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Administrative Records, 1935-1942 (continued)
BOX 1-10, 31, 941, 1197, 1240, 1273, 1275, 1283 MAPCASE FOLDER 1-4 Background File, 1935-1940
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, inventories, reorganization plans, operations manuals, briefs, speeches, and administrative forms relating to the background, organization, policies, services, and procedures of the Federal Theatre Project (FTP). Included are charts and miscellanous materials pertaining to administrative organization, weekly receipts, attendance records, and information for a House of Representatives committee.
Chiefly arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 1/1-27 1935-1939 and undated
Conference highlights and program, correspondence, forms, instructions, inventory, lectures, maintenance orders, memoranda, reports, and Photographic Division material
BOX-FOLDER 2/1-20, 31/3-5, 941/1-4 1935-1939 and undated
Catalogs, correspondence, forms, inventories, meeting minutes, memoranda, reports, special bulletins, Photographic Division material, and "Educational Aspects of the Federal Theatre Project" report
Note: Supplements A, B, D, E for "Educational Aspects of the Federal Theatre Project" report are located in Box 941
BOX-FOLDER 3/1-14 1936-1939
Correspondence, forms, inventories, instructions, memoranda, and Photographic Division material
BOX-FOLDER 4/1-28 1936-1939
Audience attendance data, briefs, correspondence, meeting minutes, memoranda, press releases, special bulletins, Photographic Division material, "Communism and the Federal Theatre" article, material from "Epic of America" essay contest, and Hallie Flanagan biographical material
BOX-FOLDER 5/1-25 1936-1940 and undated
Annual reports/plans, correspondence, essays, inventories, memoranda, policies, Photographic Division material, Radio Division material, and material from "Epic of America" essay contest
BOX-FOLDER 6/1-13 1939 and undated
Correspondence, essays, inventories, memoranda, reports, Photographic Division material, and statement refuting congressional accusations
BOX-FOLDER 6/14 to 9/7 1939
Briefs answering charges before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (Dies Committee)
BOX-FOLDER 10/1-23, 941/5-6 1940 and undated
Charts, correspondence, department descriptions, forms, inventories, lists, memoranda, publications, and reports
Note: Department descriptions are located in Box 941
Charts and visuals, 1936-39 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 1197/1-4 Source of Receipts, 1936
Pie charts
BOX 1273 Weekly Attendance Charts, 1936
BOX-FOLDER 1275/1 Net Receipts, 1936-1939
Graphs
BOX-FOLDER 1275/2 Music Department production numbers and WPA displays, 1937-1938
Graph and display
BOX-FOLDER 1240/1 Play Department Services Performed, 1937-1939
Diagram
MAPCASE FOLDER 1-2 The Dies Committee information displays, undated
MAPCASE FOLDER 3 Federal Theatre Project display and chart, undated
BOX-FOLDER 1275/3 Federal Theatre Project production report cover, undated
BOX-FOLDER 1283/1 National Play Bureau, undated
Organizational chart
MAPCASE FOLDER 4 National Service Bureau Technical Department diagram, undated
BOX 11-14 Personnel File, 1936-1939
Correspondence; lists of personnel; hiring, transferring, and assigning of employees; biographical information; grievances; employment tests; daily time reports; and first-aid and accident reports. (Much of the material is from the New York, NY, Federal Theatre Photographic Division.)
Chiefly arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 11/1-21 1936-1939
Correspondence, individual personnel files, lists, and reports
BOX-FOLDER 12/1-55 1937-1939
Correspondence, individual personnel files, lists, memoranda, requests, schedules, and material from the Music Division and Radio Division
BOX-FOLDER 13/1 to 14/14 1938-1939 and undated
Assignments, correspondence, daily reports, lists, manuals, memoranda, reports, and material from the Radio Division and the Marionette Unit
BOX 14-16, 778, 779-785, 1197 MAPCASE FOLDER 69 Agency Publicity File, 1936-1939
Correspondence, advertising, mailing lists, audience research, photographic coverage, promotional material, newspaper-clippings collages, addressograph plates for mailing lists, and a "Living Newspapers" stamp.
Chiefly arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 14/15-51, 1197/5 1935-1939 and undated
Correspondence, forms, history of Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta Unit, mailing lists, memoranda, promotional material, press pubilicty, reports, requests, skits, and material from the Photographic Division
MAPCASE FOLDER 69 1938
Newspaper clippings collages
BOX-FOLDER 14/52 to 16/13 Undated
Mailing lists by state
BOX-FOLDER 16/14-34 Undated
Mailing lists by category (book stores, colleges and universities, Negro colleges, marionette groups, etc.)
