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Typescript of "The Negro in the Western World Theatre" by Randolph Edmonds, circa late 1940s
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
A typescript of an unpublished book, Randolph Edmond's "definitive history of the Negro in the theatre."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&M 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.
Arranged alphabetically by the name of the creator, with unattributed materials at the end.
Purchased from McBlain Books in 2022 (AM 2022-113).
The collection is open and will continue to grow.
No material was separated during processing.
- Processing Information
These materials were processed and described by Amy C. Vo in March 2022, incorporating some description written by the dealer.
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- Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
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- Credit this material:
Typescript of "The Negro in the Western World Theatre" by Randolph Edmonds; General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, C0140, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box B-001846
- Existence and Location of Copies
Parts of this collection are available on microfilm, cataloged separately as RCPXM-7497696.
- Subject Terms:
- African American authors -- 20th century -- Sources.
African American dramatists -- 20th century
African American theater -- History
African Americans in literature
American drama -- African American authors -- 20th century