In celebration of their work as a Center of Excellence and the completion of a three-year Institute of Museum and Library Services leadership grant, University of Kentucky Libraries presented a program on the Works Progress Administration (WPA) featuring David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the U.S. The program "Putting America Back to Work during the Great Depression: Preserving and Improving Access to the Works Progress Administration Records for the Future" took place on Sept. 5, 2012, in the William T. Young Library. The program also included a panel discussion that included John Burger, Executive Director of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries; Tracy Campbell, professor of history and co-director of the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center; William Creech, research archivist at the National Archives; and Heath Martin, Director of Collections for UK Libraries.
Click here to download the program.
Click here to view the visual modules of WPA activity in Kentucky.