MOLETTE, CARLTON W.
Carlton W. and Barbara J. Molette papers, 1942-2011 (bulk 1944-1955)

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zp4t


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Molette, Carlton W.
Title: Carlton W. and Barbara J. Molette papers, 1942-2011 (bulk 1944-1955)
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1095
Extent: 14.75 linear feet (28 boxes), 26 oversized papers (OP), and AV Masters: 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of African American playwrights and theatre professionals, Carlton and Barbara Molette, including writings; printed material; records documenting their work in education, consulting, set and costume design, and professional organizations; subject files; and correspondence.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Use copies have not been made for audiovisual material in this collection. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance for access to this material.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Separated Material

Emory University also holds a number of play scripts, written by other playwrights and sent to the Molettes. These materials have been removed and placed in the Camille Billops and James V. Hatch archives at Emory University.

Some printed items from this collection have been cataloged individually. These materials may be located in the Emory University online catalog by searching for Molette, Carlton W. and Barbara J, former owners.

Source

Gift, 2008, with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Carlton W. and Barbara J. Molette papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Laura Starratt, Will Love, and Michael Camp, February 2014.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Carlton Woodard Molette (1939-) was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to Carlton and Evelyn (Richardson) Molette. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. from Florida State University. Barbara Jean Molette (1940-) was born in Los Angeles, California, to Baxter R. Roseburr and Nora L. Johnson. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida A & M University, a Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida State University, and a Ph.D from the University of Missouri. Carlton and Barbara were married in 1960 and have two children: Carla E. Molette-Ogden and Andrea R. Molette.

The Molettes are a husband-and-wife team of playwrights who have worked in partnership for most of their careers. Together they created a well-established corpus of Afrocentric Theatre including the musical Doctor B. S. Black in 1969 which was produced in Atlanta in collaboration with Charles Mann. Other works include Rosalee Pritchett (1970), a one-act play about a well-to-do African American woman critical of the black revolutionary movement; Booji (1971), a play about a lawyer who questions his purpose in life as the African American community becomes devastated by drugs; Fortunes of the Moor (1995), a sequel to Shakespeare's Othello; and Prudence (2007), a play based on the 1832 closing of a Connecticut school that admitted African American girls. Their plays have been produced by theatre companies including The Negro Ensemble Company and the Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop in New York, ETA in Chicago, The Free Southern Theatre in New Orleans, Rites and Reason in Providence, Kuntu in Pittsburgh, Miami’s M Ensemble, and Abibigromma, the national theatre company of Ghana.

In addition to their writing careers, the Molettes have served as faculty in a number of university theatre departments. Carlton Molette served on the faculties of Spelman College and Atlanta University in Atlanta; Howard University in Washington, D.C.; and Florida A & M University in Tallahassee. He was also the founding dean of the School of Communications at Texas Southern University in Houston (1975-1984); the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lincoln University in Missouri; Professor of Dramatic Arts and Senior Fellow, Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut; and vice president for Academic Affairs at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Barbara Molette taught at Spelman College, Texas Southern University, and Baltimore City Community College. She is also the former chair of the English Department at Eastern Connecticut State University.

The Molettes are also involved in a number of professional organizations. They are founding members of the American Theatre Association’s Black Theatre Program and the Black Theatre Network, and both are past presidents of the National Conference on African American Theatre. Barbara was administrative fellow for the Mid-Missouri Associated Colleges and Universities and director of arts in education programs for the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Art and Culture in Baltimore. Carlton served as guest director for University of Michigan performances and as seminar leader at the University of Iowa’s Afro-American Summer Drama Institute. The couple work as consultants for universities, colleges, theatre companies, government agencies, and businesses, and they have served on the boards of arts organizations in Atlanta, Baltimore, and Houston.

Carlton Woodard Molette (1939-) was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, to Carlton and Evelyn (Richardson) Molette. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. from Florida State University. Barbara Jean Molette (1940-) was born in Los Angeles, California, to Baxter R. Roseburr and Nora L. Johnson. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida A & M University, a Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida State University, and a Ph.D from the University of Missouri. Carlton and Barbara were married in 1960 and have two children: Carla E. Molette-Ogden and Andrea R. Molette.

The Molettes are a husband-and-wife team of playwrights who have worked in partnership for most of their careers. Together they created a well-established corpus of Afrocentric Theatre including the musical Doctor B. S. Black in 1969 which was produced in Atlanta in collaboration with Charles Mann. Other works include Rosalee Pritchett (1970), a one-act play about a well-to-do African American woman critical of the black revolutionary movement; Booji (1971), a play about a lawyer who questions his purpose in life as the African American community becomes devastated by drugs; Fortunes of the Moor (1995), a sequel to Shakespeare's Othello; and Prudence (2007), a play based on the 1832 closing of a Connecticut school that admitted African American girls. Their plays have been produced by theatre companies including The Negro Ensemble Company and the Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop in New York, ETA in Chicago, The Free Southern Theatre in New Orleans, Rites and Reason in Providence, Kuntu in Pittsburgh, Miami’s M Ensemble, and Abibigromma, the national theatre company of Ghana.

