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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 2014

Federal Theatre programs

Overview

Programs from plays produced in New York (N.Y.) by the Federal Theatre Project (U.S.).

Dates

  • circa 1935-1939

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Condition Description

Good, with some staining.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Extent

.04 linear feet (1 volume)
Seven theater programs, all from New York (N.Y.) shows produced by the Federal Theatre Project, part of the Works Progress Administration. Also with a subscription form and an audience questionnaire.

Biographical / Historical

The Federal Theatre Project was a program established during the Great Depression as part of the New Deal to fund live artistic performances and entertainment programs in the United States. One of five Federal Project Number One projects sponsored by the Works Progress Administration, it was created as a relief measure to employ artists, writers, directors, and theater workers.

Arrangement

Collection is minimally processed; plays are listed by title.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2020MT-39. Purchased with funds from the Francis W. Hatch Book Fund, 2019 September.

Processing Information

Processed by Melanie Wisner, 2019 December.
Link to catalog
Title
Federal Theatre programs, circa 1935-1939 (MS Thr 2014): Guide
Status
completed
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Date
2019 December 4
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
EAD ID
hou03286

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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