This collection of 345 maps covering 460 square miles tracked land usage including: residential, commercial, industrial, manufacturing, agricultural and vacant. Each of these was broken down further. For example agricultural land was shown as mixed, livestock, field crops, row crops, bush fruits, orchard, nursery, woodland, or farming.
This is one example of individualized projects that took place around the country. Read newspapers of the time for clues on what might have been happening where your family lived. Search the special collections of Universities, Historical Societies, County Archives, Libraries, etc. for materials created by those projects.
This series of articles and blogs is intended to point you in the right direction to do your own research. There is a wealth of records providing background material on the places where our families lived and perhaps on the programs in which they participated. Some of the records at the National Archives which were not previously covered include:
Collections include over 43000 photographs, more than 100 films, press releases, clippings and much more. These include publications of the other Alphabet Soup Agencies.
Created in December 1935 with the responsibility of planning and supervising construction projects for highways, airports, dams, and sanitation works.