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Photo credits: Unless otherwise noted, all black and white photos were taken by the WPA, are in the public domain, and provided courtesy of the University of Maryland College Park Archives.  All color photos--unless otherwise noted--were taken by Brent McKee.  Click here for more information on photo credits, permission to use, and exhibit descriptions.



Above: The WPA at Frostburg University, then called "State Teachers College at Frostburg."  The description card for this photo reads, "Men fine grading ball field, showing brick back stop and school buildings in rear."  (Maryland WPA project #3039, February 1937) 


Above:  Maryland WPA project #3052 was another project at Frostburg University.  The description card for this photo reads: "Masonry wall at turn of Park Avenue and private lot on right.  Ready for pointing and concrete cap.  Men filling in rear of wall."  (Picture taken February 1937)


Above: The WPA constructing the football stadium at Morgan State College (Maryland WPA project # 3056, 1937).


Above: Another picture of the WPA's construction of the football stadium at Morgan State College, circa 1937.  Note the sprinklers on the field.


Above: The WPA did extensive work at the University of Maryland College Park.  The description card for this photo reads, "Location of new state rd. through U. of Md.  Taken from Wash.-Balti. Boulevard."  (Maryland WPA project #3739, March 1941)


Above: WPA project #319 was the development of the Glen Woods Park at Towson University, then called "Maryland State Teachers College at Towson."  Picture taken September 1936.


Above: Another structure built by the WPA at Glen Woods Park, Towson University, circa 1937.


Above: A pond constructed by the WPA at Glen Woods Park, Towson University, circa 1937.
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