In addition to their writing careers, the Molettes have served as faculty in a number of university theatre departments. Carlton Molette served on the faculties of Spelman College and Atlanta University in Atlanta; Howard University in Washington, D.C.; and Florida A & M University in Tallahassee. He was also the founding dean of the School of Communications at Texas Southern University in Houston (1975-1984); the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Lincoln University in Missouri; Professor of Dramatic Arts and Senior Fellow, Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut; and vice president for Academic Affairs at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Barbara Molette taught at Spelman College, Texas Southern University, and Baltimore City Community College. She is also the former chair of the English Department at Eastern Connecticut State University.

The Molettes are also involved in a number of professional organizations. They are founding members of the American Theatre Association’s Black Theatre Program and the Black Theatre Network, and both are past presidents of the National Conference on African American Theatre. Barbara was administrative fellow for the Mid-Missouri Associated Colleges and Universities and director of arts in education programs for the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Art and Culture in Baltimore. Carlton served as guest director for University of Michigan performances and as seminar leader at the University of Iowa’s Afro-American Summer Drama Institute. The couple work as consultants for universities, colleges, theatre companies, government agencies, and businesses, and they have served on the boards of arts organizations in Atlanta, Baltimore, and Houston.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of audiovisual material, correspondence, photographs, printed material, professional papers, subject files, and writings of African American playwriting and theatre professionals, Carlton W. and Barbara J. Molette. Audiovisual material includes video recordings of performances of the Molettes' plays including Doctor B. S. Black, Booji, and Fortunes of the Moor as well as plays directed by Carlton Molette including August Wilson's Fences. Other video recordings include interviews, lectures, and award ceremonies honoring the Molettes.

Correspondence is both professional and personal. The majority of the correspondence is written by or to Carlton, including letters of recommendation written by Molette for former students and other colleagues. There are also invitations to government officials to attend performances of Molette's plays, letters from university presidents, and material related to Molette's prospective 1978 appointment as Panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts. Correspondence created in conjunction with performances is located along with the scripts for those performances. Correspondence originally filed with subject files or professional records is kept with those records.

Photographs include performance stills of the Molettes' plays, mainly Fortunes of the Moor, but there are also photographs of the Molettes themselves, including some of Barbara and her colleagues in 1994 and several photographs circa 1960s and 1970s that show the Molettes working together. Printed material includes magazines and journals, some student art publications, various playbills and handbills, and newspaper clippings of reviews of the Molettes' plays, articles by and about the Molettes, and annotated articles. Topics focus mainly on African American theatre, culture, and politics. Printed material also contains their research for a book on makeup methods for African American actors.

Other professional papers consist of costume and set designs created by the Molettes, materials relating to Carlton's consulting work for university theatre departments and government organizations, publication submissions and rejections, and the Molettes' professional development activities at conferences and workshops. There is also material relating to Carlton's work with other African American scholars to create university curricula in the field of African American studies in the 1970s. The subject files include a wide variety of background and research materials relating to the Molettes' professional activity. These materials contain documents from arts festivals attended by the Molettes, exchange programs between American universities and African universities, and various theatre publications in which the Molettes were involved. The Molettes also assembled subject files on playwrights, poets, directors, actors, and other artists that they had known personally or were otherwise interested in.

Writings consist primarily of scripts for plays the Molettes wrote along with production scripts of plays produced or directed by Carlton. There are also drafts of academic, professional, and public lectures given by Carlton, drafts of scholarly essays, files relating to productions of the Molettes' work, and the Molettes' graduate school dissertations and theses. Also included is a phone interview conducted with Barbara Molette in which she describes her family background and early professional life.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.


