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Series 6
Photographs, circa 1940-2006
Boxes 58-59; OP 22-23; BV 1

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of photographs relating to Ed Bullins from the 1940s-2006. The images include individual portraits and snapshots of Bullins; images of Bullins with family members, friends, and others in the theater and arts community; photographs relating to Bullins' work in the theater; photographs of other individuals; and a photograph album. Of particular note are photographs from Bullins' early days in the theater, including images from productions of Clara's Ole Man and We Righteous Bombers at The New Lafayette Theatre in New York City. Also included are photographs from several productions at the BMT Theater, which Bullins owned and operated in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order by subject. Photographs of other people and places are arranged in alphabetical order.

Ed Bullins
Box Folder Content
58 1 Bullins, Ed, Easter portrait, 1940s
58 2 Bullins, Ed, and "Burris," a Jet Cobra gang member, 1950s
58 3 Bullins, Ed, and members of The New Lafayette Theatre Company, circa 1968
58 4 Bullins, Ed, Trixie, and Ameena Bullins, 1969
58 5 Bullins, Ed, portrait, 1971
58 6 Bullins, Ed, Bernard Gersten, Joe Papps, Gilbert Moses, and Woodie King, Jr., receiving Drama Critics' Circle Award for The Taking of Miss Janie, 1975 Bernard Gersten, Joe Papps, Gilbert Moses, and Woodie King, Jr., receiving Drama Critics' Circle Award for
58 7 Bullins, Ed, with his children: Eddie Jr., Donald, Ronald, Darlene, Patsy, Diane, Sun Ra, and Ameena, circa 1976
58 8 Bullins, Ed, and Trixie Bullins, 1976
58 9 Bullins, Ed, snapshots, 1980s
58 10 Bullins, Ed, and Jonal Woodward, circa 1980s
58 11 Bullins, Ed, portrait, 1983 [photographer: Allen Nomura] [2 copies]
58 12 Bullins, Ed, and Marva Sparks, October 31, 1986
58 13 Bullins, Ed, portraits, 1990s
58 14 Bullins, Ed, snapshots, 1990s
58 15 Bullins, Ed, Jonal Woodward, Marshal Bordan, and Lee Merriweather, circa 1990s
58 16 Bullins, Ed, Sonia Sanchez, and August Wilson, 1994
58 17 Bullins, Ed, portrait, 1995 [photographer: Allen Nomura]
58 18 Bullins, Ed, and Marva Sparks, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 1995
58 19 Bullins, Ed, portrait, 1996 [photographer: David Leifer, Northeastern University]
58 20 Bullins, Ed, and Rachel Robinson, 1997 [photographer: Gideon Manasseh]
58 21 Bullins, Ed, Hall Williams, and Joyce Sylvester, National Black Theatre Festival, August 1997
58 22 Bullins, Ed, Woodie King, Jr., and Angela Bassett, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis Benefit, December 15, 1998 [photographer: Gideon Manasseh]
58 23 Bullins, portrait, 1999 [photographer: Gideon Manasseh]
58 24 Brooks, Gwendolyn, with Ed Bullins in profile, circa late 1990s
58 25 Bullins, Ed, snapshots, 2000s
OP22 Bullins, Ed, Ishmael Reed, Amiri Baraka and others, on production set, circa 2000s
58 26 Bullins, Ed, Marva Sparks, and John Amos, circa 2000s
58 27 Bullins, Ed, Woodie King Jr., and unidentified individuals receiving award, circa 2000s
58 28 Bullins, Ed, portrait, 2001 [photographer: Lynda Koolish]
58 29 Bullins, Ed, Mike Sell, Robin Kilson, and unidentified individual, circa 2006
Theater-related
58 30 Ward, Douglas Turner, in scene from unidentified production, circa 1960s [photographer: Bert Andrews]
58 31 Scene from Dance Bongo, by Errol Hill, performed by The Aldridge Players, San Francisco, California, 1967 Errol Hill, performed by The Aldridge Players, San Francisco, California, 1967
58 32 Who's Got His Own, rehearsal, The New Lafayette Theatre, 1967 New Lafayette Theatre, 1967
58 33 Scene from Happy Ending, by Douglas Turner Ward, Afro-American Thespians, Talley's Paradise, November 5, 1967 Douglas Turner Ward, Afro-American Thespians, Talley's Paradise, November 5, 1967
