Gene Persson papers relating to Dutchman
Scope and Contents
The bulk of the papers relate to theater and film productions of Dutchman by Amiri Baraka, for which Gene Persson served as a producer, including correspondence, scripts, production materials, legal materials, promotional materials, financial records, photographs, and audiovisual materials. The papers also include additional writings and other materials by or about Amiri Baraka.
- Persson, Gene (Author)
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Gene Persson Papers Relating to Dutchman is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Inc. on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2010.
Organized into three series: I. Dutchman materials, 1960s-2007. II. Non-Dutchman materials, 1964-1991. III. Audiovisual materials, circa 1994.
9.92 Linear Feet (9 boxes)
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
Eugene (Gene) Clair Persson (born in Long Beach, California, 1934) was a child actor before becoming a film and theater producer in California and New York. He died in 2008.
Amiri Baraka, formerly LeRoi Jones, is an African American writer, critic, and activist.
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This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Guide to the Gene Persson Papers relating to Dutchman
- by Beinecke staff
- September 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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