A typescript of an unpublished book, Randolph Edmond's "definitive history of the Negro in the theatre." In the brief Acknowledgements section, Edmonds references a grant-in-aid by a Research Committee at Florida A College where he was teaching. A Forward was to have been written by Allardyce Nicoll, then a Professor of the History of Drama at the University of Birmingham in England. Some of the chapters include, "White Playwrights and Negro Characters," "White Actors in Blackface," "The Negroes Own Efforts," "Negro Stereotypes," "Negro Bands and Jazz," "The Negro Little Theatre Movement," and other chapters on radio, motion pictures, and music and dance in theatre.
Includes a printed copy of Dekavalles' "Three Poems to the Master-Builder"; biographic data on Dekavalles; reviews on Dekavalles' book Okeanides by Modern Greek poets; clippings of Greek and English newspapers; a printed copy of an interview given by Dekavalles to M. Keyishian "Joints, Ships, Ransoms" adopted from an interview that originally appeared in The Literary Review.
This series is primarily composed of drafts, research files, and other materials pertaining to Hughes's published and unpublished works. To a lesser extent, it documents Hughes's work as a political advisor and speechwriter for Governor Nelson Rockefeller's 1968 presidential bid.
Includes typescript drafts of Doukarēs' poems translated into English by Friar with his autograph corrections; typescripts of the Greek versions of the poems; typescript of "Credo" both in English and in Greek; an holograph note by Doukarēs relating to his exile in the island of Makronēsos, Greece; photocopies of printed articles on Doukarēs' poetry published in several Greek literary magazines.