Resettlement Administration

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sound documentary

(WPA), and Pan American Union, including serving as an administrator for the WPA's Federal Music Project, for which his wife also worked, from 1938 to 1940. *''Mato Grosso: the Great Brazilian Wilderness'' (1931) likely the first sync sound documentary made in the field, in Mato Grosso, Brazil. *''The Plow that Broke the Plains'' (1936), a New Deal Resettlement Administration documentary directed by Pare Lorentz. *''Traffic with the Devil'' (1946), a documentary short nominated for an Academy Award. url http: xroads.virginia.edu ~1930s FILM lorentz bio.html accessdate May 22, 2011 Despite not having any film credits, Lorentz was appointed to the Resettlement Administration as a film consultant. He was given US$6,000 to make a film, which became ''The Plow That Broke the Plains'', a film that showed the natural and man-made devastation caused by the Dust Bowl. Though the tight budget and his inexperience occasionally showed through in the film, Lorentz's script, combined with Thomas Chalmers's (Thomas Hardie Chalmers) narration and Virgil Thomson's (Virgil Thomson) score, made the 30-minute movie powerful and moving. The film, which had its first public showing on May 10, 1936 at Washington's Mayflower Hotel, had a preview screening in March at the White House. consists of bottomland and upland forest. A variety of species inhabit these lands including quail, deer, and turkey. Between 1933 and 1937 the Federal Government began implementing a Resettlement Administration program, where rural farmers were supposed to be relocated to more fertile areas. The RA bought 79 pieces of property in both Hickory Ridge and Batestown (Batestown, Prince William County, Virginia) and condemned another 48, to form the Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area. National Park Service - Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area However, the RA often made no effort to actually resettle the displaced residents. Batestown and Hickory Ridge (Hickory Ridge, Virginia) both suffered the same fate. Between 1933 and 1937, the Federal Government began implementing a Resettlement Administration program to form Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area National Park Service - Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area , where rural farmers were supposed to relocate for more fertile land. The RA bought 79 pieces of property in both Hickory Ridge and Batestown and condemned another 48, to form a new recreation area. However, the RA often made no effort to actually resettle the displaced residents.


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the Depression to combat American rural poverty. "Resettlement Administration," ''Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture'', Oklahoma Historical Society accessed November 17, 2011. Documentary films The Resettlement Administration also funded two documentary films by Pare Lorentz, The Plow That Broke the Plains about the creation of the Dust Bowl and The River (1938


great depression

consists of bottomland and upland forest. A variety of species inhabit these lands including quail, deer, and turkey. Between 1933 and 1937 the Federal Government began implementing a Resettlement Administration program, where rural farmers were supposed to be relocated to more fertile areas. The RA bought 79 pieces of property in both Hickory Ridge and Batestown (Batestown, Prince William County, Virginia) and condemned another 48, to form the Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area. National Park Service - Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area However, the RA often made no effort to actually resettle the displaced residents. Batestown and Hickory Ridge (Hickory Ridge, Virginia) both suffered the same fate. Between 1933 and 1937, the Federal Government began implementing a Resettlement Administration program to form Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area National Park Service - Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area , where rural farmers were supposed to relocate for more fertile land. The RA bought 79 pieces of property in both Hickory Ridge and Batestown and condemned another 48, to form a new recreation area. However, the RA often made no effort to actually resettle the displaced residents.


building campaign

agricultural loans and offered farm and home management advice. In 1937, the average rural rehabilitation loan to Gee's Bend families was $353.41, and the agency reports speak of possible cooperative undertakings; a building campaign for houses, barns, a schoolhouse, and a sawmill. Residents were also encouraged to replace oxen with more efficient mules. Mr. Rothstein was born in Manhattan and he grew up in the Bronx. He was a graduate of Columbia University, where he


works projects

Dunaway, ''How Can I Keep From Singing'', p. 32. Frank Damrosch, siding with Constance, fired Charles from Juilliard, see Judith Tick, ''Ruth Crawford Seeger: a Composer's Search for American Music'' (Oxford University Press, 1997), pp. 224–25. Beginning in 1936, Charles held various administrative positions in the federal government's Farm Resettlement program (Resettlement Administration), the WPA (Works Projects Administration)'s Federal Music Project (1938–1940

in the School of Music (Yale School of Music) at Yale University. From 1935 to 1953 he held positions in the federal government's Resettlement Administration, Works Projects Administration (WPA), and Pan American Union, including serving as an administrator for the WPA's Federal Music Project, for which his wife also worked, from 1938 to 1940. He graduated from Harvard University in 1908, then studied in Cologne, Germany and conducted with the Cologne Opera

