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 INVENTORY OF ITIDERAL AROTEIVFZS IN   STATES
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  Philip M. Hamer, National Director
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A Florence Kerr, Assistant Commissioner
A _ May E. Campbell, State Director
  WORK PROJECTS f®Ml`NISTRilTION
  Howard O.`Hunter, Acting Commissioner
j Charles C. McGinnis, State Administrator
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The Inventory of Federal Archives in the States is one of the products
of the Vind;  Archives,»which operated as‘a nation-
wide project of the Works Progress Administration from January 1, l9}6 to
June BO, 1937, and has been continued since that date as a unit of the
Historical Records Survey, also operating as a nation—wide project of the
Works Progress Administration, and a group of state or local projects of
that Administration and of the Work Projects Administration.
t The plan for the organization of the Inventory is as follows; Series I
consists of reports on the administration of the Survey, acknowledgments,
and general discussions of the location, condition, and content of Federal
archives in the states. Succeeding series contain the detailed information
secured by workers of the Survey, in inventory form, a separate series
number being assigned to each of the executive departments (except the
Department of State) and other major units of the Federal Government. (
Within each series No. l is a general introduction to the field organization
and records of the governmental agency concerned; the succeeding numbers
contain the inventory proper, separate numbers being assigned to each state
in alphabetical order. Thus, in each series, the inventory for Alabama is
No. 2, that for Arizona No. 5, that for Arkansas No. 4, etc.
For each local office information regarding each series, or unit of
related records, is presented in the following order; title, inclusive
dates ("to date" indicating an open file at the time the information was
secured), general description of informational content, description of the
system of filing or indexing (if any), a statement of frequency and purpose
of use, form of the record itself (bound volumes, sheets in folders, etc.),
linear footage, description of the containers, physical condition of the
records (not stated if satisfactory), location by room number or other
identifying information, and finally, the number of the Form 58sA on which
this information was originally recorded by a Survey worker and from which
it was abstracted for the Inventory. This form is on file in The National
Archives. When it contains substantial information on addenda sheets which
has not been included in the mimeographed abstract, indication of this is
given by use of the reference "See addenda."
In North Carolina the work of the Survey was under the direction of
Dr. C. C. Crittenden, Regional Director, with Miss Mattie Erma Edwards as
- assistant, from its inception until June l957. Since that time it has
been under the supervision of Miss Emily Bridgers. This Inventory of the
records of the Works Progress Administration in North Carolina was prepared
in the Raleigh office of the Survey.
Emily Bridgers, Supervisor
Raleigh, North Carolina Survey of Federal Archives
October 2l, 1940 in North Carolina

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CONTENTS
Page
  I I I I I I I I I ·I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 1
ALBEMARLE
County Office . . . , . . . . . . . . . ........... . . 8
ASH VIIIE
District Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S
Records of the District Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Records of the Division of Employment ........... . 9
Records of the Division of Finance and Statistics . . . . . . 1O
Records of the Division of Operations . . . . . ...... Q 11
Records of the Division of Womenvs end Professional Projects . 11
BAKERSVIILE
    I I I I I I I I I ·I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
BAYBORO
    I I I   I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I ld'
BEAUFORT
    I I I I I I I `I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
    ·I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
BREVARD l
Canning Project Supervisor . . . . . . ............. 15
Lunch Room Project County Supervisor .............. 16
sewing Room.Project County Supervisor ....... . ...... 16
h BRYSON CITY
Ed\lC&‘b101’1 Program County Sl1pGI‘V1SOI‘ . • • • • • · • • • · . • . 17
BURGAW
County Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........... 17

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CHAPEL HILL I
County Office . . . .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Federal Art Project State Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Federal Theatre Project Regional Director . . . . . ...... . 19
CHARLOTTE A
    • • • • • I • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •  
District Office
Records of the District Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2O
Records of the Division of Finance and Reports .... . . . . 21
Records of the Division of Intake and Certification . . . . . 22
Records of the Division of Labor Management . . . . . . . . . 22
Records of the Division of Office Management . . . . . . . . . 24
Records of the Personnel Division .............. 25
Records of the WomenVs Work Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 _
Records in Custody of Photographer . . . . . ...... . . . . 26
Consumer°s Purchases Project District Office .......... 26
Education Program.District Office . . . . . . . ......... 27
Federal Theatre Project Little Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Federal Writers' Project District Office . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Historical Records and Federal Archives Surveys District Office . 28
Library Project Book Mending Headquarters . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Negro White Collar Survey State Office . . ........... 29
Recreation Project Supervisor . . . . . . ........... . BO
Sewing Room Project County Supervisor . . . . . . ....... . 30
CLINTON
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
I COIUNEIA
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
CURRITUCK
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
Records of the County Supervisor of Womenvs Work . . . . . . . 53
DURHAM
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
Certifying Agent ............ . ........... 55
Commodity Distribution Project Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
· Education Program County Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Durham Theatre Project Supervisor . ..... . . . . . . . . . . 37
Federal WritersV Project County Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Sewing Room Project county Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Survey of Farm Labor supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

