American Mosaic: WPA
for Glory: America in Color
The first major exhibition of the little known color
images taken by photographers of the Farm Security
Administration/Office of War Information.
Coast to Coast: The Federal Theatre Project, 1935-1939
Explores a unique time in American history when the federal government organized and produced theater events in an effort to provide work for theater professionals who were out of work as a result of the Great Depression. The exhibition features materials from the Library’s Federal Theatre Project Collection.
of the People: Realist Prints and Drawings from the
Ben and Beatrice Goldstein Collection, 1912-1948
A collection of prints and drawings depicting life in
the United States in the first half of the twentieth
century. The exhibition includes several prints by participants
in the Federal Art Project.
American 'Stuff': The Library of Congress and the Federal
Art Projects of the 1930s"
by John Y. Cole.
Introduction to the WPA Slave Narratives by Norman
Lange's "Migrant Mother" Photographs in the
Farm Security Administration Collection: An Overview
Theatre Project: The Play That Electrified Harlem by
Theatre: Melodrama, Social Protest, and Genius By
Songs of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl Migrants
for the People by Carol Strickland.
Today in History
in History (April 8): Works Progress Administration
On April 8, 1935, Congress approved the Works Progress
in History (June 16): A New Deal: The First 100 Days
June 16, 1933, marked the end of the first hundred days
of the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
in History (July 8) The Depths of the Depression
On July 8, 1932, the stock market fell to its lowest
point during the Great Depression.
in History (July 25) Macbeth
A brief feature on Orson Welles production of Macbethfor the Federal Theatre Project.
About the FSA Collection
Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932
Federal Theatre Project: Uncovering Changes in Playscripts of Popular Performances
Frances Perkins: The Woman Behind FDR
The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 1
The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 2
New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, Part 1
New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, Part 2
The Photographs of Ben Shahn, Russell Lee, Marion Post Wolcott
A Picture of Humanity: Migrant Mother
Rich Remsberg: Hard Luck Blues: Roots Music from the Great Depression