A list of questions asked of Spanish-speaking immigrants in 1936 by Federal Writers' Project New York City Unit interviewers compiling information on the lives and experiences of New York City populations from Latin America, the Caribbean, the Philippines and Iberia.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration Federal Writers' Project, created in 1935, provided work for the unemployed in white collar professions such as writing, research, history, art, geology and cartography. Spanish Book: Life Histories is a collection of forty interviews documenting the lives of a diversity of lower to middle class Spanish and Portuguese-speaking immigrants in New York City between 1936 and 1939. These oral histories offer insights into the experiences, cultures, jobs and everyday lives of those interviewed. The Spanish Book was never published.