United States Federal Civil Works Administration, Illinois. Reports, 1934 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
This collection contains copies of the final reports (dated April 15, 1934) of the county, district, and statewide projects completed by the Emergency Relief Commission of the Civil Works Administration for the State of Illinois.
The Civil Works Administration for Illinois was established in November of 1933. At that time, the Illinois Emergency Relief Commission became the Civil Works Administration for the State of Illinois. The Civil Works Administration authorized projects throughout the state and appointed Frank D. Chase as Illinois CWA Director.
The collection is arranged in two series: Reports by Administrators and District Engineer Reports. The administration reports are organized alphabetically and the district engineer reports are organized by district numbers, which were assigned to every county in Illinois.
The reports of the County Administrators and District Engineers are four volumes each. Also included is a one volume report on state wide projects, which is organized by project number. The reports by administrators and engineers generally include a history and description of the particular project, payroll summaries, man-hour summaries, and an evaluation of the project.
In 1976, the collection was transferred to the Illinois Historical Survey, the predecessor of the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections Unit, from the University Library Stacks.
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