Join the Center for Urban Education, in partnership with the Pitt Library, for a virtual panel celebrating the life and work of August Wilson and the importance of teaching his writings. This panel launches a deeper collaborative relationship in which CUE will lead a series of workshops with educators about how to develop curriculum and pedagogy that center the August Wilson archive. In addition, the panel invites educators across contexts to a conversation about fostering creative and inventive teaching designs.
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Updated: February 6, 2023
August Wilson Society is thrilled to announce its March 2-4, 2023 Biennial Colloquium, Excavating New Landscapes for August Wilson Studies -- 3 days of informative, exciting events to underscore the profound relevance of the August Wilson Archive housed within the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS).
Location: August Wilson African American Cultural Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
When: March 2-4, 2023
Updated: January 17, 2023
The University of Pittsburgh Library System is pleased to announce that students, faculty, researchers, scholars, and the public now have access to the August Wilson Archive in Hillman Library. Researchers will have access to original scripts and working drafts, production history and other documentation of Wilson’s American Century Cycle Plays. Additional material includes hundreds of notebooks with handwritten notes, Wilson’s unpublished plays, audio-video recordings, photographs, awards, proclamations, honorary degrees, screenplays, and documents discussing film and television adaptations. The organization of the archive is detailed in the collection finding aid.
Appointments are highly recommended to schedule a visit to our Archives & Special Collections Reading Room on the third floor of Hillman Library between Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Updated: January 9, 2023
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Next Pittsburgh: How Pitt’s library acquired the August Wilson Archive and what it means for Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh: The University Library System Receives One Million Dollar Grant from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation for August Wilson Archive Outreach and Engagement
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