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Eusebia Cosme papers,

Title
Eusebia Cosme papers, 1927-1973.
Author
Cosme, Eusebia.
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oversized folder 1Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 46 oversized folder 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
r. 1Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc Micro R-3619 r. 1Schomburg Center - Research & Reference
r. 2Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc Micro R-3619 r. 2Schomburg Center - Research & Reference

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Description
  • 1 microfilm reel.
  • 1.2 lin.ft.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Poems.
  • Posters.
  • Scripts.
Note
  • Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
Access (note)
  • Researchers are restricted to microfilm copy.
Reproduction (note)
  • Microfilm.
Biography (note)
  • Eusebia Adriana Cosme y Almanza, born in Santiago de Cuba in 1908, was considered the most successful Cuban diseuse of Afro-Antillian verse. Cosme began her career as an interpreter of Afro-Antillian verse in the early 1930s. Her concerts primarily featured the works of Hispanic poets who wrote "poesias negras", or poetry with a black theme. She also performed the works of Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar and did dramatic readings from the Afro-Antillian literary genre.
  • During the 1940s Cosme had her own radio show in New York City, "The Eusebia Cosme Show" on Columbia Broadcasting System's Las Cadenas de las Americas, which featured dramatic readings and poetry recitals. She began her acting career in the 1950s appearing in a few plays, including a Mexican production of "El Derecho de Nacer" (The Right to be Born), written by Felix Caignet, the Cuban poet/author and the movies "The Pawnbroker" by Sidney Lumet (1964) and "Mama Dolores" (1970). Among Cosme's other talents were music composition and painting. She composed the music and lyrics for the theme song to "Mama Dolores," as well as songs which were sung by popular singers of the day. She died in Miami in 1976.
Language (note)
  • In Spanish and English.
Call Number
Sc Micro R-3619
OCLC
774717750
Author
Cosme, Eusebia.
Title
Eusebia Cosme papers, 1927-1973.
Summary
Correspondence, personal papers, contracts, poems including some written about Cosme, essays, programs, newspaper and magazine clippings, scripts including radio scripts, certificates, posters, and photographs, relating mainly to Cosme's career, including her readings of Afro-Antillian verse, chiefly by Hispanic poets using black themes, as well as Afro-American poets Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes. Also, material on Cuba. Correspondents include Felix B. Caignet.
Access
Researchers are restricted to microfilm copy.
Reproduction
Microfilm. New York : New York Public Library, marketed by Scholarly Resources Inc., 1980. 2 microfilm reels; 35 mm. (MN *ZZ-17734)
Biography
Eusebia Adriana Cosme y Almanza, born in Santiago de Cuba in 1908, was considered the most successful Cuban diseuse of Afro-Antillian verse. Cosme began her career as an interpreter of Afro-Antillian verse in the early 1930s. Her concerts primarily featured the works of Hispanic poets who wrote "poesias negras", or poetry with a black theme. She also performed the works of Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar and did dramatic readings from the Afro-Antillian literary genre.
During the 1940s Cosme had her own radio show in New York City, "The Eusebia Cosme Show" on Columbia Broadcasting System's Las Cadenas de las Americas, which featured dramatic readings and poetry recitals. She began her acting career in the 1950s appearing in a few plays, including a Mexican production of "El Derecho de Nacer" (The Right to be Born), written by Felix Caignet, the Cuban poet/author and the movies "The Pawnbroker" by Sidney Lumet (1964) and "Mama Dolores" (1970). Among Cosme's other talents were music composition and painting. She composed the music and lyrics for the theme song to "Mama Dolores," as well as songs which were sung by popular singers of the day. She died in Miami in 1976.
Language
In Spanish and English.
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Added Author
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906.
Caignet, Félix B.
Research Call Number
Sc Micro R-3619
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