Thursday, May 29, 2014
Accomplishments of the National Youth Administration (part 2 of 10): Toys
(WPA poster, image courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.)
According to the Final Report of the National Youth Administration, "Every State reported toy making and repair. In many instances, it was a pre-Christmas activity in woodworking shops. Charitable agencies collected broken and discarded toys for NYA youth to repair and paint. Much new equipment such as blocks, doll beds, and small pieces of furniture was made for WPA nursery schools. In some localities, toy-lending libraries for underprivileged children were NYA-furnished and maintained" (p. 173).