Guide to the Works Progress Administration oral histories collection, 1961-1984

Works Progress Administration oral historiesC0153


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Descriptive Summary

Repository: George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives
Creator George Mason University. Institute on the Federal Theatre Project and New Deal Culture
Title Works Progress Administration oral histories collection
Date 1961-1984
Physical Characteristics 16 linear feet (43 boxes)
Abstract Collection includes transcripts and recordings of oral interviews with persons who were associated with various Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in the 1930s. These include the Federal Art Project, Federal Music Project, and Federal Writers Project.
Collection Number C0153
Language English

Historical Information

The interviews in the WPA Oral Histories Collection were conducted between 1961 and 1984. The majority of the interviews were done in the 1970s and 1980s by Lorraine Brown and John O'Connor as part of the Institute on the Federal Theatre Project and New Deal Culture. Cassettes of cast recordings and conferences were also created by the Institute on the Federal Theatre Project and New Deal Culture.

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Scope and Content

This finding aid includes oral history interviews with persons who were associated with various Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in the 1930s. These include the Federal Theatre Project, Federal Art Project, Federal Music Project, and Federal Writers Project.

Series 1: Transcripts consists of typewritten and handwritten photocopies of transcripts of oral histories created between 1961 and 1984 by the Institute on the Federal Theatre Project and New Deal Culture. Some folders also contain correspondence and photographs of the interviewee. This series is arranged alphabetically by last name of interviewee.

Series 2: Audio Recordings consists of two subseries: Oral History Interviews, and Plays, Radio Interviews, Conferences. Subseries 2.1: Oral History Interviews contains audio cassette tapes and reel-to-reel recordings. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by last name of interviewee. The oral histories were created between 1961 and 1984 by the Institute on the Federal Theatre Project and New Deal Culture at George Mason University. Subseries 2.2: Plays, Radio Interviews, Conferences contains audio cassette tapes and reel-to-reel recordings of various Federal Theatre performances, interviews, and conferences that date from 1938 to 1984 and is arranged alphabetically by title.

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Arrangement

Organized into two series:

Series 1: Transcripts, 1961-1984 (Boxes 1-11)
Series 2: Audio Recordings, 1938-1984 (Boxes 12-41)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections and Archives also holds the Federal Theatre Project collection.

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Index Terms

Corporate names:

Federal Art Project.
Federal Music Project (U.S.)
Federal Theatre Project (U.S.)
United States. Works Progress Administration.

Subjects:

Acting.
Dance--United States.
New Deal, 1933-1939.
Theater--United States.

Document Types:

Audio recordings.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Works Progress Administration oral histories collection, Collection #C0153, Special Collections and Archives, George Mason University.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Institute on the Federal Theatre Project and New Deal Culture.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections and Archives staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in March 2009. Series 2 added in November 2013 by Greta Kuriger Suiter.