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EDEITTON
County Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
ELIZABETII CITY
Certifying Agent . . . . .... . . . . . . . . . ...... . 40
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 4';|»
District Office
Records of the District Director , .............. 42
Records of the Division of Employment . . . ...... . . . 45
Records of the Division of Finance end Statistics . . . . . . 44
Records of the Division of Operations . .... . . . . . . . 44
Records of the Division of Womenis end Professionel Projects . 46
ELIZAHETHTOWN
Oertifying Agent . . .... . . . . . . . . .... . .... . 47
FAYETTEVILLE
Oertifying Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
District Office
Records of the District Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Records of the Division of Employment . . . . . . . . .... 48
Records of the Division of Finance end Statistics . . . . . . 48
Records of the District Claim Adjuster. . . . . . . . . . . 49
Records of the Division of Operations . . . . ....... . 5O
Records of the District safety Director . . ........ 5O
Records of the District Supervisor of Malaria Control . . . 51
Records of Office end Field Engineers . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Records of the Division of Women°s end Professional Projects . 51
Records of the District Director of Commodity Distribution. 52
Records of the FERA end the CHA . . . . . . . . . . ..... 52
Records of the Information Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
GASTONIA
C     Ei I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 5  
LlbI‘&1YCy PI‘Oj€C`b SU`QCI`VlSOI` • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ¤ • • •  
Recreetion Project County Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
GATESVIILE
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
GOIDSBORO
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
Womenvs end Professional Projects supervisor ......... . 57

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GRAEUOH U
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Ir I I I I I I I‘ I  
GREENSBORO
District Office
Records of the District Director . , . . . . . . , , , , , , , 59
Records of the Division of Employment. ........... . 59
Records of the Division of Finance end Statistics . . . . . . 6O
Records of the District Compensation Director . . , . . . . 6O
Records of the Peymaster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6l
Records of the Division of Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Records of the Engineering Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Records of the Division of Women°s end Professional Projects . 62
Records of the Supervisor of Uomenvs Work in `
Guilford County. . . ................. . 65 .
Federal Writers? Project District Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
A G EENVIIIE
County Office .................... . ...... 64
HAYESVILLE
;EduC3t·j..OI]. PTOSTHIH County SupCI`Vj.SOI` • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •  
HENDERSON
` Op€I`B.tj.OnS BI‘&l'lC1'l Office. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •  
IEETDERSONVIILE
Field Engineer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Education Program County supervisor . . . . . .......... 66
Sewing Room.Project County Supervisor . ............. 67
EHHEKFORD
Certifying Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
county orriee .......................... 68
HIGH POINT
    I. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I' I  
JACKSON
County Office . . . . . . . . . . . . .a ......... . . . . 69

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JACECSOECTVIIJJE
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I   I I I I  
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
KINSTON
certifying Agent ....... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
County Office `
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
{;gOm€l1'S VIOTK   • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •  
LAURINBURG
    I Q I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
LENOIR
Count;/Oi’fice.......................... 74
LUMBERTON
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
County Office, . . ......... . ............ 75
MANTEO
County Office
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
MONROE
operations Project Foreman . . . . . . ............. 77
        I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
MORGANTON
CountyOi`fice.......................... 78
MURFREESBORO
Womenvs Work County Supervisor . . . .............. 78
I·.’EU"RPTTY
Education Program County Supervisor, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

