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Guide to the Federal Theatre Project Posters, ca. 1935-1939

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)
Title: Federal Theatre Project Posters
Dates: ca. 1935-1939
Quantity: 1.0 cubic ft. (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Abstract: Posters advertising Federal Theatre Project productions, mostly in New York City, but also in Chicago, Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Long Beach, California. There are also three posters advertising productions of the Federal Music Project.
Forms of Materials: Posters

Administrative History

The Federal Theatre Project was sponsored by the Works Project Administration. It ran from 1935-1939 and was directed by Hallie Flanagan .

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Scope and Content Note

Posters advertising Federal Theatre Project productions, mostly in New York City, but also in Chicago, Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Long Beach, California. There are also three posters advertising productions of the Federal Music Project.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Related Material

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Subject Headings

Organizations:

  • Federal Music Project (U.S.)

Subjects:

  • Posters, American -- 20th century.
  • Theater -- New York (State)-- New York.

Document Types:

  • posters

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Laura Finkel, January 2010.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Federal Theatre Project Posters, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Finkel, January 2010.

Acquisition Information

The collection may have been gathered by Hallie Flanagan, but there is no verifying documentation.

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Container List

Folder 1 The Adventures of Pinocchio, Alcazar, [San Francisco]
Folder 2 "All Star Vaudeville," Transfiguration Church, Brooklyn
Folder 3 Anthony and Anna, Great Northern Theatre, [Chicago]
Folder 4 Backwash, Symphony Theatre, Brooklyn
Folder 5 Battle Hymn, Experimental Theatre, [New York]
Folder 6 The Bishop Misbehaves, Savoy, San Diego
Folder 7 Black and White, Andrews Square, South Boston
Folder 8 The Case of Philip Lawrence, a Negro Theatre Production, Lafayette Theatre, [New York]
Folder 9 Chalk Dust, Experimental Theatre, [New York]
Mapcase 35 The Chocolate Soldier, presented by the San Diego Zoological Society and the Federal Music Project, Wegeforth Bowl, Balboa Park, San Diego
Folder 10 Class of 1929, Manhattan Theatre, [New York]
Folder 11 Dance of Death, Adelphi Theatre, [New York]
Folder 12 "Dixieland Minstrels, West Side Y.M.C.A., [New York]
Folder 13 Franky and Johnny and Behind This Mask, Great Northern Theatre, [Chicago]
Folder 14 Front Page Highlights of "1935," Biltmore Theatre, New York
Folder 15 The Great Catherine, Snickering Horses and The Miser, Experimental Theatre, [New York]
Mapcase 35 Having a Wonderful Time, Mayan Theatre, Los Angeles
Mapcase 35 H.M.S. Pinafore, presented by the Federal Music Project, Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California
Folder 16 H.M.S. Pinafore, Star Casino, [New York]
Folder 17 In Heaven and Earth, Symphony Theatre, Brooklyn
Folder 18 Jefferson Davis, Biltmore Theatre, [New York]
Folder 19 Jefferson Davis, [no theatre listed]
Folder 20 Lohengrin, Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California
Folder 21 Macbeth, presented by the Negro Theatre, New Lafayette Theatre, [New York] [2 posters]
Folder 22 "Memories on Parade," Emanuel Episcopal Church, Brooklyn
Mapcase 35 "Midsummer Night Symphonies - Theodore Kosloff Ballet Concert," presented by the Federal Music Project, Ford Bowl, San Diego
Folder 23 The Mikado, St. Michael's Auditorium, Flushing
Folder 24 The Milky Way, Savoy, [San Diego]
Folder 25 Noah: A Human Comedy, Federal Theatre Negro Unit, Lafayette Theatre, [New York]
Folder 26 Professor Mamlock, Daly's Theatre, [New York] [2 copies]
Folder 27 Prologue to Glory, Maxine Elliott's Theatre, [New York] [2 posters]
Folder 28 Revolt of the Beavers, Adelphi Theatre, New York
Folder 29 "Special Easter Festival for Children," Hippodrome, New York
Folder 30 Spirochete, Blackstone Theatre, Chicago
Folder 31 Squaring the Circle, Alcazar, [San Francisco]
Folder 32 Swing It, Queensboro Theatre, Elmhurst, New York
Folder 33 The Tailor Becomes the Storekeeper, Daly's Theatre, [New York]
Folder 34 Treasure Island, Hippodrome, New York [2 copies]
Folder 35 The Trial of Dr. Beck, Maxine Elliott Theatre, [New York]
Folder 36 A Woman of Destiny, Willis Theatre, Bronx
Folder 37 "The Worlds Greatest Circus," Broadway Arena, Brooklyn
Folder 38 "The Worlds Greatest Circus," Jamaica Arena, New York
Folder 39 "The Worlds Greatest Circus," New York Coliseum, Bronx
Folder 40 "The Worlds Greatest Circus," 212th Regiment Armory, [New York]

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