: A postal card from the Ohio State University sent through campus mail to W.D. Overman at the Ohio State Archaeological Museum dated February 1, 1936. The card reflects Donald McDowell's, NYA student worker, change in hourly rate from .30 cents to .40 cents.
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_03_01 Subjects
: New Deal, 1933-1939; United States. National Youth Administration in Ohio Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)