Cayton, Horace R. (Horace Roscoe), 1903-1970

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African American author and sociologist.

From the description of Horace Cayton collection, 1965. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70965364

Afro-American author.

From the description of Horace Roscoe Cayton correspondence, 1963-1969. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 86118280

Horace R. Cayton, Jr. was born in Seattle, WA. on April 12, 1903 to Horace Roscoe Cayton Sr. (newspaper owner, editor, publisher), and Susie Cayton (journalist, teacher). He carved out his own distinguished career as a writer and activist. After a childhood in Seattle's leading black household, Horace Cayton, Jr. held numerous jobs; coped with society's disapproval of his taking a white wife; earned his B.A. as on eof three black students at the Univeristy of Washington; studied sociology in the distinguished graduate program at the University of Chicago; taught at both Tuskegee Institute and Fisk University; and studied race and labor in the United States as journalist, academic, government official, and labor and civil-rights organizer. He died in January 1970 in Paris, France. (Source: Horace R. Cayton, Jr., Long Old Road: An Autobiography (1963; Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1970)).

From the description of Papers, 1866-2007 (Chicago Public Library). WorldCat record id: 748677658

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Carnegie Corporation of New York. Carnegie-Myrdal Study of the Negro in America research memoranda collection, 1935-1948. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Carnegie-Myrdal Study of the Negro in America research memoranda collection, 1935-1948 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
creatorOf Williams, Eric Eustace, 1911-1981. Literary and scholarly manuscripts collection, [ca. 1930-1980] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Carnegie-Myrdal Study of the Negro in America research memoranda collection, 1935-1948 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Parkway Community House. Parkway Community House records, 1937-1957. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Authors clippings : "C" [surname] folder 1944-1994. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Cayton, Horace R. (Horace Roscoe), 1903-1970. Horace Roscoe Cayton correspondence, 1963-1969. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Cayton, Horace R. (Horace Roscoe), 1903-1970. Papers, 1866-2007 Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center
referencedIn St. Clair Drake papers, 1935-1990 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
creatorOf Cayton, Horace R. (Horace Roscoe), 1903-1970. Horace Cayton collection, 1965. Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn Florant, Lyonel C. (Lyonel Charles), d. 1945. Lyonel C. Florant papers, 1930-ca. 1945. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Horace Mann Bond Papers, 1830-1979, 1926-1972 Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries
referencedIn National conference of the Chinese churches in America Graduate Theological Union
referencedIn Haygood, William Converse. Papers, 1942-1954. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Carnegie Corporation of New York. Carnegie-Myrdal Study of the Negro in America research memoranda collection, 1935-1948. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971. Ralph Bunche papers, 1922-1988. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Horace R. Cayton Manuscripts for, Long Old Road, 1931-1965 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Wirth, Louis, 1897-1952. Papers, 1918-1952 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Arna Bontemps Papers, 1927-1968 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Wirth, Louis. Papers, 1918-1952 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Record, Wilson, 1916-1998. Wilson Record papers, 1946-1990. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Richard Wright papers, 1927-1978 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Fabre, Michel. Michel Fabre archives of African American arts and letters, 1910-2003. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Drake, St. Clair. St. Clair Drake papers, 1935-1990. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Richard Wright papers, 1927-1978. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Oral history interview with Calvin Armstrong, 1968 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
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associatedWith Armstrong, Calvin person
associatedWith Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972 person
associatedWith Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973 person
associatedWith Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971. person
associatedWith Carnegie Corporation of New York corporateBody
associatedWith Carnegie Corporation of New York. person
associatedWith Curtis, Gordon. person
associatedWith Drake, St. Clair. person
associatedWith Fabre, Michel. person
associatedWith Florant, Lyonel C. (Lyonel Charles), d. 1945. person
associatedWith Haygood, William Converse. person
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America corporateBody
associatedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith Parkway Community House corporateBody
associatedWith Record, Wilson, 1916-1998. person
associatedWith Wirth, Louis, 1897-1952. person
associatedWith Wright, Richard, 1908-1960. person
associatedWith Yaddo (Artist's colony) corporateBody
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American literature--20th century
African American sociologists--Biography
Authors, American--20th century
Sociology
American literature--African American authors
African American authors--Biography
African American sociologists--History--Sources
Occupation
African American authors
African American sociologists
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Birth 1903-04-12

Death 1970

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