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Subseries 2.2
Other writings, 1966-2009
Boxes 20 - 26, 47-48, and 59

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of prose works by Paul Carter Harrison from 1966-2009, documenting his roles as critic, fiction writer, and editor. These writings include articles, essays, and reviews as well as book-length projects written or edited by Harrison. The majority of the material consists of typescripts with some proofs, correspondence, research material, submissions for compilations, and notes. Topics primarily relate to race and the black theatre, although the essays Harrison wrote in Amsterdam in the 1960s discuss various aspects of American politics and culture. Books and compilations written by Harrison include his unpublished novel One Anonymous Mourning and a collection of short stories as well his book-length work of collected essays, The Drama of Nommo. A significant amount of material also pertains to Black Theatre: Ritual Performance in the African Diaspora and Totem Voices: Plays from the Black World Repertory, which Harrison compiled and edited.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by type of writing, then in alphabetical order.

Articles, essays, and reviews
Box Folder Content
47 7 "August Wilson's Blood Song," typescript, 2001
47 8 "August Wilson, the Blues, and the Black Aesthetic in a Culturally Diverse Society," typescript, no date
47 9 "August Wilson's Blues Poetics," page proofs, 1991
20 9 "August Wilson's Blues Poetics," typescripts and notes, circa 1990
47 10 "Black Icons of American Performing Arts," typescript, 1991
47 11 "Black Light/The African American Hero," typescript, 1992
20 10 "Black Theatre/A Chicago Revival," typescript, no date
20 11 "Black Theatre Aesthetics," typescript, no date
47 12 "Black Theatre Aesthetics," Afri-Canadian Playwrights Festival keynote address, typescript, 2003
20 12 "Black Theatre and Multiculturalism," typescript, circa 1988
47 13 "Black Theatre/Present Condition," typescript and research material, circa 1982
47 14 "Black Theatre: Ritual as Method," typescript, circa 2002
47 15 "Black Theatre/To Be...or Not To Be!" typescripts, 1989
21 1 "Black Theatre as Transformative Performance," typescript, circa 2000
21 2 "Black Star Line: The Demystification of Marcus Garvey," typescripts, January 1996
21 3 "Brava Las Divas!" typescript and research materials, 1982
21 4 "Chicago Diversity: Inclusion, Not Assimilation," typescript, no date
47 16 "The Crisis of Black Theatre Identity," proofs, 1997
21 5 De Nieuwe Linie articles, typescripts (Amsterdam, Netherlands), circa 1966-1968 [1 of 2] Amsterdam, Netherlands), circa 1966-1968 [1 of 2]
21 6 De Nieuwe Linie articles, typescripts (Amsterdam, Netherlands), circa 1966-1968 [2 of 2]
21 7 "Diaspora Paradigm," typescript, no date
47 17 "Dread-locked in America: Cultural Diversity on the Outskirts of the Heartlands," typescript, no date
21 8 "Dreamgirls," typescript and research materials, 1981
47 18 "Form and Transformation: Immanence of the Soul in the Performance Modes of Black Church and Black Music," partial typescript, 1999
21 9 "From America: A Black Monolith of Talent," typescript, no date
21 10 "Ganja and Hess: Beyond the Plantation," typescript, 1973
21 11 "In Search of Mammy Mojo," typescript, presented at the National Black Writers Conference, Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, New York, March 25, 1988
21 12 "Larry Neal/The Genesis of a Vision," typescript and notes, 1983
21 13 "Last Train to Okra: a search for archetypes," typescript, March 1979
21 14 "My Carnal Appetite," typescripts, for Essence Magazine, 1996
21 15 "Narcissism and Phallus Nemesis in the Mimesis of Pecong," typescript, 1993
21 16 "NEC: Alive and Well!" typescript, 1981
47 19 "New Technology and the Arts," typescript, no date
21 17 "PCH in conversation with Carmen de Lavallade," typescript, no date
48 1 "Pecong Notes," "George Lewis/Changing with the Times," and "Conjurer," typescript, circa 1991-1993
21 18 "Performing Africa in America," typescript with correspondence, 2005
