1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 22, 2021 1:58 PM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking information on Works Projects Administration numbers

    Michael Strauss Newbie

      I am trying to understand what a couple of numbers with the WPA might reference.  On the Social Security Application (SS-5) Form to apply for a SSN for a man named John J. Cullen on 4 February 1938 he states his employer is WPA Project 465-97-2-33 at Pier 1 Manhattan, New York.  I am trying to determine what this number might reference.  The other number on the application is next to his surname and is written (Tag 517941). If I had to guess this could reference John J. Cullen's identification number (similar to a military service number) for the Works Projects Administration.   Any help is greatly appreciated to shed some light on these two series of numbers.