Two types of abbreviations appear with regularity throughout this directory: (1) bibliographical abbreviations and (2) general abbreviations.
The following abbreviations are used for the most frequently cited reference books, periodicals, and library collections. These abbreviations may or may not be followed by the author's last name and the date of publication in parentheses. Full publication information is included in the Information Sources following the appendixes.
|AnthANT||Anthology of the American Negro in the Theatre, ed. by Lindsay Patterson . New York, 1967.|
|BlkDr|| Black Drama: The Story of the American Negro in the Theatre,|
by Loften Mitchell. New York, 1967.
|BlkMagic|| Black Magic: A Pictorial History of the Negro in American|
Entertainment, ed. by Langston Hughes and Milton Meltzer.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1967.
|BlksBf|| Blacks in Blackface: A Source Book on Early Black Musical|
Shows, by Henry T. Sampson. Metuchen, NJ, 1980.
|CBAP|| Contemporary Black American Playwrights and Their Plays:|
A Biographical Directory and Dramatic Index, by Bernard L. Peterson Jr. Westport, CT, 1988.
|Century|| A Century of Musicals in Black and White: An Encyclopedia|
of Musical Stage Works by, about, or Involving African Amer-
icans, by Bernard L. Peterson Jr. Westport, CT, 1993.