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WPA Dolls Exhibit (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-12-23

Duration: 00:04:04

Subjects: DOLLS | Louisiana State Archives | Museum exhibits | United States. Works Progress Administration | Arts


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Alexander, Vera Interviewee


This segment from the December 23, 1983, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ visit to the Louisiana State Archives in Baton Rouge for an exhibit of dolls created by artists with the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression. Ekings interviews archivist Vera Alexander, who discusses the historical significance of the dolls and the preservation work performed on the dolls. Host: Beth Courtney