Federal Music Project
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the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943
This collection consists of 908 boldly colored and graphically
diverse original posters produced from 1936 to 1943 as part
of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal. The collection contains
nearly 40 posters related to Federal Music Project-sponsored
productions. To find these posters, select Browse by
Music Project (U.S.), sponsor and select the Gallery
View button to view thumbnail images of the search results.
Library of Congress
The Library's U.S.
Work Projects Administration Federal Music Project collection
materials are not available online. They may be accessed
in the Performing
Arts Reading Room of the Library's
Music Division. Other Federal Music Project materials may be
found in the Federal
Theatre Project Collection, which is also housed in the Music Division.
For more information, please contact the
a Librarian Service.
WPA recordings of performances of various musical groups
sponsored by the Federal Music Project are housed in the
Recorded Sound Reference
Center. Please contact
the Recorded Sound Reference Center's Ask
a Librarian Service directly for further information.