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Series 1: Transcripts 1961-1984 6.0 linear feet (Boxes 1-11)
Series 1: Transcripts consists of handwritten and typewritten photocopies of transcripts of oral histories created between 1961 and 1984 by the Research Center on the Federal Theatre Project at George Mason University. Some folders also contain correspondence and photographs of the interviewee. This series is arranged alphabetically by last name of interviewee.
Box Folder
1 1 Allison, Elitea, November 10,1978
Widow of playwright Hughes Allison, whose work was produced by the Federal Theatre Project.
2 Anderson, Thomas, May 24, 1978
Stage manager and director with the Negro unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
3 Andrus, Zoray, February 24, 1978
Costume designer with the San Francisco Federal Theatre Project.
4 Archer, Osceola, January 3, 1977
Actress who auditioned for Negro Unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
5 Bacon, Ernst, April 23, 1982
Composer and director, San Francisco Federal Music Project.
6 Baird, Bill, November 8, 1976
Technician, marionette artist, and actor with the Classical unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
7 Bales, Richard Corner, June 2, 1982
Conductor, Federal Music Project's Virginia Symphony Orchestra and North Carolina-Virginia Symphony.
8 Bales, William, May 23, 1978
Dancer and assistant to Charles Weidman, with New York City Federal Dance Theatre.
9 Banfield, Beryl, May 22, 1978
Dancer with the Negro unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
10 Barber, Philip, November 11, 1975
Administrative director of the New York City Federal Theatre Project.
11 Barlin, Anne Lief, October 25, 1977
Dancer with Federal Dance Project, New York City.
12 Barnouw, Eric, May 12,1976
Worked with the Radio Division of Federal Theatre Project. This is an untaped interview.
13 Baron, Paul, December 5, 1979
Stage manager with the Manhattan City Projects, New York City.
14 Bates, Add, November 30, 1976
Dancer and actor with New York City Federal Theatre Project units.
15 Bay, Howard, February 21, 1976
Set designer for various New York City Federal Theatre Project productions.
16 Bentley, Eric, May 12, 1976
Son-in-law of Hallie Flanagan; writer and critic of modern drama.
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11 9 Bentley, Joanne Davis, May 13, 1976
Step-daughter of Hallie Flanagan.
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1 17 Benton, Thomas Hart, 1964
Artist, muralist. Unidentified interviewer may have residual rights to interview.
18 Berenberg, Ben, August 16,1977
Actor with Children's Theatre and Living Newspaper units of New York City Federal Theatre Project.
19 Berman, Harold, November 16,1977
Writer who worked with the National Play Bureau, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
20 Bessie, Alvah, 1979
Novelist, film writer, journalist, New York City, Los Angeles. Approval of Sylviane Bessie required.
21 Birchenall, Jack, November 18, 1978
Costume designer with San Francisco Federal Theatre Project.
22 Black, Ivan, May 8, 1977
Administrator with New York City Federal Theatre Project Radio Division; also worked as publicist with New York City Federal Theatre Project. This is an untaped interview.
23 Blake, Eubie, January 9, 1977
Composer, musician; wrote Swing It for New York City Federal Theatre Project.
24 Blankfort, Michael, July 22, 1977
Playwright whose play, Battle Hymn, written with Michael Gold, was produced by various Federal Theatre Project units.
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2 1 Bolotowski, Ilya, January 30, 1977
Artist, muralist with New York City Federal Art Project. Permission for publication required.
2 Bolton, Harold and Philip, November 1, 1977
Philip Bolton is the son of Harold (director and choreographer with New York City Federal Theatre Project) and Rhoda Rammelkamp Bolton (costume designer, New York City Federal Theatre Project). This is an untaped interview from a visit Philip made to the Research Center. Includes some information about Harold.
3 Bolton, Rhoda Rammelkamp 1976-1978
Correspondence and notes from untaped interview.
4 Borowski, Maxine, June 2, 1976
Costume designer with New York City Federal Theatre Project.
5 Bosworth, Francis, September 29, 1978
Director of Play Bureau; in charge of exhibits; head of Play Reading Bureau within the National Office of Federal Theatre Project.
6 Brant, Carl, March 16, 1979
Actor with Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project. This is an untaped interview.
7 Breen, Robert and Wilva Davis, November 27, 1978
Robert Breen was a Director and actor with the Chicago Federal Theatre Project and Wilva Davis Breen was an actress with the Chicago Federal Theatre Project.
8 Brocco, Peter, June 1, 1976
Actor with Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project.
9 Bromley, Robert, June 30, 1977
Director of marionette unit of Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project.
10 Brook, Alexander, January 2, 1979
Artist with Federal Art Project. Permission for publication required.
11 Browne, Theodore, October 22, 1975
Playwright whose work was produced by Seattle Federal Theatre Project; also a writer with Boston Federal Theatre Project.
12 Bruskin, Perry, 10-22-76 October 22, 1976
Actor with Children's unit of New York City Federal Theatre Project.
13 Burris-Meyer, Harold, March 14, 1977
Sound technician with Living Newspaper unit of New York City Federal Theatre Project.
14 Buttitta, Tony, January 11, 1977
Publicist with New York City Federal Theatre Project.
15 Cadmus, Paul, September 1981
Artist, muralist with Federal Art Project.
Cameniti, Ida, March 15, 1977
[see Mesa, Fernando] Playwright whose work, Reward, was produced by the Tampa Federal Theatre Project.
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2 16 Campbell, Dick, November 10, 1978
Director of Lafayette Theatre's Negro unit of New York City Federal Theatre Project. This is an untaped interview.
17 Cardwell, Laurence, March 17, 1977
Personnel administrator with New York City and Florida Federal Theatre Project units.
18 Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1974
Artist, administrator with Ohio Federal Art Project. Permission with interviewer required for publication.
19 Catlett, Elizabeth, December 8, 1981
Artist, New York. Permission to quote over 100 words required.
20 Chaivoe, Nick, January 18, 1978
Actor, stage manager with Portland, Oregon Federal Theatre Project.
21 Chase, Mary Coyle, August 9, 1979
Playwright whose work was produced by Denver Federal Theatre Project.
22 Chavkin, Samuel, May 22,1978
Publicist with Federal Dance Theatre, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
23 Cheney, Sheldon, December 29,1975
Writer and theater critic.
24 Chesse, Ralph, June 23, 1977
Director of marionette units, San Francisco and Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project; costume designer.
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11 10 Chilkovsky, Nadia May 25, 1978
Choreographer and dancer with Federal Dance Project, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
11 Cikovsky, Nicolai, July 18, 1980
Artist with the Illinois and District of Columbia Federal Art Project. Permission of interviewer required for publication.
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3 1 Clark, Helen Fisher and Maurice, August 7, 1976
With Children's Theatre unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
2 Clarke, David, July 21, 1977
Assistant stage manager with Classical unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
11 12 Clebanoff, Herman, April 21, 1982
Concertmaster, Illinois Symphony Orchestra.
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3 3 Clugston, Katherine T., December 28, 1984
Director of Play Bureau, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
4 Clugston, Katherine T., circa 1980s
Director of Play Bureau, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
5 Cohen, Elizabeth Elson, January 14, 1977
District supervisor with San Francisco Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
11 13 Cohn, Arthur, May 6, 1982
Supervisor of copyists unit of Philadelphia Federal Music Project; conductor of Philadelphia Orchestra.
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3 6 Coleman, Ralf, November 24, 1972
Director of Negro unit, Boston Federal Theatre Project. Permission to quote required.
7 Coleman, Ralf, November 21, 1975
Director of Negro unit, Boston Federal Theatre Project.
8 Connelly, Marc, October 23, 1976
Playwright whose works were produced by various Federal Theatre Project units.
9 Corey, Jeff, October 24, 1977
Actor with New York City Federal Theatre Project.
10 Cotten, Joseph, February 22, 1978
Actor with Classical unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
11 Courlander, Harold, August 10, 1977
Playwright whose work, Swamp Mud, was produced in Birmingham, Alabama.
12 Cox, Margaret, February 5, 1976
Works Progress Adminstration administrative assistant and secretary, Washington, D.C. and New York.
13 Cronbach, Robert, February 26, 1976
Sculptor with the Federal Art Project. Permission of interviewer required for publication.
14 Cronin, Anne, October 29, 1977
Administrative assistant to Ellen Woodward, Works Progress Administration's head of Woman's and Professional Division, Washington, D.C. Federal Theatre Project. This is an untaped interview.
15 Croydon, Joan, December 16, 1977
