Lorraine Hansberry papers

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The Lorraine Hansberry Papers document Lorraine Hansberry's life as an award-winning playwright and activist, and chronicles her activities during the Civil Rights Movement. Virtually all of Hansberry's writings, autobiographical materials, journals, diaries, personal and professional correspondence are included here, as well as related materials generated by her late husband, Robert Nemiroff, and his third wife, Jewell Gresham-Nemiroff, as the executors of Hansberry's state. Significant correspondents include Daisy Bates, Louis Burnham, Julian Mayfield, Robert Nemiroff, and William Worthy. The papers are organized into four series: PERSONAL PAPERS; WRITINGS; PROFESSIONAL; LEGACY.
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1947 - 1988
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 680
African American authors
African American dramatists
African American political activists
African American theater
African American women
American drama -- 20th century
American drama -- African American authors
Black authors
Civil rights workers
Communists -- United States
Dramatists, American -- 20th century
Political activists
Women in the theater -- United States
Baldash, Seymour L.
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987
Bancroft, Anne, 1931-2005
Bates, Daisy, 1861-1951
Bond, Julian, 1930-
Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973
Brown, Oscar
Burnham, Louis E.
Du Bois, Shirley Graham, 1896-1977
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
Foreman, James, 1928-2005
Gresham-Nemiroff, Jewell Handy, 1923-2005
Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965
Hansberry, William Leo
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972
Kitt, Eartha
Lomax, Louis E., 1922-1970
Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993
Mayfield, Julian, 1928-
Nemiroff, Robert
Robeson, Eslanda Goode, 1896-1965
Robeson, Paul, Jr., 1927-2014
Worthy, William, 1921-
Camp Unity (New York, N.Y.)
Inter-American Congress for Peace (1952 : Montevideo, Uruguay)
Labor Youth League
Short stories
Content: Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
Physical Description
Extent: 49 lin. ft. (93 archival boxes,13 record cartons, 2 flat boxes)
Type of Resource
Other local Identifier: Sc MG 680
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18155611
MSS Unit ID: 20931
Archives collections id: archives_collections_20931
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b536f670-600e-0135-d8bb-01ba24a9ff24
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