: Documentation of the National Youth Administration (NYA) Student Project Requisition (1935-36) written by W.D. Overman, project supervisor, for 4 male student workers from the History department to work in the museum to transfer, arrange, label and catalog state archives. Overman requests Carl Spicer at a rate of .75 cents an hour and Donald McDowell at a rate of .50 cents an hour. Two other workers are requested at a rate of .40 cents an hour, but are not specified. Overman requests a graduate student in History to supervise and catalog the state archives project and 3 male History major students or students with prior experience working in the museum. The student workers would handle 8 tons of records that came into the museum's custody from the State Department of Public Works.
In June 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, signed an executive order establishing the National Youth Administration (NYA) created specifically to deal with the problem of unemployment among Depression-era youth. The NYA addressed the problem of unemployment in two parts. First, by providing grants to high school and college students in exchange for work. Second, by providing on-the-job training, for youth who were both unemployed and not in school, to obtain marketable skills by working in federally funded work projects. In addition, the NYA included young women unlike the Civilian Conservation Corps which was aimed at employing young men age 18-24. The NYA was a New Deal program that operated under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) from 1935 to 1943. View on Ohio Memory.
: 3078_92_23_04 Subjects
: New Deal, 1933-1939; United States. National Youth Administration in Ohio Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)