Scope and arrangement
The Urban Arts Corps (UAC) Photograph Collection depicts the Corps' activities as well as documents aspects of the professional career of its founder/director, Vinnette Carroll. The collection consists of individual and group portraits of Carroll, cast members, and technical and artistic staff; publicity scenes and candid shots of actors and directors in rehearsal and off-stage; and views of award ceremonies, cast parties, television interviews and other related events. Some productions, cast members and events are unidentified.|||The Production series, which constitutes the major portion of the collection, consists mainly of various UAC productions, some of which are unidentified. Among the plays represented are "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" (1972) and "Your Arms Too Short to Box with God" (1976). An outdoor performance in a New York City neighborhood of "Croesus and the Witch" is documented as are views of school audiences attending performances. Also included in this series are views of rehearsals, some showing Vinnette Carroll directing, as well as portraits of cast members and technical and artistic staff, backstage activities, and cast parties.|||The Events series documents Vinnette Carroll's participation in a varity of award ceremonies as well as her appearances on television shows. Many of the award ceremonies are unidentified. Her television appearances, which promoted the work of the UAC, consists of three visits to NBC's "The Today Show" (1969-1970), one appearance each on WNEW's "News" and WCBS's "News" (both in 1969).|||The Portrait series consists mainly of studio portraits, candid shots, and portrait studies in character, of Vinnette Carroll at different points in her career. Also included in this series are portraits of singer-composer Micki Grant.