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African American actors

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

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

Larney Goodkind papers

Identifier: 726
Content Description The papers primarily document Larney Goodkind’s client, William Warfield, and highlight Goodkind’s efforts to promote Warfield’s career as an international classical operatic performer. Some materials pertain to other clients as well, including African American soprano Leontyne Price. Formats in the collection include correspondence, concert programs and stage bills, concert reviews, photographs, contracts, biographical sketches, scrapbooks, certificates and awards, press releases, and sound...
Dates: 1948-1997, 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