Addressograph plates
BOX 779 College Officials group
BOX 781 Drama group
BOX 785 First Night List
BOX 780 Suburban Colleges and High Schools group
BOX 780 Weekly: 2-12; Newspapers and Organizations
BOX 782-784 Weekly group
BOX 779, 781, 785 Unidentified groups
BOX 778 "Living Newspapers" stamp
BOX 16-22 Publications File, 1935-1939
Federal Theatre periodicals, reports, bulletins, play lists, songs, ballads, and catalogs, many with date and publication numbers. Play list publications may be duplicated in the Play Lists File subseries.
Publications by different units of the Federal Theatre Project may share the same name; one example is the Backstage publications.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX-FOLDER 16/35-42 1935 November - 1936 February
Backstage, Federal Theatre [magazine] and play lists
BOX-FOLDER 17/1 to 18/18 1936 February - 1937 October
Backstage, Call Board, Federal Theatre [magazine], Federal Theatre in the South, The Prompter, and play lists
BOX-FOLDER 19/1-16 1937 October - 1938 July
Backstage, Federal Theatre [magazine], First Federal Summer Theatre report, National Policy Board: Agenda, book reviews, and play lists
BOX-FOLDER 20/1-12 1938 July-December
The Continental Theatre, Tanglestringed Talk, book reviews, and play lists
BOX-FOLDER 21/1-10 1938 December - 1939 June
Theatre Abroad, essays, guides, and play lists
BOX-FOLDER 22/1-14 1939 and undated
Theatre Abroad, essays, guides, and play lists
BOX 22-31, 941 Work Projects Administration (WPA) File, 1935-1942
Administrative material from the Works Projects Administration, including correspondence, speeches, reports, publications, publicity, and blank forms. Specific subjects include: activities and research studies of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Federal Art Project (FAP), Federal Music Project (FMP), Federal Writers' Project (FWP), Historical Records Survey (HRS), and research for WPA marionettes, radio, and theater.
Arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically therein.
Administrative correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 22/15 Blind project
BOX-FOLDER 22/16 General letter no. 240
BOX-FOLDER 22/17 General letter no. 278
BOX-FOLDER 22/18 Administrative forms
Blank
Administrative publications
BOX-FOLDER 22/19 The Dawn, New Jersey
BOX-FOLDER 22/20 Government Aid During the Depression
BOX-FOLDER 22/21-22 Index of Research Projects, volumes 1 and 2
BOX-FOLDER 23/21 Questions and Answers on the WPA
BOX-FOLDER 23/1 Subject Index of Research Bulletins and Monographs
BOX-FOLDER 23/2 Training Manual for Library Service Personnel
BOX-FOLDER 23/3-4 Work, District of Columbia
BOX-FOLDER 23/5 Administrative publicity
Administrative reports
BOX-FOLDER 23/6 "Community Organization for Leisure"
BOX-FOLDER 23/7 An Exhibition of Selected Skills of the Unemployed
BOX-FOLDER 23/8 Federal Project One, Ohio
BOX-FOLDER 23/9 The Film Index reviews
BOX-FOLDER 23/10 "Interpreting the Art Project"
BOX-FOLDER 23/11 Inventory: An Appraisal of Results of the WPA
BOX-FOLDER 23/12 "Non-Construction Projects of the WPA"
BOX-FOLDER 23/13 Our Job With the WPA
BOX-FOLDER 23/14 Program of Federal Arts Projects, New York City
BOX-FOLDER 23/15, 31/6 Report on Progress of the WPA Program
Administrative speeches
BOX-FOLDER 23/16-17 Harrington, Col. F. C.
BOX-FOLDER 23/18-19 Hopkins, Harry L.
BOX-FOLDER 23/20 Kerr, Florence S.
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
Correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 23/22 CCC activities
BOX-FOLDER 24/1 Playwriting contest
Publications
BOX-FOLDER 24/2 Alpine Echo, California
BOX-FOLDER 24/3 Tamalpais Foghorn, California
BOX-FOLDER 24/4 Miscellaneous publications
BOX-FOLDER 24/5 Publicity
Reports
BOX-FOLDER 24/6-8 CCC and FTP
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