Works Progress Administration Cooperative Project files

Summary Information

Title: Works Progress Administration Cooperative Project files
Inclusive Dates: 1937-1942

  • United States. Works Progress Administration
  • Tereshtenko, V. J. (Valery John), 1901-
Unique Identifier: uac15

  • 64.96 cubic feet
  • 40 record cartons, 51 card file boxes

University of Wisconsin-Madison. University Archives and Records Management

The Cooperative Project was started in April of 1937 under the auspices of the WPA Administration for the city of New York. It was initiated by Valery John Tereshtenko, a former assistant professor of Cooperation at the Institute of Agricultural Cooperation in Prague, Czechoslovakia. A Cooperative Bibliography was produced under the authority of the Works Progress Administration of the U.S. Government during the years 1937-1942, by some 90 professional workers, including 14 translators. It consists of 24,000 items (information recorded on index cards): alphabetically by author, within country, and cross-indexed by subject. Each item is also abstracted in files in the first 40 boxes of the collection.

Language: English

Language: Collection is predominantly in English but includes records that are in Swedish, Finnish, Russian, German, Spanish, and Italian.

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