Dorothy Peterson collection 1919-1966


Dorothy Peterson collection, 1919-1966

Dorothy Peterson collection 1919-1966

The Dorothy Peterson Collection contains Correspondence to Peterson from such persons as Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, and Carl Van Vechten.

Total Boxes: 5; Linear Feet: 1.6

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Peterson, Dorothy (person)

Dorothy Peterson was a teacher of Spanish at Wadleigh High School in New York City. She was involved in the Harlem writers' scene with such organizations as the Negro Actors' Guild, continuing the commitment to African-American causes shown by her father, noted journalist Jerome Peterson. From the guide to the Dorothy Peterson collection, 1919-1966, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library) ...

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,...

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. ...

Larsen, Nella, 1891-1964 (person)

Nella Larsen, Harlem Renaissance writer, librarian and nurse. She was born in Chicago in 1893 to a white Danish mother and a black West Indian father. Two years later, after her father died, her mother married a Dane. Educated in Chicago, at sixteen Larsen travelled to Denmark and remained for three years. After a year of study at Fisk University, she attented the University of Copenhagen, and later returned to the United States where she graduated from the Lincoln Hospi...