Federal Writers Project exhibit: "Recording Minnesota in Word and Picture"

Federal Writers Project exhibit: "Recording Minnesota in Word and Picture"

Federal Writers Project exhibit: "Recording Minnesota in Word and Picture," 1937.

Portrait of Dr. Mabel Ulrich

Portrait of Dr. Mabel Ulrich

Portrait of Dr. Mabel Ulrich, 1931. Ulrich headed the Minnesota Writers’ Program of the Works Progress Administration.

Writers Project booth, Works Progress Administration exhibit, State Fair

Writers Project booth, Works Progress Administration exhibit, State Fair

Writers Project booth, Works Progress Administration exhibit, State Fair c. 1938.

Minnesota: A State Guide

Minnesota: A State Guide

Cover image of "Minnesota: A State Guide"

WPA Federal Writers' Project in Minnesota, 1935-1943

During the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration created the Federal Writers' Project to employ writers who could not find work. These writers created guidebooks and ethnic history resources that are still used today.

Alexis J. Fournier painting "Summer Skies"

Alexis J. Fournier painting "Summer Skies"

Alexis J. Fournier painting "Summer Skies," c.1947.

Alexis Jean Fournier

Alexis Jean Fournier

Alexis Jean Fournier c.1930.

The Glen by Moonlight

The Glen by Moonlight

Alexis J. Fournier painting "The Glen by Moonlight," c.1890.

St. Anthony Falls and Suspension Bridge

St. Anthony Falls and Suspension Bridge

Alexis J. Fournier painting "St. Anthony Falls and Suspension Bridge", c.1885.

Alexis Jean Fournier (on right), with Richard LaGallienne

Alexis Jean Fournier (on right), with Richard LaGallienne

Alexis Jean Fournier (on right), with English writer Richard LaGallienne, 1908.

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