Selected Search Terms

Corporate Names

Topical Terms

Form/Genre Terms


Container List

Audiovisual material: interviews, lectures, and music
Box Folder Content
AV1 - Artists and Authors with Erica Pagliuco, Carlton Molette, October 7, 2005 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Distinguished Alumni Awards, Barbara Molette, University of Missouri College of Arts and Sciences, 2000 [original: VHS]
AV1 - ETA Creative Arts Foundation, Playwrights Development Initiative (PDI) Award, invitational conference, October 29-31, 1999 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Lifting the Veil of Eurocentricism from African American Dramatic Arts, lecture, Carlton Molette, November 19, 1992 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Makeup for Black Performers, Barbara and Carlton Molette, 1984 [original: VHS]
AV3 Say You Love Me, TooC. Mann, 1973
AV1 - Transitions of Fortunes of the Moor, Barbara Molette, Eastern Connecticut State University Lunch and Learn series, October 14, 1998 [original: VHS] Eastern Connecticut State University Lunch and Learn series, October 14, 1998 [original: VHS]
Audiovisual material: play performances
AV1 - Booji, KPRC-TV, Houston, Texas, [original: VHS], May 1982 and Booji and interview with Carlton Molette, Very Special People broadcast, May 23, 1982 [original: VHS] KPRC-TV, Houston, Texas, [original: VHS], May 1982 and Booji and interview with Carlton Molette, Very Special People broadcast, May 23, 1982 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Doctor B. S. Black, adapted from Le Medecin Malgre Lui by Moliere, book by Carlton and Barbara Molette and music by Charles Mann, Carlton Molette, and Barbara Molette, Morehouse-Spelman Players, March 1973 [original: VHS] Moliere, book by Carlton and Barbara Molette and music by Charles Mann, Carlton Molette, and Barbara Molette, Morehouse-Spelman Players, March 1973 [original: VHS] Le Medecin Malgre Lui by
AV1 - Doctor B. S. Black, adapted from Le Medecin Malgre Lui by Moliere, book by Carlton and Barbara Molette and music by Charles Mann, Carlton Molette, and Barbara Molette, Texas Southern University, 1976 [original: CD-R] Texas Southern University, 1976 [original: CD-R] Le Medecin Malgre Lui by Moliere, book by Carlton and Barbara Molette and music by Charles Mann, Carlton Molette, and Barbara Molette,
AV1 - Doctor B. S. Black, adapted from Le Medecin Malgre Lui by Moliere, book by Carlton and Barbara Molette and music by Charles Mann, Carlton Molette, and Barbara Molette, Texas Southern University, March 1973 [original: CD-R] Le Medecin Malgre Lui by Moliere, book by Carlton and Barbara Molette and music by Charles Mann, Carlton Molette, and Barbara Molette, Texas Southern University, March 1973 [original: CD-R]
AV1 - Doctor B. S. Black, adapted from Le Medecin Malgre Lui by Moliere, book by Carlton and Barbara Molette and music by Charles Mann, Carlton Molette, and Barbara Molette, Texas Southern University, March 1973 [original: open reel tape] Le Medecin Malgre Lui by Moliere, book by Carlton and Barbara Molette and music by Charles Mann, Carlton Molette, and Barbara Molette, Texas Southern University, March 1973 [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Fences, Act I, August Wilson, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, directed by Carlton Molette, March 1994 [original: VHS] August Wilson, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, directed by Carlton Molette, March 1994 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Fences, Act II, August Wilson, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, directed by Carlton Molette, March 1994 [original: VHS]
AV3 - Fly, Blackbird, James Hatch, C. Bernard Jackson, and Jerome Eskow, undated [original: audiocassette] [2 copies]
AV1 - Fortunes of the Moor, Abibigromma Theatre Group, University of Ghana, 1997 [original: VHS] Abibigromma Theatre Group, University of Ghana, 1997 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Fortunes of the Moor, Abibigromma Theatre Group, University of Ghana, no date [original: VHS]
