Title: Collection, 1907-1988 Description: 6 linear feet
Notes: Writings by and about the Afro-American actor, singer, scholar, and political activist Paul Robeson, awards and tributes, correspondence, photographs, typescripts and galley proofs for Paul Robeson: the Great Forerunner, published by Freedomways in 1977, Russian letters to Robeson from schoolchildren in the Soviet Union (with English translations) congratulating Robeson on his seventy-fifth birthday, documents relating to the Robeson archives in Berlin and exhibitions about Robeson held at the Academy of Arts in Berlin, posters, recordings, and films; together with material related to Eslanda Goode Robeson (1896-1965), chemist, anthropologist, and writer. Includes files documenting the activities of the Ad Hoc Committee to Memorialize Paul Robeson, Washington, D.C. Correspondents include William W. Cardozo and Elizabeth Cardozo Nicholas. Gift of George B. Murphy, Jr. Bust of Robeson donated by Russian sculptress Hanya Batyi is in the repository's Museum Collection.
Subjects: Ad Hoc Committee to Memorialize Paul Robeson (Washington, DC) Afro-American actors. lcsh Afro-American anthropologists. lcsh Afro-American women chemists. lcsh Akademie der Kèunste (Berlin, Germany) Cardozo, William W., correspondent. Nicholas, Elizabeth Cardozo, correspondent. Robeson, Eslanda Goode, 1896-1965.
Location: Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (Washington, DC) NUCMC #: DCLV96-A948
Staff, MSRC, "ROBESON, PAUL AND ESLANDA" (2015). Manuscript Division. 168.