Hallie Flanagan papers from the Federal Theater Project, 1935-1939

Flanagan, Hallie, b. 1890 d. 1969
Arts administrator, Playwright, Producer

Collection size: ca. 4,000 items (on 17 negative microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, administrative records, personal files, articles, scripts, playbills, clippings, other printed material, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note: National Director of the Federal Theater Project. FTP was established in 1935 as part of the Works Progress Administration Federal Project No. 1. It was abolished in 1939 when funding was cut in the Reorganization Act of 1939.

Flanagan's papers were filmed by AAA during a project called "New Deal and the Arts" which AAA directed from 1963-1966.

How to Use this Collection

  • Microfilm reels N/NDA 1-N/NDA 17 available for use at Archives of American Art, Washington, D.C. office; at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, N.Y.; and at the New York Public Library, New York, N.Y.
  • Permission to copy any unpublished material in this collection must be received from: New York Public Library Theatre Collection, Fifth Ave. and 42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10018.
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