Anthony, Earl (1940- )

The Earl Anthony collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, professional materials, legal materials, and photographs.

Manuscripts in the collection include the stageplays
A Long Way from Here; The (Mis) Judgment; Charlie Still Can’t Win No Wars On the Ground; Frantz Fanon (1972); Black People’s Party (1980); and Chochezi Ali’s Song (1980). There are scripts for Anthony’s screenplay, Sunny, and teleplay, Babylon. Drafts include ’s book Dialectics of Struggle: Essays from 1967-1972, as well as two press releases to the San Francisco Chronicle regarding the African Peoples’ Repertory Theatre (APRT), “Genesis of San Francisco’s First Black Professional Performing Arts Company” and “Imami Amiri Baraka / And a Relevant Approach to Black Culture.”

Correspondence in the collection includes numerous items regarding the APRT, dating from 1971 to 1973. In addition, there are some personal letters, as well as some contracts. Notable correspondents include James Baldwin, Imamu Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Bosley Crowther, and Ossie Davis.

Printed material in the collection includes newspaper clippings regarding the APRT and, as well as 11 flyers for the APRT. There is also a court transcript regarding Anthony’s testimony before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (1967); a flyer for the film screening of the documentary 41st and Central: The Untold Story of the L.A. Black Panthers (2010); and photocopied pages from Almanac of Famous People featuring a write-up regarding Anthony. Other printed materials include legal materials regarding Anthony’s divorce (1973) and 2 color prints of Anthony’s daughter and family.

Professional material in the collection pertains to the APRT, and includes articles of incorporation, by-laws, a production schedule, and the budget from May 1973 to June 1974. 

Notable Figures
1. Anthony, Earl
Associated Subjects
1. African American Collections -- Drama Subject Guide
2. Literary Collections Subject Guide
3. Civil Rights Subject Guide
4. Authors, American
5. Dramatists
6. American literature--20th century
7. African American dramatists
8. African American authors