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Descriptive Summary

Title: Elaine Blue Collection
Span Dates: 1975-2011
ID No: Ms2011-126
Creator: Elaine Blue, Huntington
Extent: 2 boxes (Ms2011-126)
Language: English
Repository: West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV
Abstract: Plays, poetry, correspondence and other materials relating to career of artist, playwright and poet Elaine Blue of Huntington.
Provenance: Elaine Blue
Transfers: Audio-visual materials
Preferred Citation: [item, collection number], Elaine Blue Collection, West Virginia State Archives, Charleston, WV.

Contents List:

Box 1

Programs, Events
Programs, Plays by Elaine Blue
Programs, Out-of-State
Publicity, Events
John Henry Folk Festival, Camp Virgil Tate, Charleston, August 27-29, 1976
West Virginia All Black Schools Sports and Academic Hall of Fame Ceremony, September 18, 2010
"Recapture" Room, Cammack Children's Center
Artwork, Elaine Blue
Exhibition, "A Common Thread," Barrie Kaufman and Elaine Blue
Exhibition, "The Performance," by Elaine Blue
Mountain Life and Work, contains poem, "Quotations in the Parlor," by Elaine Blue, April-June 1988
Speech, Kelly Miller High School
Public Engagement, Elaine Blue, Georgetown University, March 18, 2005
Correspondence Received, Elaine Blue, 1982-2005
Article, "Yes, We Have Authors: Reclaiming Our Literary History," by Phyllis Wilson Moore
Newsletter, Multicultural Exposition, Spring 2007
Biographical Information, Elaine Blue

Box 2

Poetry, "The Woman You Are: Poems For Women," by Elaine Blue
Poetry, "Children Crying In The Night," by Elaine Blue
Poetry, "Mommie, What, Why, Where, and How Come," by Elaine Blue (2 copies)
Poetry, "A Million Dreams," by Elaine Blue
Poetry, "Give Me Your Hand..." by Elaine Blue
Poetry, "Moods and Works of Blue," by Elaine Blue
Play, Partial Script
Play, "Sarah Jane Is You Crazy," by Elaine Blue
Play, "Angels On The Head Of A Pin," by Elaine Blue
Play, "Preacher Man," by Elaine Blue
Play, "When Our Memory Escapes Us," by Elaine Blue
Play, "The Little Brown Bunny," by Elaine Blue
Play, "I Didn't Ask To Be Born," by Elaine Blue
Play, "Pieces," by Elaine Blue
Play, "Children Waiting by the Gates at Dawn," by Elaine Blue
Play, "Against All Odds (Myths and Misinformation)," by Elaine Blue
Play, "Billie," by Elaine Blue
Play, "Faces and Phases: A Portrait of the Black Woman," by Elaine Blue
Play, "Land of the Free - Home of the Brave," by Elaine Blue
Skits, "More Than a Notion," by Elaine Blue

Transferred to A/V Collection:
CD, Presentation, "Same Train, Different Tracks," by Elaine Blue, February 18, 2005
CD, Presentation, Elaine's Works, Huntington Museum of Art, February 6, 2011
CD, Elaine Blue, West Virginia Black Cultural Festival, October 15, 1983
Cassettes (3), Elaine Blue, Huntington Theatrical Ensemble, West Virginia Black Cultural Festival, October 15, 1983
Cassette, Elaine Blue reading poems
Video Cassette, Ashland College
Video Cassette, Birk Art Gallery Show, October 2003

Manuscript Collections

West Virginia Archives and History