Travels with the FWP

“To support writers, editors, researchers, and historians during the Great Depression, the United States government created a program called The Federal Writers’ Project as part of the Works Project Administration, under FDR’s New Deal. The most famous works coming out of this project include the state travel guides, which have been archived within the Prelinger Library.”

Thumb through some of these guides to see how much is still relevant, and hit the road with the FWP in your pocket.

Here’s New England: A Guide to Vacationland
New Orleans City Guide
California: A Guide to the Golden State
Kentucky: A Guide to the Bluegrass State
A South Dakota Guide
Philiadelphia: A Guide to the Nation’s Birthplace
Mississippi: A guide to the Magnolia State

–Cara Binder

Bookmark and Share

This entry was posted in Books Archive and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Travels with the FWP

  1. I am thrilled to see that these beautiful guides, and other material published by the Federal Writers’ Project, are available in digital form. The digitizing has been done quite elegantly, too!

  2. Excellent article, and worth pursuing
    Greetings to you

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s