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|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; William Worthy|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Lorraine Hansberry; James Baldwin; Daisy Bates; Louis E Burnham; Julian Mayfield; Robert Nemiroff; William Worthy
|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)|
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.
- Hansberry, Lorraine, -- 1930-1965.
- Baldash, Seymour L.
- Bancroft, Anne, -- 1931-2005.
- Bates, Daisy.
- Bond, Julian, -- 1930-
- Bontemps, Arna, -- 1902-1973.
- Brown, Oscar, -- Jr., -- 1926-2005.
- Burnham, Louis E.
- Du Bois, Shirley Graham, -- 1896-1977.
- Du Bois, W. E. B. -- (William Edward Burghardt), -- 1868-1963.
- Foreman, James, -- 1928-2005.
- Gresham-Nemiroff, Jewell Handy, -- 1923-2005.
- Hansberry, William Leo.
- Hughes, Langston, -- 1902-1967.
- Jackson, Mahalia, -- 1911-1972.
- Kitt, Eartha.
- Lomax, Louis E., -- 1922-1970.
- Marshall, Thurgood, -- 1908-1993.
- Mayfield, Julian, -- 1928-1984.
- Nemiroff, Robert.
- Robeson, Eslanda Goode, -- 1896-1965.
- Robeson, Paul.
- Worthy, William, -- 1921-
- Camp Unity (New York, N.Y.)
- Labor Youth League.
- Kicks and Co. (Musical)
- Freedom (New York, N.Y. : Newspaper)
- African American authors.
- African American dramatists.
- African American political activists.
- African American theater.
- African American women.
- American drama -- 20th century.
- American drama -- African American authors.
- Civil rights workers.
- Communists -- United States.
- Dramatists, American -- 20th century.
- Political activists.
- Women in the theater -- United States.