Black Performers News Clippings Collection Summary

Collection number:


Collection Title:

Black Performers News Clippings




3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)



Acquisition info:

Acquired from Library Special Collections

Custodial history:

Materials were acquired from Library Special Collections (LSC)


Collection materials are in English.


UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies Library

Processed by:

Dalena Hunter


Access restrictions:

Access is available by appointment for UCLA faculty and student researchers. All other researchers by permission only. To view the collection or any part of it, please contact the Librarian in person: Haines Hall 135, via email: or by phone: 310-825-6060.

Publication rights:

Copyright has not been assigned to the UC regents. All requests for permission to publish or quote from collection must be submitted in writing to the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies Library and Media Center. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies as the owner of the physical items and it not intended to include or imply the permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Preferred Citation:

[Item identification], Black Performers News Clippings, Collection 8, UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Subject headings:

African Americans in motion pictures.
Motion pictures–United States–History.

Organizational History

The history of the materials in the Black Performers News Clippings is largely unknown. There is a postscript on boxes two and three that says “Institute of Research.” The materials may have been used as course reserves materials for the former Theater Arts Library or Arts Special Collections. The Theater Arts Library and Arts Special Collections were merged in the 1980’s to create what is now known as the Arts Library.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of three archival boxes with news clippings arranged in alphabetical order. Clippings include biographical information on actors and actresses, film/ movie reviews, television reviews, and theater reviews.

Collection Inventory

Box 1: (A-D) Action Jackson (Film)—Dummy (TV)

Box 2: (E-N) Ebony, Ivory, and Jade (TV)—New Odd Couple (TV)

Box 3: (O-Z) One Down, Two to GO (Film) –Zora is My Name (TV)