- Harris, A. Lincoln
- Call number
- Sc MG 599 Harris
- Physical description
- 1 vol
- Preferred Citation
- A. Lincoln Harris scrapbook, 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
- Restricted access.
An actor and producer, A. Lincoln Harris reportedly was the first black playwright to feature black people in dramatic works. He produced several plays among them "The Advanced Negro," " Waena," "High Life in Haiti" and "A Trusted Friend" that featured the Lincoln Harris Players founded by Harris. Advertisements and reviews of plays comprise the contents in the scrapbook. The majority of articles, however, deal with the accomplishments of black people especially in sports.
The collection was donated to Helen Armstead-Johnson, and subsequently donated by her, along with other theater related collections, to the Schomburg Center.
Source of acquisitionGift;, Helen Armstead-Johson;, 1996
- African American actors
- African American entertainers
- African Americans in the performing arts
- Theater -- Production and direction
- Theatrical producers and directors -- United States
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