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Series 4
Subject files, 1967-2012
Boxes 30 - 36 and 54-57

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of files Paul Carter Harrison kept on subjects of personal and professional interest, project development, and university duties from 1967-2012. General subject files include printed material, correspondence, and reports on various subjects and organizations, most of which concern African Americans and the arts. Project and grant proposal files pertain to the projects Harrison and others developed relating to production of his plays and other black theatre projects; these files contain correspondence, descriptions of projects, and grant applications and associated material. Teaching files contain syllabi and course notes, correspondence, printed material, administrative documents, recommendation letters, and student writings (excepting dissertations, which can be found in Series 2.2: Writings by Others). Much of the material relates to student productions Harrison directed or produced at numerous universities, documenting his dual role as educator and dramatist.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by type of subject file, then in alphabetical order.

General subject files
Box Folder Content
54 7 African aesthetic, 1990-1999
30 1 African American Classical Music (Jazz), 1970s-1980s
30 2 African-American Institute, Yahaya Dangana visit, 1988
54 8 African centered modes of expression, circa 1956-2001
30 3 African Grove Institute for the Arts, 1997-2001 [1 of 2]
30 4 African Grove Institute for the Arts, 1997-2001 [2 of 2]
54 9 Afri-Canadian Playwrights Festival, 2003 [1 of 2]
54 10 Afri-Canadian Playwrights Festival, 2003 [2 of 2]
55 1 The Akan doctrine of God, no date
30 5 American Percussion film, interview transcripts, 1986-1987 [1 of 3]
30 6 American Percussion film, interview transcripts, 1986-1987 [2 of 3]
30 7 American Percussion film, interview transcripts, 1986-1987 [3 of 3]
55 2 American Voices New Play Institute, Black Playwrights Convening, 2010
30 8 Art Culture & Technology (ACT), 1998
31 1 August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 2009
55 3 Black aesthetic, circa 1968-1980
31 2 Black Arts Research Center, 1998
55 4 Black Book of Lists, theater, no date
31 3 Black Power conference, Bridgetown, Barbados, 1970
55 5 Black theater practice, circa 1980-2000 [1 of 2]
55 6 Black theater practice, circa 1980-2000 [2 of 2]
31 4 Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1979-1982
31 5 Calls for papers, 1970s-1990s
55 7 Center for Black Music Research, 1994-1997
55 8 Commemorating the Maafa, 1999
55 9 Dance and theater, circa 1994-1997
31 6 D.C. Commission on the Arts, 1969-1970
31 7 Dramatists Guild, 1973-1988
31 8 ETA Creative Arts Foundation, 1999-2001
55 10 ETA Creative Arts Foundation, Playwright's Discovery Initiative, 1992
31 9 ETA Creative Arts Foundation, Roundtable Conference of Playwrights, 1992
31 10 First World Journal, 1976-1977
31 11 Garvey, Marcus, circa 1995-1997
31 12 Harlem International Theatre Festival, 2003-2004
31 13 International Network for Cultural Diversity, Artists' Open Letter, 2003
31 14 Kent State University, Department of Pan-African Studies, 2004/2005
31 15 The Marketing of Black Performing Arts, 1984
55 11 Middle Passage, no date
31 16 Musician list, no date
56 1 National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF) International Colloquium, 2011
31 17 National Black Theatre Summit, 1996-2000 [1 of 3]
32 1 National Black Theatre Summit, 1996-2000 [2 of 3]
32 2 National Black Theatre Summit, 1996-2000 [3 of 3]
32 3 Neal, Larry, 1980s
32 4 Negro Ensemble Company, 1974-1979
32 5 New American Drama Series, no date
56 2 New World Theatre, 1997-2003
56 3 Parks, Suzan-Lori, circa 1994-1997
56 4 Performance, circa 1990-1999
56 5 Performance method, circa 2006
56 6 Performance modes, circa 1990-2005
32 6 Professional resources, contacts and resumes, 1970s-1990s
32 7 Roberts, Lillian, 1978-1984
56 7 Shakur, Tupac, 1996
