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The tenth youth
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The tenth youth

By National Youth Administration

Washington DC: Works Progress Administration, National Youth Administration, 1938. 11p., staplebound booklet, creased from having been folded into quarters. Guide to services available to Black youth, including vocational training, jobs, student aid, and health care.

$20.00

Report on progress of the WPA program. June 30, 1941
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Report on progress of the WPA program. June 30, 1941

Washington, DC: Federal Works Agency, Works Progress Administration, 1941. ix, 90p., 10.5x8 inch wraps slightly soiled, library rubberstamp and accession number. B&W photos, tables. Includes section on wartime WPA activities, job training, etc.

$15.00

The baton, vol. 2, no. 1, January 1937
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The baton, vol. 2, no. 1, January 1937

By Works Progress Administration. Federal Music Project of California

[Los Angeles]: Federal Music Project of California, 1937. Magazine. 16p., wraps, very good condition, illus., 8.5x11 inches.

$45.00

Immigrant settlements in Connecticut: their growth and characteristics
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Immigrant settlements in Connecticut: their growth and characteristics

By Koenig, Samuel

Hartford, CT: Connecticut State Department of Education, 1938. Pamphlet. 68p., wraps slightly edge worn and creased, previous owner's stamp on front wrap, one corner lightly bumped.

$125.00

Arena
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Arena

By Flanagan, Hallie

New York: Duell Sloan and Pearce, 1940. Hardcover. ix, 475p., first edition, very good condition in an edge worn dj with a long closed tear on the rear panel. Indispensable book on the WPA and the Federal Theatre Project, of which Flanagan was the director. Aside of the personal recollections of Flanagan, the appendices include lists of Federal Theatre productions, costs, dates, financial statements, etc. Also includes a bibliography and index.

$80.00

Pre-Hispanic Frescoes in the Rio Grande Valley
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Pre-Hispanic Frescoes in the Rio Grande Valley

By Hewett, Edgar L.

Santa Fe NM: Archaeological Institute of America, 1938. Pamphlet. 14p., text and six b&w fullpage photos; softbound pamphlet in plain printed 7.5x5.5 inch stapled grey wraps. Absolutely clean and sound, a very nice exemplar. Papers of the School of American Research. Content first read to conferees in Seville in 1935; "it is now brought down to date. The work on the ruins of Coronado State Monument was commenced under the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. It has been continued as a Works Progress Administration project..

$15.00

Migrant families
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Migrant families

By Webb, John N. and Malcolm Brown

Washington: GPO, 1938. Paperback. xxx, 192p., 7.25x10 inches, introduction, summary, footnotes, conclusions, appendixes, illustrated with figures, maps and tables, very good first edition paperback in gray pictorial wraps, faint ownership name on cover. Works Progress Administration. Division of Social Research. Research monograph 18.

$25.00

Closing Report San Francisco Bay Exposition, Sponsor for the Golden Gate International Exposition
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Closing Report San Francisco Bay Exposition, Sponsor for the Golden Gate International Exposition

By Bottorff, H. C., executive vice-president and general manager

San Francisco: the exposition, 1941. 132p., mimeographed recto-only leaves on slightly spongy but alkaline leaves, softbound upright 13x8.2 inch booklet, staple-fastened with binder's-tape header over plain printed marigold-yellow cover sheets. Has bits of fray at either end of the tape, mild dust-soil and minuscule stain to covers, text-stock is clean and scarcely toned, a bright, very good copy signed in fountain-pen at the close. Accounts through 31 August 1941. Technical and detailed --nuts, bolts, run-up of special island and causeway, rental charges to exhibitors ($8 a square foot indoors!)-- with occasional flights of gratified back-patting.

$45.00

Federal Theatre presents The tragical history of Doctor Faustus Orson Welles production [program/playbill]
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Federal Theatre presents The tragical history of Doctor Faustus Orson Welles production [program/playbill]

By Federal Theatre/WPA, Christopher Marlowe, Orson Welles, Project 891

New York: Federal Theatre/WPA, 1938. 4 panel playbill/program, 6x9 inches, cast bios, theatre plan, crew, very good pamphlet, blue text on semi-glossy white stock, folded sheet of reviews. This is the playbill for the intitial production of Marlowe's drama produced, directed by and starring Orson Welles which opened at the Maxine Elliot Theatre January 8 1937.

$45.00

History of Milford Connecticut 1639 - 1939
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History of Milford Connecticut 1639 - 1939

By Compiled and written by the Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Connecticut

Bridgeport: WPA & The Milford Tercentenary Committee, 1939. Hardcover. xii, 204p., index, maps, illustrations, lengthy pencil note on front free endpaper with page numbers noted stating that the owner's ancestors co-founded the town, pencil marks and notes throughout otherwise very good first edition in blue cloth boards and gilt. American Guide Series. The previous owner, a Mrs. Delmar J. Miller of Stockton, CA, was a descendent of Henry and Elizabeth Bolsford, among the founders of Milford, CT. Dykes 40, Powell 142.

$125.00

Annual report of the governor of the Virgin Islands to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1939
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Annual report of the governor of the Virgin Islands to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1939

By Cramer, Lawrence W.

Washington DC: GPO, 1939. iv, 24p., very good in staplebound wraps. Includes reports on status of WPA projects.

$25.00

Northwest Territory Celebration 1937-1938
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Northwest Territory Celebration 1937-1938

By prepared by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration in Ohio

Ohio: Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration, 1937. Single 8 1/2 x 11 inch yellow sheet detailing the planned celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Ordinance of 1878 and the establishment of the Northwest Territory. One side, printed 'portrait' style includes a chart/table detailing events during the anniversary year. The other side, printed 'landscape' style, provides more detailes on the planned events. Interesting reading here including vaguely sketched details on contests (Schools, window displays, Adult Scholars), planned texts, maps and art posters, biographies and historical novels, movies and commorative stamps.

