Washington State FERA projects photograph collection, 1930s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration
Title
Washington State FERA projects photograph collection
Dates
1930s (inclusive)
Quantity
845 photographic prints (5 boxes)
1 box of nitrate negatives
Collection Number
PH0263
Summary
Photographs of Federal Emergency Relief Administration projects in Washington State
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access Restricted: permission of curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Projects in Washington State that were spawned via the U.S. Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Projects include parks and playfields, medical buildings and hospitals, canning and preservation, landscaping and land clearing, businesses and industries and transportation.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Contact University of Washington Libraries Special Collections for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Recreation projects for children and young peopleReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
1/1
Dramatic instruction at Collins Field House (Project 17-F6-5)
1/2-6
Fort Ward's Children's Recreation Camp (Project 17-E3-223)

Parks, playfields, golf courses, fairgrounds, and gymnasiumsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Playfields, gyms, and fairgrounds
Folder
1/11
David Rodgers Playfield (Project 17-B15-106)
1/17
Grant Lake Gym
1/15
Klickitat Gym and Community Building
1/14
Laurelhurst Fieldhouse, Magnolia Playfield, Garfield Playhouse (Project C-17-12)
1/16
Northpark Gym
1/18
Walla Walla Fairgrounds
1/12
Youngstown Playfield (Project 17-B11-108)
Parks
Folder
1/8
Echo Lake State Park (Project 17-B15-321)
1/7a
Seward Park Fish Ponds (Project 17-B16-81)
1/7
Seward Park storm recovery (Project 17-B2-172)
1/10
Ten Acre Park (Project 17-B4-77)
1/13
Tukwila Park (Project 17-B3-100)
1/9
Washington Park Survey (Project 17-B3-89)

Medical, hospitals, and nursingReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
1/20
Firland Sanatorium (Project 17-B1-17)
1/22
John Brining Memorial Hospital, Dayton, Wa.
1/19
Medical aid, Orthopedic Hospital (Project S17-E6-309)
1/21
(Project 17-B4-77)

Cabinet, furniture, stove and tool repair, and sheet metal projectsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
1/23
Seattle: Furniture factory (2115 34th) (Project 17-D5-164)
1/24
Seattle: Stove and tool repair shop (900 Republican) (Project 17- D5- 166)
1/26
Spokane: furniture repair shop
1/25
Sheet metal workshop (Project 17-B20-30)

Canning and preserving projectsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
1/27
Kent, Wa: canning plant (Proj#17-D2-324)
1/30
Longview, WA: food preservation canning center,
1/28
Tacoma, WA: portable cannery
1/29
Wenatchee, WA: portable cannery
1/31
Miscellaneous canning/preserving photos (men and women at work, temporary warehouse)

Landclearing, landscaping, and landslide prevention projectsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
1/32
Slide prevention - Lake Washington Blvd. Laurelhurst, Perkins Lane, Dose Terrace, Madrona Dr., Broadway N, Garfield, Hinds St. (Project 17-B15-96)
1/34
North Bend Airport (Project 17-B15-6)
1/33
Preston Airport construction (Project 17-B15-39)
1/35
Sand Point Naval Air Station (Project 17-B15-7)
1/36
Landscaping - U.S. Fisheries (Project 17-B15-145)
1/37
Clearing land - Lake Burien Water Dist. #4 (Project 17- B1- 25)
1/38
Clearing land - 25 SW and W Barton (Project 17-D4-157)
1/39
Clearing land - Alaska Military Cable and Tel.Station (Project 17-B20-66)
1/40
Clearing land - Cedar Mt.

Sewing, clothing distribution, boot and shoe repair, toy-making projectsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
2/41
Fairview Avenue sewing room. (Project 17-D1-126)
2/42
Sewing Centers - Auburn, Kent, North Park (Project S- 17- 38)
2/43
Distribution to the needy, shoe repair. (Project SG-108)
2/44
Shoe repair shop. (Project 17-D1-135)
2/45
Shoe Mfg. - Western Avenue. (Project 17-D1-136)
2/46
Spokane: mattress factory (Project 32-D5-34)
2/47
Seattle: mattress factory (Project 17-D5-125)
2/48
Tacoma: mattress factory
2/49
Tacoma: comforter project work center
2/50
Cowlitz Co: sewing and toy shop -
2/51
Spokane Co.: sewing depot -
2/52
Misc. sewing/toy projects

Wood cutting and hauling projectsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
2/53-56
Wood cutting and wood yards - Renton, Fremont Ave., Alaska Street, Landon Street. (Project 17-D3-27)
2/57
Cutting wood - misc. sites
2/58
Wood yards - misc. sites

Agricultural projectsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
2/59-60
Northend farm/Airport farm (Project 17-B20-30)
2/61
Greenacres, Wa.: industrial garden, (Project 32-D4-87)
2/62
Ballard garden
2/63
Vashon Island
2/64
Monroe, Wa: farms
2/65
Miscellaneous and unidentified farms
2/66
Cowlitz Co.: drought cattle in

Ditching, dredging, flood control and waterway improvement projectsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
2/67
Inglewood Hill: overflow ditches - (Project 17-B7-144)
2/68
Swamp Creek. (Project 17-B14-160)
2/69
Issaquah Creek. (Project 17-B14-117)
2/70
Salmon Bay Dock (Project 17-B20-105)
2/71
Dredging - Commercial waterway #2. (Project 17-B14-20)
2/72
Kent: emergency flood prevention (Project 17-B20-181)
2/73
Lander Street dock. (Project 17-B20-241)
2/74
Intercounty River Improvement District. (Project S27-B14-1)