AV1 - Fortunes of the Moor, Brown University, October 25, 1998 [original: VHS] Brown University, October 25, 1998 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Fortunes of the Moor, ETA Creative Arts Foundation, Chicago, Illinois, no date [original: VHS] Chicago, Illinois, no date [original: VHS]
AV1 - Fortunes of the Moor, Ghana, rehearsal, July 14, 1997; Othello, student production (not directed by Carlton Molette), no date [original: VHS] Ghana, rehearsal, July 14, 1997; Othello, student production (not directed by Carlton Molette), no date [original: VHS]
AV1 - Fortunes of the Moor, Ghana, rehearsal, July 21, 1997 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Fortunes of the Moor, Ghana, rehearsal and concert party, July 29, 1997 [original: VHS]
AV1 - Fortunes of the Moor, The Ohio State University, master, no date (master) [original: VHS] Ohio State University, master, no date (master) [original: VHS]
AV1 - Fortunes of the Moor, University of Louisville, directed by Nefertiti Burton, no date [original: VHS] University of Louisville, directed by Nefertiti Burton, no date [original: VHS]
AV1 - Lguanre, Solumon, excerpts, University of Ghana productions of The Father, Mouse Trap, and Scwpiorico, 1997 [original: VHS] Lguanre, Solumon, excerpts, University of Ghana productions of Mouse Trap, and Scwpiorico, 1997 [original: VHS]
AV2 - Unidentified film, Carlton and Barbara Molette Theatrical Services, no date [original: film]
AV2 - Unidentified film, undated [original: film]
AV3 - "Woodie King, Jr. as Doglas Turner Ward," undated [original: audiocassette]
Correspondence
1 1 1955, 1961-1973
1 2 1974-1977
1 3 1978-1980
1 4 1981-1983
1 5 1984-1986
2 1 1987-1990
2 2 1991-1993
2 3 1994-1995
2 4 1996-2001
3 1 2002-2007
3 2 No date
24 8 Mailing lists, undated
Photographs
3 3 Florida A & M University, performance stills, various plays, 1964-1968
3 4 Fortunes of the Moor, Connecticut Repertory Theatre (University of Connecticut), 1997
3 5 Fortunes of the Moor, Ohio State University, 1998
3 6 Des Moines Community Playhouse, set designs, 1962-1963
3 7 Hamlet, Howard University, 1965
3 8 Hill, Abram and Ruth Hill, no date
3 9 Mann, Charles, no date
3 10 Mattei, Isis; Barbara Molette, and Nelson, Eastern Connecticut State University, February 1994
3 11 Molette, Barbara and Carlton, no date
3 12 The Negro Ensemble Company, no date
3 13 Our Short Stay cast: Melissa Camilo; Crystal Anne Dickinson; and Brandon Dirden, 2006 Melissa Camilo; Crystal Anne Dickinson; and Brandon Dirden, 2006
AV1 - Various, "B and C Molette photos and sketches," DVD, no date
Printed material
3 14 "The Afro-American Texans," University of Texas at San Antonio Institute of Texan Cultures, 1975
3 15 After Dark, January 1974
3 16 The Amen Corner [James Baldwin] world premiere, March 4, 1964 James Baldwin] world premiere, March 4, 1964
28 5 American Theatre, volume 3, number 11, 1987 February
3 17 Black Arts Theatre Magazine, volume 1, number 1, winter 1968
3 18 Black Issues in Higher Education, volume 14, number 12, August 7, 1997
3 19 Black Theatre Network Directory, 1995
3 20 Black Theatre Network News, volume 7, number 1-3; volume 8, number 1, 3; volume 9, number 1, 1996-1998
3 21 Black Theatre Network News, volume 15, number 2-3; volume 16, number 1-2; volume 17, number 1-2, 2005-2007
28 6 Broad Sympathy: The Howard University Oral traditions Reader, 1997
OP1 - Broadsides, 1964-1975
OP2 - Broadsides, 1992-2000
OP3 - Broadsides, no date
4 1 Bulletin of Black Theatre, 1972-1974, 1976-1977
4 2 Clippings, 1961-1969
4 3 Clippings, 1970-1971
4 4 Clippings, 1972-1974
4 5 Clippings, 1975-1976
4 6 Clippings, 1977-1978
4 7 Clippings, 1982-1992
4 8 Clippings, 2004-2009
5 1 Conferences and programs, 1966-2001
5 2 The Crisis, volume 90, number 2, February 1983
28 4 The Dramaticist, 2011-2016

