skip to content
Lorraine Hansberry papers, 1947-1988. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Lorraine Hansberry papers, 1947-1988.

Author: Lorraine HansberryJames BaldwinDaisy BatesLouis E BurnhamJulian MayfieldAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
The Lorraine Hansberry Papers document Lorraine Hansberry's life as an award-winning playwright and activist, and chronicles her activities during the Civil Rights Movement. Virtually all of Hansberry's writings, autobiographical materials, journals, diaries, personal and professional correspondence are included here, as well as related materials generated by her late husband, Robert Nemiroff, and his third wife,
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Diaries
Play scripts
Short stories
Screenplays
Named Person: Lorraine Hansberry; Seymour L Baldash; Anne Bancroft; Daisy Bates; Julian Bond; Arna Bontemps; Oscar Brown, Jr.; Louis E Burnham; Shirley Graham Du Bois; W E B Du Bois; James Foreman; Jewell Handy Gresham-Nemiroff; William Leo Hansberry; Langston Hughes; Mahalia Jackson; Eartha Kitt; Louis E Lomax; Thurgood Marshall; Julian Mayfield; Robert Nemiroff; Eslanda Goode Robeson; Paul Robeson, Jr.; William Worthy
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine Hansberry; James Baldwin; Daisy Bates; Louis E Burnham; Julian Mayfield; Robert Nemiroff; William Worthy
OCLC Number: 456433644
Notes: Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
Audiotapes, videotapes and films transferred to Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
Description: 49 lin. ft. (93 archival boxes,13 record cartons, 2 flat boxes)

Abstract:

The Lorraine Hansberry Papers document Lorraine Hansberry's life as an award-winning playwright and activist, and chronicles her activities during the Civil Rights Movement. Virtually all of Hansberry's writings, autobiographical materials, journals, diaries, personal and professional correspondence are included here, as well as related materials generated by her late husband, Robert Nemiroff, and his third wife, Jewell Gresham-Nemiroff, as the executors of Hansberry's state. Significant correspondents include Daisy Bates, Louis Burnham, Julian Mayfield, Robert Nemiroff, and William Worthy.

The largest and most substantive series, Writings, contains the bulk of Hansberry's play scripts, including "A Raisin in the Sun," "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" and "Les Blancs," plus production files for each play, as well as other produced, unproduced and incomplete plays among them "Toussaint," "The Drinking Gourd," "What Use Are Flowers," and "Masters of the Dew." Included are lectures and speeches Hansberry gave primarily as the result of the success of "A Raisin in the Sun," articles she wrote as a journalist and editor, and files for the book, "The Movement: Documentary of a Struggle for Equality." There are also short stories, poems, and letters Hansberry penned from 1947 to 1964. The Professional series includes correspondence and materials relating to Hansberry's activism including files for Camp Unity, Labor Defense League, and the Montevideo Peace Conference. The Legacy series was largely created by Robert Nemiroff to acknowledge Hansberry's contribution to American letters, and features files detailing his activities as the executor of the Lorraine Hansberry Estate, including three major projects, "To Be Young, Gifted and Black," "Raisin," and "All The Dark and Beautiful Warriors." Also included are Hansberry's FBI file, diaries, interviews, and biographical information about Hansberry during her life and posthumously.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/456433644>
library:oclcnum"456433644"
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/456433644>
rdf:typeschema:CreativeWork
rdf:typelibrary:ArchiveMaterial
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
<http://viaf.org/viaf/34476326>
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:birthDate"1868"
schema:deathDate"1963"
schema:familyName"Du Bois"
schema:givenName"W. E. B."
schema:name"Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963."
schema:about
schema:about
<http://viaf.org/viaf/101547264>
rdf:typeschema:Person
schema:birthDate"1923"
schema:deathDate"2005"
schema:familyName"Gresham-Nemiroff"
schema:givenName"Jewell Handy"
schema:name"Gresham-Nemiroff, Jewell Handy, 1923-2005."
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:contributor
schema:creator
schema:description"The Lorraine Hansberry Papers document Lorraine Hansberry's life as an award-winning playwright and activist, and chronicles her activities during the Civil Rights Movement. Virtually all of Hansberry's writings, autobiographical materials, journals, diaries, personal and professional correspondence are included here, as well as related materials generated by her late husband, Robert Nemiroff, and his third wife, Jewell Gresham-Nemiroff, as the executors of Hansberry's state. Significant correspondents include Daisy Bates, Louis Burnham, Julian Mayfield, Robert Nemiroff, and William Worthy."
schema:description"The largest and most substantive series, Writings, contains the bulk of Hansberry's play scripts, including "A Raisin in the Sun," "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window" and "Les Blancs," plus production files for each play, as well as other produced, unproduced and incomplete plays among them "Toussaint," "The Drinking Gourd," "What Use Are Flowers," and "Masters of the Dew." Included are lectures and speeches Hansberry gave primarily as the result of the success of "A Raisin in the Sun," articles she wrote as a journalist and editor, and files for the book, "The Movement: Documentary of a Struggle for Equality." There are also short stories, poems, and letters Hansberry penned from 1947 to 1964. The Professional series includes correspondence and materials relating to Hansberry's activism including files for Camp Unity, Labor Defense League, and the Montevideo Peace Conference. The Legacy series was largely created by Robert Nemiroff to acknowledge Hansberry's contribution to American letters, and features files detailing his activities as the executor of the Lorraine Hansberry Estate, including three major projects, "To Be Young, Gifted and Black," "Raisin," and "All The Dark and Beautiful Warriors." Also included are Hansberry's FBI file, diaries, interviews, and biographical information about Hansberry during her life and posthumously."
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/341428042>
schema:genre"Screenplays."
schema:genre"Play scripts."
schema:genre"Short stories."
schema:genre"Diaries."
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Lorraine Hansberry papers,"
schema:url

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.