Harold L. Graham Papers, PC.5104

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Harold L. Graham Papers, PC.5104

Abstract

The Works Progress Administration, later renamed the Work Projects Administration (WPA), was the largest of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal agencies. It employed millions to carry out various public works projects, such as building and road construction. The first WPA workers were from the Transient Bureau and came to North Carolina's Outer Banks in 1934. Among other projects, they planted stabilizing grasses to create dunes along the ocean front and aided in the construction of the Waterside Theatre, where drama is performed each summer. One of the chief projects of the WPA was the construction of dunes for over 100 miles of North Carolina's barrier islands. Lt. Harold L. Graham was an army finance officer stationed at WPA Camp Wirth located on the north end of Roanoke Island, North Carolina. This collection includes correspondence, receipts, financial records, and army training course books related to Graham's WPA service.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Harold L. Graham Papers
Call Number
PC.5104
Creator
Graham, Harold L.
Date
1933-1937 and undated
Extent
0.19 cubic feet
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PC.5104, Harold L. Graham Papers, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, N.C., U.S.A.

Collection Overview

This collection includes correspondence, receipts, financial records, photographs, and army training course books related to the WPA service of Harold P. Graham.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged into four series: Correspondence, Financial Records, U.S. Army Records, and Photographs.

Historical Note

The Works Progress Administration, later renamed the Work Projects Administration (WPA), was the largest of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal agencies. Created under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act, it was meant to bring financial relief to the millions unemployed during the Great Depression. The WPA carried out various public works projects, such as the construction of buildings, bridges, and highways. The first WPA workers were from the Transient Bureau and came to North Carolina's Outer Banks in 1934. Among other projects, they planted stabilizing grasses to create dunes along the ocean front and aided in the construction of the Waterside Theatre, where drama is performed each summer. However, one of the WPA's biggest jobs was the construction of a duneline for over 100 miles of North Carolina's Barrier Islands. Lt. Harold L. Graham was an army finance officer stationed at WPA Camp Wirth located on the north end of Roanoke Island, North Carolina.

Contents of the Collection

1. Correspondence, undated

2. Financial Records, 1936-1937 and undated

Receipts: L. D. Tarkington General Merchandise, undated
Box 1
Canceled Checks, 1936-1937
Box 1
Bank Statements, Bank of Manteo, 1936-1937
Box 1
Payroll Record, January 1937
Box 1

3. U. S. Army Records, 1933-1937 and undated

U. S. Army Inactive Duty Training Schedule, 1936-1937
Box 1
Army Regulations No. 35-3420, Finance Department, undated
Box 1

Army Extension Courses, 1933-1934

Signal Communications For All Arms and Services, 1934
Box 1
Defense Againest Chemical Warfare, 1933
Box 1

4. Photographs, undated

Subject Headings

  • Graham, Harold L.
  • United States. Army
  • United States. Works Projects Administration
  • Manteo (N.C.)
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Robert Midgette in 2008.

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Kelly R. Grimm, January, 2010
  • Encoded by Kelly R. Grimm, January, 2010