- Harrison, Richard B.
- Call number
- Sc MG 205
- Physical description
- .8 linear feet
- Preferred Citation
- Richard B. Harrison collection, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Richard Harrison (1864-1935) was an actor appearing most notably in "Green Pastures." He was also a skilled reader and interpreter of Shakespere. Material pertaining to Harrison's portrayal of "de Lawd" in the play THE GREEN PASTURES written by Marc Connelly consisting primarily of news clippings referring to Harrison and the play, Harrison's death in 1935, some letters to Harrison from family members and others, including Paul Lawrence Dunbar, as well as a biography of Harrison entitled "Even Playing 'De Lawd': Some Experiences from the Life of Richard Harrison" written by Olive L. Jeter.
Using the collection
LocationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801