Includes notes and correspondence regarding an article the Molettes wrote for the 2016 issue

5 3 Encore, 1948-1960
5 4 Encore, 1966-1970
5 5 "Excellence with Credibility," A Texas Southern Triennial Report, 1980-1983
5 6 First World: An International Journal of Black Thought, volume 1, numbers 1-4;volume 2, numbers 1-3, 1977-1979
6 1 The Folio (National Conference on African American Theatre, Incorporated), 1994-1997 National Conference on African American Theatre, Incorporated), 1994-1997
6 2 Freedomways, volume 19, number 4, 1979
6 3 The Free Southern Theatre Records register, Amistad Research Center, 1963-1978
6 4 Howard University, programs, 1963-1970
6 5 Institute in Dramatic Arts at Lincoln University, program, summer 1969
6 6 International Council of Fine Arts Deans conference, Florence and Bellagio, Italy, program, 1981
6 7 "Juneteenth Blues Festival: An Emancipation Celebration," program, 1981
6 8 Kuumba Theatre 25th anniversary, program, 1993
6 9 Makeup for the Dark-Complexioned Actor, 1983
6 10 Middle Atlantic Writers Association newsletter, volume 5,number 2; volume 7,number 3, 1990-1994
6 11 National Black Arts Festival, program, 1988
6 12 National Black Theatre Festival, programs, 1989, 1993, 1995
6 13 National Black Theatre Festival, programs, 2001, 2007
6 14 National Conference on African American Theatre, annual meetings, programs, 1985-1992
7 1 National Conference on African American Theatre, annual meetings, programs, 1993-1999
7 2 National Conference on African American Theatre, Review of Annual Research and Recognition, April 1995
7 3 National Council of Teachers of English, convention preview, November 1989
7 4 The Pegasus-Phoenix, number 6, spring 1959
7 5 Players, April/May 1970
28 7 Playersissues 41-42, 1964-1966
28 7 Playersissues 43-44, 1967-1969
7 6 Promotional materials, 1970-2007
7 7 Remembering Owen Dodson, monograph, 1984
7 8 Texas Southern University newsletters, 1975-1980
7 9 Theatre Arts, August 1942 [photocopy]
7 10 Theatre Arts, September 1943
7 11 Theatre News, volume X, number 7; volume XI, number 7, 1978, 1979 [photocopies]
7 12 Unity Awards, Lincoln (Missouri) University, programs and press releases, 1985-1986
Professional work
7 13 Consulting, Catholic University of America, 1992
8 1 Consulting, Eastern Connecticut State University, 1994
8 2 Consulting, Free Southern Theatre, 1964-1973 [1 of 2]
8 3 Consulting, Free Southern Theatre, 1964-1973 [2 of 2]
8 4 Consulting, Free Southern Theatre, 1969-1985
8 5 Consulting, Hobson, Charles, 1978, 1986
8 6 Consulting, Match Institute, script videotaping, 1973
8 7 Consulting, National Black Repertory Theatre founding, 1990
8 8 Consulting, National Endowment for the Arts, 1991-1993
8 9 Consulting, National Endowment for the Arts, Partnership Consultation, Michigan Council for the Arts participation, 1980
8 10 Consulting, National Endowment for the Arts, Partnership Consultations project, 1978-1980
8 11 Consulting, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1972-1979
8 12 Consulting, solicitations and requests, 1967-1973
9 1 Consulting, solicitations and requests, 1974-1981
9 2 Consulting, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 1976-1979
9 3 Consulting, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, 1990
9 4 Consulting, University of Iowa Theatre Arts, 1990-1998
9 5 Consulting, University of Louisville, 2003
24 6 Contracts and agreements, 1976
9 6 Costume designs, Aladdin, no date
9 7 Costume designs, The Alchemist, no date
9 8 Costume designs, The Bacchae, no date
OP4 - Costume designs, Egyptian through the Middle Ages (prehistory through AD 1399), 1967
9 9 Costume designs, Francesca da Rimini, no date
9 10 Costume designs, From Morn to Midnight, no date
9 11 Costume designs, Hamlet, no date
OP5 - Costume designs, Italian Renaissance through Moliere (1400-1680), 1967
9 12 Costume designs, Lysistrata, no date
9 13 Costume designs, Marty, no date
9 14 Costume designs, Masque of the Twelve Months, no date
9 15 Costume designs, Oganda's Journey, 1974
OP6 - Costume designs, Restoration Era through Roaring Twenties (1680-1920), 1967
10 1 Costume designs, Simply Heavenly, no date
10 2 Costume designs, The Tempest, no date
10 3 Education, African American Studies course materials, 1970 [1 of 2]
10 4 Education, African American Studies course materials, 1970 [2 of 2]
10 5 Education, Bowling Green State University Ethnic Studies Conference, 1989
10 6 Education, Dillard University Theatre Workshop, 1997
10 7 Education, ETA Creative Arts Foundation, PDI Conversation, 1999
10 8 Education, Georgia Theatre Conference, 1970-1971
