Appreciation is hereby expressed to all playwrights who furnished information concerning themselves and their plays, and to the following individuals and organizations for their assistance in completing this Directory:
To Dr. James V. Hatch, Curator of the Hatch-Billops Collection, New York City--for furnishing a list of scripts located in his archives; to Diana Lachathanere, Assistant Archivist, Rare Books, Manuscripts and Archives Section, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library-- for a list of scripts in the Archives of the Frank Silvera Writers' Workshop, located in the Schomburg Collection; and to Dorothy L. Swerdlove, Curator, The Billy Rose Theatre Collection, New York Public Library, Performing Arts Research Center--for providing information concerning pertinent materials in that collection.
To the following individuals who provided names and addresses and other pertinent information on playwrights: Tacquiena Boston, William Branch, Dr. Sandra Anderson Garcia, Townsend Brewster, P. J. Gibson, Theodore E. Gilliam, Maxwell Glanville, Rudy Gray, Gertrude Greenidge, Vera Katz, Maryat Lee, Mike Malone, Sharon Stockard Martin, Lionel Mitchell (deceased), Ric Richardson, Garland Lee Thompson, Donald Todd, Tad Truesdale, William Mayfield, and Lucy Walker.
To Dr. Claude Green, Administrative Librarian of the G. R. Little Library, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, North Carolina; to his predecessor, Hobson Thompson, Jr.; and to the past and present members of their respective staffs: Gwendolyn Midgette, Dr. Benjamin F. Speller, James B. Law, Donald Bradsher, Jutta D. Choudhury, Patricia C. Hines, Rebecca A. Ware, Berthel W. Penrose, Odessa A. Williams, Kathy McCuller Turner, Burnella White Griffin, Evelyn Garner Blount, Rosamond Panda, Cornelius Goodwin, Georgia Morgan, Brenda Sawyer, Freida Burke, James Blount, Handsel Ingram, Juanita Combs, Paul Mills, Valerie Villines, Mary Williams, Shirley Perry, and Christine Williams (deceased)--for location, acquisition, and loan of all books,