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Collection of material about the Federal Theatre Project, 1936-1990
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Description
The Federal Theatre Project was funded by the U.S. government as part of the Works Projects Administration (WPA) to create jobs for unemployed theatre workers during the Great Depression (1935-39). The collection includes copies of scripts from a collection on the Federal Theatre Project's scripts at George Mason University, videotaped interviews with Gene Stone and Jeff Corey, and statements made before the House Committee on Un-American Activities and Subcommittee on Appropriations.
Background
The Federal Theatre Project was funded by the U.S. government as part of the Works Projects Administration (WPA) to create jobs for unemployed theater workers during the Great Depression (1935-1939). Productions included classical and modern drama, children's plays, puppet shows, musical comedies, and documentary theatre. The project was terminated in 1939 by congressional action following investigations by the House Committee on Un-American Activities and Subcommittee on Appropriations.
Extent
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.