Esther M. Jackson papers

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/bcmxp

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Jackson, Esther M. (Esther Merle).
Title: Esther M. Jackson papers
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1205
Extent: 46 linear feet (46 boxes)and 1 oversized papers box (OP)
Abstract:Papers of Esther M. Jackson, an African American professor of theater and drama including teaching files, correspondence, writings, and printed material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Gift, 2011.


[after identification of item(s)], Esther M. Jackson papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Unprocessed collection.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Esther M. Jackson (1922-2006), African American professor of theater and drama.

Esther M. Jackson (1922-2006), African American professor of theater and drama.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Esther M. Jackson, including teaching files, correspondence, writings, and printed material.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.

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Box Folder Content
1 - Printed articles, drafts for articles, clippings, syllabi, student papers
2 - American Institute correspondence, 1978-1979, correspondence, 1981-1982, resumes, letters of recommendation
3 - Correspondence, 1981-1983, research files on figures including Lorraine Hansbury, Amiri Baraka, Moliere
4 - Correspondence, 1972-1973, 1976-1979, clippings and articles, 1978-1979
5 - O’Neill project files, student papers, course planning materials
6 - Bibliographies, research materials, 1972-1976, correspondence, 1973-1974 and undated
7 - Printed materials, including articles by T.S. Eliot, Tennessee Williams, Sophocles, e.e. cummings
8 - Correspondence, 1971-1972, 1974, material for classes taught
9 - Correspondence, playbills, syllabi, seminar and meeting notes, 1979-1980
10 - Theater and drama materials, university files, 1971-1972, bound copy of The American Drama: The New World Vision
11 - Correspondence, undated, file on Wisconsin Black Students Association, syllabi, printed articles
12 - Negatives, printed articles, correspondence, undated
13 - Syllabi, graduate student dissertations, letters of recommendation, correspondence, undated
14 - Correspondence with universities, 1974-1978, student resumes, course planning materials
15 - Research notes, article typescripts, photocopies of articles
16 - Correspondence, undated, final draft of The American Dramatypescript
17 - “Report on the Study of the Feasibility of Establishing an Institute for American Theatre Studies, 1979,” memos, correspondence, 1973-1974, 1978-1980
18 - Bibliographies, research materials including subject file on Tennessee Williams
19 - Bound copies of writing theory articles, undated correspondence, course planning materials
20 - Research materials on American drama
21 - Research materials, issues of The Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1980, 1983, 1986
22 - Research materials, undated correspondence
23 - Research materials, correspondence, 1970s
24 - Typescripts of articles, project proposals, related correspondence
25 - Research files for book chapters
26 - Research files for book chapters and foreword, theater department files, 1971-1974
27 - Syllabi, course planning materials
28 - Photographs, playbills, undated correspondence, notebooks
29 - Printed material, published articles, typescripts, undated correspondence
30 - Printed material, notebooks, undated correspondence
31 - Framed certificates, financial records, typed play scripts
32 - Research on ships and harbors, costume files, files on UW-Madison’s 1979 production of Tennessee Williams’ Out Cry
33 - Typescript of manuscript, printed material, notes
34 - Photocopies of book chapters about literature
35 - Chapter drafts, student papers, correspondence, 1970s
36 - Photocopy of All Gaul is Divided, personal calendar 1973, undated correspondence
37 - Research files, printed material, cassette tapes, scrapbook of staged play
38 - Research files on staging materials, undated correspondence
39 - Notebooks, undated correspondence, memo on broadcasting, printed material
40 - Manuscript corrections, correspondence 1978-1979
41 - Manuscript corrections, printed material, Lorraine Hansbury subject file
42 - Correspondence, 1977-1978, university materials, printed material
43 - Correspondence, 1974-1976, professional materials, articles
44 - Typescript of manuscript, classroom and printed material
45 - Printed material, notes, newspaper clippings
46 - Printed material, notes, newspaper clippings
OP1 1 November 8, 1976 Federal Theatre Lectures poster of “The Concept of Dramatic Form in Federal Theatre Plays”
OP1 1 December 1, 1978 Federal Theatre Lectures poster of “American Theatre: A Viewpoint from Abroad”
OP1 1 November 28, 1978 Federal Theatre Lectures poster of “The American Shakespearean Actor on the British Stage”
OP1 1 September 8, 1980 Federal Theatre Lectures poster of “Eugene O’Neill and the Drama of American History”