August Wilson Archive
August Wilson, Pulitzer Prize-awarded playwright and Pittsburgh Native Son, has penned numerous plays depicting the everyday lives of African American Pittsburghers (including family relationships and legacies). Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle plays are primarily let in Pittsburgh's Hill District neighborhood where Wilson was born and raised. The items within the archive document a wide array of Wilson’s career and interests from the 1960s to 2010s. Included are scripts and production materials of his American Century Cycle plays, Wilson’s personal library and music collection, artwork, poetry, unpublished work including non-Cycle plays, speeches, essays, and interviews. Materials range from audio recordings, awards and degrees, books, correspondence, newspapers and magazines to notebooks, writing tablets, photographs, posters, production designs, props, scripts, and video recordings. The ULS acquired the playwright's personal archives through the help of Wilson’s widow, Constanza Romero, executor of the playwright’s estate. Preparations for research access to the collection will begin in spring 2021.