1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Federal Theatre Project (U.S.).

  1. Federal Theatre Project collection, 1932-1943

    approximately 525,000 items. 1,554 containers. 200 mapcase folders. 584.5 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The Federal Theatre Project, created by the U.S. Works Progress Administration in 1935, was designed to conserve and develop the skills of theater workers, re-employ them on public relief, and to bring theater to thousands in the United States who had never before seen live theatrical performances. The collection includes correspondence, memoranda, play and radio scripts, reports, research studies, manuals, publications, bulletins, forms, lists, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, charts, costume and set designs, blue-prints, posters, addressograph plates, photographs, negatives, slides, playbills, and other records documenting the activities of the Federal Theatre Project and its impact on all aspects of the theater. Some materials in this collection contain offensive or demeaning language.