58 34 Orman, Roscoe, Bill Latham, and Kris Keiser in We Righteous Bombers, The New Lafayette Theatre, 1968 Orman, Roscoe, Bill Latham, and Kris Keiser in
58 35 Orman, Roscoe, Kelly-Marie Berry, and Carolyn Cardwell in Clara's Ole Man, 1968 Kelly-Marie Berry, and Carolyn Cardwell in
58 36 The New Lafayette Theatre, ticket window featuring We Righteous Bombers, 1969
58 37 The New Lafayette Theatre, lower level floor plan, Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer, architects, circa 1970
OP23 Bullins, Ed, and Mildred Kayden, Storyville rehearsals, 1977 Mildred Kayden,
58 38 Marquee featuring Sepia Star at the Cotton Club, Harlem, New York City, 1977 Cotton Club, Harlem, New York City, 1977
58 39 Scene from Michael, 1978 [photographer: Leon Bolden] Leon Bolden]
58 40 Woodward, Bobby Joe, and Carla Hightower in Daddy, circa 1980s Woodward, Bobby Joe, and Carla Hightower in
58 41 The Colored Museum, publicity shots, by George C. Wolfe, directed by L. Kenneth Richardson, Public Theater, 1986 [photographer: Martha Swope] George C. Wolfe, directed by L. Kenneth Richardson, Public Theater, 1986 [photographer: Martha Swope]
58 42 BMT Theater, first location, circa 1988 [photographer: Randall White]
58 43 Bullins, Sun Ra, in unidentified production, BMT Theater, circa 1988
58 44 Bullins, Sun Ra, and others in Street Sounds, BMT Theater, 1988
58 45 Showdown with Charles Manson, by Richard Rubacher, produced by Ed Bullins at the BMT Theater, 1988 [photographer: Randall White] Richard Rubacher, produced by Ed Bullins at the BMT Theater, 1988 [photographer: Randall White]
58 46 Henderson, Vern, Associate Director, BMT Theater, with unidentified others, circa 1989
58 47 Fortson, Huey, in In New England Winter, BMT Theater, September 1989 [photographer: Frederick Ray, III] Fortson, Huey, in Frederick Ray, III]
58 48 BMT Theater, circa 1990
58 49 Publicity shots, unidentified production, BMT Theater, circa 1990 [photographer: George Paul Csicsery]
58 50 Various productions, BMT Theater, circa early 1990s [includes contact sheets]
58 51 King Kong's Revenge, by Cecil Brown, BMT Theater, July 1990 Cecil Brown, BMT Theater, July 1990
58 52 Bullins, Ed, and Jonal Woodward in Tripnology, Potrero Hill Theater, San Francisco, California, June 1991 [photographer: Beth Richardson] Potrero Hill Theater, San Francisco, California, June 1991 [photographer: Beth Richardson]
58 53 Short Play Festival '94, Bullins/Woodward Theater Workshop, The Marsh, San Francisco, California, 1994
58 54 City Preacher, cast, B.C.A. Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, December 2001 B.C.A. Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, December 2001
Other people and places
58 55 Bullins, Ameena, snapshots, 1969-1987
58 56 Bullins, Bertha Marie, portrait, circa 1940s
58 57 Bullins, Bertha Marie, snapshots, 1970s
58 58 Bullins, Sun Ra, school portrait, 1976
58 59 Bullins, Sun Ra, snapshots, 1970s-1990s
58 60 Bullins, Trixie, 1989
58 61 Bullins, Trixie, with unidentified others, 1970
58 62 Cleaver, Eldridge, and Kathleen Cleaver, Africa, August 1969
59 1 Family snapshots, 1970s-2000s [1 of 3]
59 2 Family snapshots, 1970s-2000s [2 of 3]
59 3 Family snapshots, 1970s-2000s [3 of 3]
59 4 Jarrett, Anna, portrait, Australian storyteller, 1980s
59 5 Sparks, Marva, September 1983
59 6 Unidentified individuals
59 7 Woodward, Jonal, portrait, undated
Negatives
59 8 Negatives, various
Slides
59 9 Teaching material: images of African Americans in theater and popular culture
Photograph album
BV1 Album, 1980s [includes family snapshots and photographs of Life on the Mississippi, performed at the Julian Theatre, 1985] Julian Theatre, 1985]
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