|Size:||0.25 linear foot|
|Repository:||Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, 9525 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois 60628|
|Provenance:||Donated in June 1998 by L. Michael Livingston|
When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is:
Dorothy Rogers Livingston Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature
|Processed by:||Chloe Waryan, Librarian, April 2021; supervised by Elizabeth Loch|
Dorothy Rogers Livingston was born on June 8, 1917 in Chicago. After receiving her B.A. degree from George Williams College, she began her career in the Chicago Park District. In 1941, Dorothy was the program coordinator for the Chicago Park District and collected play scripts and community programming resources from Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) plays presented in the parks.
In 1948, Dorothy married Leonard Livingston, President of Jackson Mutual Life Company. From 1942 through 1950, Dorothy was program director for Parkway Community House, the innovative settlement house led by Horace Cayton. She also earned a Masters in Social Work from University of Illinois in 1952. Dorothy Rogers Livingston died at the age of 81 on October 3, 1998.
Scope and Content
This small collection consists of 5 scripts and 2 books regarding puppetry and theater programs at the Chicago Park District during the Federal Theater Project led by the W.P.A. Please note that as historical objects, some of these materials contain harmful or disturbing content. Chicago Public Library presents these artifacts as an unfiltered social record and does not endorse the views expressed therein.
The collection is organized into seven folders. The folders are listed alphabetically.
Related materials at the Chicago Public Library include:
- Horace R. Cayton Papers
- Charlemae Hill Rollins Papers
- George Cleveland Hall Archives
- Illinois Writers Project: “Negro in Illinois” Papers
- Chicago Park District Records: Photographs
|Box 1||Folder 1||‘All Through the House.’ Chicago Park District, undated|
|Box 1||Folder 2||‘Little Black Sambo.’ Chicago Park District, undated|
|Box 1||Folder 3||‘November. Suggestions for Community Programs.’ Chicago Park District, undated|
|Box 1||Folder 4||‘Poor Giraffe.’ Chicago Park District, undated|
|Box 1||Folder 5||‘Puppets for Little People.’ Illinois Writers Project, Chicago Park District, 1941|
|Box 1||Folder 6||‘Snow White,’ by Catherine Anderson, Chicago Park District, undated|
|Box 1||Folder 7||‘The Three Bears. A Shadow Play.’ Art Crafts Bulletin No. 50, Chicago Park District, undated|