Actress with Roslyn, New York unit of Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
11 14 Cunningham, Michele Elliott, May 28, 1976
Actress, dancer, playwright, and marionette manipulator with San Francisco Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
3 16 Da Silva, Howard, May 24, 1976
Actor and director with Radio Division, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
17 Daggett, Helen Cross, April 18, 1983
Worked with various productions of Federal Theatre Project in California. Permission of interviewer required for publication.
18 Daly, Frank, June 11, 1977
Actor with the Roslyn, New York Federal Theatre Project unit.
19 Danzig, Frank, July 19, 1977
Writer with Radio Division, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
20 Davidson, Julius, December 14, 1976
Finance administrator, Works Progress Administration arts projects, Washington, D.C.
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11 15 De Koven, Roger, January 8, 1980
Actor with Popular Price Theatre, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
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3 21 De Paur, Leonard December 2, 1976, December 28,1976, January 11, 1977
Music director with the Negro unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
22 Dehn, Mura, April 20, 1978
Dancer and choreographer with the dance unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
23 Del Bourgo, Fanya Geltman, December 16, 1977
Dancer with the dance unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
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4 1 Denby, Edwin, March 2, 1977
Play adapter and choreographer with Classical unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
2 Dowell, George B., April 30, 1976
Assistant to Hallie Flanagan at Smith College; playwright.
3 Du Bois, Shirley Graham, May 28, 1975
Playwright with Chicago Federal Theatre Project. Permission to quote over 100 words required.
4 Dudley Jr., Edward, October 27, 1977
Assistant stage manager with Negro unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
5 Durham, C.J.S. (Jack), June 23, 1983
Worked in Herbert Hoover's and Harry Hopkins's press offices.
6 Ebsen, Nancy Wolcott, June 1, 1976
Student of Hallie Flanagan; expert in children's theater.
7 Edson, Eda, May 30, 1976
Director of Vaudeville unit, Los Angeles, Federal Theatre Project.
8 Edwards, Ben, December 28, 1976
Set designer with the Roslyn, New York unit of the Federal Theatre Project.
9 Eldridge, Elaine, November 27, 1978
Actress with the Children's Theatre, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
10 Elson, Charles, December 1, 1976
Set designer with the Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project.
10 Elson, Diane Rivers, December 1, 1976
Actress with the Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project.
11 Engel, Lehman, October 23, 1976
Musical composer and director with various units, New York City Federal Theatre Project and Federal Music Project.
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11 16 Engel, Lehman, May 8, 1982
Musical composer and director with various units, New York City Federal Theatre Project and Federal Music Project.
17 Ewing, Kay, November 27, 1979
Director of Negro unit and Children's unit, Chicago, Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
4 12 Farmer, Virginia, August 11, 1976
Director of Southwest Experimental unit, Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project.
13 Farnsworth, William, March 16, 1976
Administrative assistant to Hallie Flanagan, national office, Federal Theatre Project.
14 Farran, Don, January 3, 1976
Director, Midwest Federal Theatre Project; administrator for Federal Arts Projects in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
15 Feder, Abe, May 13, 1976
Lighting designer with the Negro and Classical units, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
16 Fishel, H.L. (Bud), October 26, 1976
Administrator with the National Play Bureau; playwright, play reader, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
17 Fisher, Granville, March 19,1977
Director of Miami unit, Federal Theatre Project.
18 Forbes, Leon and Jack Wilson, July 19, 1977
Actor with San Francisco Federal Theatre Project.
19 Francis, Arlene, April 17, 1978
Actress with the Classical unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
20 Frank, Allan, October 25, 1976
Actor with Children's Theatre, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
21 Frankel, Lillian Berson, October 10, 1977
Writer with Radio Division, Illinois Writers' Project.
22 Freeman, Charles K., February 20, 1976
Producer and Theatrical Director, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
5 1 Freud, Mayfair, January 5-8, 1976
Wife of Ralph Freud, theatrical director and actor with Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project.
2 Freud, Ralph, November 1, 1961
Theatrical director and actor with Los Angeles and San Francisco Federal Theatre Project.
3 Friar, Kimon, May 1976
Playwright and technical assistant with the Detroit Federal Theatre Project.
4 Garnet, Eva Desca, October 26, 1977
Dancer and assistant to Doris Humphrey with the Dance Project, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
5 Geer, Will, June 1, 1976
Actor, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
11 18 Gellert, Lawrence, October 22, 1976
Writer and Publicist with Federal Writers Project and the Negro unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project; play reader with Federal Theatre Project Play Bureau.
Box Folder
5 6 Gerrard, Saida, February 21, 1978
Dancer with the Dance Project, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
7 Gilbert, Lou, April 17, 1977
Actor and founder of Chicago Repertory Group, 1933.
8 Gilder, Rosamond, November 16, 1975 and February 19, 1976
Administrator, Bureau of research and Publications of Federal Theatre Project.
9 Gilman, Harold and Ida Galler, November 30, 1978
Actor with the Chicago Federal Theatre Project.
10 Glidden, Patty Neederman, July 23, 1977
Actress and dancer with the Vaudeville unit, Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project.
11 Glyer, Richard, July 19, 1977
Actor with the Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project; director with the Seattle Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
11 19 Goldberg, Albert, April 19, 1982
State director of the Illinois Federal Music Project.
Box Folder
5 12 Goodman, Frank, June 9, 1977
Publicist with New York City Federal Theatre Project; director, Department of Information, Federal Theatre Project.
13 Graham, Hedley Gordon, February 27, 1977
Theatrical director with the Atlanta, Tampa, and Chicago units of the Federal Theatre Project.
14 Green, Paul, December 1, 1975
Playwright, some of whose works were produced by various Federal Theatre Project units.
15 Hairston, Jester, December 27, 1971
Musical director with the Los Angeles and San Francisco Federal Theatre Project. Permission to quote more than 100 words required.
16 Hairston, Jester, May 29, 1976
Musical director with the Los Angeles and San Francisco Federal Theatre Project.
17 Harris, Julian H. October 22, 1978
Art director with the Atlanta Federal Theatre Project.
18 Haufrecht, Herbert, July 18, 1981
Staff composer and arranger with Federal Theatre Project.
19 Hauser, Ethel Aaron, February 20, 1976
Stage manager and publicity director with the Living Newspaper unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
20 Hays, Hoffman R., June 8, 1977
Writer and researcher with the Living Newspaper unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
21 Hill, Abram, February 27, 1977
Play reader and playwright with the New York City Federal Theatre Project. Permission required for commercial use.
22 Hill, Abram, March 30, 1978
Play reader and playwright with the New York City Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
6 1 Horn, Axel, January 3, 1975
Muralist with the Federal Art Project and SECT in New York and Ohio. Permission of interviewer required for publication.
2 Houghton, Norris, May 13, 1976
Writer, critic, producer, designer with the New York theaters in the 1930s.
3 Houseman, John, May 11, 1976
Producer and administrator with the Negro and Classical units, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
4 Hurwitz, Leo, September 27, 1975
Participated in the Resettlement Administration.
5 Isaacs, Lewis, November 9, 1978
Son of Edith Isaacs, editor of Theatre Arts Magazine; friend of Federal Theatre Project. This is an untaped interview.
6 Izenour, George, February 1976
Lighting designer with the Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project. This is an untaped interview.
7 Johnson, Lamont, May 28, 1976
Theatrical director familiar with the Los Angeles and New York City Federal Theatre Project.
8 Jonas, Hallie, May 29, 1976
Publicist and promotion officer with the New York City Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
11 20 Kayes, Alan, May 11, 1982
Director of information with the New York City Federal Music Project.
Box Folder
6 9 Kennedy, Donald Scott, August 1976
Actor with the San Francisco Federal Theatre Project.
10 Kent, Charlotte, December 15, 1977
Songwriter and composer with the New York City Federal Theatre Project.
11 Kinch, Myra, February 21,1976
Choreographer and dancer with the Dance Project, Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project. Galea, Manuel.
12 Kingston, Lenore, October 24, 1977
Actress with the San Bernardino/Riverside and Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project.
