Ellison, Ralph, 1914-1994

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African American author, born Ralph Waldo Ellison (1914-1994) in Oklahoma to a family who migrated from South Carolina.

From the description of Ralph Ellison papers, 1990-1994. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 32828103

African American author and educator. Born 1914; died 1994.

From the description of Ralph Ellison papers, 1890-2005 (bulk 1930-1994). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983760

Ralph Ellison began writing seriously in 1939. Previously he had worked as a researcher on the New York Federal Writer's Project. Ellison has worked as an editor on the Negro Quarterly and has taught at various academic institutions. His writings include literary criticism, short stories, articles, and essays.

From the description of Brave words for a startling occasion. 1953. (Wichita State University). WorldCat record id: 22215681

Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man (1952), one of the most famous twentieth century American novels.

From the description of Documents : 1949-1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80420414

Ralph Waldo Ellison, African-American novelist, was born in Oklahoma City in 1914 and moved to New York City in the 1940s where he started his writing career. In 1952 Ellison wrote his award winning novel, "The Invisible Man." Ellison's short stories and essays have been anthologized and Ellison's work remains an important documentation of the twentieth.

Century African-American experience.

From the description of Remembering Jimmy, Manuscript, 1953-1958. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 145566720

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referencedIn Carolina Symposium. Records of the Carolina Symposium, 1927- 1986. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Society for Art, Religion and Contemporary Culture. Records, 1961-1990. Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Erskine, Albert Russell, 1911-. Papers : of Albert Russell Erskine, 1927-1981. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Fischer, John Sylvester, 1910-1978. John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1907-1980 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Neal, Larry, 1937-1981. Larry Neal papers, 1961-1985. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Ellison, Ralph. Documents : 1949-1958. Temple University, Blockson Afro-American History Collection
creatorOf Ellison, Ralph. Ralph Ellison papers, 1890-2005 (bulk 1930-1994). Library of Congress
contributorOf ARLENE STERN INTERVIEWS WITH RALPH ELLISON, WRITER United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. Max Lerner papers, 1927-1992 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Ellison, Ralph. Oral history interview with Ralph Ellison [sound recording] / interviewed by James Lafky and Truman Hayes. University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Murphy Library
creatorOf Solotaroff, Ted, 1928-2008. American review 16 : the magazine of new writing / edited by Ted Solotaroff. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Erskine, Albert, 1911-1993. Albert Erskine papers, 1930-1999. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn LUNCHEON WITH VICE PRESIDENT HUBERT HUMPHREY AND AUTHORS MARYA MANNES, RALPH ELLISON, AND MERLE MILLER United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989. Robert Penn Warren papers, 1906-1989. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Ellison, Ralph, 1914-. Remembering Jimmy, Manuscript, 1953-1958. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Ellison, Ralph. Interview with Ralph Ellison, October 19, 1970, via telephone / interviewed by James Lafky, Truman Hayes, and class. University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Murphy Library
creatorOf SPEECH BY RALPH ELLISON AT WOMEN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CLUB United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Aldridge, John W. John W. Aldridge papers, 1942-2006. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Fischer, John Sylvester, 1910-1978. John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1907-1980 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous writings, ca. 1893-1956. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Wright, Richard, 1908-1960. Richard Wright collection, 1935-1967. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. Papers of Langston Hughes [manuscript], 1925-1982. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hyman, Stanley Edgar, 1919-1970. Papers, 1932-1978 (bulk 1938-1970). Library of Congress
referencedIn Albert Schweitzer Chair in the Humanities records, 1965-1984. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn West, Dorothy, 1909-. Papers, 1914-1985 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
contributorOf STERN'S INTERVIEW WITH RALPH ELLISON United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Emanuel, James A. James A. Emanuel papers, 1922-1995 (bulk 1960-1995). Library of Congress
referencedIn Rubin, Louis Decimus, 1923-. Louis Decimus Rubin papers, 1945- (Series 1.1.1 D-H) [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Agee, James, 1909-1955. Recollections of James Agee : radio program, [197-?]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Ellison, Ralph. Brave words for a startling occasion. Wichita State University, Ablah Library
referencedIn Wright, Richard, 1908-1960. Richard Wright papers, 1927-1978. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Lillard, Stewart, 1940-. Papers, 1849-2000 (bulk 1967-1989). University of North Carolina, Charlotte, J. Murrey Atkins Library
creatorOf Writers' Program (New York, N.Y.). Writers' Program, New York City: Negroes of New York collection, 1936-1941. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Ellison, Ralph. Ralph Ellison letter to R. Frederick Allen, 1962 March 22. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Ellison, Ralph. Negro and the war : Typescript, undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Moore, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1940-. Robert H. Moore audiocassettes, 1962-1974. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Ellison, Ralph. Letter to Bert Krantz, 1990 February 23. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Morris, Wright, 1910-1998. Papers, 1938-1972. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Ellison, Ralph. Ralph Ellison papers, 1990-1994. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Dawson, William Levi, 1899-1990. William Levi Dawson papers, 1903-1990. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Printed material removed from Albert Murray manuscript collection related to Ralph Ellison. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Hyman, Stanley Edgar, 1919-1970. Papers of Stanley Edgar Hyman, 1932-1978 (bulk 1938-1970). Library of Congress
