- Hairston, William
- Call number
- Sc MG 593
- Physical description
- 5 linear feet (12 boxes)
- Preferred Citation
- William Hairston 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.
William Hairston is an actor, writer, director, producer and administrator. Born 1928, in Goldsboro, North Carolina, Hairston appeared in several off-Broadway productions, television and films in the 1950s. Works written by him include "Walk In Darkness," "Ira Frederick Aldridge (The London Conflict)," and the books "The World of Carlos," and "Sex and Conflict.". The collection contains biographical information about Hairston; correspondence with literary agents and publishers, and letters to prominent theater and literary talents such as Langston Hughes, Owen Dodson, Joseph Papp, Alvin Ailey, Ossie Davis and Fred O'Neal; manuscripts for books, playscripts, musicals, poetry, comedy writing, television and film; and scrapbooks pertaining to published works, produced plays and his acting career.
Source of acquisitionGift, Hairston, William, 01/22/1997
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