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Federal Music Project records, 1939-1942

Federal Music Project (U.S.)


Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet, (ca. 60 items)

Summary: Material kept by Federal Music Project administrator Emily Mason Kahn, including printed and mimeographed booklets; brochures; programs and reports; carbon copies of memos; teaching material; and two photographs. [Microfilm title WPA-Federal Theater Project]

Biographical/Historical Note

The Federal Music Project was formed in 1935 under Federal Project No. One of the Works Progress Administration to employ, train, and rehablitate unemployed musicians.


Donated 1965 by Emily Mason Kahn.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel NDA 18 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Federal Music Project records, 1939-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.