Johns Hopkins University Paul Robeson collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS 0674

Dates

  • 1924 – 1973 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.167 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    19 oversize folders

Names

Subjects

Notes

  • Abstract

    Born on April 9, 1898, in Princeton, New Jersey, Paul Robeson went on to become a stellar athlete, civil rights activist, and an immensely popular singer and actor, known for his stage and film performances in The Emperor Jones and Show Boat. The collection contains ephemera documenting Robeson's career from 1924 to 1973, including: programs, souvenir books on his life story, magazines, playbills, photographs (black-and-white movie stills), and broadsides.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is housed off-site, unless otherwise stated at the file-level, and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

    Collection is open for use.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection contains ephemera documenting Robeson's career from 1924 to 1973, including: programs, souvenir books on his life story, magazines, playbills, photographs (black-and-white movie stills), and broadsides.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Born on April 9, 1898, in Princeton, New Jersey, Paul Robeson went on to become a stellar athlete, civil rights activist, and an immensely popular singer and actor, known for his stage and film performances in The Emperor Jones and Show Boat. Robeson spoke out against racism and became a world activist, yet was blacklisted during the paranoia of McCarthyism in the 1950s. He died in Pennsylvania in 1976.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The items in the collection were purchased at different times. Please see each accession for individual acquisition information.

  • Processing Information

    This collection was processed in 2015 by Jordon Steele, with additional processing by Annie Tang.

  • Description Control

    Notes, folder titles, and descriptive summaries have been copied directly from the dealer or bookseller's description.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Single copies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Special Collections department. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Name of folder or item], [Date], [Box number], [Folder number], [Collection title], [Collection number], Special Collections, The Johns Hopkins University.

Instances

  • Type
    Mixed Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    1-19

Collection Details