Lawrence L. Adams papers, circa 1960

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Adams, Lawrence L.
Title: Lawrence L. Adams papers, circa 1960
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 963
Extent: .5 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Collection of the writings of African American author, Lawrence L. Adams, from approximately 1960.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Purchase, 2003.


[after identification of item(s)], Lawrence L. Adams papers, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Elizabeth Russey, June 16, 2005.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Lawrence L. Adams was an African American author from Providence, Rhode Island.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the papers of Lawrence L. Adams from approximately 1960. The papers include handwritten and typescript drafts of his original plays, dialect poems, and prose. Topics include religion, family and social relationships, and the African American community following emancipation. Several of the manuscripts are incomplete outlines. The collection also includes a photograph of Adams and three letters he wrote to the editors of various Providence, Rhode Island, publications.

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Container List

Letters to the editor
Box Folder Content
1 1 undated
1 2 1960
1 3 March 22, 1960
1 4 “The Dominion of Time,” MS
1 5 “The Invisible Person,” MS
1 6 “The Rat,” TS
1 7 Lawrence Adams
1 8 “My Wife,” MS
1 9 “Cousin Margaret,” MS
1 10 “Fiddle in de Church,” MS
1 11 “The Heir,” MS
1 12 “The Lack of Common Sense,” MS
1 13 “Mother Nature,” MS
1 14 “The Shepherd An’ His Flock,” MS
1 15 “The Shepherd An’ His Flock,” TS