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Preliminary Guide to the Sojourner Kincaid Rolle Papers CEMA 55
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  • Title: Sojourner Kincaid Rolle papers (Preliminary Guide)
    Identifier/Call Number: CEMA 55
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 15.0 linear feet (105 videos and 13 crates)
    Date (inclusive): 1960-2012
    Abstract: The papers of African-American poet and playwright, peacemaker, community activist, and television producer Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, have been established in CEMA. Her poetry includes chapbooks, inclusion in various anthologies and literary journals and a body of uncollected work, some of which has been choreographed for dance presentation and performed as theater. In 2002, she co-wrote with Robert A. Potter “Ayo’s Journey”, a multidimensional theater performance about the transatlantic slave trade, based on a 12-poem cycle. This production was directed by Val Limar. Four of her poems were produced as short plays by the group “Dramatic Women.” This collections consists of correspondence, photographs, broadsides, ephemera, and audio and video recordings. It will be expanding to include her literary manuscripts and scrapbooks that document her educational, activist and artistic activities in the Santa Barbara community.

    Scope and Content

    This collection is yet to be processed. The Outragous Women video productions, from 1989-1994 are listed. Some of them are available streaming online. This collections consists of correspondence, photographs, broadsides, ephemera, and audio and video recordings. It will be expanding to include her literary manuscripts and scrapbooks that document her educational, activist and artistic activities in the Santa Barbara community. Materials related to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Committee, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's activities, poetry societies and other civic organizations in Santa Barbara are part of her papers.

    Access Restrictions

    Collections is open for research. Service copies of audiovisual items may need to be made before viewing or listening. Please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

    Use Restrictions

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], Sojourner Kincaid Rolle Papers, CEMA 155. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Custodial History note

    Gift of Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, 2005

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Kincaid-Rolle, Sojourner
    African American poets
    African Americans -- California -- Santa Barbara
    African Americans -- Human rights workers
    African Americans -- playwrights
    Martin Luther King, Jr., Day -- California -- Santa Barbara