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Harold L. Graham Papers


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 The Lost Colony 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. Haro ... (more below)

Title

Harold L. Graham Papers

Collection Number

PC.5104

Date(s)

1933-1937

Box 1
Language

English

Physical Description
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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  The Lost Colony 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.

The Lt. Harold L. Graham Papers include correspondence, receipts, financial records, and army training course books.

Physical Location

4B1

Creator

Graham, Harold L.

Repository

Outer Banks History Center


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


Available for research.


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.


Processed by Kelly R. Grimm, January, 2010

Encoded by Kelly R. Grimm, January, 2010


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  The Lost Colony 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.


Formerly classified as 33MSS-104.


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


Donated by Robert Midgette in 2008.


The Lt. Harold L. Graham Papers include correspondence, receipts, financial records, and army training course books. There is also a folder of photographs in poor condition.


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

Folder: 1:3.1  
Receipts: L. D. Tarkington General Merchandise

Folder: 1:3.2  
Canceled Checks
1936-1937

Folder: 1:3.3  
Bank Statements, Bank of Manteo
1936-1937

Folder: 1:3.4  
Payroll Record
Jan. 1937

Folder: 1:4.1  
U. S. Army Inactive Duty Training Schedule
1936-1937

Folder: 1:4.2  
Army Regulations No. 35-3420, Finance Department

6459  
Army Extension Courses

Folder: 1:4.3  
<title xlink:type="simple" render="italic">Signal Communications For All Arms and Services</title>
1934
Folder: 1:4.4  
<title xlink:type="simple" render="italic">Defense Againest Chemical Warfare</title>
1933