Found 6 collections related to Women in the theater -- United States

Truex, Lizanne
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 435
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Lizanne Truex (née Elizabeth Ann Williams, 1931-2013), was known for her work in the movies, most recognizably Oklahoma. Early in her career, she joined the Agnes De Mille Dance Theatre. Truex also appeared in stage... more
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 680
49 linear feet (93 archival boxes,13 record cartons, 2 flat boxes)
The Lorraine Hansberry Papers document Lorraine Hansberry's life as an award-winning playwright and activist, and chronicles her activities during the Civil Rights Movement. Virtually all of Hansberry's writings, autobiographical materials,... more
Hunter, Kim, 1922-2002
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1978-003
The Kim Hunter scripts and rehearsal notes represent a cross-section of her involvement in theater, film and television and span the years 1957-1993. Most of the scripts are annotated and often include cast lists, rehearsal schedules, and her own... more
Burt, Laura, -1952
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1952-004
1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
The Laura Burt Papers document portions of both her personal and professional life as an actress in the U.S. and England from the late 19th century through the middle of the 20th century.
Childress, Alice
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 649
The Alice Childress papers document Alice Childress's career as a writer and actress, and her activities in the theatre for five decades in New York City. The Personal Papers series includes correspondence, an oral history conducted by Ann... more
Briggs-Hall, Louise Evans, 1921-1992
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 501
1 folder (31 items)
Louise Evans Briggs-Hall (1921-1992), born in St. Louis, Missouri was the first African-American woman to become a member of the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 in the early 1950s. She began her career directing children's theatre with the... more