13 Kinnard, Henry, January 3, 1977
Stagehand with the New York City Federal Theatre Project.
14 Koch, Howard, October 26, 1976
Playwright with the New York City Federal Theatre Project.
15 Kondolf, George, February 21, 1976
Administrative director, Chicago and New York City Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
11 21 Krakow, Leo, April 30, 1982
Concertmaster of the Grand Rapids, Michigan Federal Theatre Project orchestra.
Box Folder
6 16 Lane, Esther Porter, September 7, 1976 and July 11, 1977
Stage manager, administrator, theatrical director with the New York City Federal Theatre Project, Washington, D.C., and Seattle, WA.
Box Folder
11 22 Lantz, Louis, May 26, 1976
Playwright whose works were produced by the New York City Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
6 17 Larsen, Agnete Johansen, November 18,1978
Actress with the San Francisco and Oakland Federal Theatre Project. This is an untaped interview.
18 Laub, Lili Mann, May 24, 1978
Dancer with the Dance Project, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
19 Laurence, Paula, April 20, 1978
Actress with the Classical unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
20 Lavery, Emmet, January 5, 1976 and October 17, 1977
Administrator with the National Service Bureau of the Federal Theatre Project.
21 Lawson, Kathryn Drain, January 3-4, 1976
Director of Bureau of Research and Publication, New York City Federal Theatre Project. Bound with the January 4, 1976 transcript.
22 Le Noire, Rosetta, January 8, 1977
Actress with the Negro unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
23 Leavitt, Max, November 28, 1978
Puppeteer with the Marionette Project, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
24 Lee, J. Edward, July 20, 1977
Publicist with New York City and Chicago Federal Theatre Project. Interview not to be used for gain or profit without the consent of the interviewee.
25 Lee, Will, October 22, 1976
Actor with the several units of the New York City Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
7 1 Lehac, Ned June 1977
Lyricist whose work was featured in the New York City Federal Theatre Project production of Sing For Your Supper.
2 Lentz, Josef, April 7, 1977
Administrator with the New Orleans and Atlanta Federal Theatre Project.
3 Lessin, Harry, January 6, 1976
Actor with New York City Federal Theatre Project.
4 Leve, Samuel, February 21, 1976
Set designer with New York City Federal Theatre Project.
5 Levin, Meyer, January 4, 1978
Playwright whose Model Tenements was produced by the Chicago Federal Theatre Project.
6 Lewitsky, Bella, March 12, 1979
Dancer with the Dance Project, Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project.
7 Lief, Arthur, June 7, 1977
Teacher and conductor with New York City Federal Music Project.
8 Lindemulder, Nel, October 28, 1984
Interviewee's husband, Gerhardt Lindemulder, was a director with the Federal Theatre Project in Louisiana and Florida.
9 Litvinoff, Valentina, November 29, 1978
Dancer with the Children's unit and Dance Project, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
10 Lloyd, Joel, November 14, 1978
Puppet artist with the Marionette unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
11 Lloyd, Norman, January 5, 1976
Actor with the Living Newspaper unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
11 23 Luening, Otto, May 10, 1982
Conductor with the Vermont Federal Music Project.
Box Folder
7 12 Lumet, Baruch, January 25, 1973
Father of Sidney Lumet, child actor with the Yiddish unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
13 Lynch, Dorothea, March 14, 1977
Administrative director with the Florida Federal Theatre Project.
14 McDermott, Thomas, October 23, 1976
Actor with the Chicago Federal Theatre Project.
15 McLean, Scott R., March 20, 1977
Actor with the Jacksonville and Miami Federal Theatre Project.
16 Macchiarini, Peter, February 23, 1978
Marionette artist with the San Francisco Federal Theatre Project.
17 Maltz, Albert, May 27, 1976
Playwright whose work was produced by New York City Federal Theatre Project.
18 Mann, Dulce Fox, March 11, 1980
Actress with the Classical unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
19 Marshall, E.G., March 3, 1977
Actor with the Chicago Federal Theatre Project.
20 Maxwell, Gilbert, March 3, 1977
Actor with the Atlanta Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
11 24 Meadow, Herb, August 7, 1976
Playwright and researcher with the National Play Bureau of the Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
7 21 Meltzer, Allan, March 18, 1977
Publicist with the New York City Federal Theatre Project.
22 Meredith, Betty Arden, July 18, 1977
Actress and researcher with the Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project; researcher with the Seattle Federal Theatre Project. [see also Donald Murray]
23 Merrill, Mary, March 8, 1976
Costume designer with the New York City Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
11 25 Mesa, Fernando, March 15, 1977
Stage manager with the Tampa Federal Theatre Project.
26 Miller, Carl, May 13, 1982
Staff member with the Educational Division, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
7 24 Miller, J. Howard, January 5, 1976 and October 18, 1977
Administrative director with the West Coast units of Federal Theatre Project; deputy National Director of Federal Theatre Project.
25 Monroe, Charles, November 9, 1978
Member of the Seattle Negro Repertory Theatre in the 1930s. Closed to any government agency.
26 Morcom, James S., May 10, 1977
Set designer with the New York City Federal Theatre Project.
27 Morris, Lawrence S., January 1977
Worked with the New York City Federal Theatre Project. This is an untaped interview.
28 Morrow, Fred circa 1970s-1980s
Director with the Federal Theatre Project in the South; later with the Detroit Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
8 1 Moss, Carlton, August 6, 1976
Theatrical director with the Negro unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
2 Murray, Donald and Betty Arden Meredith, July 20, 1977
Actor, director, writer with the Southwest Experimental unit of the Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project.
3 Muse, Clarence, January 4, 1976
Director with the Negro unit, Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project.
4 Nadel, Sue Ramos and Paula Bass Perlowin, October 23, 1977
Dancer with the New York City Federal Theatre Project.
5 Norford, George T., October 25, 1976
Writer and playwright who submitted work to the Negro unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.This is an untaped interview.
6 Norvelle, Lee R., July 11, 1979
Director with the Indiana Federal Theatre Project.
7 Ottenheimer, Albert M., January 10, 1978
Actor with the Seattle Federal Theatre Project.
8 Page, Ruth, April 24, 1979
Dancer and choreographer with the Chicago Federal Theatre Project.
9 Peterson, Arthur, July 22, 1977
Actor with the Chicago Federal Theatre Project.
10 Pezman, Theodore, October 26, 1977
Writer with the Southwest Experimental unit of the Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project.
11 Phelps, Eleanor, December 13, 1975
Actress and student of Hallie Flanagan at Vassar College. This is an untaped interview.
12 Phillips, Wendell, May 27, 1975
Actor; director with Suitcase Theatre; assistant director with the Classical unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
13 Pierce, Evelyn, November 10, 1978
Director of casting with the Talent Bureau, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
14 Pinska, Klarna, February 24, 1978
Dancer with the New York City Federal Theatre Project.
15 Pollock, Max, Frances Warde, and Mayfair Freud, January 8, 1976
Director of the Vaudeville productions, Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project.
16 Ponch, Martin with Nancy Ponch, May 26, 1976
Actor in Yiddish theater and New York University repertory groups during the Federal Theatre Project era.
17 Poole, Valter, April 28, 1983
Conductor with the Michigan Works Progress Administration Symphony Orchestra.
18 Porter, Don, January 8, 1976
Actor with the Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon Federal Theatre Project units. This is an untaped interview.
19 Price, Herbert, July 31, 1980
With the Works Progress Administration in Connecticut; also with the Civilian Conservation Corps; founded the Plymouth Playhouse; worked briefly on the set of Faustus.
20 Randolph, John, May 28, 1976
Actor with the Children's unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
21 Rather, Lois Rodecap, August 24, 1979
Researcher of the Chinese theater, Research Department, San Francisco Federal Theatre Project.
22 Rauch, Lillian Shapero, June 10, 1977
Choreographer with the Yiddish unit,New York City Federal Theatre Project.
23 Reese, Amos, July 20, 1977
Radio script writer, Radio Division, New York City Federal Theatre Project.This is an untaped interview.
24 Refregier, Anton, January 2, 1975
Artist, muralist with the Federal Art Project in New York, New Jersey, and California. Permission of interviewer required for publication.
25 Reich, Molka, March 19, 1977
Actress and director with the marionette unit of the Miami Federal Theatre Project.
26 Rella, Ettore, November 13, 1975
Playwright in New York and San Francisco; write with the Federal Writers Project.
27 Rhodes, Irwin, February 26, 1977 and May 10, 1977
Administrator and legal counsel for the National Service Bureau, Federal Theatre Project.