32 8 Shaping of Institute for Pan African Culture, University of Massachusetts, 1980s
32 9 Summer Theatre Festival in Harlem, 2000-2004
32 10 Swingin' the Dream research
32 11 Television research, 1970s-1980s
33 1 Theatre Communications Group, 1961-1980
33 2 Thomas Edison State College, Intercultural Literacy Consultancy Report, 1987
56 8 Towards a Black University conference, 1968-1970
33 3 TREE Program, 2003
56 9 Visual art, circa 1986-1997 [1 of 2]
57 1 Visual art, circa 1986-1997 [2 of 2]
57 2 Wilson, August, circa 1987-2001 [1 of 2]
57 3 Wilson, August, circa 1987-2001 [2 of 2]
33 4 Writers Guild of America, 1977
Project and grant proposal files
33 5 Bang on a Can Festival, 1990-1992
33 6 Black heroes: a book concept proposal, 1991
33 7 Black Playwright's Laboratory of the Midwest, no date
57 4 Black Theater Summit, 2008
33 8 Coleman, Johnny, "A Landscape Convinced," 2011 [includes CD-R]
33 9 Donald McKayle/Heart-Beats, 1995
33 10 Doxology opera project, 1991-2005 [1 of 2]
33 11 Doxology opera project, 1991-2005 [2 of 2]
33 12 "Ethnic American Theatre," proposal for a literary magazine, no date
33 13 First Light Productions, film development proposal, 1978
33 14 The Gateway Program and Resident Theatre Company, Washington, D.C., 1965-1969
33 15 Goreé Crossing project, 1990-1997 [1 of 2]
34 1 Goreé Crossing project, 1990-1997 [2 of 2]
34 2 Guggenheim Memorial Foundation applications, 1974, 1978
34 3 Illinois Arts Council, artists grant application, 1983
34 4 Marketing of Black Performing Arts, 1979, 1984
34 5 National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Grant Applications, 1980-1983
34 6 OKRA African Diasporic Laboratory, play workshop proposal, 2004
57 5 Reflections in Black: Black Photographs from 1840 to the Present, National Endowment for the Humanities grant proposal, 2006
34 7 Resources for grant applications, 1970s-1990s [1 of 2]
34 8 Resources for grant applications, 1970s-1990s [2 of 2]
34 9 Say It Loud: The Black Arts Movement and American Culture, 1960-1975, project meeting, 2000
34 10 A Theatre of Excellence: The Negro Ensemble Company, circa 1998
57 6 University of Hawaii, Hilo poetry and blues project, 2012
Teaching files
34 11 Brown University, Rites and Reason Theatre, 1998-1999 [1 of2]
34 12 Brown University, Rites and Reason Theatre, 1998-1999 [2 of2]
34 13 Columbia College Chicago, administrative material, 1980-2005
34 14 Columbia College Chicago, course materials, 1968, 2000-2005
35 1 Columbia College Chicago, Doxology opera production, 1993-1994
35 2 Columbia College Chicago, employment records of Paul Carter Harrison, 1975-2005
35 3 Columbia College Chicago, Equal Access to Curricula, 2004-2005
35 4 Columbia College Chicago, student writing, 1994
35 5 Columbia College Chicago, student writing, 2005
35 6 Columbia College Chicago, tenure files for faculty members, 1998-2000
35 7 Columbia College Chicago, tenure file for Paul Carter Harrison, 1999
35 8 Dartmouth College, course materials, 1999-2000
35 9 Dartmouth College, production of Aimé Césaire's A Tempest, 2000 Aimé Césaire's
35 10 Dartmouth College, student writing, 2000
35 11 Howard University, course materials, 1970
35 12 Howard University Fine Arts Department, 1969-1970
35 13 Howard University, student writings, 1967-1971 [1 of 2]
36 1 Howard University, student writings, 1967-1971 [2 of 2]
36 2 Stanford University, project, "The Dissemination of Black Performing Arts"
36 3 University of Louisville, production of August Wilson's King Hedley II, 2006 University of Louisville, production of August Wilson's
36 4 University of Massachusetts, administrative material, 1971-1975
36 5 University of Massachusetts, course materials, circa 1970s
36 6 University of Massachusetts, student papers, 1974-1975
36 7 University of Massachusetts, W.E.B. Dubois Department of Afro-American Studies, 1970-1973
36 8 Recommendation letters, 1974-2000
36 9 Teaching applications, 1950s-1960s
36 10 Unidentified universities, theatre curricula, no date
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