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During the 1930s and 1940s, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) set up hundreds of regional offices to document local conditions, history, and culture from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Seattle, Washington. Along the way, they collected oral histories, talked to farmers, and took thousands of photographs. In Louisiana, the folks at the WPA office managed to document community activities, transportation improvements, and Native Americans. The LOUISiana Digital Library has created this fine collection of over 4,700 items from this remarkable trove of material. Visitors can browse around as they see fit, and they can also search for items by subject, title, or description. Some items here include a short history of Franklin Parish, a history of the Aaron Prescott plantation, and the text of some Acadian folk songs.
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