On Works Progress Administration (WPA) public works. Reel 1, highways and streets are graded and paved. A concrete bed is laid for an Atlantic City reservoir. Shows airports at Newark, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, and Philadelphia under construction. Buildings are razed in slum clearance projects. A sewerage project is completed. Reel 2, traffic control studies are made. Auto drivers are given fitness tests. Trachoma patients in rural areas are examined by traveling nurses and taken to WPA clinics. Shows supervised play and child care at WPA nursery schools, and adult education classes. Reel 3, murals are painted at the West Point Military Academy. WPA units present stage shows. Reel 4, WPA units carry out relief projects in flooded areas and in dust-bowl sections. Director Harry Hopkins inspects flooded areas in 1936. Food and medical supplies are delivered to dust storm victims. Dams are constructed to check erosion. Reel 5 shows park and playground areas that have been improved by WPA projects. Includes shots of Fort Niagara, restored colonial forts, and Abraham Lincoln landmarks in Springfield, Illinois.
National Archives Identifier: 12320
Local Identifier: 69.4
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): Contributor: Producer, Works Progress Administration. Made by Pathe News.