Finding Aid of the Lt. Harold L. Graham Papers, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1933/1937">1933 - 1937</date>, PC.5104

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Finding Aid of the Lt. Harold L. Graham Papers, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1933/1937">1933 - 1937</date>, 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.
The Lt. Harold L. Graham Papers include correspondence, receipts, financial records, and army training course books.

Descriptive Summary

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

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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

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.

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

Collection Contents
Finding Aid
1:1.1
Correspondence
1:2.1
Financial Records
6451
U. S. Army Records
6456
Photographs
1:5.1

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