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Oral history interview with Victor Alessandro, 1965 May 12

Interviewee:
Alessandro, Victor, 1915-1976  Search this
Alessandro, Victor, 1915-1976  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Subject:
United States  Search this
Federal Music Project (Okla.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Topic:
Federal aid to the performing arts  Search this
Music -- Oklahoma  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Conductors (Music) -- Oklahoma -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13107
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213360
AAA_collcode_alessa65
Theme:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213360

Lee Norvelle scrapbook on the Federal Theater Project (Ind.), 1936-1937

Creator:
Norvelle, Lee Roy, 1892-1984  Search this
Norvelle, Lee Roy, 1892-1984  Search this
Subject:
United States  Search this
Federal Theater Project (Ind.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Indiana  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Indiana  Search this
Art and state -- Indiana  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- Indiana  Search this
Theater and state -- Indiana  Search this
Federal aid to the performing arts -- Indiana  Search this
Federal aid the the theater -- Indiana  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9789
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212222
AAA_collcode_norvlee
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212222

Federal Theater Project (Conn.) records of Gertrude DonDero, 1936-1937

Creator:
Federal Theater Project (Conn.)  Search this
Federal Theater Project (Conn.)  Search this
Subject:
DonDero, Gertrude  Search this
United States  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to public welfare -- Connecticut  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Connecticut  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Connecticut  Search this
Art and state -- Connecticut -- Archival resourcs  Search this
Theater and state -- Connecticut  Search this
Federal aid to the performing arts -- Connecticut  Search this
Federal aid to the theater -- Connecticut  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9790
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212224
AAA_collcode_fedethea
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212224

Federal Music Project records, 1939-1942

Creator:
Federal Music Project (U.S.)  Search this
Federal Music Project (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Kahn, Emily Mason  Search this
United States  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Music and state  Search this
Federal aid to the performing arts  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9792
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212228
AAA_collcode_fedemusi
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212228

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

Creator:
Flanagan, Hallie, 1890-1969  Search this
Flanagan, Hallie, 1890-1969  Search this
Subject:
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Topic:
Theater and state  Search this
Federal aid to the performing arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9916
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212427
AAA_collcode_flanhall
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212427

Oral history interview with Victor Alessandro

Interviewee:
Alessandro, Victor  Search this
Interviewer:
Loomis, Sylvia Glidden  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Music Project (Okla.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
Extent:
21 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Date:
1965 May 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Victor Alessandro conducted 1965 May 12, by Sylvia Loomis, for the Archives of American Art.
Alessandro describes his work as conductor of the Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra under the Federal Music Project, and he discusses the value of Work Projects Administration art programs.
Biographical / Historical:
Victor Alessandro (1915-1976) was the Symphony conductor of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. and San Antonio, Texas. Worked under the Federal Music Project.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 46 minutes.
Provenance:
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Topic:
Federal aid to the performing arts  Search this
Music -- Oklahoma  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Conductors (Music) -- Oklahoma -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.alessa65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-alessa65

Lee Norvelle scrapbook on the Federal Theater Project (Ind.)

Creator:
Norvelle, Lee Roy, 1892-  Search this
Names:
Federal Theater Project (Ind.)  Search this
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Scrapbooks
Date:
1936-1937
Scope and Contents:
A scrapbook of clippings, programs, and photographs relating to the Indiana Federal Theater Project.
Biographical / Historical:
The Federal Theater Project (FTP) was a program established under the Federal Project No. One of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1935. It sought to create employment for actors and others involved in the performing arts during the Depression. Dr. Lee Norvelle was the director of the Indiana Federal Theater Project.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Dr. Lee Norvelle.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Arts administrators  Search this
Public officers  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Indiana  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Indiana  Search this
Art and state -- Indiana  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare -- Indiana  Search this
Theater and state -- Indiana  Search this
Federal aid to the performing arts -- Indiana  Search this
Federal aid the the theater -- Indiana  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.norvlee
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-norvlee

Hallie Flanagan papers from the Federal Theater Project

Creator:
Flanagan, Hallie, 1890-1969  Search this
Names:
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
17 Reels (ca. 4,000 items (on 17 negative microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
1935-1939
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, administrative records, personal files, articles, scripts, playbills, clippings, other printed material, and photographs.
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.
Provenance:
Flanagan's papers were filmed by AAA during a project called "New Deal and the Arts" which AAA directed from 1963-1966.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Rights:
Unpublished material: Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from New York Public Library Theatre Collection. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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.
Topic:
Theater and state  Search this
Federal aid to the performing arts  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.flanhall
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-flanhall

Federal Theater Project (Conn.) records of Gertrude DonDero

Creator:
Federal Theater Project (Conn.)  Search this
Names:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
DonDero, Gertrude  Search this
Extent:
80 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1936-1937
Scope and Contents:
Programs of plays produced by the FTP in Connecticut, 1936-1937; and lists, press clippings, and photographs regarding the work of Gertrude DonDero.
Biographical / Historical:
The Federal Theater Project (FTP) was a program established under the Federal Project No. One of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1935. It sought to create employment for actors and others involved in the performing arts during the Depression. Gertrude DonDero was the state director of the Connecticut Federal Theater Project.
Related Materials:
Federal Theater Project papers also at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1964 by Gertrude DonDero.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Arts administrators  Search this
Public officers  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to public welfare -- Connecticut  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- Connecticut  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Connecticut  Search this
Art and state -- Connecticut -- Archival resourcs  Search this
Theater and state -- Connecticut  Search this
Federal aid to the performing arts -- Connecticut  Search this
Federal aid to the theater -- Connecticut  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.fedethea
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fedethea

Federal Music Project records

Creator:
Federal Music Project (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
United States. Work Projects Administration  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Kahn, Emily Mason  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((ca. 60 items))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1942
Scope and Contents:
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:
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.
Other Title:
WPA-Federal Theater Project [microfilm title]
Provenance:
Donated 1965 by Emily Mason Kahn.
Restrictions:
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.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Music and state  Search this
Federal aid to the performing arts  Search this
Federal aid to public welfare  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.fedemusi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fedemusi

The quiet crisis in the arts / by Nello McDaniel and George Thorn ; edited by Mark Rockwell and Donna McBride ; design and typesetting by Steven Cornwell

Author:
McDaniel, Nello  Search this
Thorn, George  Search this
Foundation for the Extension and Development of the American Professional Theatre  Search this
Physical description:
50 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
Topic:
Performing arts--Finance  Search this
Performing arts--Management  Search this
Centers for the performing arts  Search this
Federal aid to the performing arts  Search this
Performing arts sponsorship  Search this
Call number:
PN2293.E35 M13 1991
PN2293.E35M13 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_436738

White grease paint on Black performers : a study of the Federal Theatre of 1935-1939 / Glenda E. Gill

Author:
Gill, Glenda Eloise  Search this
Subject:
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.) History  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 220 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
C1988
20th century
Topic:
African American entertainers  Search this
Theater--History  Search this
Federal aid to the performing arts--History  Search this
Call number:
PN2270.F43G54 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_389113

Troubled youth and the arts : a resource guide / Catherine Pierce

Author:
Pierce, Catherine  Search this
Physical description:
223 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Arts--Study and teaching (Secondary)  Search this
Federal aid to the arts--Directories  Search this
Performing arts--Study and teaching  Search this
Federal aid to the performing arts--Directories  Search this
Call number:
NX304 .P61
NX304.P61
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_129675

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