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Paul Green papers

 Collection — Box: SFC3 [F09.090.03.01], Folder: 237
Identifier: MS0237

Scope and Contents

Primarily souvenir programs (1938, 1941, 1947-48, 1970, 1974, 1997) of Paul Green's symphonic drama, The Lost Colony. The 1947 program is signed by four actors in the production, which is staged annually at the Waterside Theatre in Manteo on Roanoke Island, N.C. Also includes a program for Green's 1950 symphonic drama, Faith of Our Fathers, which was staged in Washington, D.C. and is based on George Washington's role in founding the American Republic.

Dates

  • 1938 - 1997

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Paul Eliot Green was born in Buies Creek, NC on March 17, 1894. He was a well-known 20th century playwright who focused on historical dramas set in North Carolina. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1927 for his play, In Abraham's Bosom, about a mixed-race man in the Southeast who attempted to start a school to educate African-American children and the hardships he faced. In 1937, Green wrote The Lost Colony, which is currently the longest running outdoor symphonic drama in the country. It was first performed in Manteo, NC on Roanoke Island on July 4, 1937 and drew crowds of more than 2,000 people, an extremely large number at that time for the tiny community of Manteo. The play is currently performed yearly at the Waterside Theatre at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. He died in Chapel Hill, NC on May 4, 1981.

Source: https://www.ncpedia.org/monument/paul-green-bust

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

Primarily souvenir programs (1938, 1941, 1947-48, 1970, 1974, 1997) of Paul Green's symphonic drama, The Lost Colony. The 1947 program is signed by four actors in the production, which is staged annually at the Waterside Theatre in Manteo on Roanoke Island, N.C. Also includes a program for Green's 1950 symphonic drama, Faith of Our Fathers, which was staged in Washington, D.C. and is based on George Washington's role in founding the American Republic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Julian D. Mason, 1997. Transfer from UNC Charlotte Special Collections Vertical File, 1997. Gift from the Estate of Bonnie Cone

Related Materials

Books by Paul Green can be found in both the UNC Charlotte Library's rare book and general (circulating) collections through a search of the library's online catalog.

Processing Information

Processed by Randy Penninger, 1997.

Creator

Title
Paul Green Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Randy Penninger
Date
1997
Description rules
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Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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