10 9 Education, HBCU/LSAC United: A Conference to Increase the Number of Black Lawyers in the Next Century, 1990
10 10 Education, The Inner City Cultural Center internship program, 1969-1970
10 11 Education, International Conference on Television Drama, 1986
10 12 Education, Midwest Theatre Alliance conference, 1977
10 13 Education, Minority Writers Conference on Television Production report, 1976
10 14 Education, National Association of Black Journalists, 1975-1977
10 15 Education, Nigeria lecture tour and hosting, 1975-1980
11 1 Education, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Management Institute Program, 1977-1978
11 2 Fundraising letters, 1973-1984
11 3 Invoice, Storer Studios Inc., 1971
11 4 Organization, American Educational Theatre Association, 1969-1972
11 5 Organization, American Educational Theatre Association, 1973-1975
11 6 Organization, American Educational Theatre Association, 1976-1980
11 7 Organization, The Community Film Workshop Council of Atlanta, 1971-1972
11 8 Organization, Institute of the Black World, 1972, 1979
11 9 Organization, National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts, Encore, editorial records, 1965-1977
11 10 Organization, National Conference on African American Theatre, 1983-1994
12 1 Organization, National Conference on African American Theatre, 1995-1998
12 2 Organization, Speech Communication Association, 1969-1986
12 3 Organization, United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Academic Evaluation Project, 1978-1985
12 4 Publication rejection slips, 1982-1991
12 5 Publication submissions, 1966-1976
OP7 - Set designs, Antigone, no date
OP8 - Set designs, The Amen Corner, no date
OP9 - Set designs, Carnival, no date
OP10 - Set designs, Contribution, no date
OP11 - Set designs, The Crucible, no date
OP12 - Set designs, The Emperor Jones, no date
OP13 - Set designs, George Washington Slept Here, no date
OP14 - Set designs, Golden Fleecing, no date
OP15 - Set designs, Guys and Dolls, no date
OP16 - Set designs, Harvey, no date
OP17 - Set designs, The King and I, no date
OP18 - Set designs, My Mother, My Father, and Me, no date
OP19 - Set designs, Nat Turner, no date
OP20 - Set designs, Niccolo and Nicolette, no date
OP21 - Set designs, Purlie Victorious, no date
OP22 - Set designs, A Raisin in the Sun, no date
OP23 - Set designs, Royal Gambit, no date
OP24 - Set designs, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, no date
OP25 - Set designs, South Pacific, no date
OP26 - Set designs, The Wild Duck, no date
Subject files
12 6 2nd World Black Festival of Arts and Culture, 1972-1976
12 7 African American Institute, 1970-1979
12 8 African-American theatre bibliography, correspondence, 1970-1976
12 9 American Society of Newspaper Editors, 1983
12 10 American Dramatists: A Bio-bibliographical Critical Source Book, request for participation, 2003
12 11 Arena Players, 1987-1995
13 1 Atlanta University Summer Theatre, history, 1934-1987
13 2 Ben Abdallah, Mohammed, 1972
13 3 Biddle, Livingston, nomination, National Endowment for the Arts chairmanship 1977
13 4 Black College Education Network, 1983-1984
13 5 Black Image Theatre, 1972
13 6 Black Journal, 1971-1972
13 7 The Black Scholar, 1995-1996
13 8 Black Terror, New Lafayette Theatre, 1968-1971
13 9 Black Theatre Network, 1985-1995
13 10 Black Theatre Program, 1973-1982 [1 of 2]
13 11 Black Theatre Program, 1973-1982 [2 of 2]
13 12 Claremont Higher Education Management Institute, 1980
13 13 ETA Creative Arts Foundation, 2002
13 14 Film Ventures International, 1971-1982
13 15 Former Molette students, 1994-2006
13 16 Fuller, Hoyt, memorial, 1981
13 17 Ghana cultural exchange, University of Connecticut, 2002-2003
14 1 Hay, Samuel, rejection of Florida State University appointment offer, 1991
14 2 House Resolution 1042, 1977
14 3 Hughes, Langston, 1957-1961
14 4 Jackson, Maynard, speaker, Texas Southern University, 1982
14 5 Jackson, Samuel L., 1991-1996
14 6 Jones, Ted, 1990-1991
14 7 Journal of Black Studies, subscription, Carlton Molette, 1970-1973
14 8 Lomax, Alan, no date
24 7 MMap, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Houston to Amsterdam, October 5, 1987
14 9 Long Wharf Theatre, 1994-1996
14 10 Mayoral and gubernatorial commissions on arts and culture, Baltimore and Maryland, 1992-1993
14 11 Meadows, Leroy M., 1976-1982
14 12 Mills, Earl Perry, memorial 1987
14 13 Mitchell, Loften, 1974
14 14 Montgomery, Reggie, 1996-2002
14 15 National Communication Association, 1982
14 16 National Conference on African American Theatre, proposed canon, 1997-1998
14 17 National Endowment for the Arts chairmanship nominations; Biddle, Livingston, 1977
14 18 National Newspaper Publishers Association, 1977-1980
