Kuumba Theatre Company Collection

Dates: 1969-1996; Bulk dates: 1970-1986. Size: 20 linear feet, includes 164 photographs, 43 negatives, 31 slides, 10 artifacts. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Chicago Theater Collection. The Kuumba Theatre Company was founded in 1969 by Chicago dramatist, Val Gray Ward. The collection contains the theater company’s production history files, administrative records, artistic files and affiliations with a range of community and political organizations. The documentation includes the work of local playwrights along with the company’s nationally recognized productions, The Amen CornerThe Little Dreamer and In the House of the Blues. [Finding aid]