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Minnesota Writers Project display booth, Minneapolis Auditorium, 1940.
Writers Project booth, Works Progress Administration exhibit, State Fair, c.1938.
Federal Writers Project exhibit: "Recording Minnesota in Word and Picture," 1937.
Portrait of Dr. Mabel Ulrich, 1931. Ulrich headed the Minnesota Writersâe Program of the Works Progress Administration.
Cover image of "Minnesota: A State Guide"
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," c.1947.
Alexis Jean Fournier c.1930.
Alexis J. Fournier painting "The Glen by Moonlight," c.1890.
Made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. Administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.
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