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Finding Aid for the Federal Theatre Project Scripts and Publications, 1936-1939
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Federal Theatre Project Scripts and Publications,
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1939
    Collection number: 820
    Creator: Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)
    Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: The Federal Theatre Project (FTP) was a part of the Works Progress Administration (1935-39) and was the first arts endeavor to be extensively funded by the U.S. government. The FTP staged plays reflecting the reality of Depression-era America, created opportunities for minorities, and brought new audiences to theaters. The collection consists of plays, synopses of plays, lists of plays, radio scripts, and three volumes of folk songs and ballads.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Federal Theatre Project Scripts and Publications (Collection 820). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1218064 

    Biography

    The Federal Theatre Project (FTP), part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) from 1935-39, was the first arts endeavor to be extensively funded by the U.S. government; aside from providing work for thousands of unemployed theatrical people, it stimulated the portrayal of new subject matter; the FTP staged plays reflecting the reality of Depression-era America, created opportunities for minorities, and brought new audiences to theaters.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of plays, synopses of plays, lists of plays, radio scripts, and three volumes of folk songs and ballads. Also includes copies of scripts from the Project archives at George Mason University, and videotaped interviews with Gene Stone and Jeff Corey.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Radio scripts (Boxes 1-2).
    2. Plays (Boxes 3-4).
    3. Synopses of plays (Boxes 5-9).
    4. Folk songs and ballads (Box 9).
    5. Prelude to swing, production bulletin (Box 9).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)--Archives.
    United States. Works Progress Administration.
    American drama 20th century--Archival resources.