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NASHVILLE
Certifying Agent . . . . . .... .. .............. So
. NEW BERN
Assistant Area Timekeeper and Claim Adjuster . . . . . . . 1 . . GO
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I   I I I I I I I I I I  
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
Certifying Agent
      I I I I I I I I ‘I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
White Division. . . . . . . . . . .... . ...... . . . 83
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I `I  
Federal Writers? Project District Office . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
OXFORD
Adult Education Project Supervisor . . . . . . . .... Q . . . 86
Homemakersv Project County Supervisor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Library Project County Supervisor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Q . 87
Recreation Project County Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Sewing Room Project Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
RAEFORD
Certifying Agent . .... . . . . . . . ; . . . Q ....... 88
      @1 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 8 9
RALEIGH
District Office U
Records of the Division of Employment . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
' Records of the Division of Finance and Statistics . . . . . . 9l
Records of the Claim.Adjuster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Records of the Division of Onerations . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Records of the Division of Wonenis and Professional Projects. 94
Records of the Office lknager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
·i State Office
RBCOTGS of th€ _Ad.iU.j.]I.j.S`t]I`B.JGO1` • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •  
Records of the Division of Employment . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Records of the Division of Finance and Statistics j , . .
Accounting and Statistical Records . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Records of the State Comnensution.Director . . . . . . . . 99
Records of Student Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lOO
Records of the Division of Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
- Records of the State Safety Consultant . . . . . . . . . . lO6
Records of the Division of WomenYs and Professional Projects. 106
Records of the Education Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Records of the Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IO9

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REQLEIGH (continued.) W
Census of Business and Manufacturers Area Supervisor
for North Carolina . . . . .... . ............ 111
Federal Theatre Project State Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Study of Local School Units State Office . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
ROBEINSVILLE
Education Program County Supervisor ______________ ll;
ROCKIEFGHAM
County Office . . . . . . . . . . . ............ . . 114
ROCKY MOUNT i H
Certifying Agent. Q . . . .... . ...... . . . . . . . . 114
Field Engineer. . . . . . . .... . ............. 115
RUTIIERFORDTON
Field Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Education Prograin County Supervisor . ........ . . . . . 117
 
Assignment Office . . , . . ..... . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
SMITFFIE11) _
Certifying Agent . ..................... . 118
SNOW HILL
Ccrtifying; Agent . . ..................... 119
County Office . . . ...................... 120
SOUTHPORT
Certifying Agent .................. . . . . . . 120
SWAN QUARTER
Certifying Agent ....................... 121
County Office . . ............... . . . . .... 121
TPETFTON
' County Office ....... . ..... . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

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TROY U
    I I ,I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I -I I I I I I I I I  
WADESBORO
Branch Office
Records of the Assignment Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Records of the Assistant District Paymaster . . . .... . . 125
WAYNESVIIIE
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
Records of the General County Foreman . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Records of the Supervisor of the Sewing Room Project. . . . . 124
WEIDON .
      I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
WHITEVILLE
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I 'I I I I I I I I I I I  
County Office. . . . . . . . . . ..... . . . . . . ..... 126
WILKESBORO
Division Engineer ........................ 126
WII.LIA1\’ESTOI=1
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
County Office. . . . . . . .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
WILMINGTON
Certifying Agent . . . . . . . . ......... . ...... 128
County Office
Records of the Assignment Clerk and the Puymaster . . . . . . 129
Records of the Field Engineer . . . . . . . ....... . . 150
Records of the Supervisor of Sewing Rooms . . . . . . . . . . 150
Census of Dusiness and Kanufncturers District Supervisor . . . . 151
Federal Writers' Project District Office . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
North Carolina Geodetic Survey County Office .......... 152
Oyster Planting Project Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Recreation Project County Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
UIISON
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  
    I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I  

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WINDSOR
A certifying Agent ..... . ................... 135
County Office
Records of the Assignment Clerk and the Paymaster ..... . . 136
Records of the Supervisor of the Sewing Room Project . . . . . 136
WINSTON-SALEM
District Office
Records of the District Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . · 137
Records of the Division of Employment. . .... L .... . · 137
Records of the Division of Finance and Statistics. . . . . . · 139
Tool and Material Records . . .......... . . . . · 140
Records of the Division of Operations. ........... · 141
Records of the Division of Womenis and Professional Projects,. 142
Records of the Office Manager ............ . . . . . 143
WPA Districts in North Carolina. . . . . . . .... . . . ..... 144

