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Ira Jeffries papers,

Title
Ira Jeffries papers, 1950-2000.
Author
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010.
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Box 1Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 794 Box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
Box 2Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 794 Box 2Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
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6.4 lin. ft. (6 record cartons, 1 archival box)
Uniform Title
  • B & G magazine.
  • New Amsterdam news.
  • New Harlem magazine.
  • Sappho's isle.
  • Womanews.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • American drama – African American women authors.
  • Diaries.
  • Play scripts.
Source (note)
  • Ira Jeffries
Biography (note)
  • Ira L. Jeffries (b. March 20, 1932, New York, N.Y. - July 16, 2010, New York, N.Y.) author, playwright and journalist, had a productive career in New York City's off-off Broadway Theater and African-American communities. The author of almost two dozen one-act and full-length plays as well as short stories, poems, essays and articles, Jeffries also tried her hand at producing plays through Kaleidoscope Theater Company, a company she founded in 1992 in association with the WOW Café Theater Company Collective. As a journalist, Jeffries wrote articles for several African-American and lesbian publications including "BG Magazine," "The New Amsterdam News," "The New Harlem Magazine," "Sappho's Isle," and "Womanews."
Call Number
Sc MG 794
Author
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010.
Title
Ira Jeffries papers, 1950-2000.
Summary
The Ira Jeffries Papers consist of biographical material including correspondence, memoirs, notebooks, and journals. Jeffries's unpublished memoir, "Sugar's Blues," is represented in the collection in draft form along with preliminary notes.
The most significant part of the collection consists of her writings, chiefly the almost two dozen one-act and full length plays, many of which saw production in New York City's Off-off Broadway stage. The file contains drafts, synopses and several scripts, in addition to uncompleted plays. Additional material relating to Jeffries's productions includes several theater reviews. Manuscripts of her short stories include preliminary notes and a draft. Other writings include poetry, speeches, and journal articles written for African-American and lesbian newspapers and magazines. Jeffries appeared in the film, "Watermelon Woman," directed by Cheryl Dunye, and the script, notes and related materials are included in the collection.
Biography
Ira L. Jeffries (b. March 20, 1932, New York, N.Y. - July 16, 2010, New York, N.Y.) author, playwright and journalist, had a productive career in New York City's off-off Broadway Theater and African-American communities. The author of almost two dozen one-act and full-length plays as well as short stories, poems, essays and articles, Jeffries also tried her hand at producing plays through Kaleidoscope Theater Company, a company she founded in 1992 in association with the WOW Café Theater Company Collective. As a journalist, Jeffries wrote articles for several African-American and lesbian publications including "BG Magazine," "The New Amsterdam News," "The New Harlem Magazine," "Sappho's Isle," and "Womanews."
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Local Subject
Black author.
Added Author
Wati, Jaso.
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010. Bag Lady and Ole Becky.
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010. Break.
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010. Cactus and the rose.
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010. Christian and the Jesess.
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010. Clotel, a love story.
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010. Denial.
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010. Different strokes for different folks.
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010. Glory.
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010. Images, impressions and such.
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010. Mabel.
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010. Manchild.
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010. Martha Redding.
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010. Odessa.
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010. Pipe dreams.
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010. Residents.
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010. Samson and Delilah Brown.
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010. Sugar's blues.
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010. Women of Sheriff Street.
Dunye, Cheryl. Watermelon woman.
Added Title
B & G magazine.
New Amsterdam news.
New Harlem magazine.
Sappho's isle.
Womanews.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 794
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