Series 2
Theater, 1936-1988
2 linear ft. (4 boxes) and 8 oversized papers (OP4-11)

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of materials relating to African American theater including dissertations, printed material relating to Porgy and Bess, and materials documenting the American Negro Theatre. Dissertation topics include the Negro Guild of America, the Mercury Theater (New York, New York), and African drama.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by type of record.

General
Box Folder Content
74 1 African theater articles
74 2 African theatre clippings, 1972-1979
74 3 African theatre programs
74 4 Afrika Cultural Centre (Johannesburg, South Africa): Printed material
74 5 American Negro Theatre: Constitution, June 5, 1940
74 6 American Negro Theatre: Membership list, circa 1940
74 7 American Negro Theatre: Newsletter, The ANT Heap, Vol. 1, No. 1
74 8 Black Theatre Alliance, clippings
74 9 Black Theatre Alliance, printed material
74 10 Black Theatre Alliance, records
74 11 Capital Players of Federal City College, programs
74 12 Howard University Players, correspondence
74 13 Howard University Players, printed material
74 14 Milner, Ron, printed material
74 15 Porgy and Bess: Reviews, Russia, Poland and Czechoslovakia, December 1955-February 1956 Russia, Poland and Czechoslovakia, December 1955-February 1956
74 16 Porgy and Bess: Newspaper clippings and articles, circa 1951-1958
75 1 Tanner, Jo collection [photocopy]
75 2 University of the District of Columbia, programs
Writings/Dissertations
68 1 Christian, Samuel, "Four African American Female Playwrights, 1910-1950: The Narratives of Their Historical, Genteel, and Black Folk Voodoo Plays", City University of New York, 1995 Christian, Samuel, City University of New York, 1995
68 2 Cowan, Mary Frances, "The Negro in the American Drama, 1877-1900," Howard University, May 15, 1950
68 3 Daniel, Walter, C., "Richard B. Harrison as "De Lawd" in "The Green Pastures"," typescript
68 4 Dewberry, Jonathan, "Black Actors Unite: The Negro Guild of America, 1937-1982", dissertation [1 of 3] Dewberry, Jonathan,
68 5 Dewberry, Jonathan, "Black Actors Unite: The Negro Guild of America, 1937-1982", dissertation [2 of 3]
69 1 Dewberry, Jonathan, "Black Actors Unite: The Negro Guild of America, 1937-1982", dissertation [3 of 3]
69 2 Edmonds, Randolph, "The Negro in the American Theatre, 1700-1969," undated
69 3 Edmonds, Randolph, "The Negro in the Western World Theatre," Tallahassee, Florida: Florida A and M College, undated
69 4 Gray, Rudy, "The African American Male's Family Relationships in Black Plays: Their Evolution and Meaning", City University of New York, 1994 [1 of 3] Gray, Rudy,
69 5 Gray, Rudy, "The African American Male's Family Relationships in Black Plays: Their Evolution and Meaning", City University of New York, 1994 [2 of 3]
70 1 Gray, Rudy, "The African American Male's Family Relationships in Black Plays: Their Evolution and Meaning", City University of New York, 1994 [3 of 3]
70 2 Hall, Ardencie, "New Orleans Jazz Funerals: Transition to the Ancestors", New York University, 1998 Hall, Ardencie, New York University, 1998
70 3 Herrero, Olga Barrios, The Black Theatre Movement in the United States and South Africa, University of California Los Angeles, 1991 Herrero, Olga Barrios, University of California Los Angeles, 1991
71 1 Marshall, Herbert, "The Art and Roles of Ira Aldridge," undated
71 2 Monroe, John G., "Charles Sidney Gilpin: The Emperor Jones", City University of New York, 1974 Monroe, John G.,
71 3 Nouryeh, Andrea J., "A History of the Mercury Theater," dissertation October 1987 [1 of 3]
71 4 Nouryeh, Andrea J., "A History of the Mercury Theater," dissertation October 1987 [2 of 3]
71 5 Nouryeh, Andrea J., "A History of the Mercury Theater," dissertation October 1987 [2 of 3]
71 6 Omodele, Oluremi, "Traditional and Contemporary African Drama: A Historical Perspective", dissertation 1988 [1 of 5] Omodele, Oluremi,
72 1 Omodele, Oluremi, "Traditional and Contemporary African Drama: A Historical Perspective", dissertation 1988 [2 of 5]
72 2 Omodele, Oluremi, "Traditional and Contemporary African Drama: A Historical Perspective", dissertation 1988 [3 of 5]
72 3 Omodele, Oluremi, "Traditional and Contemporary African Drama: A Historical Perspective", dissertation 1988 [4 of 5]
72 4 Omodele, Oluremi, "Traditional and Contemporary African Drama: A Historical Perspective", dissertation 1988 [5 of 5]
72 5 Peterson, Rachel M., "Adapting Left Culture to the Cold War: Theodore Ward, Ann Petry and Correspondence," University of Michigan, 2008
72 6 Poag, Thomas Edward, "The Negro in Drama and the Theatre", Cornell University, 1943 [1 of 2] Poag, Thomas Edward, Cornell University, 1943 [1 of 2]
72 7 Poag, Thomas Edward, "The Negro in Drama and the Theatre", Cornell University, 1943 [2 of 2]
73 1 Salmons-Rue, Janet, Storytelling Theater: Culture, Communication and Community, The Community-Based Arts Project, Cornell University's Center for Theatre Arts and Roadside Theater, 1990-1993 Salmons-Rue, Janet, Cornell University's Center for Theatre Arts and Roadside Theater, 1990-1993
73 2 Shandell, Jonathan, "The American Negro Theatre: Staging Inter-racialism in Harlem, 1940-1949", Yale University, 2006 Shandell, Jonathan, Yale University, 2006
73 3 Tripp, Peter, "Racial Discrimination and its Effect on the Careers of African-American Stage Actors Presently Living in Southern California", California State University, 1994 Tripp, Peter, California State University, 1994
73 4 Vojta, Barbara Rothman, "In Praise of African-American Women: Female Images in the Plays of Alice Childress", New York University, 1993 [1 of 2] Vojta, Barbara Rothman,
73 5 Vojta, Barbara Rothman, In Praise of African-American Women: Female Images in the Plays of Alice Childress, New York University, 1993 [2 of 2]
73 6 Wilson, Robert J., "The Black Theatre Alliance: A History of its Founding Members", New York University, 1974 Wilson, Robert J.,
73 7 Witherspoon, Kenneth, "Toward a New Black Criticism: A Proposal for the Utilization of Feminist and Archetypal Criticism as the Basis for a Black Critical Approach to Theatre and Plays," undated
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