 INTRODUCTION
The Works Progress Administration was established by Executive Order of
the President No. 7054, dated May 6, 1955, under authority granted by the
Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 19551 and continued by Emergency
— Relief Appropriation Acts of succeeding years. It was empowered, in .
general, to operate useful work projects designed to provide maximum em-
·. ployment in all localities, to coordinate the entire Work Program, working
with specified Federal departments and other Work Program agencies in
carrying out the purposes of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act, and `
to coordinate necessary and useful data—compiling and research activities.
An immediate purpose of the organization was to take over the Work Program
of the Emergency Relief Administration and to execute this program "in
such a manner as to remove from the relief rolls to work on work projects
the maximum number of persons in the shortest time possible."2 By Execu- _
tive Order No. 7086, of June 26, 1955, under authority of the Emergency
Relief Appropriation Act of 1955, the National Youth Administration, for
the benefit of unemployed youth, was established within the Works Progress
Administration. ’
A The program operated through a Federal Works Progress Administration,
under a Federal Works Progress Administrator appointed by the President,
and through state organizations headed by state administrators directly
responsible to the National Administrator.} Regional field representatives
acted as liaison agents between state and state district organizations
- and the National Administrator. They were responsible for advice and
instructions to state and district offices, and appointment of state and
· district personnel in key positions was subject to their approval. For
statistical purposes the United States was divided into eleven areas.
Area statisticians in area offices collected and assembled statistical
information. A ‘
When the Survey was made, North Carolina reported to Regional Office
No. 5 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and to Area Statistical Office No. 4 in
Atlanta, Georgia. The state organization functioned through the State
Works Progress Administration, with offices in Raleigh, and basic operating
organizations of the eight districts into which the state was divided.
Under a reorganization of the state and district offices which had been
l. United States Statutes at large, XIIX, 115. (Cited hereafter as
Stat. L.$
2. Works Progress Administration Bulletin 18, Organization for Intake
and Certification, July 25, 1956.
3. For a detailed description of procedures governing organization and
operation of State and District Works Progress Administrations when the
Survey was made, see the original Handbook of Procedures for State and
District Works Progress Administrations (Washington: U.S. Government
Printing Office, 19565. {Cited hereafter as Handbook.)

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Q Introduction 2
effected February 1, 1936,4 the set-up was in general as follows;‘
A state administrator, appointed by the National Administrator, was at
the head of the organization. He was responsible for "decisions on all
matters of policy and for the efficient and economical operation of the
entire State Administration, including all divisions of the State office
and all districts . . . . . for transmission to districts of instructions
received from the Federal Administration, and for all matters relating to
administrative personnel."5 He was also charged with "the general coordi-
nation of the Work Program in the State, including the scheduling of the
projects of all agencies participating in the Work Program." ‘
Directly under the state administrator were a deputy administrator, an
office manager, a director of information service, and four directors, each
of whom was in charge of one of the administrative divisions of the state
office organization. Under each director were assistant directors in charge
of administrative sections of their respective divisions.
The Division of Employment, which was administered by a director of em-
ployment and an associate director, was responsible for the "duties in
. relation to intake and certification of eligible workers ..... for
matters relating to hours and wages, exemptions from the security wage,
. labor classifications, assignment, reassignment and separations, .....
V complaints and adjustments having to do with the welfare of workers, and . 3
; labor relations.“ In matters relating to labor the division coordinated
its work with the divisions concerned with the operation of work projects
and maintained "liaison between the Works Progress Administration and the
_p following agencies: (l) United States Employment Service; (2) other govern-
ment agencies participating in the Work Program in matters pertaining to
l labor requirements; and (3) local relief agencies." It was responsible,
, in cooperation with the operating divisions, for the scheduling of labor
_ projects. Prior to the reorganization, the functions of this division were
divided between the former Division of Labor Management and a Division of
I Intake and Certification. ‘
. . The Division of Finance and Statistics, under a director of finance and
'f statistics, was "charged with the control of pay rolls, recording of
' sponsors' contributions, the maintenance of records of materials and equip-
ment, and general liaison with the state offices of all Federal financial
agencies.“ It was "responsible for carrying out policies and instructions
j relative to timekeeping on projects, pay roll procedure, individual earnings
‘. records," for project and administrative expense accounting, and for control
of accident compensation. "With respect to statistics, this division
(carried on) the general statistical and research work necessary for operat-
( ing purposes," and prepared reports required by the Federal Works Progress
Administration. It necessarily worked in close relationship with the
4. In accordance with WPA Bulletin 57. Organization of State and
District Offices of the Works Progress Administration (Superseding
Bulletins 2 and 5), dated December 30, 1935, and later incorporated
in the Handbook.
- 5. Handbook, Chap. III, sec. l. Succeeding uncredited quotations
are from this chapter and section of the Handbook.