28 Rich, Shirley, November 9, 1976
Hallie Flanagan's assistant who collected Flanagan's papers which were donated to the Theatre Collection, New York Public Library.
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9 1 Roberts, Gordon, October 30, 1977
Actor with the Cleveland, Ohio Federal Theatre Project.
2 Robinson, Earl, August 1976
Composer for various productions, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
3 Robson, William N., September 13, 1977
Writer and director with the Radio Division, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
4 Romano, Amelia, March 4, 1977
Actress with the New York City Federal Theatre Project.
5 Rosten, Norman, November 14, 1975
Playwright, play reader with the Playwriting Bureau, New York City Federal Theatre Project. Prior consent required for publication.
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11 27 Rubenstein, Lewis, December 14, 1978
Muralist with the Massachusetts and New York Federal Art Project. Permission of interviewer required for publication.
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9 6 Russak, Ben, February 19, 1976
Administrator, Playwriting Bureau, Federal Theatre Project. Permission of interviewee required; copyright conditions.
7 Saul, Oscar, June 2, 1976
Playwright in New York City whose works were produced by Federal Theatre Project.This is an untaped interview.
8 Saunders, Wardell, October 27, 1977
Actor with the Negro unit, Federal Theatre Project. This is an untaped interview.
9 Savage, George and Gladys, and Guy Williams, January 6, 1976
Playwright and director with the Seattle Federal Theatre Project.
10 Saxe, Al, March 18, 1977
Director with the Experimental unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
11 Schenker, Augusta Weissberger, March 2, 1977
Administrative assistant with the Negro and Classical units, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
12 Schnitzer, Marcella Cisney and Robert, November 17, 1975
Actress with the Radio Division, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
13 Schnitzer, Robert, November 7, 1976
Administrator, Delaware Federal Theatre Project; with Federal Theatre Project national office, Washington, DC; with the San Francisco World's Fair, 1939.
14 Schoolman, Mary Sackler, June 22, 1976
Administrative assistant to Philip Barber, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
15 Schrager, Philip, February 28, 1979
Assistant stage manager with the Living Newspaper unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
16 Schulman, Rose, April 15, 1976
Administrative assistant to Jasper Deeter, first director of the Pennsylvania/New Jersey Federal Theatre Project.
17 Schulman, Sol, January 22, 1976
Audience member, New York City Federal Theatre Project productions.
Box Folder
11 28 Schuman, William, May 3, 1982
Composer, New York City Federal Music Project.
Box Folder
9 18 Scooler, Zvee, April 19, 1977
Director of the Anglo-Jewish unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
19 Shaw, Zachary, August 27, 1979
Puppeteer with the Marionette unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
20 Sherman, Hiram, April 18, 1978
Actor with the Classical unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
21 Sherman, Vincent, January 7, 1976
Writer and playwright in New York City at the time of the Federal Theatre Project. This is an untaped interview.
22 Shibley, Eleanor Scherr, August 5, 1976 and September 22, 1976
Actress, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
23 Shohet, Max, January 26, 1978
Publicist, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
24 Shrewsbury, Robert, June 11, 1977
Actor with the Chicago, Peoria, and Miami Federal Theatre Project; worked with sets and costumes in Chicago.
25 Sidney, P. Jay, October 25, 1976
Actor with the Children's and Negro units, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
11 29 Siegal, Fritz, April 27, 1982
Concertmaster with the Federal Music Project Illinois Symphony.
Box Folder
9 26 Siegmeister, Elie, May 8, 1982
Composer with the New York City Federal Theatre Project; wrote the score for Federal Theatre Project's Created Equal.
27 Silvera, John, July 11, 1977
Publicist with the Negro unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
28 Simon, Louis, October 25, 1976
Administrative director, New Jersey Federal Theatre Project; director of repertory unit, Roslyn, New York City Federal Theatre Project. Written permission of interviewee required for publication.
29 Sklar, George, January 2, 1976
Playwright in New York City whose work was produced by the Federal Theatre Project. Permission to quote required by interviewee.
Box Folder
10 1 Slane, Michael Andrew May 1979
Director, Denver Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
11 30 Smith, Carlton Sprague, April 8, 1982
Worked with Composers's Forum and Copying Project of the Federal Music Project.
Box Folder
10 2 Sokolow, Anna, November 9, 1976
Choreographer, New York City Federal Theatre Project. This is an untaped interview.
3 Solman, Joseph, January 1975
Artist, New York City Federal Art Project. Permission of interviewer required for publication.
4 Sour, Robert, October 31, 1977
Songwriter whose works were performed by New York City Federal Theatre Project.
5 Spayde, Sydney H., July 19, 1982
Administrator with Iowa Federal Theatre Project; assistant to E.C. Mabie, regional director for the Midwest Federal Theatre Project.
6 Staton, Joseph, January 7, 1976
Actor with the Seattle Federal Theatre Project.
7 Stavis, Barrie, November 8, 1976
Playwright whose work was produced by the Federal Theatre Project.
8 Stone, Gene, July 21, 1977
Composer and arranger with the Vaudeville unit, Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project.
9 Stover, Frederick, June 8, 1977
Set designer, Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project.
10 Strassberg, Maurice, January 24, 1973
Actor with the Anglo-Jewish unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
11 Stuckmann, Eugene, February 23, 1976
Actor with the New Hampshire Federal Theatre Project.
12 Suib, Leonard, April 19, 1978
Puppeteer in New York City familiar with the Marionette and Children's units, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
13 Sundgaard, Arnold, September 5, 1976
Playwright in Chicago whose work was produced by the Federal Theatre Project.
14 Talbot, Clarence, July 21, 1977
Administrator, director, actor, and playwright involved with the Seattle and Tacoma Federal Theatre Project, and the Des Moines Federal Theatre Project.
15 Teichmann, Howard, April 18, 1977
Stage Manager with the Mercury Theatre, New York.
Box Folder
11 31 Thomas, Ted, October 19, 1977
Theatrical director with the Classical unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
10 16 Thomson, Virgil, November 5, 1976
Musical director with the Negro and Classical units, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
11 32 Thomson, Virgil, May 11, 1982
Musical director with the Negro and Classical units, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
10 17 Tilton, Mary Seek, January 24, 1978
Worked with the National Youth Administration and the Works Progress Administration in Iowa.
18 Tyler, Converse, December 15, 1976
Administrator, National Play Bureau, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
11 33 Valiant, Margaret, April 14, 1979
Worked with the Resettlement Administration.
Box Folder
10 19 Velie, Jay, May 24, 1978
Actor with the Roslyn, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
20 Wallace, Lea, June 13, 1980
Dancer with Tamiris's group, Dance Project, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
21 Ward, Theodore April 7-8, 1974
Playwright based in Chicago whose works were produced by the Federal Theatre Project. Permission to quote over 100 words required.
22 Ward, Theodore August 13, 1976
Playwright based in Chicago whose works were produced by the Federal Theatre Project.
23 Wasserman, Dale, January 23, 1973
Stage manager, actor, and lighting technician with the Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project.
24 Wasserman, Dale, May 30, 1976
Stage manager, actor, and lighting technician, Los Angeles Federal Theatre Project.
25 Weisberg, Sara Thomas, April 6, 1977
Administrator, Atlanta Federal Theatre Project.
26 Weissberger, Arnold, April 19, 1977
Lawyer who represented Orson Welles and John Houseman.
27 Welles, Halsted, November 17, 1975
Director with the New York City Federal Theatre Project.
Box Folder
11 1 White, Charles, December 29, 1971
Muralist with the Illinois Federal Art Project. Permission needed to quote over 100 words.
2 Whiteside, Duncan, August 13, 1978
Lighting director and technician with the Chicago Federal Theatre Project.
3 Wilder, Grace, July 15, 1977
Administrator with the Marionette unit of the New York City Federal Theatre Project.
4 Wilkes, Nathan, November 28, 1978
Puppeteer and lighting designer with the Marionette unit, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
5 Williams, Guy, January 6-7, 1976
Theatrical director with the Seattle Federal Theatre Project.
6 Williams, Jay, September 8, 1975
Stage manager with the Children's theater, New York City Federal Theatre Project.
7 Wilson, Ellis, February 25, 1975
Artist with the Illinois and New York Federal Art Project.
8 Yasko, Karel, 1983
Worked with the GSA; recovered many Federal Art Project works and murals.
Series 2: Audio Recordings 1938-1984 (boxes 12-41)
