Louis Simon C0223
Published by George Mason University Libraries
Louis M. Simon worked for the Federal Theatre Project as New Jersey State Director and later as Production Director in New York State.
The Federal Theatre Project was a division of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which provided employment for large numbers of artists, writers, and performers during the Great Depression (1929-1939). The Federal Theatre began in 1935 and, until its end in 1939, flourished as the first and only federally sponsored and subsidized theater program in the United States. Directed by Hallie Flanagan (1880-1969), it was a way for theatrical professionals to gain employment during the Depression. Jobs were provided for many people, including actors, playwrights, scene designers, scene builders, seamstresses, lighting experts, ushers, box-office men, and stagehands.
The Louis Simon papers contain newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, and correspondence relating to Federal Theatre in New Jersey and New York.
Organized alphabetically by folder title.
Collection is open to research.
There are no restrictions.
The Works Progress Administration oral histories collection, the Federal Theatre Project collection, the Federal Theatre Project photograph collection, as well as numerous other personal papers.
Simon, Louis M.
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)
New Deal, 1933-1939.
Louis Simon papers, Collection #C0223, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University Libraries.
Donated by Louis Simon to Special Collections and Archives October 25, 1976.
Processing and EAD markup completed in September 2012 by Greta Kuriger Suiter.