The following photographs document WPA and NYA activities in Methuen. Together, the Works Progress Administration and its subsidiary, the National Youth Administration, employed millions of Americans as part of an extended relief program. The overwhelming majority of WPA projects focused on creating and repairing infrastructure. Other projects were artistic in nature. Youths involved in NYA projects worked on projects within their schools.
WPA/NYA Photographs, 1940. National Archives and Records Administration, Waltham, MA.