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Quoddy Regional Project Papers

Identifier: SpC MS 1774

Scope and Contents

Collection includes a scrapbook, training volumes, a folder of library reports and correspondence, and loose photo album pages related to the Quoddy Regional Project, a National Youth Administration program in the 1940s, designed as an experiment in youth rehabilitation.


  • Creation: 1939-1942


Conditions Governing Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher.

Historical Note

The National Youth Administration (NYA) was a New Deal agency sponsored by the Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the United States that focused on providing work and education for Americans between the ages of 16 and 25.

Quoddy, Maine was chosen for it's location and proximity to resources. 250 youths were chosen to be a part of the first group for this project. It grew exponentially over time until it reached 500 youths.

It operated from June 26, 1935 to 1939 as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Following the passage of the Reorganization Act of 1939, the NYA was transferred from the WPA to the Federal Security Agency. In 1942, the NYA was transferred to the War Manpower Commission (WMC). The NYA was dissolved in 1943.


1 scrapbooks

12 Volumes

98 photographs

1 folder

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Material related to the Quoddy Regional Project, a National Youth Administration program in the 1930s and 1940s designed to provide training and resources to unemployed youth.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jo Anne Boorkman of Davis, CA on September 7, 2015.

Guide to the Quoddy Regional Project Papers
Box And Folder List Available
Elizabeth Russell
May 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States