Collection Number: 70103

Collection Title: Lee A. Wallace Works Progress Administration Scrapbook, 1939-1942

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1 item items)
Abstract Scrapbook, 1939-1942, created by Lee A. Wallace, a white administrator for District 1 of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Scrapbook includes printed materials and photographs documenting a variety of WPA District 1 projects supervised by Wallace. A majority of the images depict projects in various states of progres including community centers, schools, bridges, roads, airports, utlities (sewer, water, electricity), jails, courthouses, public piers, and parks. WPA District 1 in North Carolina included Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrell, and Washington Counties. A majority of the materials are captioned and dated. These projects were completed during a period when segregation laws required the creation of separate public facilities for white and non-white citizens. The scrapbook contains a few images with captions indicating they depict work being done in majority Black communities, as well as including images depicting black citiznes and workers
Creator Wallace, Lee A.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Lee A. Wallace Works Progress Administration Scrapbook #70103, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Donated by Lee A. Wallace, Jr., Transferred from the North Carolina Colllecion, September 2021 (Acc. 20210908.1)
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Lee A. Wallace was a white Works Progress Administration District 1 Administrator for an area that included Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrell, and Washington Counties, N.C.

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Scrapbook, 1939-1942, created by Lee A. Wallace, a white administrator for District 1 of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Scrapbook includes printed materials and photographs documenting a variety of WPA District 1 projects supervised by Wallace. A majority of the images depict projects in various states of progres including community centers, schools, bridges, roads, airports, utlities (sewer, water, electricity), jails, courthouses, public piers, and parks. WPA District 1 in North Carolina included Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrell, and Washington Counties. A majority of the materials are captioned and dated. These projects were completed during a period when segregation laws required the creation of separate public facilities for white and non-white citizens. The scrapbook contains a few images with captions indicating they depict work being done in majority Black communities.

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Contents list

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311 items.

Arrangement: Original order.

Image Box IB-70103/1

Lee A. Wallace Works Progress Adminitration Scrapbook, circa 1939-1942 #70103, Series: "Lee A. Wallace Works Progress Administration Scrapbook, circa 1939-1942." IB-70103/1

200 Items

A majority of the images are caption and dated.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Patrick Cullom, September 2021

Encoded by: Patrick Cullom, September 2021

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