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Collection Overview

Creator:
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)
Title:
Federal Theatre Project Collection
Repository:
Rare Book Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/f4752g767
Dates:
1935-1939
Size:
7 boxes and 2.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (ex): Box 1-7
Language:
English

Abstract

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.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of materials relating to Federal Theatre Project performances, including issues of Federal Theatre (the bulletin of the Federal Theatre Project), reports and speeches, catalogues, play programmes and notices (by state, Negro theatre, children's theatre, and marionettes), information releases, notices and reviews, newspaper clippings, and performance details. In addition, there is some correspondence on "The Edward Rice Case," regarding Edward Le Roy Rice and his firing from the Project, and state and local historical records of the Works Progress Administration documenting play programs deposited in New York collections (1936).

Collection Creator Biography:

Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)

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

Collection History

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Karla J. Vecchia in 2004. Finding aid written by Karla J. Vecchia in 2004.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Associate University Librarian for Special Collections. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Federal Theatre Project Collection; Rare Book Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/f4752g767
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184