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Series 3
Subject files, 1929-1995
Boxes 17-18

Scope and Content Note

This series contains subject files collected by Owen Dodson from 1929-1995. The materials include printed material, notes, and correspondence and are primarily relating to organizations in which Dodson participated and plays he wrote or directed. Files on specific plays contain programs, other material from performances, and reviews. A number of files relate to Dodson's time at Howard University and his work with the Howard University Players. Organizations Dodson was connected to include the Committee for Mass Education in Race Relations and the Library of Congress. The file on the Committee for Mass Education in Race Relations is particularly interesting for its look into the film industry and the correspondence it contains from Edward G. Robinson, Lillian Smith, and Margaret Sullivan.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
17 1 Air Raid, Happy Journey, Til Victory is Won, 1965
17 2 Amen Corner, 1955
17 3 Amistad, 1939-1972
17 4 Auden, W.H., 1973-1984
17 5 Bates College, honorary doctorate, 1967
17 6 Bayou Legend, 1948-1995
17 7 BBC, 1968
17 8 Berriman Junior High School, 1929-1952
17 9 Bryant, David, 1971
17 10 Carnegie Fund for Authors, 1972
17 11 Charade, 1961
17 12 A Christmas Miracle, 1958
17 13 Committee for Mass Education in Race Relations, 1944-1946
17 14 Community Church of New York, 1968-1982
17 15 Confession Stone
17 16 Constellation of Women, 1950-1973
17 17 Davis, Ossie
17 18 Defiant Island
17 19 Divine Comedy, 1938-1977
17 20 The Dream Awake, 1968-1969
17 21 Dutchman, Sho is Hot in The Cotton Patch
17 22 Electra, 1949
17 23 Elzy, Robert, 1972
17 24 Emperor Jones, 1953
17 25 Fly Blackbird, 1963
17 26 Ford Foundation, 1955-1972
17 27 Garden of Time, 1939-1945
17 28 Guggenheim Foundation, 1953-1968
17 29 Hamlet, 1964
17 30 Harlem School of the Arts, 1971
17 31 Harvard University, Black Theatre
17 32 Howard University Fine Arts Building, 1961-1970
17 33 Howard University Players, 1957-1979
17 34 Howard University Research Grant, 1968
17 35 Inner City Cultural Center, 1968-1972
17 36 King, Julia, 1959
18 1 Library of Congress, 1960-1973
18 2 Medea in Africa, 1963
18 3 Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, 1970-1981
18 4 Morning, Noon and Night, 1962
18 5 National Endowment for the Arts, 1976
18 6 Navy, 1942-1943
18 7 Negro Actors Guild, 1981
18 8 Oedipus Rex, 1966-1967
18 9 Oranges, Auto Sacramental, The Bird Cage
18 10 Owen's Song, 1974-1975
18 11 P.E.N., 1972
18 12 Powerful Long Ladder, 1947-1980
18 13 Return, The Academy, The Sandbox
18 14 Rockefeller Foundation, 1967-1968
18 15 Ruth Stephan Poetry Center, 1963-1976
18 16 Sebree, Charles
18 17 Shakespeare Anniversary Committee, 1964
18 18 Sound of Soul, 1978-1979
18 19 Streetcar Named Desire, 1965
18 20 Theatre Lobby Productions
18 21 Thomas, Edna, 1974
18 22 Til' Victory Is Won, 1965-1982
18 23 Trojan Women, 1936
18 24 University of California Santa Barbara, Summer Institute in Repertory Theatre, 1968
18 25 YMCA and YWCA, 1934-1938
18 26 York College, 1971-1974
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