A small collection of items concerning the great actor, singer and activist Paul Robeson (1898-1976). The items include:
--A small autographed sheet measuring 2 x 3 1/4 inches (52 x 80 mm);
--A pamphlet, "The Negro People and the Soviet Union," by Paul Robeson. New Century Publishers, 1950, First Edition, 16 pages.
--Four rare issues of "Sing Out!," a leftist music magazine edited by Irwin Silber. Robeson was a frequent contributor (as well as a subject). The following issues feature Robeson as an author or subject:
Vol. 1, No. 6 (January 1951), Tomorrow Is A Highway: A Song for Paul Robeson.
Vol. 2, No. 8 (February 1952), Paul Robeson Speaks for Equal Rights in the Arts.
Vol. 2, No. 11 (May 1952), To Paul Robeson; Happy Birthday, Paul Robeson!; and "...I Must Keep Fighting Until I'm Dying!"
Vol. 3, No. 1 (September 1952), Paul Robeson sings at the Progressive Party National Convention in Chicago (cover image, followed by an article on the convention, Get Ballots With Ballads.
The Sing Out! magazines are rare. There were no other copies of these four issues in commerce as of November 2020.
CONDITION: The Robeson autograph is Near Fine; the pamphlet is Very Good, showing some rubbing to the wrappers; and the Sing Out! magazines range from Near Fine (May and September 1952) to Good or better (the remaining issues, which show some soiling and staining). Item #1594