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Program for Shearer Summer Theater's Production of Cooling Waters, 1948

Martha’s Vineyard is known for its leisure activities and summers. From the 1940s to the 1980s, the Shearer Summer Theater, an African American theater company, produced shows for locals and tourists alike. The Shearer Summer Theater was the brainchild of Elizabeth “Liz” White, a dresser on Broadway, who directed, and even bought a two story house to act as the stage in the 1950s for the plays. Help us transcribe this program from a from the Shearer Summer Theater’s production of Cooling Waters.

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Program for the Shearer Players' production of Angel Street

Martha’s Vineyard is known for its leisure activities and summers. From the 1940s to the 1980s, the Shearer Summer Theater, an African American theater company, produced shows for locals and tourists alike. The Shearer Summer Theater was the brainchild of Elizabeth “Liz” White, a dresser on Broadway, who directed, and even bought a two story house to act as the stage in the 1950s for the plays. Help us transcribe this program from a from the Shearer Summer Theater’s production of Angel Street.

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Program for the Shearer Players' Production of Angel Street, 1951

Martha’s Vineyard is known for its leisure activities and summers. From the 1940s to the 1980s, the Shearer Summer Theater, an African American theater company, produced shows for locals and tourists alike. The Shearer Summer Theater was the brainchild of Elizabeth “Liz” White, a dresser on Broadway, who directed, and even bought a two story house to act as the stage in the 1950s for the plays. Help us transcribe this program from a from the Shearer Summer Theater’s production of Angel Street.

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Program for The Women at Forest Neighborhood House, 1946

The Shearer Summer Theater was the brainchild of Elizabeth “Liz” White, a dresser on Broadway, who directed, and even bought a two story house to act as the stage in the 1950s for the plays s in Martha’s Vineyard. In 1946, Liz White staged The Women, at the Forest House in New York City.

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Program for three plays by Shearer Summer Theater, 1947

Martha’s Vineyard is known for its leisure activities and summers. From the 1940s to the 1980s, the Shearer Summer Theater, an African American theater company, produced shows for locals and tourists alike. The Shearer Summer Theater was the brainchild of Elizabeth “Liz” White, a dresser on Broadway, who directed, and even bought a two story house to act as the stage in the 1950s for the plays. Help us transcribe this program from a from the Shearer Summer Theater’s production of Lysistrata, If Men Played Cards as Women Do, and Slabtown Convention.

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Program from the first Los Angeles Rams home game

This souvenir program for a 1946 Los Angeles Rams preseason charity game against the Washington Redskins marks the first appearance of the Rams in the Los Angeles Coliseum. The program contains a message from the Los Angeles Times publisher and charity president, a message from the team publicist, a roster with player descriptions and two-tone portraits, and numerous advertisements for companies both extant and defunct. On Sunday, September 10, 2017, seventy-one years later, the Los Angeles Rams return to the Coliseum. Help transcribe this program to get in the spirit of the game.

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Program of An Evening of Comedy with Jackie Moms Mabley and Her Ladies, 2003

In 2003, well known actress Clarice Taylor wrote and starred in Her: An Evening of Comedy with Jackie “Moms” Mabley and her Ladies presented by the National Black Theater, Inc. Help us transcribe this program to learn more about the cast and “Moms” Mabley.

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Promotional and Souvenir Program autographed by Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson was not only a world famous mezzo-soprano and symbol of justice. Learn more about Anderson's family life and philanthropy by transcribing a program for one of her performances that includes an article about Anderson's relationship with her mother and information about her career and scholarship awards.

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Promotional material for Liz White's film presentation of Othello, 1986

Martha’s Vineyard is known for its leisure activities and summers. From the 1940s to the 1980s, the Shearer Summer Theater, an African American theater company, produced shows for locals and tourists alike. The Shearer Summer Theater was the brainchild of Elizabeth “Liz” White, a dresser on Broadway, who directed, and even bought a two story house to act as the stage in the 1950s for the plays. In the 1980s, White completed her first film, a presentation of Othello. Help us transcribe this promotional material from a screening of Liz White’s presentation of Othello at New York Public Library.

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Promotional material for Liz White's film presentation of Othello, May 1980

Martha’s Vineyard is known for its leisure activities and summers. From the 1940s to the 1980s, the Shearer Summer Theater, an African American theater company, produced shows for locals and tourists alike. The Shearer theater company was the brainchild of Elizabeth “Liz” White, a dresser on Broadway, who directed, and even bought a two story house to act as the stage in the 1950s for the plays. In the 1980s, White completed her first film, a presentation of Othello. Help us transcribe this promotional material from a screening of Liz White’s presentation of Othello at Howard University.

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