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Paul Sporn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP001700
The papers consist primary of playscripts and manuscripts written and produced under the patronage of the federal government's Workers Progress Administration.

Important subjects: Federal Theatre Project (U.S.) Federal Writers' Project (U.S.)

Dates

  • 1930 - 1949

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 SB)

Abstract

Paul Sporn, Emeritus Professor of English at Wayne State University, acquired the papers in this collection during research for his book, Against Itself: The Federal Theater and Writers' Projects in the Midwest, published in 1995. They consist primarily of playscripts and manuscripts written and produced under the patronage of the federal government's Works Progress Administration in the 1930s-1940s, comprising 1 linear foot of materials.

History

Paul Sporn, Emeritus Professor of English at Wayne State University, acquired the papers in this collection during research for his book, Against Itself: The Federal Theater and Writers' Projects in the Midwest, published in 1995.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged by project and folders are further arranged alphabetically within.

Acquisition

The papers of Paul Sporn were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs by Mr. Sporn in November of 1997.

Related Materials

Federal Patronage of the Arts in Michigan During the Great Depression Oral Histories

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Walter P. Reuther Library in October 2004.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Paul Sporn Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Walter P. Reuther Library.
Date
2004-10
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

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