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Series 4
Printed material, 1910-1998
Boxes 19-21 and 26; OP1-13

Scope and Content Note

This series contains printed material by and about Owen Dodson, as well as materials relating to Dodson's family and general printed material collected by Dodson from 1910-1998. Printed material by Dodson includes articles, drama, poetry, and reviews and documents some of Dodson's more famous works and the publications where his work appeared. Reviews are primarily from the Washington Afro-American and highlight Dodson's involvement in the Washington drama scene, as well as Dodson's views on twentieth-century theater.

Printed material about Dodson contains clippings, conference material, fliers, and programs that mention Dodson. This section also includes two yearbooks, Vista from Thomas Jefferson High School and The Mirror from Bates College. The yearbooks document Dodson's early years and include inscriptions from fellow students.

The family section includes printed material that references Dodson's family, especially his brother, Kenneth Dodson. General printed consists of items collected by Dodson, including clippings, theater programs, and materials from Bates College.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Printed material by Dodson
Articles
Box Folder Content
26 3 "Color U.S.A.," undated
19 1 "The Special Wonder of the Theater", The Washingtonian, February 1966 The Washingtonian, February 1966
19 2 "Oedipus", world theatre, Vol. 15, No. 5, September-October 1966 world theatre, Vol. 15, No. 5, September-October 1966
19 3 "Who Has Seen the Wind?" New York Amsterdam News, National Scene Magazine Supplement, November-December 1976 New York Amsterdam News, National Scene Magazine Supplement, November-December 1976
19 4 "Who Has Seen The Wind?: Part III", Black American Literature Forum, Vol. 14, No. 2, Summer 1980 Black American Literature Forum, Vol. 14, No. 2, Summer 1980
Drama
19 5 Freedom, the Banner, Callaloo No.21, Vol. 7, No. 2, Spring-Summer 1984 Callaloo No.21, Vol. 7, No. 2, Spring-Summer 1984
Poetry
19 6 "Rhythm", The Garnet, June 1933 The Garnet, June 1933
19 7 Negro History: A Sonnet Sequence, New Masses, April 14, 1936 New Masses, April 14, 1936
19 8 "Black Mother Praying in the Summer 1943", Common Ground, Winter 1944 Common Ground, Winter 1944
19 9 "For Edwin R. Embree", Phylon, Vol. 7, No. 4, 1946 Phylon, Vol. 7, No. 4, 1946
19 10 "Sorrow Is the Only Faithful One", The Hilltop, February 17, 1967 The Hilltop, February 17, 1967
19 11 "For Langston From Owen", The Free Lance, Vol. 11, No.2, 1967 The Free Lance, Vol. 11, No.2, 1967
19 12 Various poems, mankind, Vol. 14, No. 3, April-May 1970
19 13 "Chronicles From Outer Space", The Crisis, January 1980 The Crisis, January 1980
19 14 Various poems, The Forerunners: Black Poets in America, 1981
19 15 Various poems, Callaloo, Vol. 20, No. 3, 1998
Reviews
19 16 "Chekhov's 'Seagull' a hit at National", The Washington Afro-American, undated The Washington Afro-American, undated
19 17 "'Thousand Clowns' humorous but it'll break hearts, too", The Washington Afro-American, September 21, 1963 The Washington Afro-American, September 21, 1963
19 18 "'Stop the World' wins high praise", The Washington Afro-American, October 26, 1963 The Washington Afro-American, October 26, 1963
19 19 "Arena stage presenting premiere of 'The Devils'", The Washington Afro-American, November 2, 1963 The Washington Afro-American, November 2, 1963
19 20 "A winning, human comedy at National", The Washington Afro-American, November 16, 1963 The Washington Afro-American, November 16, 1963
19 21 "'Man of All Seasons' puts us all on trial", The Washington Afro-American, March 7, 1964 The Washington Afro-American, March 7, 1964
19 22 "Josephine Baker scores in National appearance", The Washington Afro-American, March 21, 1964 The Washington Afro-American, March 21, 1964
19 23 "'Dark of the Moon' described as a success for Arena Stage", The Washington Afro-American, June 13, 1964 The Washington Afro-American, June 13, 1964
19 24 "'Zizi', 'The Blacks' are vital offerings", The Washington Afro-American, October 13, 1964 The Washington Afro-American, October 13, 1964
19 25 "Uncommon artistry displayed in National's 'The Physicists'", The Washington Afro-American, September 26, 1964 The Washington Afro-American, September 26, 1964
19 26 "'Pirates of Penzance' bring poetry to stage at National", The Washington Afro-American, November 7, 1964 The Washington Afro-American, November 7, 1964
