Hughes Allison Collection

About this Collection

This is a selection of items from the Hughes Allison Collection. Hughes Allison was born in North Carolina and moved to Newark with his family during the Great Migration. He was a playwright; his most famous play The Trial of Doctor Beck ran on Broadway and you can read it here. He also wrote articles for newspapers and magazines like this one about Newark. Allison was very interested in the welfare of African Americans in Newark, for example, he kept this report on conditions in the Third Ward. 

Bound in Brown (Something of the Negro in Verse)
Poetry collection, with illustrations by Laura Winter
Corollary
The Adventures of Joe Hill: Short story
Down to Earth
Stranger Than Fiction: Short story
Folder
Folder containing short story collection
Forenote
The Adventures of Joe Hill: Preface to short story collection
Imposture
The Adventures of Joe Hill: Short story
It's Midnight Over Newark
Handbill for performance at Mosque Theatre, Newark "A thrilling and sensational new type of drama of discrimination in the City of Newark."
Justifiable Fratricide!
Stranger Than Fiction: Short story
Justifiable Fratricide! References
Stranger Than Fiction: Medical references to support story detail
Notes on "Corollary"
The Adventures of Joe Hill: Explanatory notes on short story