- Spence, Eulalie, 1894-1981
- Call number
- Sc MG 552
- Physical description
- .4 linear feet (1 box)
- Preferred Citation
- Eulalie Spence papers, 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.
Eulalie Spence was born in Nevis, West Indies on June 11, 1884. She and her family moved to New York in 1902. Ms. Spence was among the pioneer playwrights during the Harlem Renaissance and wrote fourteen plays, five of which were published. She wrote only one three act play, "The Whipping," which was optioned by Paramount Studios, but never made into a film. Several of Spence's plays won awards. The Eulalie Spence collection consists of correspondence, playbills, scripts, photographs, cassettes, agreements and newspaper clippings.
Source of acquisitiongift, Kathy A. Perkins, 03/10/95
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