14 19 National Press Foundation, 1984
14 20 Office for the Advancement of Public Black Colleges, 1985
14 21 Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival, 1994-2001
15 1 "Sizwe Bansi is Dead," performances and controversies, 1978-1998
15 2 Scott, John S., 1974, 1986
15 3 Stone, Chuck, 1982-1986
15 4 Taitt, A. Lenora, 1980
15 5 Third World Festival of the African Diaspora, Suriname, 1982
15 6 Texas Southern University, MFA program, 1981-1983
15 7 The Writers' Association of Anne Arundel County, 1991
15 8 Up: A Record of the University Players, (Spelman College), yearbook, 1932-1951
15 9 Union Internationale de la Marionette [International Puppetry Association], no date
24 5 Young Audiences of Maryland, 1990-1993
15 10 Walker, Katherine, 1978-1979
Writings
15 11 Books, Afrocentric Visions: Studies in Culture and Communication, publication agreement, 1994-1998
15 12 Books, Black Theatre: Premise and Presentation, reviews, 1983-2004
15 13 Dissertation/Thesis, Concepts about Theatre: A Survey of Some College Students in the Florida Counties of Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach Comparing Those Who Have Had a Theatre and Drama Appreciation Course with Those Who Have Not, Carlton W. Molette, 1968 [1 of 3]
15 14 Dissertation/Thesis, Concepts about Theatre: A Survey of Some College Students in the Florida Counties of Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach Comparing Those Who Have had a Theatre and Drama Appreciation Course with Those Who Have Not, Carlton W. Molette, 1968 [2 of 3]
16 1 Dissertation/Thesis, Concepts about Theatre: A Survey of Some College Students in the Florida Counties of Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach Comparing Those Who Have Had a Theatre and Drama Appreciation Course with Those Who Have Not, Carlton W. Molette 1968, [3 of 3]
16 2 Dissertation/Thesis, Costume Designs for Lysistrata by Aristophanes, Barbara J. Molette, 1969
16 3 Dissertation/Thesis, A Project in Scenic Design for the State University of Iowa Theatre's Production of the Wild Duck, 1962
16 4 Dissertation/Thesis, Television from Theatre: The Impact of the Functions of Commercial Network Television upon Television Adaptations of Stage Plays, Barbara J. Molette, 1960-1985, 1989
17 1 Drama Book Specialists Publications, Inc. contracts, 1975-1982
17 2 Essay, "Aristotle's Union of Rhetoric and Dramatic Theory," Southern Spaces Journal, Carlton Molette, 1968
17 3 Essay, "The Art of Ensemble of Chicago," 1994-1996
17 4 Essay, cross cultural topics, 1969-1975
17 5 Essay, "The First Afro-American Theatre," in Negro Digest, Carlton Molette, April 1970
17 6 Essay, "Walk Together, Don't Get Weary: Goals and Functions of Black Theatre," Carlton Molette, 1990
17 7 Essay, "What Makes Black Theatre Black: Exploring Fortunes of the Moor," National Conference of African American Theatre, 1998
17 8 Essays, written for classes, Carlton Molette, 1956-1970
17 9 Lecture, "African Theatre in Production in the United States," Carlton Molette, no date
17 10 Lecture, "Afro-American Ritual Drama," Carlton Molette, 1970
17 11 Lecture, "American Theatre in Production in the United States," Carlton Molette, no date
17 12 Lecture, "The Arts in a Democratic Society: A Concept," Carlton Molette, 1977-1989
17 13 Lecture, "ATA Minimum Standards," Carlton Molette 1978
17 14 Lecture, "Black Images in Theatre and Media Drama," Carlton Molette, 1986
17 15 Lecture, "Black Theatre Curriculum: A Panel Presentation at the American Theatre Association Convention," Carlton Molette, 1976
17 16 Lecture, Black theatre and mass media panel, Carlton Molette, no date
17 17 Lecture, "Conventions of the Theatre: Black Theatre," Carlton Molette no date
17 18 Lecture, "Cultural Animation," Carlton Molette, 1980
17 19 Lecture, "Cross-cultural Communication through Language and the Arts," Carlton Molette, no date
17 20 Lecture, "Does Pulpit Drama Change Attitudes and Behavior," Carlton Molette, no date
17 21 Lecture, "Education of Minorities for the Media," Carlton Molette, no date
17 22 Lecture, "Evaluation and Analysis of Black Theatre in the US," Carlton Molette, no date
17 23 Lecture, "First National Black Arts Festival Playwright's Panel in Atlanta," Carlton Molette, 1988
17 24 Lecture, "James Baldwin as a Playwright," Carlton Molette, no date
17 25 Lecture, "The Master of Fine Arts Degree: A Concept," Carlton Molette, no date
17 26 Lecture, "Preachin' Signifyin' and Black Heroes on Stage," Carlton Molette, 1979
17 27 Lecture, "Putting Black Theatre 'In the Black'," Carlton Molette, no date
17 28 Lecture, "Theatre Rituals as Communicators of Values," Carlton Molette, 1983