Series 2: Audio Recordings consists of two subseries: Oral history interviews, and Plays, radio interviews, conferences. Subseries 2.1: Oral history interviews contains audio cassette tapes and reel-to-reel recordings. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by last name of interviewee. The oral histories were created between 1961 and 1984 by the Research Center on the Federal Theatre Project at George Mason University. Subseries 2.2: Plays, radio interviews, conferences contains audio cassette tapes and reel-to-reel recordings of various federal theatre performances, interviews, and conferences that date from 1938 to 1984 and is arranged alphabetically by title.
Subseries 2.1: Oral history interviews, 1961-1983
Subseries 2.1: Oral history interviews contains audio cassette tapes and reel-to-reel recordings. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by last name of interviewee. The oral histories were created between 1961 and 1984 by the Research Center on the Federal Theatre Project at George Mason University.
Box
40 Abelman, Ida, undated
1 cassette tape
Box
43 Access copies, 1976-1978
Box
40 Alston, Charles, January 27, 1975
6 cassette tapes; Hatch-Billops collection
Box
41 Anderson, Arthur, undated
1 cassette tape
Box
12 Anderson, Thomas, May 23, 1978
4 cassette tapes
Andrus, Zoray, February 24, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Archer, Osceola, January 3, 1977
4 cassette tapes
Bacon, Ernst, April 23, 1982
4 cassette tapes
Baird, Bill, November 8, 1976
3 cassette tapes
Bales, Richard Horner, June 2, 1982
2 cassette tapes. See also box 30 [need to change] tape with Salinger and Gordon Onstad on side 1 and Richard Bales on side 2.
Bales, William, May 23, 1978
4 cassette tapes
Banfield, Beryl, May 22, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Barber, Philip, November 11, 1975
9 cassette tapes
Box
42 Barber, Philip, November 11, 1975
Four 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recordings
Box
13 Barlin, Anne Lief, October 25, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Baron, Paul, December 5, 1979
4 cassette tapes
Bates, Add, November 30, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Bay, Howard, February 21, 1976
7 cassette tapes
Box
42 Bay, Howard, February 21, 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
13 Bentley, Eric, May 12, 1976
4 cassette tapes
Bentley, Joanne Davis, May 13, 1976
8 cassette tapes
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1964
4 cassette tapes
Berenberg, Ben, August 16, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Berman, Harold, November 16, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Box
14 Berman, Harold, November 16, 1977
1 cassette tape
Bessie, Alvah, 1979
6 cassette tapes
Box
13 Birchenall, Jack, November 18, 1978
4 cassette tapes. Access copy available on CD in box 43.
Box
14 Blake, Eubie, January 9, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Blankfort, Michael, July 22, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Bolotowski, Ilya, January 30, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Borowski, Maxine, June 2, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Bosworth, Francis, September 29, 1978
6 cassette tapes
Breen, Robert and Wilva Davis, November 27, 1978
4 cassette tapes
Brocco, Peter, June 1, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
15 Brocco, Peter, June 1, 1976
3 cassette tapes
Bromley, Robert, June 30, 1977
1 cassette tape
Brook, Alexander, January 2, 1979
4 cassette tapes
Box
39 Brown, Lorraine, January 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording: Brown describes interviews with Vincent Sherman and Harry Lessin
Box
15 Browne, Theodore, October 22, 1975
4 cassette tapes
Bruskin, Perry, October 22, 1976
4 cassette tapes
Burris-Meyer, Harold, March 14, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Buttitta, Tony, January 11, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Cardwell, Laurence, March 17, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Carter, Clarence Holbrook, 1974
2 cassette tapes
Catlett, Elizabeth, December 8, 1981
2 cassette tapes
Chaivoe, Nick, January 18, 1978
7 cassette tapes
Box
16 Chase, Mary Coyle, August 9, 1979
4 cassette tapes
Chavkin, Samuel, May 22, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Box
41 Chesse, Ralph, 1974?
3 cassette tapes
Box
16 Chesse, Ralph, June 23, 1977
5 cassette tapes (3 of which are from an interview with his son; these are possibly from 1974)
Box
39 Chesse, Ralph, June 23, 1977
One 7" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
16 Chilkovsky, Nadia, May 25, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Cikovsky, Nicolai, July 18, 1980
2 cassette tapes
Clark, Maurice, August 7, 1976
7 cassette tapes
Box
37 Clark, Maurice and Helen Fisher, August 7, 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
16 Clarke, David, July 21, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Clebanoff, Herman, April 21, 1982
2 tapes (Herman Clebanoff also listed on Albert Goldberg tape)
Box
40 Clugston, Kate, December 28, 1984
2 cassette tapes
Box
16 Cohen, Elizabeth Elson, January 14, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Cohn, Arthur, May 6, 1982
2 cassette tapes
Coleman, Ralf, November 21, 1975
1 cassette tape
Box
37 Coleman, Ralf, November 21, 1975
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
42 Coleman, Ralf, November 21, 1975
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
17 Coleman, Ralf, November 24, 1972
1 cassette tape
Corey, Jeff, October 24, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Cotten, Joseph, February 22, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Courlander, Harold, August 10, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Cox, Margaret, February 5, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Box
37 Cox, Margaret, February 5, 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
17 Cronbach, Robert, February 26, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Croydon, Joan, December 16, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Cunningham, Michele Elliott, May 28, 1976
8 cassette tapes
Da Silva, Howard, May 24, 1976
4 cassette tapes
Box
41 Da Silva, Howard, May 24, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
17 Daly, Frank, June 11, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Danzig, Frank, July 19, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Davidson, Julius, December 14, 1976
5 cassette tapes
Box
18 Davidson, Julius, December 14, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
40 Deeter, Jasper, undated
2 cassette tapes
Box
41 Deeter, Jasper, undated
1 cassette tape
Deeter, Jasper on directing and acting, undated
3 cassette tapes
Box
18 DeKoven, Roger, January 8, 1980
2 cassette tapes
De Paur, Leonard, December 2, 1976
7 cassette tapes
Dehn, Mura, April 20, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Del Bourgo, Fanya Geltman, December 16, 1977
4 cassette tapes
Denby, Edwin, March 2, 1977
3 cassette tapes
Dowell, George B., April 30, 1976
4 cassette tapes
Du Bois, Shirley Graham, May 28, 1975
6 cassette tapes
Dudley Jr., Edward, October 27, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Durham, C.J.S. (Jack), June 23, 1983
2 cassette tapes
Ebsen, Nancy Wolcott, June 1, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
19 Ebsen, Nancy Wolcott, June 1, 1976
3 cassette tapes
Edwards, Ben, December 28, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Eldridge, Elaine, November 27, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Box
41 Elliott, Ross, undated
1 cassette tape
Box
19 Elson, Charles and Diane Rivers, December 1, 1976
4 cassette tapes
Engel, Lehman, October 23, 1976 and May 8, 1982
4 cassette tapes
Ewing, Kay, November 27, 1979
4 cassette tapes
Box
41 Farley, Morgan, undated
1 cassette tape
Box
19 Farmer, Virginia, August 11, 1976
6 cassette tapes
Box
40 Farmer, Virginia August 20, 1976
3 cassette tapes
Farmer, Virginia, June 1983
3 cassette tapes
Farmer, Virginia, undated
3 cassette tapes
Box
41 Farmer, Virginia, undated
Box
19 Farnsworth, William, March 16, 1976
5 cassette tapes
Farran, Don, January 3, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
37 Farran, Don, January 3, 1976
Two 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
39 Farran, Don, January 3, 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
19 Feder, Abe, May 13, 1976
3 cassette tapes
Box
20 Feder, Abe, May 13, 1976
1 cassette tapes
Box
41 Feder, Abe, May 13, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
20 Fishel, H.L. (Bud), October 26, 1976
4 cassette tapes
Box
41 Fishel, H.L. (Bud), October 26, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
20 Fisher, Granville, March 19, 1977
5 cassette tapes
Box
41 Fogel, Seymour, September 24, 1982
2 cassette tapes
Box
20 Forbes, Leon, July 19, 1977
2 cassette tapes with Jack Wilson
Francis, Arlene, April 17, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Frank, Allan, October 25, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Frankel, Lillian Berson, October 10, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Freeman, Charles K., February 20, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Box
37 Freeman, Charles K., February 20, 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
42 Freud, Mayfair, January 5, 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
20 Freud, Mayfair, January 5-8, 1976
5 cassette tapes, 3 with Max Pollock and Frances Ward
Box
41 Freud, Mayfair, January 5-8, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Box