and Henry Cowell,'' Association for Cultural Equity From 1957 to 1961, he taught at the University of California Los Angeles. From 1961 to 1971 he was a research professor at the Institute of Ethnomusicology at UCLA. In 1949-50 he was Visiting Professor of the Theory of Music in the School of Music (Yale School of Music) at Yale University. From 1935 to 1953 he held positions in the federal government's Resettlement Administration, Works Projects Administration


main agricultural

of farmland. In 1912 Charles Seeger was hired to establish the music department at the University of California at Berkeley (University of California, Berkeley) but was forced to resign in 1918 because of his outspoken Pacifism during World War I. According to Dunaway, the British-born president of the university "all but fired" Charles Seeger (''How Can I Keep From Singing'', p. 26). Charles and Constance moved back east, making Charles' parents' estate in Patterson, New York, northeast of New York City, their base of operations. When baby Pete was eighteen months old, they set out with him and his two older brothers in a home-made trailer, on a quixotic mission to bring musical uplift to the working people in the American South. Ann Pescatello, ''Charles Seeger: A Life In Music'', 83–85. On their return, Constance taught violin and Charles composition at the New York Institute of Musical Art (later Juilliard (Juilliard School)), whose president, family friend Frank Damrosch, was Constance's adoptive "uncle". Charles also taught part time at the New School for Social Research. Career and money tensions led to quarrels and reconciliations, but when Charles discovered Constance had opened a secret bank account in her own name, they separated, and Charles


military strength

, but he knew several Communists and sympathizers within the government who were willing to pass information to him, and by way of Elizabeth Bentley, ultimately to Moscow. At this time, the Soviet Union and the United States were allies in the Second World War (World War II), and much of the information Silvermaster collected for the Soviets had to do with the war against Nazi Germany. It included secret estimates of German military strength, data on U.S. munitions production, and information on the Allies' schedule for opening a second front in Europe (operation Overlord). The contacts in Golos and Bentley's extended network ranged from dedicated Stalinists (Stalinism) to, in the words of Bentley's biographer Kathryn Olmsted, "romantic idealists" who "wanted to help the brave Russians beat the Nazi war machine." consists of bottomland and upland forest. A variety of species inhabit these lands including quail, deer, and turkey. Between 1933 and 1937 the Federal Government began implementing a Resettlement Administration program, where rural farmers were supposed to be relocated to more fertile areas. The RA bought 79 pieces of property in both Hickory Ridge and Batestown (Batestown, Prince William County, Virginia) and condemned another 48, to form the Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area. National Park Service - Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area However, the RA often made no effort to actually resettle the displaced residents. Batestown and Hickory Ridge (Hickory Ridge, Virginia) both suffered the same fate. Between 1933 and 1937, the Federal Government began implementing a Resettlement Administration program to form Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area National Park Service - Chopawamsic Recreational Demonstration Area , where rural farmers were supposed to relocate for more fertile land. The RA bought 79 pieces of property in both Hickory Ridge and Batestown and condemned another 48, to form a new recreation area. However, the RA often made no effort to actually resettle the displaced residents.


family including

Bankruptcy Act farm rescues , coal stabilization, and taxes on the rich (Revenue Act of 1935) and the Undistributed profits tax. Liberals in Congress passed the Bonus Bill (Adjusted Compensation Payment Act) for World War veterans over FDR's veto. The family (Seeger#Seeger family), including Mike Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Barbara, Penny, and stepson Pete Seeger, moved to Washington D.C. in 1936 after Charles’ appointment to the music division of the Resettlement


time music

) "Cindy" and "Old Joe Clark" with his students Charlie (Charles Pollock) and Jackson Pollock; friends from the "hillbilly" (Old-time music) recording industry; as well as avant-garde (avant-garde music) composers Carl Ruggles and Henry Cowell. It was at one of Benton's parties that Pete heard "John Henry (John Henry (folklore)# music)" for the first time. Judith Tick, ''Ruth Crawford Seeger'', p. 235. According to John


national program

the Tennessee Valley Authority, a project involving dam construction planning on an unprecedented scale in order to curb flooding, generate electricity, and modernize the very poor farms in the Tennessee Valley region of the Southern United States. For the first time, there was a national program help migrant and marginal farmers, through programs such as the Resettlement Administration and the Farm Security Administration. Their plight gained national attention through

Resettlement Administration

The '''Resettlement Administration''' ('''RA''') was a New Deal U.S. federal agency (List of United States federal agencies) that, between April 1935 and December 1936, relocated struggling urban and rural families to communities planned by the federal government.

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