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Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Pullman, WA 99164-5610 USA
(509) 335-6691

Archives 231
National Youth Administration
Records, 1935-1944


These records were transferred to Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections sometime prior to 1984, from an unknown donor, and designated as W049. The collection was preliminarily processed ca. 1984, but was not completed and no finding aid was created. The collection was reprocessed and described by University Archivist Mark O'English in January of 2011; the folder list was typed by University of Idaho graduate student Timothy Mace.


Number of containers: 2 boxes
Linear feet of shelf space: 1


Established in 1937, the National Youth Administration was a New Deal program dealing with the effects of the Great Depression. Among other things, it provided grants to college students in exchange for work. The National Youth Administration was closed in 1943.


The collection consists primarily of records and papers relating to the Pullman campus of WSC's administration of National Youth Administration projects. Papers range from summary level program documents to sheets on individual projects (jobs). Most of the papers come from 1936-1939 and from 1941-1943.

The collection is organized in two series. The first series is in subject order, and consists of administrative materials, correspondence, documents, and budgets relating to the implementation of the National Youth Administration on campus in Pullman. The second series consists of individual project statements. Series two is then broken into two subseries, the first being statements from 1936-1938, organized alphabetically by sponsoring department. The second series comprises the last two folders, and is project statements from 1942-1943, alphabetically by department in two folders maintaining their original separation as active and inactive projects, and including some administrative materials relating to the overseeing of those projects.


This collection is open and available for research use. Copyright restrictions may apply.


The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
National Youth Administration Records, 1935-1944 (UA 231)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Box Folder Description
Series 1: Administrative Materials & other documents
1 1 Annual Report, 1936-1937
2 Annual Report, 1937-1938
3 Annual Report, 1938-1939
4 Miscellaneous Assistance Forms, 1941-1942
5 Circulars, 1943-1944
6 Correspondence, 1936
7 Correspondence, 1942-1943
8 Equipment and Material Inventory, 1942
9 Federal Student Aid Organization, Procedure Results, 1935-1936
10 Manual: Official Procedure for School Year 1941-1942
11 Manual: The National Youth Administration Central Office, Pullman, Washington, 1942
12 Manual of Student Work Procedure, 1942-1943
13 Payrolls for N.Y.A. 1939-1941
14 Payroll Master List, 2nd Semester, 1941-1942
15 Payroll Master List, 1942-1943
16 Projects to be Considered by Committee
17 Work Plan, Undated
18 Work Plan (Proposed), 1941
Series 2: Project (Job) Statements
Subseries 2.1: 1936-1938
19 Agricultural Education
20 Agricultural Engineering
21 Agricultural Experimental Station
22 Agronomy-Soils
23 Architectural Engineering
24 Alumni
25 Animal Husbandry
26 Agronomy
27 Associated Students
28 Bacteriology
29 Botany
30 Buildings and Grounds
31 Bursar
32 Business Administration
33 Campus
34 Chemistry
35 Civil Engineering
36 College Farm
2 37 Dairy Husbandry
38 Dean of Men
39 Dean of Women
40 Education
41 Electrical Engineering
42 Engineering Experimental Station
43 English
44 Extension
45 Farm Management
46 Fine Arts
47 Forestry and Range Management
48 Geology
49 History and Political Science
50 Home Economics
51 Horticulture
52 Industrial Arts
53 Libraries
54 Mathmatics
55 Mechanical Engineering
56 Military
57 Mining and Metalurgy
58 Music
59 National Youth Administration
60 Pharmacy
61 Photo Studio
62 Physical Education (Women and Men)
63 Physics
64 Plant Pathology
65 Poultry
66 Psychology
67 Public Health Committee
68 Pullman Chamber of Commerce
69 Pullman, City of
70 Pullman (Off-Campus) Organizations: Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Kiwanis Club, Camp Fire Girls
71 Radio
72 Registrar
73 Resettlement
74 Scholarship Committee
75 Sociology and Rural Sociology Research Laboratory
76 Speech
77 U.S. Geological Survey
78 Vetrinary Medicine
79 Washington School of Religion
80 Washington State Highway Dept.
81 Y.M.C.A.
82 Y.W.C.A.
83 Zoology
Subseries 2.2: 1942-1943
84 Active
85 Inactive