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Urban Arts Corps (New York, N.Y.) photograph collection

Author: Bert AndrewsJonathan AtkinEd BaileyRussell BealPaul BishopAll authors
Publisher: [194-]-[199-]
Edition/Format:   Image : Graphic : Photograph : English
Publication:Urban Arts Corps (New York, N.Y.) records, 1968-1983
Database:WorldCat
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The Urban Arts Corps (UAC) Photograph Collection depicts the Corps' activities as well as documents aspects of the professional career of its founder/director, Vinnette Carroll.
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Genre/Form: Publicity photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Gelatin silver prints
Contact sheets
Dye coupler prints
Gelatin silver film negatives
Slides
Pencil works
Named Person: Mary Aldridge; Jonelle Allen; Amanda Ambrose; Talley Beatty; Salome Bey; Alex Bradford; Vinnette Carroll; Maryce Carter; Lynne Clifton-Allen; Charles Columbus; Marguerite De Lain; Hannah Dean; John de Luca; Clinton Derricks; Jacquelyn DuBois; Pat Estwick; Damon Evans; Juanita Fleming; Micki Grant; Al Green; James Hainesworth; Delores Hall; Sherman Hemsley; Winston DeWitt Hemsley; Bobby Hill; Norman L Jacob; Bernard Johnson; Paula Kelly; Eric Kilpatrick; Billy King; Bobbie King; Patti Labelle; Jean Legerra; Garry Q Lewis; Deborah Malone; Sonia Manzano; Bernard Marsh; William Marshall; Linda Patterson; Brock Peters; Felix Petri; Josephine Premice; Mark Primus; Mabel Robinson; Mabel Russell; Barbara Simon; Jai Oscar St Johns; Eileen Stout; Marie Thomas; George Turner; Cecily Tyson; Glory Van Scott; Alan Weeks, dancer; Myrna White; Emily Yancy; Afro-American Folk Loric Troupe.
Material Type: Graphic, Photograph
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bert Andrews; Jonathan Atkin; Ed Bailey; Russell Beal; Paul Bishop; Barry M Blackman; Joseph J Crawford; John Green; Alix Jeffry; Steven Keull; Angus McBean; Barna Ostertag; Terry Peiken; Garth Pillsbury; Frank Policastro; Carl Samrock; Roy Schatt; Richard Silvestro; Vernon L Smith; Martha Swope; P Tupay; Avery Willard; Urban Arts Corps (New York, N.Y.); Wagner International Photos, Inc. (New York, N.Y.); Your Image, Inc. (New York, N.Y.)
OCLC Number: 81583291
In: Urban Arts Corps (New York, N.Y.
Notes: Title devised by cataloger.
Many photographs bear photographer's name and/or address handwritten, handstamped, or on printed labels on verso; some photographs have photographer's name and address printed on recto. Some photographic prints have printed captions on recto and/or handwritten notations on verso. Some photographs have typewritten descriptions attached. A few photographs are mounted; one has a newspaper clipping affixed on verso. A small mounted portrait drawing in pencil is mounted. The collection contains some duplicates.
Collection includes work by Bert Andrews, Roy Schatt, Martha Swope and others.
Description: 517 items (2.5 lin. ft., 4 boxes) 12 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 35 x 26 cm. and smaller. 8 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 26 x 35 cm. and smaller. 118 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 217 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. and smaller. 12 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 12 x 9 cm. and smaller. 5 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 9 x 12 cm. and smaller. 4 photographic prints : col ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 21 photographic prints : col ; 21 x 26 cm. and smaller. 2 contact sheets : silver gelatin, b&w ; 26 x 28 cm. and smaller. 81 contact sheets : silver gelatin, b&w ; 26 x 21 and smaller. 32 negatives : b&w : 20 x 19 cm. or smaller 4 slides : col ; 7 x 7 cm. 1 portrait drawing : pencil, b&w ; 16 x 11 cm.
Other Titles: All the kings men.
The boogie-woogie rumble of a dream deferred.
Bury the dead.
But never jam today.
Croesus and the witch.
Don't bother me, I can't cope.
Moon on a rainbow shawl.
The ups and downs of Theophilus Maitland.
Your arms too short to box with God.

Abstract:

The Urban Arts Corps (UAC) Photograph Collection depicts the Corps' activities as well as documents aspects of the professional career of its founder/director, Vinnette Carroll.

The collection consists of individual and group portraits of Carroll, cast members, and technical and artistic staff; publicity stills and candid shots of actors and directors in rehearsal and off-stage; and views of award ceremonies, cast parties, television interviews and other related events. Some productions, cast members and events are unidentified.

The Production series, which constitutes the major portion of the collection, consists mainly of various UAC productions, some of which are unidentified. Among the plays represented are "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" (1972) and "Your Arms Too Short to Box with God" (1976). An outdoor performance in a New York City neighborhood of "Croesus and the Witch" is documented as are views of school audiences attending performances. Also included in this series are views of rehearsals, some showing Vinnette Carroll directing, as well as portraits of cast members and technical and artistic staff, backstage activities, and cast parties.

The Events series documents Vinnette Carroll's participation in a varity of award ceremonies as well as her appearances on television shows. Many of the award ceremonies are unidentified. Her television appearances, which promoted the work of the UAC, consists of three visits to NBC's "The Today Show" (1969-1970), one appearance each on WNEW's "News" and WCBS's "News" (both in 1969).

The Vinnette Carroll series consists mainly of studio portraits, candid shots, and portrait studies in character, of Vinnette Carroll at different points in her career. Also included in this series are portraits of singer-composer Micki Grant.

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