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subj23. Holdings related to Theater and Drama

 Record Group
Identifier: subj23
Holdings related to Theater and Drama

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Kwaw Ansah collection

Identifier: SC2003
Content Description

This collection includes a copy of Ghanaian filmmaker Kwaw Ansah's screenplay “Heritage (The Colonial Subject).” The main character is Quincy Arthur Bosomfield, alias Kwesi Atta Bosomefi. It concerns an identity crisis of a Gold Coast colonial administrator who had been born a member of the Fante people.

Dates: Other: 1982

Anne Wiggins Brown papers

 Collection — 14 items
Identifier: 057
Scope and Contents The papers of Anne Wiggins Brown document her career as a singer, producer and stage director which spanned five decades. Brown was the original "Bess" in George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess. The papers include personal and professional correspondence, photographs, financial records, musical scores, playbills, posters and other collected publications. A large majority of the collection is newspaper clippings. The correspondence dates from 1935 until 1998. The earliest correspondence...
Dates: Created: 1935-2002; Other: Date acquired: 11/01/1991

Olivia Ward Bush-Banks papers

Identifier: 066
Scope and Contents The Olivia Ward Bush-Banks papers consist primarily of the published and unpublished fiction of Olivia Ward Bush-Banks, teacher, poet, playwright, socialite, historian, and activist. The materials, both in hand script and typescript, include drafts and final copies.  Several of the poems, plays, and stories were subsequently published in The Collected Works of Olivia Ward Bush-Banks by The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women...
Dates: Created: 1907-1941; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1989

Dashiki Project Theatre records

Identifier: 477
Content Description

The records of the New Orleans-based Dashiki Project Theatre consist of three scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings on the organization and reviews of its productions, as well as photographs of productions, programs, handbills, and correspondence. The scrapbooks cover the founding of the Theatre in 1968 through 1982.

Dates: Other: 1968-1982

Tom Dent papers

Identifier: 117
Scope and Contents The papers of Tom Dent provide a rich documentary source in the areas of African American literature and theater, the Civil Rights Movement, and the society and culture of New Orleans. The collection encompasses 149 linear feet of correspondence, literary manuscripts, oral history interviews, photographs, financial records, and memorabilia generated by one of New Orleans' most treasured poets, playwrights, and oral historians. Dent was a prolific writer of letters, poetry, and...
Dates: Created: 1861-1998; Other: Majority of material found in 1959-1998; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1976

Haleemon Shaik Felton papers

Identifier: 153
Content Description

The papers of poet, playwright, educator, and actress Haleemon Shaik Felton contain a carbon copy of the script "House of Eternal Darkness," a photocopy of news clippings and programs for the three campuses on which the play was presented, photocopy of poems that appeared in New Voices with the Louisiana Weekly article pertaining to the inclusion, and photocopies of photographs taken during the Dillard University production of "House of Eternal Darkness."

Dates: Other: 1941-1977

Free Southern Theater records

 Collection — papers
Identifier: 158
Scope and Contents The records of the Free Southern Theater (FST) date from 1960 to 1978, but the bulk is from 1965 to 1976. The records total 62 linear feet and eleven oversized boxes. The records have been arranged in four major series (with subseries): Administrative series, theater production series, general correspondence series, and financial record series. Materials reflect the creative output of the FST, and include play scripts, collected ephemera, and photographs of the troupe’s performances. ...
Dates: Created: 1960-1978; Other: Date acquired: 12/31/1980

Linda Hopkins collection

Identifier: 2082
Content Description

Contains two fan letters to Hopkins and a signed autograph card of Linda Hopkins, actress and singer.

Dates: Other: 1988-1989

Junebug Productions records

Identifier: 411
Content Description Junebug Productions is a professional African American arts organization in New Orleans, Louisiana. Junebug's artistic director for many years was John O'Neal, who co-founded the Free Southern Theater as an artistic extension of the Civil Rights Movement. Junebug's mission to "to create, produce, and present high quality theater, dance and music that inspire and support people who work for justice in the African American community and in the world-at-large" continued the goals and efforts of...
Dates: Other: 1983-1989

Senga Nengudi papers

Identifier: 794
Processing Information This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services award MH-245560-OMS-20. Content Description Senga Nengudi papers compile records reflecting more than fifty years of Nengudi’s career and personal life. The papers of Senga Nengudi mainly document her artistic career as a sculptor and performance artist encompassing correspondence, ephemera and photographs. Images and documentation for Nengudi’s...
Dates: 1952-2021, undated