Duberman, Martin B.

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Martin Bauml Duberman (1930- ), American historian and playwright, has taught history at Yale University, Princeton University and Herbert Lehman College, City University of New York.

He wrote biographies of Charles Francis Adams, James Russell Lowell and Paul Robeson as well as historical studies, plays, essays, and reviews. His plays include In White America (1963) about the struggle of African-Americans for freedom and civil rights. Since 1972 he has been active in the gay rights movement and the study of gay and lesbian history. He was a founder of the Gay Academic Union and the National Gay Task Force and has been the director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York.

From the description of Martin B. Duberman papers, 1917-1997. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 86164331

Historian and playwright Martin Bauml Duberman was born in 1930 in New York City and grew up in the suburb of Mount Vernon. He graduated from the Horace Mann School in 1948, received a B.A. from Yale in 1952 and Ph.D from Harvard in 1957. He taught American history at Yale from 1957 until 1962 when he joined the department of history at Princeton University. Duberman remained at Princeton for nine years before accepting an appointment as Distinguished Professor of History at Herbert Lehman College, City University of New York, in 1971.

Among his historical works are the biographies Charles Francis Adams (1961), James Russell Lowell (1966), and Paul Robeson (1989) and Black Mountain (1972), a history of the experimental Black Mountain College. He is also the author of numerous essays and book reviews, many of which were collected in The Uncompleted Past (1969).

Duberman became renowned outside of academic circles as well. His documentary play, In White America (1963) about the black struggle for freedom and civil rights, brought him critical acclaim and established his reputation as a playwright. Among his other plays are The Memory Bank, Metaphors, Payments, and Visions of Kerouac.

Since 1972 he has been active in the gay rights movement and a pioneer researcher in the area of gay and lesbian history. His works in this area include About Time (1986), Hidden from History (1989) [with Martha Vicinus and George Chauncey, Jr.], Stonewall (1993), and an autobiography, Cures (1991). He was a founder of the Gay Academic Union, the National Gay Task Force and the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York.

From the guide to the Martin B. Duberman papers, 1917-1992, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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referencedIn Alice Childress papers, 1937-1997 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
creatorOf Daiches, David, 1912-2005. Hopwood Awards Collection, 1930- University of Michigan
referencedIn George Whitmore papers, 1959-1995, 1967-1989 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Mass, Lawrence, 1946-. Lawrence Mass Papers, 1966-1995. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Goulet, Lorrie, 1925-. Lorrie Goulet papers, 1933-2010. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Craig Rodwell papers, 1940-1993, 1962-1993 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Duberman, Martin B. Martin B. Duberman papers, 1917-1997. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Abbott Simon Papers New York University, Tamiment Library
creatorOf Simon, Abbott. Abbott Simon papers, 1937-2000. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Ben Shaktman Papers, 1949-2009 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Billy Faier Collection, 1955-2003 Southern Folklife Collection
referencedIn Whitmore, George, 1945-1989. George Whitmore papers, 1959-1995 (bulk 1967-1989). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Arts Theatre and Unicorn Theatre Archive, 1902-1982 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn Woodrow Wilson School Policy Seminar Papers, 1930-2011 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Princeton University Archives.
creatorOf Rodwell, Craig, 1940-1993. Craig Rodwell papers, 1940-1993, bulk (1962-1993). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Katz, Jonathan, 1938-. Jonathan Katz papers, ca. 1947-1995. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Martin B. Duberman papers, 1917-1992 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Jackson, James E., 1914-2007. James E. Jackson and Esther Cooper Jackson papers, 1917-2004 (bulk [1937-1992]). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn James E. Jackson and Esther Cooper Jackson Papers Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Adams, W. Howard. W. Howard Adams collection, 1962-1968. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence, 1881-1981 (inclusive), 1940-1979 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Lawrence Mass papers, 1958-2008 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Jonathan Ned Katz papers, 1947-2004 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Stanford University Press archival book copies, 1900-2012 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn R. Buckminster Fuller papers, ca. 1920-1983 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library
creatorOf Childress, Alice. Alice Childress papers, 1937-1997. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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History--Study and teaching
Homosexuality--History
Race relations
Gay liberation movement--History
Slavery
American literature--20th century
Stonewall Riot, New York, N. Y., 1969
Slavery--United States
American drama
Civil rights movement
Occupation
Historians
Dramatists
College teachers
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Birth 1930-08-06

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