Hurston, Zora Neale

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Author, folklorist, anthropologist. Born in Eatonville, Florida; educated at Barnard College and Colombia University. Did research on African-American folklore in the American South, Haiti, and the West Indies. Published works include: Of Mules and Men (1935); Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934); Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), Moses: Man of the Mountain (1939), Seraph on the Suwanee (1948); and her autobiography Dust Tracks on a Road (1943). Hurston also wrote short stories, plays, and non-fiction articles. She taught at North Carolina College for Negroes.

From the guide to the Zora Neale Hurston Papers, 1919-2002, 1926-1960, (Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida)

Zora Neale Hurston (1901?-1960) author of several novels, short stories, poetry and an autobiography, was a trained anthropologist who also wrote ethnographic studies.

From the description of Zora Neale Hurston collection, 1919-1945. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122414746

From the guide to the Zora Neale Hurston collection, 1919-1945, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.)

Ethnographer, author and playwright.

From the description of Polk County : a musical comedy of Negro life, 1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82096039

From the description of Polk County : a musical comedy of Negro life, 1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702152898

Zora Neale Hurston (1903-1960), was an ethnographer who gained recognition for her creative writings.

From the description of Zora Neale Hurston Collection 1930-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78159854

From the description of Zora Neale Hurston Collection 1930-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148307

Following an itinerant upbringing, Zora Neale Hurston focused on anthropology studies at Columbia University. Her ethnographic work, however, soon was overshadowed by her creative work, such as her collaboration with Langston Hughes on the play, "Mule Bone," and her novel, "Their Eyes Were Watching God." In later years, she was distanced from the original group of Harlem Renaissance writers, but a resurgence of interest about her in the 1970s and 1980s brought a new generation of readers.

From the guide to the Zora Neale Hurston Collection, 1930-1972, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Author, anthropologist, and folklorist.

From the description of Plays of Zora Neale Hurston, 1925-1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015579

Author, folklorist, anthropologist.

Born in Eatonville, Florida; educated at Barnard College and Colombia University. Did research on Afro-American folklore in the American South, Haiti, and the West Indies. Published works include: Of mules and men (1935); Jonah's gourd vine (1934); Their eyes were watching God (1937), Moses: man of the mountain (1939), Seraph on the Suwanee (1948); and Dust tracks on a road (1943), her autobiography. Hurston also wrote short stories, plays, and non-fiction articles. She taught at North Carolina College for Negroes.

From the description of Papers, 1926-1960. (University of Florida). WorldCat record id: 19557556

