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Collection of material about the Federal Theatre Project, 1936-1990
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of material about the Federal Theatre Project
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1990
    Collection number: 1653
    Collector: Morehead, Hubert, collector.
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: 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.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    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.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Martha and Hugh Morehead, May 15, 1990.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Yasmin Damshenas in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of material about the Federal Theatre Project (Collection Number 1653). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Primarily includes copies of scripts from a collection on the Federal Theatre Project's scripts at George Mason University. Also included are videotaped interviews with Gene Stone and Jeff Corey and statements made before the House Committee on Un-American Activities and Subcommittee on Appropriations.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Federal Theatre Project (U.S.) --Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Film scripts

    Related Material

    Federal Theatre Project Scripts and Publications (Collection 820)  . Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.