Writers' Project: 1942

April 1942
New Republic;4/13/42, Vol. 106 Issue 15, p480
Focuses on the federal Writers' Project and the impact of the second World War on it. Transformation of Writers' Project into the Writers' Unit of the War Services Subdivision of the Work Projects Administration; Occupation of the project with war services, a series of sixty-four "Servicemen's Recreational Guides," to the areas surrounding various military camps; Information on the staff of the Writers' unit; Fears expressed by congressmen that the project would lead to all sorts of visionary and unbusinesslike ventures, including even a Federal Bureau of Fine Arts; Demonstration by the project that national government can encourage the production and wider appreciation of American literature.


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