Archives of American Art

Hallie Flanagan papers from the Federal Theater Project

Collection ID:
Flanagan, Hallie, 1890-1969
Physical Description:
17 Reels
ca. 4,000 items (on 17 negative microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, administrative records, personal files, articles, scripts, playbills, clippings, other printed material, and photographs.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm 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.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in New York Public Library, Performing Arts Research Center, Theater Collection.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Flanagan's papers were filmed by AAA during a project called "New Deal and the Arts" which AAA directed from 1963-1966.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Conditions Governing Use
Unpublished material: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from New York Public Library Theatre Collection. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Terms of Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Theater and state Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal aid to the performing arts Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Deal, 1933-1939 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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