Federal Theatre Project - Administrative Documents
The following list describes documents selected from the Administrative Records - Background File (Boxes 1-4) and the Production Records - Administrative File (Boxes 963-967). Box numbers refer to the box numbers listed in the Federal Theatre Project Collection Finding Aid.
The Administrative Records - Background File (1935-40 and undated) consists of 10 containers (Boxes 1-10) and comprises correspondence, memoranda, reports, inventories, reorganization plans, operations manuals, briefs, speeches, and administrative forms relating to the background, organization, policies, services, and procedures of the Federal Theatre Project (FTP). Included are charts and miscellany dealing with the administrative organization, weekly receipts, attendance records, and information for a House of Representatives committee.
The Production Records - Administrative File (1934-40 and undated) consists of 8 containers (Boxes 960-967) and is comprised of advertising and publicity, correspondence, personnel activities, photographic division information, rehearsals and performance schedules, reports, and scrapbooks. Subjects covered are caravan theater, children's theater, circus, classical unit, marionettes, popular price theater, vaudeville, and productions in general.