Herbert Marshall collection of Paul Robeson, 1934-1974 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
ID: 1/3/MSS 137
Extent: 3.0 Boxes
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Scope and Contents: This collection consists largely of playscripts and screenplays including "Show Boat," "Stevedore," "John Henry," and "Porgy," in which Robeson played leading roles. There are also two musical scores in the collection, one of which is for Show Boat. Also included is one folder of correspondence, two manuscripts concerning Robeson, a playbill from Plant in the Sun, and a publicity poster from The Proud Valley. Photographs and newsclippings complete the boxed material. Robeson"s personal library comprising seventy-three volumes includes an annotated copy of Othello and many of the books bear his signature or that of his wife, Eslanda Goode Robeson.