POST: The African American Theater History Project

In a post┬áintroducing the African American Theater History Project,┬áCecily Marcus (University of Minnesota Libraries) introduces the collaboration between the Penumbra Theater and the University of Minnesota Libraries aiming┬áto increase access to “the primary materials that document African American theater and cultural history.”

In developing the IMLS-funded project, the participating institutions will be:

1. working with leading African American theaters and repositories to identify and make accessible a national collection of digital archival material that documents African American cultural history, including theater;

2. creating a freely available online search tool that can live on any website and that makes African American historical documentation more easily discoverable; and

3. promoting awareness and use of this resource by theater professionals, scholars, students, educators, and the general public.

 

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