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Performing arts

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Alternate ROOTS records

Identifier: 803
Content Description The records of Alternate ROOTS at the Amistad Research Center (ARC) consists of the entire body of the activities of the organization and its members from late 1975 to 2017. The records document a thorough and thoughtful exploration of the arts as a form of social justice. At 111 linear feet, the records consist of correspondence and memoranda, minutes of meetings, newsletters, publicity materials, policy papers, and printed ephemera, as well as an extensive collection of electronic media...
Dates: 1975-2017

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

John O'Neal papers

Identifier: 279
Scope and Contents The papers highlight the personal and professional life of John M. O'Neal, Jr. The John O'Neal papers consist of 25.94 linear feet and document O'Neal's artistic style and vision as an African American actor, director, playwright, and community and civil rights activist. The papers are of interest for studying the southern Black Arts Movement and more specifically the Black Theater Movement; the Free Southern Theater; the Civil Rights Movement; voter rights registration; race relations;...
Dates: Created: 1927-1999; Other: Majority of material found in 1970-1989; Other: Date acquired: 02/01/1983

Harold Sylvester Papers

Identifier: 765
Scope and Contents The papers of film and television actor, writer, and producer, Harold Sylvester, span over forty years, highlighting not only his career in Hollywood, but also his early theater work in New Orleans, Louisiana. Of note in the papers is Sylvester's participation as a player in the 1965 secret basketball game between the all-black St. Augustine High School team and the all-white Jesuit High School team in New Orleans. In addition, his time as the first African American basketball scholarship...
Dates: Created: 1965-2012; Other: Majority of material found in 1976-2005; Other: Date acquired: 11/03/2014