WPA Collection

In Louisiana, the headquarters for the Works Projects Administration (WPA) was located in New Orleans. The agency also operated district offices around the state. From 1935 until December 1942, WPA projects in the Crescent City included street paving, bridge building, levee building and flood control, bookbinding, adult education, job training, and much more. A considerable amount of the WPA's activities in New Orleans, and throughout the state, was documented by WPA photographers. This collection is a sampling of their work.

WPA Library & Book Mobile

WPA Education

WPA Public Health

WPA Recreation