker's family near Siloam, Greene County, Georgia.

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    Children of a WPA (Work Projects Administration) worker's family near Siloam, Greene County, Georgia
    • Date
    • 1941-06
    • Creator
    • Delano, Jack
    • Rights
    • No known restrictions. For information, see U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs(http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/071_fsab.html)
    • Partner
    • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
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    • Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)

  • A trip around the world at story hour time Story Hour Club -- WPA library center.

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    A trip around the world at story hour time Story hour club--W.P.A library center
    • Date
    • 1936/1940
    • Creator
    • Weisberg, Shari
    • Rights
    • No known restrictions on publication.
    • Partner
    • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, DC 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
    • Is Part Of
    • Posters: WPA Posters

Roosevelts New Deal Recovery programs focused on stabilizing the economy by creating long-term employment opportunities, decreasing agricultural supply to drive prices up, and helping homeowners pay mortgages and stay in their homes, which also kept the banks solvent.

 Within the first One Hundred Days, Congress enacted 15 major pieces of legislation establishing New Deal agencies and programs. Among the Recovery programs were the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA), which established codes of fair practice for individual industries to promote industrial growth, and the National Recovery Administration (NRA). The NRA was one of the most controversial of the New Deal programs because it required government-based industrial regulation. Some of the rules, viewed as pro-union, included defining labor standards, and raising wages.

 Three of the New Deal Recovery programs are the focus of this section of the exhibition. The Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA) worked to ease the desperate plight of farmers, and is still considered one of the more controversial New Deal programs. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) provided work for a variety of professionals including nurses, librarians, artists, and craftsmen. And, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) would provide employment and hydroelectric power to areas of the country that hadnt had access to it before.

"Teaching With Documents: FDR's Fireside Chat on the Purposes and Foundations of the Recovery Program,” from the National Archives and Records Administration. http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/fdr-fireside/#documents