20 Freud, Ralph, November 1, 1961
1 cassette tape
Box
39 Freud, Ralph, November 1, 1961
One 7" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
20 Friar, Kimon, May 1976
2 cassette tapes
Garnet, Eva Desca, October 26, 1977
4 cassette tapes
Geer, Will, June 1, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Box
21 Gellert, Lawrence (Larry), October 22, 1976
5 tapes including "Negro songs of protest" collected by Gellert
Gerrard, Saida, February 21, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Gilbert, Lou, April 16, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Gilder, Rosamond, November 16, 1975 and February 19, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Box
37 Gilder, Rosamond, February 19, 1976
Two 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
21 Gilman, Harold and Ida, November 30, 1978
4 cassette tapes
Glidden, Patty Neederman, July 23, 1977
4 cassette tapes
Glyer, Richard, July 19, 1977
Goldberg, Albert, April 19, 1982
2 tapes; with "Clebanoff"
Goodman, Frank, June 9, 1977
3 cassette tapes
Box
40 Gordon, Eric, undated
1 cassette tape; "not an interview"
Box
21 Graham, Hedley Gordon, February 27 and May 27, 1977
4 cassette tapes
Green, Paul, December 1, 1975
2 cassette tapes
Box
22 Green, Paul, December 1, 1975
3 cassette tapes
Box
42 Green, Paul, undated
Three 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
22 Hairston, Jester, December 27, 1971 and May 29, 1976
7 cassette tapes
Box
39 Hansel, Eva, circa 1970s-1980s
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
22 Harris, Julian H., October 22, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Haufrecht, Herbert, July 18, 1981
4 cassette tapes
Hauser, Ethel Aaron, February 20, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Box
37 Hauser, Ethel Aaron, February 20, 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
41 Hauser, Ethel Aaron, February 20, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
22 Hays, Hoffman R., June 8, 1977
Box
41 Heider, Fred, undated
1 cassette tape
Box
22 Hill, Abram, February 27, 1977 and March 30, 1978
6 cassette tapes
Box
41 Holland, Joe, undated
1 cassette tape
Box
22 Horn, Axel, January 3, 1975
2 cassette tapes
Houghton, Norris, May 13, 1976
Houseman, John, May 11, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Box
23 Houseman, John, October 31, 1976
1 cassette tape of John Houseman speaking on the Federal Theatre at the University of Wisconsin Federal Theatre seminar
Hurwitz, Leo, September 27, 1975
2 cassette tapes
Izenour, George, February 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
40 Jelliffe, Rowena, April 23, 1977
4 cassette tapes
Jelliffe, Rowena, December 30, 1982
3 cassette tapes
Jelliffe, Russell Memorium, circa 1980
3 cassette tapes; "In memory of the life of Russell Jelliffe (1891-1980)"
Box
23 Johnson, Lamont, May 28, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Box
41 Johnson, Lamont, May 28, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
23 Jonas, Hallie, May 29, 1976
4 cassette tapes
Kayes, Alan, May 11, 1982
2 cassette tapes; see also Leuning, Otto
Kennedy, Donald Scott, September 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
37 Kennedy, Donald Scott, August 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
23 Kent, Charlotte, December 15, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Kinch, Myra and Manuel Galea, February 21, 1976
4 cassette tapes
Box
41 Kinch, Myra and Manuel Galea, February 21, 1976
4 cassette tapes
Box
37 Kinch, Myra and Manuel Galea, February 21, 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
23 Kingston, Lenore, October 24, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Kinnard, Henry, January 3, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Koch, Howard, October 26, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Kondolf, George, February 21, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Box
37 Kondolf, George, February 21, 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
23 Krakow, Leo, April 30, 1982
Lane, Esther Porter, September 7, 1976 and July 11, 1977
5 cassette tapes
Box
24 Lane, Esther Porter, July 11, 1977
3 cassette tapes
Box
41 Lane, Esther Porter, undated
1 cassette tape
Box
24 Lantz, Louis, May 26, 1976
4 cassette tapes
Laub, Lili Mann, May 24, 1978
4 cassette tapes
Laurence, Paula, April 20, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Box
42 Lavery, Emmet, January 5, 1976
Two 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
24 Lavery, Emmet, January 5, 1976 and October 17, 1977
6 cassette tapes
Box
37 Lavery, Emmet, January 5, 1976 and October 17, 1977
Three 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
24 Lawson, Kathryn Drain, January 3-4, 1976
5 cassette tapes
Box
42 Lawson, Kathryn Drain, January 3-4, 1976
Two 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
24 Le Noire, Rosetta, January 8, 1977
Leavitt, Max, November 28, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Lee, J. Edward, July 20, 1977
4 cassette tapes
Lee, Will, September 22, 1976
Box
25 Lee, Will, September 22, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Lehac, Ned, May-June 1977
1 cassette tape
Lentz, Josef, April 7, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Lessin, Harry, January 6, 1976
1 cassette tape
Leve, Samuel (Sam), February 21, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
38 Leve, Samuel, February 21, 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
25 Levin, Meyer, January 4, 1978
4 cassette tapes
Lewitsky, Bella, March 12, 1979
4 cassette tapes
Box
39 Lewitsky, Bella, circa 1970s-1980s
Two 7" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
25 Lief, Arthur, June 7, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Lipe, Howard, December 5, 1976
1 cassette tape
Litvinoff, Valentina, November 29, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Lloyd, Joel, November 14, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Lloyd, Norman, January 3-5, 1976
4 cassette tapes
Box
41 Lloyd, Norman, January 3-5, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
42 Lloyd, Norman, January 5, 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
25 Luening, Otto, May 10, 1982
2 tapes, 1 with Alan Kayes
Lumet, Baruch, January 25, 1973
Box
41 Lurie, Helen Couler, undated
1 cassette tape
Box
25 Lynch, Dorothea, March 14, 1977
5 cassette tapes
Box
41 Lynch, Dorothea, March 14, 1977
3 cassette tapes
MacDonald, Norman, undated
1 cassette tape
Box
26 McDermott, Thomas, October 23, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Box
41 McDermott, Thomas, October 23, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
26 McLean, Scott R., March 20, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Box
40 McMahon, Audrey, December 14, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Box
26 Macchiarini, Peter, February 23, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Maltz, Albert, May 27, 1976
6 cassette tapes
Mann, Dulce Fox, March 11, 1980
4 cassette tapes
Marshall, E.G., March 3, 1977
4 cassette tapes
Maxwell, Gilbert, March 3, 1977
4 cassette tapes
Meadow, Herb, August 7, 1976
4 cassette tapes
Meltzer, Allan, March 18, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Meredith, Betty Arden, July 18, 1977
4 cassette tapes
Box
27 Mesa, Fernando, March 15, 1977
4 cassette tapes
Miller, Carl, May 13, 1982
2 tapes, 1 with Virgil Thompson
Box
42 Miller, J. Howard, January 5, 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
27 Miller, J. Howard, 1976-1979
6 cassette tapes: 2 from January 5, 1976, 2 from October 18, 1977, 2 from June 1, 1979
Monroe, Charles, November 9, 1978
4 cassette tapes
Morcom, James S, May 10, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Morrow, Fred, circa 1970s-1980s
3 cassette tapes
Moss, Carlton, August 6, 1976
4 cassette tapes
Box
41 Moss, Carlton, August 6, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
27 Murray, Donald and B. Meredith, July 20, 1977
3 cassette tapes
Muse, Clarence, January 4, 1976
4 cassette tapes
Box
41 Muse, Clarence, January 4, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
27 Nadel, Sue Ramos, October 23, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Box
28 Nadel, Sue Ramos and Paula Bass Perlowin, October 23, 1977
4 cassette tapes
Box
40 Neff, Earl, undated
2 cassette tapes
Box
28 Norvelle, Lee R., July 11, 1979
2 cassette tapes
Box
41 O'Brien, Peggy Goodwin, undated
1 cassette tape
Box
28 Ottenheimer, Albert M., January 10, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Page, Ruth, April 24, 1979
2 cassette tapes
Peterson, Arthur, July 22, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Pezman, Theodore, October 26, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Phillips, Wendell, May 27, 1975
4 cassette tapes
Pierce, Evelyn, November 10, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Pinska, Klarna, February 24, 1978
4 cassette tapes
Pollock, Max, January 8, 1976
4 cassette tapes
Box
42 Pollock, Max, undated
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
28 Ponch, Martin and Nancy Ponch, May 26, 1976
5 cassette tapes
Randolph, John, May 28, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
29 Randolph, John, May 28, 1976
5 cassette tapes
Rather, Lois Rodecap, August 24, 1979
1 cassette tape
Rauch, Lillian Shapero, June 10, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Refregier, Anton, January 2, 1975
2 cassette tapes
Reich, Molka, March 19, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Box
