Federal Writers' Project Kentucky: A Guide to the Bluegrass manuscript

Abstract

The Federal Writers' Project manuscript (dated 1939; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises a typescript of Kentucky: A Guide to the Bluegrass with accompanying photographs documenting Kentucky's geography, agriculture, architecture, churches, newspapers, archaeology, folklore and history.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Federal Writers' Project Kentucky: A Guide to the Bluegrass manuscript
Date
1939
Extent
0.45 Cubic feet
Subjects
Agriculture--Kentucky.
Archaeology--Kentucky.
Architecture--Kentucky
Churches--Kentucky.
Folklore.
Kentucky--Geography.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Amanda Hanner
Preferred Citation
46m55: [identification of item], Federal Writers' project manuscript, 1939, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Works Progress Administration founded the Federal Writers' Project in 1935 to provide jobs in the United States during the Great Depression. It was directed by Henry G. Alsberg from 1935 to 1939. The WPA put emphasis on creating an American Guide Series, to demonstrate important aspects of each state. The Federal Writers' Project ended in 1943.
Scope and Content
The Federal Writers' Project manuscript (dated 1939; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) comprises a typescript of Kentucky: A Guide to the Bluegrass with accompanying photographs documenting Kentucky's geography, agriculture, architecture, churches, newspapers, archaeology, folklore and history. The Federal Writers' Project was started by the Works Progress Administration as part of their work on an American Guide Series. The typescript is separated by: general background, cities and towns and highways and byways. Included is the appendices and index, which details church histories, Native American presence, museums and other information concerning Kentucky.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Part I, Kentucky: The General Background draft, 1939

  • Box 1, Folder 1-2
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Part II, Cities and Towns draft, 1939

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Part III, Highways and Byways draft, 1939

  • Box 1, Folder 4-6
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Appendices and index, draft, 1939

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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Pictures for draft, 1939

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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