21 19 "The Place of Blackness in a World of White Facts," typescript, circa 1993
21 20 "Remembrances of AM: the PERFECT past/future," typescripts, 1974
21 21 Review of Al Young's Ask Me Now, circa 1980 Al Young's
21 22 Review of August Wilson: A Casebook, proof, 2001
21 23 "The Rootsical Ethos of African American Mythos," typescripts and symposium material, presented at the Classics in Contemporary Theatre Symposium, 1990
21 24 "A Soldier's Play: an American Dilemma," typescripts and research material, 1981
21 25 "To Be or Not To Be Othello," typescript, no date
48 2 Untitled presentation, 1998
21 26 "Wat's His/story Got T' Do Wit It...If it Ain't Our Story?" typescripts
Books and compilations
22 1 Black Theatre: Ritual Performance in the African Diaspora, correspondence and contributor information, 1996-2002
48 3 Black Theatre: Ritual Performance in the African Diaspora, "Praise/Word" introduction, partial typescript, 2002
22 2 Black Theatre: Ritual Performance in the African Diaspora, proof, 2002 [1 of 3]
22 3 Black Theatre: Ritual Performance in the African Diaspora, proof, 2002 [2 of 3]
22 4 Black Theatre: Ritual Performance in the African Diaspora, proof, 2002 [3 of 3]
22 5 Black Theatre: Ritual Performance in the African Diaspora, submissions, circa 1996-2000 [1 of 3]
22 6 Black Theatre: Ritual Performance in the African Diaspora, submissions, circa 1996-2000 [2 of 3]
48 4 Black Theatre: Ritual Performance in the African Diaspora, submissions, circa 1996-2000 [3 of 3]
23 1 CALLALOO special issue, "Black Theatre/USA: 1960-present," correspondence and typescripts, 1987
23 2 Chuck Stewart's Jazz Files, proofs and printed material, 1985 [1 of 3]
23 3 Chuck Stewart's Jazz Files, proofs and printed material, 1985 [2 of 3]
23 4 Chuck Stewart's Jazz Files, proofs and printed material, 1985 [3 of 3]
23 5 Chuck Stewart's Jazz Files, typescripts and correspondence, 1985
48 5 Classic Plays from the Negro Ensemble Company, author biographies, photographs, and tables of contents, circa 1992-1994
23 6 Classic Plays from the Negro Ensemble Company, typescripts and correspondence, 1992-1999
23 7 The Drama of Nommo, notes and clippings, circa 1972
23 8 The Drama of Nommo, proof, 1972
24 1 The Drama of Nommo, collected essays, typescripts, circa 1972 [1 of 2]
24 2 The Drama of Nommo, collected essays, typescripts, circa 1972 [2 of 2]
24 3 Kuntu Drama: Plays of the African Continuum, typescripts, circa 1972
24 4 Moreno: Selected Stories, typescripts, no date
24 5 One Anonymous Mourning, early typescript, circa 1985
24 6 One Anonymous Mourning, fragments and notes, circa 1985
24 7 One Anonymous Mourning, typescript, 1985 [1 of 3]
24 8 One Anonymous Mourning, typescript, 1985 [2 of 3]
25 1 One Anonymous Mourning, typescript, 1985 [3 of 3]
25 2 Totem Voices: Plays from the Black World Repertory, foul matter, 1989 [1 of 3]
25 3 Totem Voices: Plays from the Black World Repertory, foul matter, 1989 [2 of 3]
25 4 Totem Voices: Plays from the Black World Repertory, foul matter, 1989 [3 of 3]
25 5 Totem Voices: Plays from the Black World Repertory, master proof, 1989 [1 of 4]
25 6 Totem Voices: Plays from the Black World Repertory, master proof, 1989 [2 of 4]
25 7 Totem Voices: Plays from the Black World Repertory, master proof, 1989 [3 of 4]
25 8 Totem Voices: Plays from the Black World Repertory, master proof, 1989 [4 of 4]
26 1 Totem Voices: Plays from the Black World Repertory, proof, 1989 [1 of 3]
26 2 Totem Voices: Plays from the Black World Repertory, proof, 1989 [2 of 3]
26 3 Totem Voices: Plays from the Black World Repertory, proof, 1989 [3 of 3]
26 4 Totem Voices: Plays from the Black World Repertory, proof of Ameri/Cain Gothic with author notes, 1989 Ameri/Cain Gothic with author notes, 1989
Other
59 9 Debate on Henry Louis Gates, 1999
26 5 Essay and story ideas, typescripts and notes, circa 1960s-1970s
26 6 Eulogies, typescripts, 1993-2009
48 6 Interview, "August Wilson in Conversation with Paul Carter Harrison, 1999
26 7 Poetry, circa 1980s
48 7 Unidentified, no date
26 8 Unidentified panel notes on Black Theater, no date
48 8 Unidentified partial typescript, no date
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