$85.00

Rayon, Nylon and Glass Fibers
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Rayon, Nylon and Glass Fibers

By Compiled by the workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Chicago: Albert Whitman & Co, 1945. Hardcover. 48p. illustrations, two of wihch are full page color. first edition, very good. Some browning to endpapers. Price clipped dust jacket shows wear, rubbing and loss along spine including about a 3/4 inch hole near the top. Series price is agressively inked over at top rear flap. Both front and rear panels show closed tears of about two inches in length, now nicely closed up in dust jacket protector. "Easy Science Books" "An easy science reader by the WPA Pennsylvania Writers' Project. One of about 40 or so books in the series, this 1945 title relatively uncommon in dust jacket.

$125.00

Los Angeles. A Guide to the City and its Environs completely revised second edition
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Los Angeles. A Guide to the City and its Environs completely revised second edition

By Workers of the Writer's Program of the Work Projects Administration

New York: Hastings House, 1951. Hardcover. liv, 441p. Originally published in 1941, this "completely revised second edition" from 1951 is about good, Bookplate and contemporary bookstoresticker to front pastedoiwn endpaper. Price clipped dust jacket worn and torn with internal, inexpert tape reinforcement to top and bottom edges. American Guide Series.

$45.00

Federal Theatre presents \
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Federal Theatre presents "The sun and I": [program/playbill]

By Federal Theatre/WPA, Barry & Leona Stavis

New York: Federal Theatre/WPA, 1937. 4p. playbill/program, 6x9 inches, cast, scene synopsis, theatre plan, crew, small ink notation "Fed. Thea." on cover otherwise very good pamphlet, blue text on semi-glossy white stock. This is the playbill for the production which opened at the Adelphi Theatre in February 1937 and starred Canada Lee and Rex Ingram.

$45.00

The living newspaper: the show bill; vol. 1, no. 2, The Biltmore Theatre, March 21, 1936; The Living Newspaper Goes to Press
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The living newspaper: the show bill; vol. 1, no. 2, The Biltmore Theatre, March 21, 1936; The Living Newspaper Goes to Press

By Boressoff, Stanley S., editor

New York: Federal Theatre Project/National Theatre Publications, Inc, 1936. Newspaper. 4p. folded tabloid newspaper/playbill, program for "Triple A Plowed Under", articles, stage floor plan, ads, coming attractions, fragile, heavily-worn, splitting at folds but complete, toned newsprint. Newspaper-format program for the Federal Theatre production. Fragile and with splitting but very scarce (only 6 holdings located in OCLC as of 6/2015).

$75.00

The Federal Theatre presents \
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The Federal Theatre presents "Two-a-day" a cavalcade of vaudeville [programme/playbill]

By Stone, Gene & Jack Robinson, Federal Theatre Project

Hollywood: The Playgoer/Hollywood Playhouse, 1939. Magazine. 32p. includes covers5.75x8.5 inches, program for the show, ads, very good playbill in stapled green printed wraps. This musical comedy review/history of vaudeville was one of the final productions for the Federal Theatre and ran from 10/29/1938 - 5/14/1939 in Hollywood on Las Palms. Halle Flanagan gives the production a long paragraph review on page 291 of her book "Arena

$45.00

The living newspaper: the show bill; vol. 1, no. 3, The Biltmore Theatre, March 28, 1936; The Living Newspaper Scores Hit
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The living newspaper: the show bill; vol. 1, no. 3, The Biltmore Theatre, March 28, 1936; The Living Newspaper Scores Hit

By Boressoff, Stanley S., editor

New York: Federal Theatre Project/National Theatre Publications, Inc, 1936. Newspaper. 4p. folded tabloid newspaper/playbill, program for "Triple A Plowed Under", articles, stage pfloor plan, ads, coming attractions, fragile,multiple folds, toned newsprint. Newspaper-format program for the Federal Theatre production. Fragile but very scarce. "Triple A" extended run. (only 6 holdings located in OCLC as of 6/2015).

$75.00

The living newspaper: vol. II, no. 1, The Ritz Theatre, February 23, 1937; 15,000,000 Enjoy WPA Shows
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The living newspaper: vol. II, no. 1, The Ritz Theatre, February 23, 1937; 15,000,000 Enjoy WPA Shows

By Arent, Arthur, Morris Watson, editors

New York: Federal Theatre Project/National Theatre Publications, Inc, 1937. Newspaper. 4p. folded tabloid newspaper/playbill, program for "Power" articles, stage pfloor plan, ads, coming attractions, fragile, mild splits at folds, toned newsprint. Newspaper-format program for the Federal Theatre production. Fragile but very scarce. "Power". (only 6 holdings located in OCLC as of 6/2015).

$75.00

Federal Theatre presents \
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Federal Theatre presents "Processional: U.S.A. 1925": Maxine Elliott's Theatre [program/playbill]

By Federal Theatre/WPA, John Howard Lawson

New York: Federal Theatre/WPA, 1937. 4 panel playbill/program, 6x9 inches, cast, scene synopsis, theatre plan, crew, laid-in is a folded 8.5x11 inch mimeographed handbill advertising a Federal Music Project presentation of the NY State Symphonic Band under the direction of Creator on November 6th, 1937, very good pamphlet, blue text on semi-glossy white stock. This is the playbill for the intitial production of John Howard Lawson's which opened at the Maxine Elliot Theatre October 13, 1938.

$75.00

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