Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 68, Number 1, Spring 1990 Page: 72
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The Controversial Birth of the
Oklahoma Writers' Project
By Mary Ann Slater
In 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt promised Ameri-
cans a New Deal. To combat the suffering caused by the Great
Depression, his focus eventually turned to work relief programs
such as the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Civilian Conservation
Corps, and the Works Progress Administration, all manifestations
of his conviction that the government must take some respon-
sibility for the individual. While most of the federally-funded em-
ployment consisted of construction and public works projects,
Roosevelt and Harry Hopkins recognized the need for aid for un-
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