17 29 Lecture, "Walk Together, Don't You Get Weary: Goals and Functions of Black Theatre," Carlton Molette, no date
18 1 Play, Black Warrior, Barbara Molette, 1968
18 2 Play, Booji, 1972
18 3 Play, Booji, 1972, 1975
18 4 Play, Booji, 2002 [2 copies]
18 5 Play, Booji, correspondence, 1972-1979
18 6 Play, Booji, script, 1973
18 7 Play, Booji Wooji, director's production book, 1971
18 8 Play, Conventions of the Theatre: Black Theatre, 1976
19 1 Play, Doctor B. S. Black, 1972
19 2 Play, Doctor B. S. Black, 1973
19 3 Play, Doctor B. S. Black, 1976
19 4 Play, Doctor B. S. Black, correspondence, 1969-1992
19 5 Play, Doctor B. S. Black, production script, no date
20 1 Play, Doctor B. S. Black, production script, Texas Southern University (Houston, Texas), 1981
20 2 Play, Doctor B. S. Black, script and music, 1976 [1 of 2]
20 3 Play, Doctor B. S. Black, script and music, 1976 [2 of 2]
20 4 Play, The Escape, or A Leap for Freedom, Barbara Molette, 1976
20 5 Play, Fortunes of the Moor, 1994
20 6 Play, Fortunes of the Moor, 1995
20 7 Play, Fortunes of the Moor, 2003 [2 copies]
20 8 Play, Fortunes of the Moor, correspondence (rejections), 1994-1997
20 9 Play, Fortunes of the Moor, performance material, Agnes Scott College (Atlanta, Georgia), 2001 Agnes Scott College (Atlanta, Georgia), 2001
20 10 Play, Fortunes of the Moor, performance material, Community Arts Project, Inc., Encore Theatre (Baltimore, Maryland), 2004-2005 Community Arts Project, Inc., Encore Theatre (Baltimore, Maryland), 2004-2005
20 11 Play, Fortunes of the Moor, performance material, Connecticut Repertory Theatre (University of Connecticut), 1996-1997
21 1 Play, Fortunes of the Moor, performance material, ETA Creative Arts Foundation (Chicago, Illinois), 1998-1999
21 2 Play, Fortunes of the Moor, performance material, Frank Silva Writers' Workshop (University of Connecticut), 1995
21 3 Play, Fortunes of the Moor, performance material, Kuntu Repertory Theatre, 2001-2007 Kuntu Repertory Theatre, 2001-2007
21 4 Play, Fortunes of the Moor, performance material, The Ohio State University, 1997-1998
21 5 Play, Fortunes of the Moor, performance material, Panafest (Ghana), 1997 Panafest (Ghana), 1997
21 6 Play, Fortunes of the Moor, performance material, Rites and Reason (Brown University), 1998-1999 Rites and Reason (Brown University), 1998-1999
21 7 Play, Fortunes of the Moor, performance material, University of Louisville (Kentucky), 2000-2001
21 8 Play, Fortunes of the Moor, performance material, Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan), 1995-1996 Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan), 1995-1996
21 9 Play, Fortunes of the Moor, production script, Panafest (Ghana), 1997
28 2 Play, Fortunes of the Moor, proofs and correspondence, 2016
21 10 Play, Fortunes of the Moor, reference material, 1982-1996
21 11 Play, Four Black Revolutionary Plays, by Amiri Baraka, introduction, 1997 Amiri Baraka, introduction, 1997
28 3 Play, Legacy, promotions and correspondence, 2012
28 1 Play, Legacy, script for New African Grove Theater, 2015
21 12 Play, Noah's Ark, 1975
22 1 Play, Noah's Ark, correspondence, 1975-1976
22 2 Play, Noah's Ark in anthology, Center Stage, 1980-1994 Center Stage, 1980-1994
22 3 Play, Our Short Stay, 2004
22 4 Play, Our Short Stay, production material, National Black Theatre Festival, 2003
22 5 Play, Our Short Stay, stage directions, 2005
22 6 Play, Perfect Fifth, performance materials, Arena Players (Baltimore, Maryland), Barbara Molette, 1987-1988
22 7 Play, Presidential Timber, 2002
22 8 Play, Prudence, 2008
22 9 Play, Prudence, 2010
22 10 Play, Prudence, correspondence, 2005-2006
22 11 Play, Prudence, research files, Crandall, Prudence (1812-1878) [1 of 2] Crandall, Prudence (1812-1878) [1 of 2]
23 1 Play, Prudence, research files, Crandall, Prudence (1812-1878) [2 of 2]
23 2 Play, Prudence, stage manager script, 2002
23 3 Play, Prudence, Teaching American History Project, 2005-2006
23 4 Play, Prudence, teaching guide, 2006
23 5 Play, Rosalee Pritchett, 1970
23 6 Play, Rosalee Pritchett, correspondence, 1970-1996
23 7 Play, Rosalee Pritchett, early drafts, 1970
23 8 Play, Rosalee Pritchett, Negro Ensemble Company, 1990 Negro Ensemble Company, 1990
24 1 Play, Rosalee Pritchett, page proofs, no date
24 2 Play, Righteous Indignation, Carlton Molette, 1967
24 3 Review, Negro Playwrights in the American Theatre: 1925-1959, by Doris E Abramson, Carlton Molette, 1970 Doris E Abramson, Carlton Molette, 1970
24 4 Review, Nobody: The Story of Bert Williams, by Ann Charters, Barbara Molette, 1970 Ann Charters, Barbara Molette, 1970
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