Inauguration of the huge new $4,000,000,000 work-relief program increased the New Deal alphabetical list to 84 units. The NRA decision chopped off a few of that number. But the work-relief program to take people off the dole and put them to work has already added five new agencies, including DAL, WAD, WPA, RRA and REA. Four others were created by Congress later in the session recently closed. These were NBCC, BCLB, RRR and SSB, bringing the total to nearly 90. All of the alphabet agencies, however, were not created by the present administration. Some of them were adoptions from previous administrations. The complete list of alphabetical units, past and present, follows:
AAA--Agricultural Adjustment Administration.
ALB--Automobile Labor Board (defunct).
AVA--Administrator of Veteran Affairs.
BAPC--Business Advisory and Planning Council.
BCLB--Bituminous Coal Labor Board.
BOB--Bureau of the Budget.
CAB--Consumers Advisory Board (defunct).
CCC--Civilian Conservation Corps.
CCC--Commodity Credit Corporation.
CES--Committee on Economic Security.
CSB--Central Statistical Board.
CWA--Civil Works Administration (defunct).
DAI--Division of Applications and Information.
ECW--Emergency Conservation Work.
EHC--Emergency Housing Corporation.
EHFA--Electric Home and Farm Authority.
FAA--Federal Alcohol Administration.
FAC--Federal Advisory Council.
FAC--Federal Aviation Commission.
FCA--Farm Credit Administration.
FCC--Federal Communications Commission.
FCT--Federal Coordinator of Transportation.
FCUS--Federal Credit Union System.
FDIC--Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
FEHC--Federal Emergency Housing Corporation.
FERA--Federal Emergency Relief Administration.
FESO--Federal Employment Stabilization.
FHA--Federal Housing Administration.
FHC--Farm Homes' Corporation.
FHLBB--Federal Home Loan Bank Board.
FICB--Federal Intermediate Credit Banks.
FMC--Farm Mortgage Corporation.
FPC--Federal Power Commission.
FRB--Federal Reserve Board.
FSHC--Federal Subsistence Homestead Corporation.
FSRC--Federal Surplus Relief Corporation.
FTC--Federal Trade Commission.
FTZB--Foreign Trade Zones Board.
GFA--Grain Futures Administration.
HOLC--Home Owners' Loan Corporation.
IAB--Industrial Advisory Board (defunct).
ICC--Interstate Commerce Commission.
IEC--Industrial Emergency Council.
JEB--Joint Economy Board.
LAB--Labor Advisory Board (defunct).
NBCC--National Bituminous Coal Commission.
NCB--National Compliance Board.
NEC--National Emergency Council.
NIRA--National Industrial Recovery Act.
NIRB--National Industrial Recovery Board.
NLRB--National Labor Relations Board.
NMB--National Mediation Board.
NPB--National Planning Board.
NPPC--National Power Policy Committee.
NRA--National Recovery Administration.
NRB--National Resources Board.
NRS--National Reemployment Service.
NYA--National Youth Administration.
PAB--Petroleum Administrative Board (defunct).
PLPC--Petroleum Labor Policy Board (defunct).
PWA--Public Works Administration.
PWAP--Public Works of Art Projects.
RACC--Regional Agricultural Credit Corporations.
REA--Rural Electrification Administration.
RFC--Reconstruction Finance Corporation.
RRA--Rural Resettlement Administration.
RRR--Railroad Retirement Board.
SAB--Science Advisory Board.
SAPFT--Special Adviser to the President on Foreign Trade (defunct).
SBPW--Special Board for Public Works.
SEC--Securities and Exchange Commission.
SES--Soil Erosion Service.
SHD--Subsistence Homesteads Division.
SLIC--Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation.
SLRB--Steel Labor Relations Board.
SSB--Social Security Board.
TEC--The (President's) Executive Council.
TFI--Textile Foundation, Inc.
TLRB--Textile Labor Relations Board.
TVA--Tennessee Valley Authority.
TVAC--Tennessee Valley Associated Co-operatives.
TWAB--Textile Work Assignment Boards.
USES--United States Employment Service.
USIS--United States Information Service.
WAD--Works Allotment Division.
The above article is the text of a newspaper clipping saved in a scrapbook by my mother. I believe it to be from a Nevada MO newspaper circa 1936.