Clippings file of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection circa 1920-1985


Clippings file of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection, circa 1920-1985

Clippings file of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection circa 1920-1985

The Clippings File of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection includes pamphlets and clippings documenting the African American experience in the twentieth century. The collection especially highlights the achievements of individual African Americans, the work of community and education organizations, and areas such as film, theater, music, sports, politics, and civil rights. The clippings were collected primarily by Langston Hughes, James Weldon and Grace Nail Johnson, Ollie Jewel Simms Okala (a friend and close associate of the Johnsons), and Carl Van Vechten, with some additional materials added by others. Clippings in the collection are drawn from general news sources as well as national and regional newspapers and magazines with an African American focus. The majority of clippings are from New York, Ohio, Arkansas, Illinois, and Pennsylvania newspapers. The collection also includes pamphlets and ephemera.

117.0 linear feet (285 boxes)


Related Constellations

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Johnson, Grace Nail, 1885-1976 (person)

Grace Nail Johnson was the wife of poet James Weldon Johnson. From the description of Letter : New York, N. Y., to Augusta Baker, New York Public Library, New York, N. Y., 1971 Mar. 21. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 39736736 ...

Okala, Ollie Jewell Sims, 1908-2001. (person)

Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 (person)

Poet, author, playwright, songwriter. From the guide to the Langston Hughes collection, [microform], 1926-1967, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.) From the description of Langston Hughes collection, 1926-1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652168 Langson Hughes: African-American poet and writer, author of Weary Blue (1926), The Big Sea (1940), and other works. ...

Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964 (person)

Carl Van Vechten was an American novelist, critic, essayist, book collector, and photographer. From the description of Carl Van Vechten collection of papers, 1922-1964. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122455166 From the guide to the Carl Van Vechten collection of papers, 1911-1964, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Carl van Vechten (1880-1964) was an American photographer, writer,...