41 Reid, Elliott, undated
1 cassette tape
Box
29 Rella, Ettore, November 13, 1975
2 cassette tapes
Box
42 Rella, Ettore, November 13, 1975
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
29 Rhodes, Irwin, February 26 and May 10, 1977
6 cassette tapes
Rich, Shirley, November 9, 1976
3 cassette tapes
Roberts, Gordon, October 30, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Robinson, Earl, August 1976
2 cassette tapes
Box
38 Russak, Ben, February 19, 1976
Two 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
29 Robson, William N., September 13, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Romano, Amelia, March 4, 1977
5 cassette tapes
Box
30 Rosten, Norman, November 14, 1975
3 cassette tapes
Box
42 Rosten, Norman, undated
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
30 Rubenstein, Lewis, December 14, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Russak, Ben, February 19, 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
40 Salinger and Gordon Onstad I; Goldberg I, undated
1 cassette tape
Salinger and Gordon Onstad II "176-433"; Richard Bales, undated
1 cassette tape
Box
30 Saxe, Al, March 18, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Schenker, Augusta Weissberger, March 2, 1977
4 cassette tapes
Schnitzer, Robert, November 17, 1975 and November 7, 1976
7 cassette tapes, "Schnitzer and M. Cisney"
Box
42 Schnitzer, Robert, undated
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
30 Schoolman, Mary Sackler, June 22, 1976
6 cassette tapes
Box
41 Schoolman, Mary Sackler, June 22, 1976
Box
30 Schrager, Philip, February 28, 1979
3 cassette tapes
Schulman, Rose, April 15, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Box
41 Schulman, Rose, April 15, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
30 Schulman, Sol, January 22, 1976
3 cassette tapes
Box
42 Schulman, Sol, January 22, 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
30 Schuman, William, May 3, 1982
1 cassette tape
Box
31 Schuman, William, May 3, 1982
1 cassette tape
Scooler, Zvee, April 19, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Shaw, Zachary, August 27, 1979
2 cassette tapes
Sherman, Hiram, April 18, 1978
6 cassette tapes
Box
41 Sherman, Vincent, undated
2 cassette tapes; Harry Lessin
Box
31 Shibley, Eleanor Scherr, August 5 and September 22, 1976
6 cassette tapes
Shohet, Max, January 26, 1978
4 cassette tapes
Shrewsbury, Robert, June 11, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Sidney, P. Jay, October 25, 1976
4 cassette tapes
Siegal, Fritz, April 27, 1982
2 cassette tapes
Siegmeister, Elie, May 8, 1982
2 cassette tapes
Silvera, John, July 11, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Simon, Louis, October 25, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
32 Simon, Louis, October 25 and December 28, 1976
6 cassette tapes
Sklar, George, January 2, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Box
38 Sklar, George, January 2, 1976
Three 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
32 Slane, Michael Andrew, May-June 1979
8 cassette tapes
Box
40 Smith and Siegmeister, undated
1 cassette tape. Smith to 124; Siegmeister 129 to end; Siegmeister II; then a strange tone.
Box
32 Smith, Carlton Sprague, April 8, 1982
2 cassette tapes
Solman, Joseph, January 1975
2 cassette tapes
Sour, Robert, October 31, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Staton, Joseph, January 7, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
38 Staton, Joseph, January 7, 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
42 Staton, Joseph, January 7, 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
32 Stavis, Barrie, November 8, 1976
4 cassette tapes
Stone, Gene, July 21, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Stover, Frederick, June 8, 1977
4 cassette tapes
Strassberg, Maurice (Morris), January 24, 1973
1 cassette tape
Box
33 Strassberg, Maurice (Morris), January 24, 1973
3 cassette tapes
Stuckmann, Eugene, February 23, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Box
38 Stuckmann, Eugene, February 23, 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
33 Suib, Leonard, April 19, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Sundgaard, Arnold, September 5, 1976
4 cassette tapes
Box
41 Sundgaard, Arnold, September 5, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
33 Talbot, Clarence, July 21, 1977
4 cassette tapes
Teichmann, Howard, April 18, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Box
41 Teichmann, Howard, April 18, 1977
1 cassette tape
Box
33 Thomas, Ted, October 19, 1977
Thomson, Virgil, October 5 and November 5, 1976; May 11, 1982
6 cassette tapes
Tilton, Mary Seek, January 24, 1978
3 cassette tapes
Tyler, Converse, December 15, 1976
2 cassette tapes
Box
38 Tyler, Converse, December 15, 1976
Two 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
42 Tyler, Converse, December 15, 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
41 Unidentified interview, undated
White tape with no label. Unidentified interview with male interviewee and female interviewer.
Unidentified interview, undated
White tape with a Memorex label, side 2 has been crossed out and replaced with a 3. Tape contains approximately 3 minutes of an interview with an unidentified man.
Unidentified interview,
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording. Handwritten on box "George Kondolf" (strikethrough) "erase".
Box
33 Valiant, Margaret, April 14, 1979
3 cassette tapes
Velle, Jay, May 24, 1978
1 cassette tape
Box
34 Velle, Jay, May 24, 1978
1 cassette tape
Wallace, Lea, June 13, 1980
2 cassette tapes
Ward, Theodore, April 7-12, 1974 and August 13, 1976
12 cassette tapes
Wasserman, Dale, January 23, 1973 and May 30, 1976
9 cassette tapes
Box
41 Wasserman, Dale, May 30, 1976
1 cassette tape
Box
34 Weisberg, Sara Thomas, April 6, 1977
Weissberger, Arnold, April 19, 1977
Welles, Halsted, November 17, 1975
1 cassette tape
Box
38 Welles, Halstead, November 17, 1975
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
34 White, Charles, December 29, 1971
2 cassette tapes
Whiteside, Duncan, August 13, 1978
3 cassette tapes
Box
35 Whiteside, Duncan, August 13, 1978
3 cassette tapes
Wilder, Grace, July 15, 1977
2 cassette tapes
Wilkes, Nathan (Nat), November 28, 1978
2 cassette tapes
Williams, Guy (with George and Gladys Savage), January 6, 1976
3 cassette tapes. Access copy available on CD in box 43.
Box
38 Williams, Guy, Blanche Morgan, George Savage, January 6, 1976
Three 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
42 Williams, Guy, Blanche Morgan Losey, January 8, 1976
One 5" reel-to-reel audio tape recording
Box
35 Williams, Guy, January 8, 1976
2 cassette tapes. Access copy available on CD in box 43.
Williams, Jay, September 8, 1975
4 cassette tapes
Wilson, Ellis, February 25, 1975
4 cassette tapes
Yasko, Karel, 1983
2 cassette tapes
Subseries 2.2: Plays, radio interviews, conferences, 1938-1984
Subseries 2.2: Plays, radio interviews, conferences contains audio cassette tapes and reel-to-reel recordings of various federal theatre performances, interviews, and conferences that date from 1938 to 1984 and is arranged alphabetically by title.
Box
35 Black MacBeth, May 29, 1977
2 cassette tapes: Roundtable discussion with Leonard de Paur, John Silvera, Tommy Anderson and Ted Browne in New York City
Box
39 Audio tape for ATA, August 1977
One 5" reel to reel: collection of Black Federal Theatre interviews for a talk by Lorraine Brown
Box
35 Cradle Will Rock, 1938
3 cassette tapes
Dramatized Federal Theatre Project story, June 9, 1980
1 cassette tape: 10 minutes, Kathleen Sykora, Mary Peterson, Goodman School
John Ezell at George Mason University, November 22, 1976
1 cassette tape: Ezell with Bowers, Krulak, John O'Connor, Walsh, and Wheeler
Harms, Carl: CETA speech, March 23, 1981
2 cassette tapes
Iron Clad Agreement, February 17, 1984
1 cassette tape: Radio Theatre of the Air, Pittsburgh Theatre Company, written and produced by Ronald Hankerson, voices and characters by Mark Harlow, Wilson Hutton, M.M. Melosi
Box
36 Labor Theatre: Everyday is Christmas, undated
3 cassette tapes
Labor Theatre: Help Yourself, undated
3 cassette tapes
Labor Theatre: Voice in the Dark, undated
3 cassette tapes
Liberty Deferred, March 12, 1980
2 cassette tapes: as performed by the Theatre of St. John's Church in New York City
No Help Wanted, 1939
2 cassette tapes: as performed by the Theatre of St. John's Church in New York City
Box
39 No Help Wanted, 1939
Two 7" reel to reels
Box
36 Oral History Program, January 9, 1977
1 cassette tape: WEEL radio program on the Federal Theatre Project Oral History program, interview with John O'Connor and selections from Oral History tapes
Oral History Program, February 27, 1976
1 cassette tape: Radio interview on WPRW with Diane Bowers and Madalee Week; 8 minutes
Robeson, Paul (The House I live in) Ballad for Americans, undated
1 cassette tape
Robinson, Earl (concert at George Mason University), undated
8 cassette tapes
Setting the Stage and Beyond, August 22-23, 1979
7 cassette tapes
Spirochete: "Dark Harvest" and "Innkeeper's Song", circa 1930s
2 cassette tapes
The Story of Joseph, undated
Bible story script produced by Mike Lodick; 30 minutes
Box
39 The Story of Swing, 1939
One 7" reel to reel
Box
36 Women in the Making of America, May 19, 1939
1 cassette tape; 30 minutes
Box
39 WQXR Music Makers: Black Musicals on the Great White Way, Leonard de Paur, 1969
One 7" reel to reel
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