Curated Collection

Editorial: Works Progress Administration (WPA)


On May 6, 1935, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed an executive order to create the Works Progress Administration (WPA), one of the most famous New Deal programs. The WPA put more than 8.5 million people across the United States to work as the country reeled from the Great Depression. In this curated editorial stock footage collection, find archival clips of WPA participants teaching, sewing clothing, providing medical care, creating art, building dams and roads, fighting fires, and more.