Historic Karamu House donates archives to Kelvin Smith Library

Karamu Ali

Karamu House, the nation’s oldest African American producing theatre and cultural arts center, is donating its archives to Kelvin Smith Library for preservation and to make its historical treasures accessible to the public for education, research and general interest. 

Kelvin Smith Library is also home to the archival collections of the Cleveland Play House, America’s first professional regional theatre.  With the addition of the Karamu House archives, Kelvin Smith Library will have one of the premier theater history archives in the country.  Researchers will be able to mine these collections and make connections between the two.

Read more about the Karamu House gift of archives in The Daily.