referencedIn Spencer, Elizabeth, 1921-. Elizabeth Spencer papers, 1911-2003 (bulk 1999-2003. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Williams, Eric Eustace, 1911-1981. Literary and scholarly manuscripts collection, [ca. 1930-1980] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Online Archive of California. Ralph Ellison collection, 1938-1993. University of California, Santa Cruz, UCSC
creatorOf Daiches, David, 1912-2005. Hopwood Awards Collection, 1930- University of Michigan
creatorOf Sears, Donald A. Correspondence of Donald A. Sears, 1966-1970. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Humboldt, Charles, 1910-1964. Charles Humboldt papers, 1935-1963 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Morris, Wright, 1910-1998. Papers, 1938-1972. Lehman College Library, Leonard Lief Library
referencedIn Federal Writers' Project (N.Y.). Federal Writers' Project Negro Group papers, 1927-1940. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Woodward, C. Vann (Comer Vann), 1908-1999. C. Vann Woodward papers, 1804-2004 (inclusive), 1804-2000 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn The Militant Mood: A Gallery of Black Activists Reviews the Civil Rights Decade United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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correspondedWith Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988 person
correspondedWith Bellow, Saul person
associatedWith Bennington College. corporateBody
correspondedWith Brooks, Harry, 1895-1970 person
correspondedWith Calicutt, Harold person
associatedWith Carnegie Commission on Educational Television. corporateBody
associatedWith Carolina Symposium. corporateBody
correspondedWith Cheever, John person
correspondedWith Ciardi, John, 1916-1986 person
associatedWith Clark, Eleanor, 1913-1996. person
correspondedWith Clark, Kenneth Bancroft, 1914-2005 person
associatedWith Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. corporateBody
correspondedWith Davis, Henry B. O., 1911- person
associatedWith Dawson, William Levi, 1899-1990. person
associatedWith Ellison, Alfred. person
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associatedWith Ellison family. family
associatedWith Ellison, Fanny McConnell. person
correspondedWith Emanuel, James A. person
correspondedWith Engle, Paul, 1908-1991 person
associatedWith Erskine, Albert, 1911-1993. person
associatedWith Erskine, Albert Russell, 1911- person
correspondedWith Fabre, Michel person
associatedWith Federal Writers' Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Federal Writers' Project (N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fischer, John Sylvester, 1910-1978. person
correspondedWith Harper, Michael S., 1938- person
associatedWith Hayes, Truman D. person
correspondedWith Hersey, John, 1914-1993 person
associatedWith Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. person
associatedWith Humboldt, Charles, 1910-1964. person
correspondedWith Hyman, Phoebe person
associatedWith Hyman, Stanley Edgar, 1919-1970. person
associatedWith Jackson, Jesse, 1941- person
correspondedWith Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965 person
correspondedWith Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938 person
associatedWith Kranz, Bert. person
associatedWith Lafky, Jim (James L.), 1921- person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. person
associatedWith Lillard, Stewart, 1940- person
associatedWith Mandela, Nelson, 1918- person
associatedWith Maschal, Richard. person
associatedWith McConnell family. family
correspondedWith McPherson, James Alan, 1943- person
associatedWith Moore, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1940- person
associatedWith Morris, Wright, 1910-1998. person
correspondedWith Murray, Albert person
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associatedWith Neal, Larry, 1937-1981. person
associatedWith Negro People's Theatre (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Newhall, Joseph F. person
associatedWith New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Remnick, David. person
associatedWith Rubin, Louis Decimus, 1923- person
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correspondedWith Scott, Nathan A. person
correspondedWith Seagrave, Gordon Stifler, 1897-1965 person
associatedWith Sears, Donald A. person
associatedWith Society for Art, Religion and Contemporary Culture. corporateBody
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correspondedWith Ware, Lowry person
correspondedWith Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989 person
associatedWith West, Dorothy, 1909- person
associatedWith Woodward, C. Vann (Comer Vann), 1908-1999. person
correspondedWith Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 person
associatedWith Writers' Program (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
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South Carolina
South Carolina--Abbeville County
New York (State)--New York
Illinois--Chicago
Abbeville County (S.C.)
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American fiction
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Authors, American
African American authors
Civil rights
American literature--African American authors
African American novelists
African Americans--Race identity
American literature
Short stories--African American authors
Novelists, American--20th century
African Americans in literature
African Americans
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Symbolism (literary movement)
Literature--Black authors
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Birth 1914-03-01

Death 1994-04-16

Americans

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