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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 Lee R. Norvelle

Interviewee:
Norvelle, Lee Roy, 1892-  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Theater Project (Ind.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Flanagan, Hallie, 1890-1969  Search this
Extent:
26 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 June 23
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Lee R. Norvelle conducted 1964 June 23, by Richard K. Doud, for the Archives of American Art.
Norvelle speaks of his role as State Director of the WPA Federal Theater Project for Indiana, including the events leading to his appointment; his administration of the project; working with Hallie Flanagan; and public reaction to the project.
Biographical / Historical:
Lee Roy Norvelle (1892- ) was the state director of Federal Theater Project in Indiana.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 20 min.
Sound quality is poor.
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Administrators -- Indiana -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.norvel64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-norvel64

Oral history interview with Rosamond Gilder

Creator:
Gilder, Rosamond  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewer:
Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920-  Search this
Names:
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Flanagan, Hallie, 1890-1969  Search this
O'Shay, Madalyn  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recording, 7 in.)
34 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 Apr. 1
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Rosamond Gilder conducted by Harlan Phillips on 1965 Apr. 1 for the Archives of American Art.
Gilder speaks of the WPA Federal Theater Project, its success, and her opinions of federal support for theater. She recalls Hallie Flanagan and Madalyn O'Shay.
Biographical / Historical:
Drama critic; New York, N.Y. Born in 1896. Died in 1986.
General:
An interview of Henry La Farge conducted by H. Phillips is also on this tape.
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.
Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Theater critics -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.gilder65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gilder65

Oral history interview with Paul Eliot Green

Interviewee:
Green, Paul, 1894-1981  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Federal Theater Project  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Flanagan, Hallie, 1890-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (Sound recordings: (2 hours), 7 in.)
24 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 July 13
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Paul Eliot Green conducted 1965 July 13, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art. Green speaks of his background and education; early ventures in writing plays; the history of theater in the South; the Federal Theater Project in the South; writing plays for the Project; the Project's legacy, and his feelings about government support for the arts, and the WPA. He recalls Hallie Flanagan.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Eliot Green was a writer with the Federal Theater Project from Chapel Hill, N.C.
Provenance:
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 arts  Search this
Authors -- North Carolina -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.green65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-green65

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

Sawyer Falk papers relating to the Federal Theater Project

Creator:
Falk, Sawyer, 1898-1961  Search this
Names:
Federal Theater Project (N.Y.)  Search this
Flanagan, Hallie, 1890-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Reel (ca. 160 items (on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 -- New York (State)
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New York (State)
Date:
1935-1939
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence with Falk regarding the Federal Theater Project in New York, particularly at the Civic University Theater in Syracuse. Correspondents include Hallie Flanagan, National Director of FTP. Also, programs, clippings, miscellaneous printed material, and a copy of INJUNCTION GRANTED, a play published in 1938.
Biographical / Historical:
Educator; Syracuse, New York. Director of the Drama Department at the University of Syracuse. Active in the Federal Theater Project.
Provenance:
The lender, Syracuse University Library and Archives, has Falk's papers. Falk was a professor of drama at the University.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Actors  Search this
Educators  Search this
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New York (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the theater -- New York (State)  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare -- New York (State)  Search this
Theater and state -- New York (State)  Search this
Playwriting  Search this
Drama in education -- New York (State)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.falksawy
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-falksawy

Arena / Hallie Flanagan

Author:
Flanagan, Hallie 1890-1969  Search this
Subject:
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
475 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1940
C1940
20th century
Topic:
American drama--History and criticism  Search this
Theater--History  Search this
Call number:
PN2270.F29 F58 1940
PN2270.F29F58 1940
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_356462

Arena; the history of the Federal Theatre, by Hallie Flanagan

Author:
Flanagan, Hallie 1890-1969  Search this
Subject:
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 475 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1965
[1965, c1940]
20th century
Topic:
American drama--History and criticism  Search this
Call number:
PN2266 .D26 1965
PN2266.D26 1965
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_47947

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