25 results found for: subject:"African American dramatists"

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1926 Nov. 6

Gillespie, Ethel M.

Letter from Ethel M. Gillespie to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning plays by African American authors. Written on State of New Jersey Manual and Training Industrial School letterhead.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Jan. 22

Emporia Public Library

Letter from Emporia Public Library to W. E. B. Du Bois

Emporia (Kan.) - Concerning suggestions of plays by African American authors.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1924 Sept. 16

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Eugene O'Neill

New York (N.Y.) - Seeking his assistance in providing the "very unpleasant service" of helping to judge the plays submitted by "amateur Negro writers" for the "Crisis"'s Spingarn Awards, despite knowing "how irksome that sort of thing must be to you."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Sept. 21

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill . Women's Clubs

Letter from University of North Carolina Women's Clubs to Editor of the Crisis

Chapel Hill (N.C.) - Describing the Extension Division's work towards a "bulletin on twentieth century Negro literature" and requesting that he send for that purpose the authors and titles of the plays he has published that year in the magazine.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1933 Mar. 15

Jones, Lela Walker

Letter from Lela Walker Jones to W. E. B. Du Bois

Philadelphia (Pa.) - Requests advice on obtaining African American plays for possible production. Written on Bryan Academy letterhead.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1933 Apr. 6

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Lela Walker Jones

New York (N.Y.) - Recommends sources for African American plays.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

The new Negro theatre

United States - Typed draft of unpublished article outlining the start of the new "Negro theater" and explaining how "the Negro has forced a small foothold on the stage of serious drama."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1933 Apr. 11

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to George M. Johnson

New York (N.Y.) - Recommends two collections of African American plays, by Randolph Edmonds and by Willis Richardson.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Nov. 18

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Ruth A. G. Shelton

New York (N.Y.) - Requesting that she furnish a photo and brief account of her life for feature in the "Crisis," and pledging to print her Spingarn-award-winning play in the March 1926 number.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1925 Aug. 23

Shelton, Ruth Ada Gaines

Letter from Ruth A. G. Shelton to W. E. B. Du Bois

Saint Louis (Mo.) - Acknowledging and thanking him for the check and for the recognition given her play, "The Church Fight" (see mums312-b171-i061).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers