The National Youth Administration (NYA) was a government sponsored youth training and employment program from 1935 to 1943. The collection consists of images of primarily African American youths engaged in NYA activities including employment and training programs, meetings, and parades. The collection dates from 1935 to 1943 with the bulk of the images from 1942-1943 when the organization was placed under the War Manpower Commission. Other images include NYA's youth activities under the auspices of the Works Projects Administration (1935-1939) and the Federal Security Agency (1939-1942). Images that document the NYA administration are very limited.
Extent: 442 items (1.4 cubic ft., 6 boxes) 1 photographic print : gelatin silver, b&w ; 51 x 39 cm. 33 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 36 x 28 cm. 196 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 210 photographic prints : gelatin silver, b&w ; 18 x 16 cm. and smaller. 1 book: b&w ; 36 x 28cm., 37 p. 1 album: b&w ; 13 x 20 cm., 9 p.