Biography and History

The Federal Theatre Project was established by the Works Progress Administration during the Depression, with Hallie Flanagan as the national director.

Source: From the finding aid for TC015

  • Federal Theatre Project Collection. 1935-1939 (inclusive).

    Call Number: TC015

    The Federal Theatre Project Collection consists of bulletins, reports, speeches, catalogues, play programs, information releases, notices and reviews, clippings, protest leaflets, performance details, and other materials of the Federal Theatre Project established by the Works Progress Administration during the Depression, with Hallie Flanagan as the national director.

  • Miscellaneous Playscripts Collection. 1882-1961 (inclusive).

    Call Number: TC030

    This collection includes some playscripts stamped or addressed by theater agencies in Chicago, New York City, and Hollywood, while others were used at McCarter Theater or by the Princeton University Players. There are wartime scripts from both world wars, as well as government plays from the Federal Theater Project, the Works Progress Administration, and the Department of Agriculture's War Food Commission.