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Washington, Donald Eno, 1951-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 495
4.8 linear feet
The Donald Eno Washington Papers have been divided into two series: Personal and Professional. Neither series contains many letters or supporting documentation he prepared for his professional activities. The Personal Papers series includes... more
Spencer, Edith
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599 Spencer
1 vol. 2 folders
Edith Spencer was an international singer and dancer who appeared in vaudeville, the theatre and in nightclubs during the 1920s and 1930s. She appeared in the Broadway productions of "Runnin' Wild," "Rarin' to Go," and succeeded Florence Mills in... more
Dafora, Asadata, 1890-1965
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 48
Correspondence mainly addressed to Dafora from friends, business associates, and promotional agents; some express his continued association with Sierra Leone. Also, personal papers, autobiographical sketch written in 1960, agreements, contracts,... more
Mills, Florence, 1895-1927
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
.9 linear feet (2 boxes)
Florence Mills (1886-1927), world renowned entertainer during the 1920s. She starred in Lew Leslie's Plantation Revue and Blackbirds after a successful run as the lead in more
Washington, Fredi, 1903-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-5002
The Fredi Washington Papers, 1922-1941, 1981, n.d., reflect both her private life and her professional career as an actress and activist.
Weston, George A. and Maudelle
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 188
.3 linear feet
George Weston papers consist of correspondence, writings, printed material, and clippings concerning his career, theology, and politics. One folder pertains to the Pro-Lad Paint company (Africa's Shadow Type Progressive Ladder Paint, Ltd.) and a... more
Allegra, Donna
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 792
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Donna Allegra was an African-American lesbian writer, poet, essayist, and dancer. The Donna Allegra papers, 1981-2002, contain twenty-five published essays, short stories, and poems spanning across Allegra's writing career.
Attles, Joseph
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 458
.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Joseph Attles (1903-1991) was a singer and dancer whose career spanned six decades. The bulk of his collection consists of playscripts for shows that Attles appeared in, including Bubbling Brown Sugar by Loften Mitchell,... more
Hillman, George Abraham
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 588
0.46 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Hillman family papers provide documentation on the performance careers of four members of this family. Included are a notebook containing George A. Hillman's monologues and news clippings discussing the vaudeville performances of George and... more
Drayton, Thaddeus
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 389
1 folder
Thaddeus Drayton (1893-1964) together with Rufus Greenlee (1893-1963), pioneered the "class act" tap style, which combined grace and elegance with precision soft-shoe tap dancing. Known as "Drayton and Greenlee," they wore top hats and tails,... more
Cook, Charles, 1917-1991
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 99
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Charles "Cookie" Cook, a vaudeville tap and acrobatic dancer and teacher for more than fifty years, began performing as a child with Garbage and the Two Cans and Sarah Venable and Her Picks. In 1930, he and Ernest (Brownie) Brown formed the... more
Brown, Ralph, 1914-1990
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 727
0.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Ralph Brown papers focus on the career of this tap dancer, with an emphasis on his performances in the 1980s. Among the documents are his public relations material and programs for the show 1000 Years of Jazz, when... more
Jones, Judd, 1931-2011
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 846
1.42 linear feet (2 boxes)
Judd Jones was an African American actor, singer, dancer, and director whose career was centered in New York City. The Judd Jones papers document his theatrical career.
Bearden, Nanette
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 867
1.08 linear feet (3 boxes)
Nanette Bearden (née Rohan) was a fashion model, dancer, and founder of the Nanette Bearden Contemporary Dance Theatre. The Nanette Bearden Papers document some aspects of Bearden's personal life and her careers as a fashion model and... more
Branner, Djola
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 868
1.25 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Djola Branner papers, 1983-2010, document his personal life and professional career as a writer, poet, dancer, choreographer, actor, and educator. The collection reflects how his identity and experiences as a gay Black man informed much of... more
Chanticleer, Raven
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 881
0.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
This collection contains files of biographical material; correspondence; articles written by and about Chanticleer; his fashion drawings; assorted programs from events in which he participated; material related to his role as the executive... more
Jubilee, Vincent
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 946
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Vincent Jubilee, a former dancer, earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1980. Prior to his PhD studies, Jubilee was a dancer in New York City, and shared an apartment with George Mills, another dancer.... more
Johnson, Helen A.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599
16.79 linear feet (46 boxes)
The Helen Armstead-Johnson miscellaneous theater collections (HAJMTC) were formed by over two hundred file-folder level collections (one-three file folders per personality or event). The collections contain information dating from the... more