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Federal Writers Project Collection

Identifier: Ms 223

Scope and Content

This collection contains lists of historical sites for each county in the state of Florida. Each county list includes an index of the researched sites, as well as site classifications (i.e., military, plantation, natural phenomena, historical, etc.). This information is a valuable resource for the study of Florida's counties up to the time of the Great Depression.


  • Creation: Circa 1935


The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Federal Writers Project was created in 1935 as an employment project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), the New Deal program established during the Great Depression. Unemployed writers, editors and scholars were hired to complete several writing projects, such as the American Guide series, which compiled information on states, counties and cities.


0.2 Linear feet (1 box)

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Federal Writers Project lists of historical sites for each county in the state of Florida.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Alternate Form of Material

Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

A Guide to the Federal Writers Project Collection
Finding aid created by Stephen Jackson
August 2007
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Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America