October 12, 2009
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740) 464-4854
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Web site: www.shawnee.edu
Author visited Shawnee State University to
discuss latest book on the WPA
Nick Taylor, author of seven non-fiction books, has written
the first single-volume history of Franklin Delano
Roosevelt’s initiative to put people to work, the Works
Progress Administration, “The Enduring Legacy of the WPA:
American Made – When FDR Put the Nation to Work.” Taylor was
the keynote speaker at the Flohr Lecture Hall at Shawnee
State University’s Clark Memorial Library as part of the
“Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story” project at SSU.
Taylor’s lecture is part of a series of public programs
being produced with the financial support of a “Soul of a
People” grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
and the American Library Association. Connie Stoner,
director of Clark Memorial Library, directed the grant.
SSU’s library was one of only 30 libraries across the
country to receive the grant.