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Amassing Americn 'Stuff': The Library Congress and the Federal Arts Project of the 1930's

John Y. Cole is executive director of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. This article is based on files in the Library of Congress Archives and on the annual reports of the Librarian of Congress, 1936-41. This article was originally published in the Fall 1983 issue of the Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress. The Federal Theatre Project Collection was on deposit at George Mason University at that time.

Table of Contents

The First Relief Projects
Librarian MacLeish and the Library of Congress Project
The Legacy
WPA Publications in the Library Collections
Historic American Buildings Survey
Ex-Slave Narrative Collection
Folklore and Social-Ethnic Studies
The Farm Security Administration Photographs Collection
The Federal Theatre Project Collection
American Imprints Inventory
Documents of the First Fourteen Congresses
Unpublished WPA Materials
WPA Prints
WPA Posters

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