Highway and street construction, bridge building, sewer laying projectsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
2/75
Kirkland: street grading (Project 17-B1-154)
2/76
Patterson Creek. (Project 17-B5-308)
2/77
Raging River. (Project 17-B14-116)
2/78
Salmon Bay Bridge. (Project 17-B5-155)
2/79
Tukwila: road construction (Project 17-B1-76)
2/80
Ravenna Park: terrace rebuild (Project 17-B4-47)
2/81
Seattle (downtown): Preparing municipal street car track (Project 17-B1-53)
2/82
Paving - Corson Avenue. (Project 17-B1-310)
2/83
Laying sewer - 21st Avenue. (Project 17-B7-11)
3/84
Lakeshore Road, Kirkland: laying water pipe (Project 17-B9-44)
3/85
Bothell: street grading (Project 17-B2-152)
3/86
Redmond: laying water pipes (Project 17-B10-50)
3/87
Railroad Avenue: construction (Project C-17-10)
3/88
W. Spokane Street: sewage construction (Project 17-B7- 24)
3/89
W. Prospect Street: sewage construction - (Project 17-B7-74)
3/90
E. Marginal Way: sewage construction (Project 17-B7-46)
3/91
Painting Fremont Bridge. (Project 17-B6-41)
3/92
Queen Anne Avenue: sewage construction (Project 17-B7- 14)
3/93
Road construction - 4th and Lander. (Project 17-D3-27)
3/94
Laying water pipes - Kent. (Project 17-B7-34)
3/95
Issaquah waterworks. (Project 17-B9-51)
3/97
Walla Walla road improvement
3/98
Misc. projects - Spokane, Tacoma

School building and playground projectsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
3/100
Angle Lake School. (Project C-17-24)
3/101
Bothell School. (Project 17-B4-93)
3/102
Enumclaw Jr. High (Project 17-B3-80)
3/103
Foster School. (Project 17-B3-35)
3/104
Riverton Heights School. (Project 17-B3-75)
3/105
Rose Hill School. (Project 17-B3-119)
3/106
Ruth School for Girls - Lake Burien. (Project 17-B4-182)
3/107
Retaining walls - various schools. (Project 17-B4-47)
3/108
Highline School. (Project 17-B11-79)
3/109
Hollywood School. (Project 17-B3-86)
3/110
Issaquah High School. (Project 17-B3-70)
3/111
Kent Junior High. (Project 17-B11-49)
3/112
Mt. View School. (Project 17-B3-9)
3/113
Redmond High School. (Project C-17-4)
3/114
Richmond Beach School. (Project 17-B4-26)
3/115
Juanita School. (Project 17-B4-62)
3/116
Franklin School tennis courts. (Project 17-B11-318)
3/117
Cinder fill for school grounds - Renton. (Project 17-B4- 104)
3/118
Riverton School. (Project 17-B4-36)
3/119
Renton High School. (Project 17-B3-61)
3/120
Renton - Sarton School, Henry Ford School. (Project C-17- 13)
3/121
Highland School. (Project C-17-2)
3/122
New School building? (Project C-17-17)
3/123
Tukwila School. (Project 17-B4-?)
3/124
Kirkland High School. (Project 17-B3-56)
3/125
Chimacum School
3/126
Quilcene School
3/127
Port Townsend School
3/128
Thorndyke, Pomeroy, Clarkston, Inchelium, Coyle, Chas, McDermoth, Walla Walla, Coulee Dam Schools
3/129
Unidentified school projects

Miscellaneous: various projects, FERA offices and stores, transient campsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
4/130
Frozen Pack Lab. - Spokane Street Dock. (Project 17-F2- 67)
4/131
Food Consumption Project (Project P17-F2-319)
4/132
Cost of living survey (Project P17-72-212)
4/133
Brass bands (Project 17-F5-69)
4/134
Remodeling office building. (Project 17-B3-89)
4/135
Municipal Street Slab Plant. (Project 17-B1-16)
4/136
Paper hanging/varnishing. (Project 17-C1-8)
4/137
Magnolia Fire Station. (Project 17-B3-64)
4/138
Grace Campbell Memorial Project - Spokane District #6
4/139
Indian Canyon Golf Course - Spokane
4/140
Yakima Reservoir
4/141
Maintenance building for Water Dept. - Spokane
4/142-143
FERA offices
4/144-146
FERA offices and stores
4/147
FERA stores
4/148
Transient shelter - Spokane
4/149
Fernwood Transient Camp
4/150
Newport Transient Camp
4/151
Garden Springs Transient Camp for Boys - Spokane FERA camps?
4/152
FERA camps?

Administrators in the counties of WashingtonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box/Folder
4/153
Welfare boards - Clark, Benton, Asotin, Cowlitz, Adams, King, Whatcom Counties
4/154
Welfare boards - Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, Grant, Island, Kitsap, Jefferson counties
4/155
Welfare boards - Kittitas, Lewis, Mason, Okanogan, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane counties
4/156
Welfare boards - Skamania, Skagit, Pierce, San Juan, Stevens, Thurston, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Yakima counties
4/157
Misc. unidentified prints

FERA AlbumsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Albums contain photographs and newspaper clippings.

Container(s) Description
Album 1
Cedar Lake, Carkeek, Milan, Fort Ward, Carnation, Newport, Fernwood, Garden Springs, Spokane Lodge, Roosevelt camps (73 photographs)
Album 2
Fernwood, Midland Farm, McKenna, Murray, Cedar Lake, Griffith's Spring, Spokane Lodge, Roosevelt, Newport, Dry Falls Park, Garden Springs camps. Transient's Craft's Exhibit (Olympia, WA, 1935).

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)