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referencedIn Angas, Tracy L'Engle, 1892-1986. Papers, [ca. 1860]-1986, bulk 1892-1986. University of Florida
referencedIn Marlon Riggs Collection, 1957-1994 Cecil H. Green Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Hurston, Zora Neale. Papers, 1926-1960. University of Florida
creatorOf Hurston, Zora Neale. The Ocoee riot. Manatee County Public Library System
creatorOf Huie, William Bradford, 1910-1986. Papers, [ca. 1920]-1989. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Paul Green Papers, 1880-1992 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991. Prentiss Taylor papers, 1885-1991. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Langston Hughes Collection, 1925-1956 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Hurston, Zora Neale. [Letter] : on board the houseboat Sun Tan [to] Dr. Carita Doggett Corse, 1946, May 29. Jacksonville University, Carl S. Swisher Library
referencedIn Kennedy, Stetson,. Stetson Kennedy oral history interview, 1988 Dec. 31. Georgia State University
referencedIn Horton, Myles, 1905-1990,. Myles Horton oral history interview, 1989 Dec. 15. Georgia State University
referencedIn West, Dorothy, 1909-. Papers, 1914-1985 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Erskine, Helen Worden, 1896-1984. Helen Worden Erskine papers, 1860-1984. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Kentucky State University. Office of the President. Lyceum Committee minutes, 1933-1946. Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, Kentucky Guide Project Office
referencedIn McCollum, Ruby,. Documents relating to the trial of Ruby McCollum for the murder of Dr. LeRoy Adams, Live Oak, Florida, 1954. University of Florida
creatorOf Hurston, Zora Neale. Polk County : a musical comedy of Negro life, 1944. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. Mule Bone [manuscript] : a Negro folk comedy / by Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, 1930. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Karamu House. Karamu House records, 1914-1979. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Billops, Camille. Camille Billops and James V. Hatch archives at Emory University. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Langston Hughes papers, 1862-1980 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Documents Relating to the Trial of Ruby McCollum for the Murder of Dr. LeRoy Adams, Live Oak, Florida, 1954 Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
referencedIn Neal, Larry, 1937-1981. Larry Neal papers, 1961-1985. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Eastman mss., 1892-1968 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Richard Gaither Walser Papers (#4168), 1918-1988 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Williams, Eric Eustace, 1911-1981. Literary and scholarly manuscripts collection, [ca. 1930-1980] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Parks, Suzan-Lori. Their eyes were watching God : screenplay, 2004. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. Mule Bone [manuscript] : a Negro folk comedy / by Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston; 1930. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Voices from the Renaissance collection, 1974-1977 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Larry Neal papers, 1961-1985 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson papers, circa 1850-2005, 1900-1976 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. Papers of Langston Hughes [manuscript], 1925-1982. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Kennedy, Stetson. Stetson Kennedy papers, 1936-1978 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Collected materials on the Zora Neale Hurston festival, 1990-2006. University of Central Florida, UCF
referencedIn Walker, Alice, 1944-. Alice Walker papers, circa 1930-2010. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Zora Neale Hurston collection, 1919-1945 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
creatorOf Hurston, Zora Neale. Plays of Zora Neale Hurston, 1925-1944. Library of Congress
creatorOf Hurston, Zora Neale. Turpentining. Jacksonville University, Carl S. Swisher Library
referencedIn Kennedy, Stetson,. Stetson Kennedy oral history interview, 1988 Nov. 11. Georgia State University
referencedIn Robert E. Hemenway Personal Papers, 1906-2008 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library University Archives
creatorOf Zora Neale Hurston Collection, 1930-1972 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. Langston Hughes papers, 1862-1980. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Lewis, David L., 1936-. Voices from the Renaissance collection, 1974-1977. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Angoff, Charles, 1902-1979. Charles Angoff collection, 1927-1978. Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn Patterson, Louise Thompson. Louise Thompson Patterson papers, 1909-1996. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Hemenway, Robert E., 1941-. [Robert E. Hemenway personal papers] University of Kansas Archives / MSS / Rare Books, Kenneth Spencer Research Library
referencedIn Lawrence E. Spivak Papers, 1917-1994, (bulk 1945-1983) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946. Papers. 1921-1979. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
creatorOf Zora Neale Hurston Papers, 1919-2002, 1926-1960 Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
referencedIn Prentiss Taylor papers, 1885-1991 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Tracy L'Engle Angas Papers, 1860-1986, 1892-1986 Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
referencedIn Jones, Thomas Elsa. Thomas Elsa Jones collection (1-71), 1925-1947 (bulk, 1926-1946). Lincoln Memorial University Library, Carnegie-Vincent Library
referencedIn Xavier University of Louisiana. Richard Wright collection, 1896-1994, bulk 1940-1944. Xavier University of Louisiana, XULA
referencedIn Collected Materials on the Zora Neale Hurston Festival, 1990-2006 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries,
referencedIn Kennedy, Stetson,. Stetson Kennedy oral history interview, 1988 Nov. 26. Georgia State University
creatorOf Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. Mule bone : a comedy of Negro life in three acts: typescript, 1991. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Hurston, Zora Neale. Polk County : a musical comedy of Negro life, 1944. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Locke, Alain LeRoy, 1886-1954. Papers, 1841-1983 (bulk 1898-1954). Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center
referencedIn Julius Rosenwald Fund. Julius Rosenwald Fund records, 1917-1948. Lincoln Memorial University Library, Carnegie-Vincent Library
creatorOf Hurston, Zora Neale. Zora Neale Hurston Collection 1930-1972. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Artist Name File, 1940-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
creatorOf Hurston, Zora Neale. Zora Neale Hurston Collection 1930-1972. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Johnson, Georgia Douglas, d. 1966. Papers, ca. 1930-ca. 1960. Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center
referencedIn Spivak, Lawrence E. (Lawrence Edmund), 1900-1994. Lawrence E. Spivak papers, 1917-1994 (bulk 1945-1983). Library of Congress
referencedIn Meyer, Annie Nathan, 1867-1951. Annie Nathan Meyer papers, 1858-1950 (bulk 1885-1948). American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Hurston, Zora Neale. Zora Neale Hurston collection, 1919-1945. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Clear Pictures, Film Footage Collection, 1991-1996 David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938. James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson papers, circa 1850-2005 (bulk 1900-1976). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Jelliffe, Russell W., 1891-1980. Russell and Rowena Jelliffe papers, 1914-1991. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society, 1882-1958 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Spingarn, Arthur B. (Arthur Barnett), 1878-1971. Papers, 1914-1971. Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center
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Alabama River (Ala.)
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Novelists, American--20th century--Biography
Musicals--Librettos
Authors, American--20th century--Archives
American literature--African American authors
African Americans
African American women--Biography
African American authors--Biography
American literature
African Americans--History
Tales
Crime and criminals
African Americans--Fiction
Voodooism
African American authors--Correspondence
American fiction--African American authors
African Americans--Folklore
African American authors--20th century--Archives
Slaves
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Afro--American women authors
Authors
Anthropologists
African American authors
African American women authors
Folklorists
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