19 27 "Miller's 'After The Fall' is a play with no magic", The Washington Afro-American, November 21, 1964 The Washington Afro-American, November 21, 1964
19 28 "'110 In The Shade' is National's Yule present", The Washington Afro-American, December 19, 1964 The Washington Afro-American, December 19, 1964
19 29 "Creative, sensational musical now on stage at the National", The Washington Afro-American, February 20, 1965 The Washington Afro-American, February 20, 1965
19 30 "Second 'Beyond The Fringe' has lost some of its bite", The Washington Afro-American, March 13, 1965 The Washington Afro-American, March 13, 1965
Printed material about Dodson
Advertisements
19 31 Farrar, Straus and Company, 1946
26 4 Paul Breman Limited Publishers and Book Sellers
Clippings
19 32 "History of the Department of Drama and the Howard Players", 1966
19 33 Undated, 1930s-1940s
19 34 1950s
19 35 1960-1965
19 36 1966-1969
20 1 1970-1976
20 2 1977-1979
20 3 1980s-1990s
Conferences
20 4 Undated, 1950s
OP1 Heute, No. 99, December 7, 1949
20 5 1960-1969
20 6 1970-1980
Fliers and Posters
OP9 "Blood Wedding," by Frederico Garcia Lorca, Howard University Players, undated
OP2 "The Confession Stone," by Owen Dodson, Howard University Players, undated
26 5 "Divine Comedy," by Owen Dodson, New Federal Theatre, undated
OP3 "Dr. Faustus," by Christopher Marlowe, Howard University Players, undated
20 7 The Dream Awake, Spoken Arts production, undated
OP4 "Garden of Time," by Owen Dodson, Howard University Players, undated
20 8 Henry Street Settlement Urban Life Center, schedule of events, undated
OP5 "Long Day's Journey into Night," by Eugene O'Neill, Howard University Players, undated
20 9 "The Nite Lite," Resurrection City, Martin Luther King Pavilion, undated
20 10 "On The Town," by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Howard University Players, undated
20 11 "Spotlite On," Salt and Pepper Restaurant, undated
26 6 "The Mummer's Play" by Edgar White, Harlem School of the Arts, undated
26 7 "The Emperor Jones," by Eugene O'Neill, The Howard University Summer School, July 14-25, 1953
OP10 "The Amen Corner," by James Baldwin, Howard University Players, May 11-14, 1955
OP11 "Medea," by Euripides, Howard University Players, November 3-7, 1959
OP12 "Julius Caesar," by William Shakespeare, Howard University Players, May 2-7, 1960
OP13 "Antigone," by Sophocles, Howard University Players, April 25-29, 1961
OP6 "Rashomon," by Fay Michael Kanin, Howard University Players, October 25 - November 4, 1961
OP7 "Hamlet," by William Shakespeare, Howard University Players, April 23-May 2, 1964
26 8 "'Til Victory is Won," by Mark Fax, Howard University Players, May 12-13, 1967
20 12 University of California Santa Barbara, Summer Institute in Repertory Theatre, 1968
20 13 Owen Dodson reading, UCLA, July 31, 1968
OP8 Owen Dodson reading, Dartmouth College, January 10, 1968
20 14 Owen Dodson, B.O.S. and English Department, November 20, 1979
20 15 WFCR's Poems to a Listener, 1981
Programs
20 16 Undated
20 17 1922-1956
20 18 1960s
20 19 1970s
20 20 1980s
Yearbooks
20 21 Vista, Thomas Jefferson High School, 1932
21 1 The Mirror, Bates College, 1936
Family
21 2 Dodson, Kenneth, certificates, 1928-1932
21 3 Dodson, Kenneth, clippings, undated, 1932-1938
21 4 Dodson, Kenneth, programs, 1930-1933
21 5 Dodson, Lillian, 1921
21 6 Dodson, Nathaniel, 1910
21 7 Dodson, Sarah, undated, 1918
General printed material
26 9 92nd Street YM and YWHA (New York, New York)
26 10 American Film Center, The Committee for Mass Education in Race Relations
21 8 Announcements and invitations, undated-1982
21 9 Bates College
26 11 Catalogues
21 10 Clippings, undated, 1918
21 11 Clippings, 1940s-1950s
21 12 Clippings, 1960s
21 13 Clippings, 1970s
21 14 Clippings, 1980s
26 12 Festival Playhouse, 1972
21 15 Ford Foundation
21 16 French Revolution-Negro Emancipation postcards
21 17 Funeral and memorial programs, 1970-1988
21 18 Holmes, Eugene, "The Main Philosophical Considerations of Space and Time", American Journal of Physics, Vol. 18, No. 9, 1950 Holmes, Eugene, American Journal of Physics, Vol. 18, No. 9, 1950
21 19 Howard University
26 13 The Institute of Afro-American Affairs, New York University, 1971
21 20 Library of Congress, Copyright Office
21 21 New Temple Shakespeare
21 22 Obsidian II, Spring-Summer 1986
21 23 Programs, 1939-1976
21 24 Stadt Theater, St. Gallen, 1977-1979
21 25 Washington International Arts Letter, Vol. 5, No. 10, November 1966
21 26 World Order, Spring 1972
21 27 Yale walking tour
21 28 "Zion's Birthday," flier, New York, undated
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