Scope and arrangement
The A. Lincoln Harris scrapbook is undated with the exception of a few items that are dated from the 1920s to the 1930s. The volume contains reviews and advertisements for Harris' one and two act plays and for the theatre company. Plays in which the Lincoln Harris Players were featured include: The Advanced Negro, Waena, High Life in Haiti, and A Trusted Friend.
There is very little information on Harris, his plays, or the theatrical company in the reviews and advertisements. Articles on black people's accomplishments in general and in sports specifically, comprise most of the material in the scrapbook. Among the contents are newspaper articles on Dr. Louis T. Wright (surgeon at Harlem Hospital), Marion Anderson, Augusta Savage, Anita Bush, and Uma Marson (secretary to Haile Selassie). The contents of the scrapbook also include a copy of the Official Souvenir Album of the Celebration of the 71st Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and Negro Progress (1934) and the Official Souvenir Journal, The Message Magazine (1939).