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Each organization's self-described mission statement, objectives, goals, etc., are in quotes.

Bridgehunter.com - Works Progress Administration
"Bridgehunter.com is a database of historic or notable bridges in the United States..."  WPA bridges are a category within the large Bridgehunter.com database.  

CCC Legacy
CCC Legacy is "dedicated to research, preservation, and education to promote a better understanding of the Civilian Conservation Corps and its continuing contribution to American life and culture."

Frances Perkins Center
"The mission of the Frances Perkins Center is to fulfill the legacy of Frances Perkins, principal architect of the New Deal, by continuing her work for social and economic justice and preserving for future generations her nationally significant family homestead."

Library of Congress - Final Report on the WPA Program, 1935 - 1943
This is a downloadable report/summary of the WPA, published in 1946 by the U.S. Government Printing Office, and contains much valuable information.  For example, there are appendices reporting total volume of various WPA projects, e.g., schools and airports, as well as state-by-state breakdowns.

Living New Deal
The Living New Deal is in the process of "building a national database of thousands of documents, photographs, and personal stories about public works made possible by the New Deal."  After spending a few years focusing on California, their "goal is to inventory, map, and publicize the achievements of the New Deal and its public works across all fifty states."

National Archives - Records of the Works Progress Administration
This is a finding aid to WPA records held at the National Archives. 

National New Deal Preservation Association
This organization promotes "the identification, documentation, preservation and education of people about the New Deal visual and performing arts, literature, crafts, structures and environmental projects."

New Deal Archaeology
This is a website designed "to promote the study of archaeology conducted under the auspices of federal work relief funding during the Great Depression, and to promote research using field records and archaeological collections generated as part of these New Deal-funded archaeological investigations."

New Deal Art Registry
The New Deal Art Registry "is a collaboratively assembled and maintained guide to surviving public art that was created under New Deal programs, 1934-1943.  We aim to compile a reliable and complete list of murals, sculptures, frescoes, mosaics, and other works that still exist in public buildings throughout the US." 

New Deal Network
The New Deal Network (NDN) seeks "to create a network of institutions and individuals studying the Depression and the New Deal and to incorporate or link contributions developed by students, historians, and other institutions to NDN."  

WPA Projects - A Waymarking.com Category
Waymarking is a GPS-marking project for interesting places.  Not only is a site mapped with GPS, but information about the site is included.  As of 9-7-2011, there were 347 WPA-related places/projects marked and explained.
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