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

Flanagan, Hallie, 1890-1969

Producer, Arts administrator, Playwright


Collection Information

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

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.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in New York Public Library, Performing Arts Research Center, Theater Collection.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

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.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to copy any unpublished material in this collection must be received from: New York Public Library Theatre Collection, Fifth Ave.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.

How to Cite This Collection

Hallie Flanagan papers from the Federal Theater Project, 1935-1939. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.