Essays, poetry, prose, scripts, playbills, posters, fliers, reviews, clippings, contracts, photographs, audio recordings,
video recordings, correspondence, biographical information, and personal papers documenting Sidney Morris and his lovers,
friends, family, theater productions, and work with the intellectually disabled, 1910-2004. Morris was a playright of roughly
50 plays, including
If This Isn't Love in 1982. Morris also wrote poetry and essays, and published articles on HIV/AIDS.
Sidney Morris Fineberg, known as Sidney Morris, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1929. He first garnered notice in
the theater world in 1963 with his New York production of
A Gallery of Characters. Morris would write roughly 50 plays, over half of which were produced, including
If This Isn't Love in 1982, his most popular work. Morris wrote poetry and essays, and published articles on HIV/AIDS. He helped support himself
by teaching special education classes and drama therapy workshops. He volunteered his time to Senior Action in a Gay Environment
(SAGE) and Cabrini Hospital, and was a member of the Dramatist's Guild, Poetry Society, Holocaust Generation After, and Eulenspiegel
Society. Morris died after a years-long battle with AIDS in 2002. He was survived by his longtime partner, Bert Coffman.
7.6 linear feet.
2 archive boxes + 2 archive cartons + 3 archive binders + 1 archive flat box
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