On Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in Michigan. County roads are graded and surfaced. Shows airports at Lansing and Detroit and emergency landing fields under construction. Women learn rug making and weaving. Braille books are made and proofread. A new state police headquarters is shown. Dramatizes the use of the police radio system in establishing road blocks to capture bank robbers. WPA and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) units battle a forest fire in the Upper Peninsula. Fire lanes and towers are constructed. Shows nursery school activities.
National Archives Identifier: 12355
Local Identifier: 69.41
Creator(s): Federal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration. (07/01/1939 - 06/30/1943) (Most Recent)
From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled 1931 - 1937
* Record Group 69: Records of the Work Projects Administration, 1922 - 1944
Level of Description: Item
Type(s) of Archival Materials: Moving Images
This item was produced or created: 1937
The creator compiled or maintained the series between: 1931 - 1937
General Note(s): Subject summary is available.
* Contributor: Producer, Works Progress Administration. Made by Pathe News.
Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted
Use Restriction(s): Undetermined
Sound Type: Sound
Accession Number(s): 330
Airports, Braille, Civilians, Forest fires, Highway construction, Michigan, Motion pictures, Nursery schools, Police, Weaving, Living New Deal