THIS DAY IN VIRGINIA HISTORY
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April 29, 1940
Gertrude Blair Interviewed George Charles Nichols
Gertrude Blair (1871–1945) interviewed George Charles Nichols on April 29, 1940, and her report was received in the Virginia Writers' Project (VWP) office in on May 6, 1940. The VWP was the state-sponsored arm of the Federal Writers' Project, an agency of the Work Projects Administration, a New Deal initiative. The Virginia project completed approximately 1,350 life histories, social-ethnic studies, and youth studies between October 1938 and May 1941. This narrative described a young man, living in Roanoke and working for a telegraph company, whose family moved back and forth between Omaha, Nebraska, and Bedford County, Virginia, for many years.