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Record Group Number: 000192
Series/Collection Number: .S 1655
Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration.
Title, Dates: Tax status and publicly owned land study, 1939-1940.
Amount: 0.25 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical by county.
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Summary:     This series contains information that was collected and collated for the State Planning Board by the W.P.A. using the 1939 state and county tax rolls.  The information was gathered by teams located in Tallahassee and the county seats throughout the state.  The focus of the effort was to create a comprehensive picture of the status of taxation in the state.  That information was to provide a sound basis upon which to make tax policy in the future while taking into account the effects of homestead and widows exemptions, bonded indebtedness, and the effects of the Murphy Act of 1937.
    There are three volumes that make up the portion of the study in the Archives.  There is a Manual of Objectives and Procedures that sets forth the goals of the survey and the operational methods that were established for those executing the survey.  The second and third volumes contain statistical schedules for the counties which are listed alphabetically starting with Bay county.  Alachua county is not listed.  The volume containing Pinellas through Washington counties, if one exists, is missing from the series.

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Subject Access Fields: Florida. Murphy Act of 1937.
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