 Introduction 5
» Department of the Treasury which was "charged by Executive Order No. 7054
with the general supervision of procurement, accounting, and disbursing
functions carried on in connection with the expenditure of funds authorized
by the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of l955."6 In the reorganization,
under a change of title, this division had superseded the former Division of
Finance and Reports. Though subsequently pay checks were mailed from the
State Disbursing Office of the Treasury Department, when the Survey was `
initiated checks were being distributed to workers by so-called paymasters.
This division was later known as the Finance Division when a state statis-
tician was placed in charge of statistical reports and other statistical
matters pertaining to the WPA program. ‘
The Division of Operations, under a director of operations, was responsi-
ble for a well—rounded program of useful state and local construction
projects, for promotion and planning of such projects, and for supervising
their execution to insure efficient operation. It cooperated with the ‘
Division of Employment "in matters relating to the scheduling of projects,
reduction of hours of work, labor classification and assignments, reassign-
, ments and separations." It maintained "liaison with the State Procurement
Officer of the Treasury Department in all matters concerning specifications,
requisitions and other transactions having to do with the securing of I
materials." In addition, it was charged with the formation of policies
promoting safety on all work projects. Prior to the reorganization, the
activities of this division, with the exception of safety, had been assigned
_ to the former Division of Projects and Planning, which operated in sections
devoted to types of projects, such as construction, women¥s work, pro-
fessional and service, the education program, recreation, etc.
_ The Division of Women•s and Professional Projects was supervised by a
- director of women¥s and professional projects. It performed "the same
I functions with respect to women¥s, professional and service, research and
educational projects" as did the Division of Operations "with respect to
t construction projects, except for the relationship with the safety organi-
zation and liaison with the Treasury Procurement Office." The activities
_ of this division had formerly been assigned to the old Division of Projects
and Planning, and womenfs activities had been under the direct review of
I a state director of women*s activities who was on the staff of the state
administrator. This division was later known as the Professional and
Service Division.
4 Originally the Education Program was in charge of an assistant director
» of the Division of Projects and Planning, which took over the Emergency
Relief Education Program of the Emergency Relief Administration. Under the
reorganization it was transferred to the Division of Women•s and Pro-
fessional Projects and placed in charge of an assistant director of that
division. In August 1956, while the Survey was in progress, it was made a
state—wide project and was operated as a separate division of the state of-
fice. The new Division of Education Projects was in charge of a state di-
rector, assisted by an assistant to the director, various field representa-
tives, a state supervisor of general adult education, and a supervisor
, 6. Handbook, Chap. XIX, sec. l.

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_ of nursery school and parent education. It was responsible for the promo-
. tion and planning of education projects and for supervising the execution
of such projects to insure their efficient operation. For administrative
convenience, the project was broken up into various area, county, and local
_ project units and two area supervisors from the office of the state director
. . operated wherever needed in the State. Erom.its inception the Education
Program was sponsored by the North Carolina State Department of Public In-
. struction. Subsequent to the Survey, in the summer of 1939 the Education
Program was placed under supervision of the Professional and Service
Division, an Adult Education Project and a Nursery School Project operating
. under respective state supervisors.
Recreation, also, was originally in charge of a state supervisor of
. recreation of the Division of Projects and Planning, which took over from
the Emergency Relief Administration supplementary part—time recreational
work carried on in cooperation with established organizations. Under the
V reorganization, however, the Works Progress Administration Recreation Pro-
gram was assigned to the supervision of the Division of Womenvs and Pro-
... fessional Projects. From.March to November 1936 it was in charge of a state
~ supervisor of recreation who reported to the director of the division. In
November 1936 it was made a state—wide project which was operated as a ‘ a
.. separate division of the state office. Under the director of recreation,
.__' the project was responsible for the promotion and planning of recreation
. .. projects and for supervising the execution of such projects to insure their
» efficient operation. Subsequent to the Survey, in the summer of 1939 the
Recreation Project, under a state supervisor, was placed under direction of
I the Professional and Service Division.
Organization of the district offices was similar to that of the state
A office. A district director, appointed by the state administrator, was
I I, responsible for the administration of the program in each district. Func-
, _ tioning under his supervision were district supervisors of the various
l divisions, who were appointed by the directors of the administrative
_ divisions of the state organization. District offices were "charged with
"‘ the direct execution and supervision of projects in the field,u7 with the
i exception of state and Federal projects, which were administered from the
` state office and by representatives of the Washington office, respectively.
An assistant district director acted as director of operations with super-
_ Vision over a safety engineer and over field engineers and supervisors who
operated out of district offices. Records of such assistant district
.. . directors are listed with those of the District Divisions of Operations.
Subsequent to the Survey, district directors became district managers who
V _ served also as directors of operations.
In some cases, where the volume of work warranted, branch offices were
. opened under supervisi