Hatch-Billops Collection of oral histories, [ca. 1965-1980].


Hatch-Billops Collection of oral histories, [ca. 1965-1980].

Audio tapes and transcripts of oral history interviews with black artists, educators, writers, and politicians. Interviewees include Imamu Amiri Baraka, Alvin Batista, Camille Billops, Charles Blackwell, Vivian Brown, Dick Campbell, Steve Carter, Miriam Colon, Ivan Dixon, Mary Bohanan, Owen Dodson, David DuBois, Lonne Elder III, Alice Childress, Robert Earl Jones, Elma Lewis, Butterfly McQueen, Loften Mitchell, Karl Hampton Porter, Noble Sissle, Benny Andrews, Miller Lyles, and Sissle Blake. Among the topics discussed are the American Educational Theatre Association, Black Drama Pioneers, National Association of Media Women, NYCC Black Artists in America, Public Theater, the Black Arts Movement, American Negro Theatre, Cotton Club, Lafayette Theater, and such individuals as Eubie Blake, James Baldwin (1924-1987), W.E.B. Du Bois, Roland Hayes, and Paul Robeson. Transcripts are available for most of the more than one hundred interviews.

ca. 15 cubic ft.

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Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983

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Jazz composer and pianist. From the description of Autograph card signed : [New York?], 1979 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904411 American ragtime pianist and composer. From the description of Autograph note signed with his initials on his visiting card, dated : [Brooklyn, N.Y., n.d., 1963-1983], to an unidentified recipient, [1963-1983]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899295 American composer. From the description of Eub...

Hayes, Roland W., 1887-1977

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Roland Hayes (June 3, 1887 – January 1, 1977) was an American lyric tenor and composer. Critics lauded his abilities and linguistic skills demonstrated with songs in French, German and Italian. Earlier African-American concert artists were not recorded because in their day recording companies were only interested in a vaudeville type of singer. Hayes was one of the first to break this barrier and in 1939 he recorded with Columbia. Earlier both Marian Anderson and Paul Robeson had recorded from t...

Baldwin, James, 1924-1987

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James Baldwin was a novelist, essayist, short story writer and playwright. Born in Harlem, he provided a literary voice during the period of civil rights activism in the 1950s and 1960s. His first novel, "Go Tell It on the Mountain" (1953) is a partially autobiographical account of his youth. His other novels include "Giovanni's Room" (1956) and "Another Country" (1962), both concerned with homosexuality as a theme. Baldwin's highly personal and analytical essay collections, "Notes of a...

Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976

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Born in Princeton, New Jersey, on April 9, 1898, Paul Robeson was a multitalented man whose artistic and political career spanned over four decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s. Known worldwide during the 1930s and 1940s, he fell from prominence in the 1960s because of the political controversy that surrounded him during the McCarthy era. Robeson was a talented dramatic actor whose performance of Othello in this country in 1943-44 once held the record for the ...

McQueen, Butterfly, 1911-1995

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Buttterfly McQueen (b. 1911) was an African-American actress. The films she was in include "Gone with the Wind", "Affectionately Yours", Mildred Pierce", "Duel in the Sun", and "Amazing Grace". While living in Harlem in the 1970s, she did community relations and recreation work for the City Park System. She is in the Black filmmakers Hall of Fame. From the description of Butterfly McQueen papers, 1960s. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 77224219 ...

National Association of Media Women

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Batista, Alvin.

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Carter, Steve, 1929-

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Hatch-Billops Collection, Inc.

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Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

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W. E. B. Du Bois was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Educated at Fisk University, he did graduate work at the University of Berlin and Harvard, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate. Du Bois became a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Due to his contributions in the African-American community he was seen as a member of a Black elite that supported some aspects ...

Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014

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Amiri Baraka was born LeRoi Jones in Newark, New Jersey, in 1934. He was educated at Rutgers and Howard Universities, graduating from the latter at the age of 19. In 1958 he founded the influential poetry magazine Yugen, which ran until 1962. His writings, including fiction, essays, and poetry, appeared in such publications as The nation, Evergreen review, Downbeat, and The floating bear. From the description of Imamu Amiri Baraka papers, 1958-1982. (University of California, Berkele...

American educational theatre association

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The American Educational Theatre Association, was formed in 1936 by a group of drama teachers to encourage high standards of teaching, production and scholarship; to disseminate information concerning developments in the theatre; and to initiate and support national legislation. Membership was composed of teachers, actors, students, directors, and other people involved in educational theatre. Known later as the American Theatre Association, the organization developed and published materials for ...

Campbell, Dick, 1903-1994

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Dodson, Owen, 1914-1983

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Owen Dodson was a playwright and author. From the description of Owen Dodson Collection 1936-1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80551547 From the description of Owen Dodson Collection 1936-1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148305 African American author, poet, playwright, and professor of drama at Howard University; died 1983. From the description of Owen Dodson papers, 1930-1968. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 741522194...

Jones, Robert Earl, 1926-

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Blackwell, Charles Curtis

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Dixon, Ivan, 1931-2008

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Childress, Alice

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Pioneering African-American writer, actress and director Alice Childress (1916-1994) was popularly known for her best-selling novel, "A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich," and her plays, most notably "Wedding Band: A Love Story in Black and White." In the 1930s she met and married Alvin Childress, best known for his role as Amos in the television series, "Amos and Andy. "She was a founding member of the American Negro Theatre, and in 1944 she and her husband Alvin appeared in "Anna ...

Lafayette Theater (New York, N.Y.)

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Sissle, Noble, 1889-1975

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American musician Noble Sissle, who was born on July 10, 1889, in Indianapolis, Indiana, was also an actor, publisher, lyricist, and author. A singer with touring bands in the early 1900s, Sissle later teamed up with Eubie Blake for vaudeville acts and wrote the lyrics for several Blake scores, including "Shuffle Along," a successful Broadway production. Among the many songs that Sissle and Blake wrote are "I'm Just Wild About Harry," "Hello ...

Browne, Vivian E., 1929-1993

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Vivian E. Brown (1929-1993) was a painter and art administrator in New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Vivian Browne, 1968 July 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83065095 Collector, art administrator, and painter; New York. Died 1993. From the description of Vivian Browne papers, 1959-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122389418 ...

Public Theatre (New York, N.Y.)

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Porter, Karl Hampton, 1939-

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Dubois, David

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Elder, Lonne

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Colon, Miriam

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Blake, Sissle.

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Lyles, Miller.

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Lewis, Elma I., 1921-

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Bohanan, Mary.

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Andrews, Benny, 1930-2006

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Benny Andrews (1930-2006) was a painter and lecturer from New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Benny Andrews, 1968 June 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646397150 Benny Andrews, African American painter and collage artist, was born November 13, 1930 in Madison, Georgia. From the description of Benny Andrews papers, 1940-2006. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123439085 Benny Andrews (1930- ) was born in Madison, Georgia, atte...

Mitchell, Loften

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Billops, Camille

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Artist and filmmaker Camille Billops was born on August 12, 1933, in Los Angeles, California. Billops' career has consisted of printmaking, sculpture, book illustration and filmmaking. She obtained her B.A. degree from California State University as well as her M.F.A. degree from City College of New York in 1975. Her primary medium is sculpture, and her works are in the permanent collections of the Jersey City Museum in Jersey City, New Jersey, and the Museum of Drawers, Bern, Switzerland. Billo...

Cotton Club

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American Negro Theatre

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The American Negro Theatre (ANT) co-founded by Frederick O'Neal and Abram Hill, was established to provide black actors, playwrights, directors and other theatre-related professionals with opportunities to work in productions that illustrated the diversity of black life. ANT's program was essentially divided into three categories: stage productions, a training program and radio programs. From 1940-1949, nineteen plays, twelve of them original, were produced by ANT. "On S...