Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Puerto Rico Reconstruction Administration [PRRA]


(Record Group 323)
1935-55

Overview of Records Locations

Table of Contents

  • 323.1 Administrative History
  • 323.2 Records of the Washington, DC, Office 1935-45
  • 323.3 Records of the Puerto Rico Office 1935-55
    • 323.3.1 Records of the Office of the Assistant Administrator in Puerto Rico
    • 323.3.2 Records of the Office of Housing Management
    • 323.3.3 Records of the Cooperative Division
    • 323.3.4 Records of the Legal Division
    • 323.3.5 Records of the Engineering Division
    • 323.3.6 Records of other divisions

323.1 Administrative History

Established: In the Department of the Interior, by EO 7057, May 28, 1935, in accordance with the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act (49 Stat. 115), April 8, 1935.

Functions: Provided relief, increased employment, and rehabilitated the agricultural economy in Puerto Rico through urban and rural housing projects, farm loans, agricultural cooperatives, and construction of hydroelectric plants.

Abolished: By the Secretary of the Interior, February 15, 1955, under authority of a joint resolution (67 Stat. 584), August 15, 1953.

Finding Aids: Preliminary inventory in National Archives microfiche edition of preliminary inventories.

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323.2 Records of the Washington, DC, Office
1935-45

Textual Records (in New York): General files, 1935-45.

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323.3 Records of the Puerto Rico Office
1935-55

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323.3.1 Records of the Office of the Assistant Administrator in
Puerto Rico

Textual Records (in New York): Correspondence, 1935-45. Investigative files, 1937-40. Radiograms sent and received, 1935-50. Legal opinions, 1935-39. Administrative orders, 1935-44. Records relating to the Guaynabo cement plant project, 1935-45.

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323.3.2 Records of the Office of Housing Management

Textual Records (in New York): Correspondence and other records relating to the planning, maintenance, and sale of housing projects; and to the collection of rents, 1935-47.

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323.3.3 Records of the Cooperative Division

Textual Records (in New York): General records, 1935-54. Records relating to PRRA-sponsored cooperatives, including the Cooperativa Azucarera Los Canos and the Cooperative Lafayette, 1935-54.

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323.3.4 Records of the Legal Division

Textual Records (in New York): Records of the Land and Title Section, consisting of land acquisition case files, deeds, and related records, 1935-55.

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323.3.5 Records of the Engineering Division

Textual Records (in New York): General records, 1935-46. Records relating to construction projects directed by the division, 1935-53.

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323.3.6 Records of other divisions

Textual Records (in New York): Correspondence, reports, plans, and other records of the Administrative Division, 1935-50; Finance Division, 1935-45; Forestry Division, 1935-41; Rural Electrification Division, 1935-42; and Rural Rehabilitation Division, 1935-41.


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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This Web version is updated from time to time to include records processed since 1995.


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