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It appears that Sperr was under contract as a photographer to the New York Public Library from the early 1920's to the early 1940's. The WPA provided money to public libraries including in NYC for various projects, so he may have been indirectly working for the WPA through the library. http://archives.nypl.org/mss/3108 Unfortunately I do not know if there is a master list of people employed directly by the WPA.
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There are many articles on the internet about Mr. Sperr..including is burial site and family names.on find a grave
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Thank you very much for your help, I was able to locate a few articles that I had not found previously. Hopefully they will lead me to new information.
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The Works Projects Administration (WPA) consisted of subdivisions of different departments and offices, each of which focused on a different type of project. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Federal Project Number One (the Federal Writers, Art, and Music), and the various engineering and construction offices all made up the WPA.
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 143 series in the Records of the Works Projects Administration (Record Group 69) that pertain to employment policies and administration. For access to these series, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that most activities of the WPA were operated at the state level and hired personnel for each of the projects. Therefore, the records of these individuals may be kept by that state archives, as the previous poster noted.
We suggest that you complete a NA Form 14137 - Request Pertaining to Works Progress Administration (WPA) Personnel Records and include as much available information as possible about your family member. Please attach the completed form and email it to the National Archives at St. Louis (RL-SL) at email@example.com.
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