WPA Workers at Grimm Foundation
From April 1939 until May 1942, 277 men worked for the WPA at the Angel Mounds Site near Evansville, Indiana under the direction of Glenn A. Black, archaeologist for the Indiana Historical Society. During the project over 2 million artifacts were recovered from the site.
The artifacts that were recovered from the WPA excavations as well as the documentary archives and photographs are currently located on Indiana University’s Bloomington campus in the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology.
Project submitted by the Site Director for Angel Mounds.
Glenn A. Black, 1967, "Angel Site: An Archaeological, Historical, and Ethnological Study," Indiana Historical Society.
"Angel Mounds." Accessed July 2019. https://gbl.indiana.edu/collections/archaeological-collections/collections-descriptions/angel-mounds.html.
Project originally submitted by Mike Linderman on March 7, 2016.
Additional contributions by Kelsey Grimm.
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Where can I obtain a copy of the original report produced by the WPA site coordinator/anthropologist?
Was a documentary film produced related to Angel Mounds excavations?
We’re not sure it’s available, although you may want to check through the National Archives.
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