Arna Bontemps Papers 1927-1968

ArchivalResource

Arna Bontemps Papers, 1927-1968

Arna Bontemps Papers 1927-1968

Correspondence, manuscript plays, stories, songs, speeches, and book manuscripts and galley proofs.

42 linear ft.

eng,

Related Constellations

There are 93 Constellations related to this resource.

Baraka Amiri 1934-....

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6d901fw (person)

Amiri Baraka was born LeRoi Jones in Newark, New Jersey, in 1934. He was educated at Rutgers and Howard Universities, graduating from the latter at the age of 19. In 1958 he founded the influential poetry magazine Yugen, which ran until 1962. His writings, including fiction, essays, and poetry, appeared in such publications as The nation, Evergreen review, Downbeat, and The floating bear. From the description of Imamu Amiri Baraka papers, 1958-1982. (University of California, Berkele...

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6gk06z2 (person)

W. E. B. Dubois secured his position as one of the key voices in the argument over the role of the black man in modern America through his seemingly endless works of social activism. He was an educator (at Fisk University and Atlanta University), a founder of the Niagara Movement (which later merged into the NAACP), the long-time editor of the NAACP publication, The Crisis, a lecturer, political activist, and prolific writer. His works include: The Souls of Black Folk, Dusk of Dawn, and an Autob...

Work, John W. (John Wesley), 1901-1967

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w69p3swt (person)

Chair, Fisk University Music Department; director of the Jubilee Singers, and author of American Negro Songs: a Comprehensive Collection of 230 Folk Songs, Religious and Secular; sometimes know as John Wesley Work II. From the description of John Wesley Work III papers, 1915-1971 [microform]. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70972612 ...

Hudson, David

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6c9710d (person)

Asch, Moses

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6kb7z6g (person)

Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w62f7q08 (person)

Painter; New York, N.Y.; b. 1917; d. 2000. From the description of Oral history interviews with Jacob Lawrence, 1982 July 20-Aug. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84455118 Jacob Lawrence was an African-American painter and illustrator. He received the Spingarm Medal in 1975 and taught at the New School and Pratt Institute. He died in 2000. From the description of Jacob Lawrence exhibition card and autobiographical notes, 1947-1948. (Pennsylvania State University...

Pool, Rosey E., 1905-1971

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6dr3jg5 (person)

Author, educator, and editor of two anthologies of African American poetry; b. Amsterdam. From the description of Papers, 1959-1967. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70941204 1905 May 7 Born in Amsterdam, Holland. 1925 Trained as a teacher for elementary schools before entering Amsterdam University to read Germanic Lang...

Anderson, T.J.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63j4kj0 (person)

T. J. Anderson , born in 1928- is a composer and professor emeritus in the Department of Music, Tufts University. From the description of T. J. Anderson, papers, 1955-1997 1955-1997. (Tufts University - Tisch Library). WorldCat record id: 631177356 Thomas Jefferson Anderson, Jr. was born 17 August 1928 in Coatesville, Pa.; received degrees from West Virginia State College, Pennsylvania State University, and University of Iowa; and served eight years as chair of the Dept. of ...

Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6kd21ds (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,...

Tolsin, Melvin Beaunorus.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6140hjw (person)

Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rn37qn (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. ...

Edmonds, Randolph, 1900-1983

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6454c53 (person)

Dodson, Owen, 1914-1983

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6v69rjb (person)

Owen Dodson was a playwright and author. From the description of Owen Dodson Collection 1936-1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80551547 From the description of Owen Dodson Collection 1936-1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702148305 African American author, poet, playwright, and professor of drama at Howard University; died 1983. From the description of Owen Dodson papers, 1930-1968. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 741522194...

Hines, Carl Wendell.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6r071kb (person)

Turner, John B.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qm271n (person)

Gleason, Ralph J.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w65862r3 (person)

Newsome, Effie Lee, 1885-1979

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6932w1m (person)

Piquion, Rene.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6208v4m (person)

Preece, Harold, 1906-

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6tt59hw (person)

Demby, William

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6ws9xjk (person)

Oden, Gloria

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6kh2414 (person)

Thompson, Era Bell

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w60s0tmr (person)

Editor, EBONY MAGAZINE. Chicago, Illinois. From the description of Letter, February 6, 1972. (State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives). WorldCat record id: 17998699 ...

Mitchell, Loften

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67w736j (person)

African American author, novelist, and screenwriter; interested in race relations; b. 1919. From the description of Loften Mitchell collection, 1964-1985. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70960214 ...

Conroy, Jack, 1898-1990

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6w100ww (person)

Author b. 1899, John Wesley, in coal mining camp near Moberly, Mo.; proletarian writer of the 30's, activist involved in labor unions and worker's rights. Published in Northern Lights and New Masses; gained recognition with Disinherited. From the description of Papers, 1947-1981. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 13347087 Poet, editor of The Spider. From the description of Letters, to Joseph A. Labadie, 1924-1928. (University of Michigan). World...

Ellison, Ralph

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63w1jpp (person)

Biographical Note Ralph Ellison 1914, Mar.1 Born, Oklahoma City, Okla. 1933 1936 Attended Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, Ala. 1938 ...

Davis, Robert A.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w60q3xzx (person)

Algren, Nelson, 1909-1981

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6kp81vn (person)

Nelson Algren, born in 1909 in Detroit, spent the majority of his adult life in Chicago. His love/hate relationship with the city and his affinity with the disenfranchised of society are reflected in such works as Neon Wilderness, The Man with the Golden Arm, for which he won the National Book Award in 1950, and Chicago: City on the Make. The caustic tone, and cynical nature of Algren did not often make him a favorite of the critics or "literary establishment" of Chicago. The antagonism between ...

Chapman, Abraham

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6kf63wr (person)

Jacobsen, Josephine

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6b40r1v (person)

Preminger, Alex.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6xs6c73 (person)

Kay, Ulysses, 1917-1995

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w66d5sbq (person)

Composed 1940. First performance Rochester, 16 April 1940, Rochester Civic Orchestra, Howard Hanson conductor, Robert Sprenkle.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the description of Concerto for oboe / Ulysses Kay. 1940. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52529397 Composed 1946. First performance Washington, D.C., 9 May 1948, National Gallery Orchestra, Richard Bales conductor, Leonard Shifrin soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection. From the descriptio...

Terrell, Mary Church, 1863-1954

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6222w4f (person)

Mary Church Terrell was born Sept. 23, 1863 in Memphis, TN. Her parents, Robert Reed Church and Louisa Ayers, were freed slaves. She majored in Classics at Oberlin College, the first college in the United States to accept African American and female students; she was one of the first African American women to attend the institution. Terrell graduated in 1884 with Anna Julia Cooper and Ida Gibbs Hunt. She earned her master's degree in Education from Oberlin in 1888. She began teaching at Wilberfo...

Campbell, E. Simms (Elmer Simms), 1906-1971

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6kh132s (person)

Cartoonist for Esquire. From the description of Elmer Simms Campbell collection, 1923-1986. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70925341 ...

Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6930wjk (person)

Sociologist, race relations expert, author, lecturer, teacher, and college administration; first African American president of Fisk University (1946-1956). From the description of Charles Spurgeon Johnson records, 1858-1956. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70970119 First black president of Fisk University, elected Oct. 1946, inaugurated Nov. 1947; served until 1956; Head of Dept. of Social Science, Fisk University, 1928-1947; sociologist, race relations expert, author...

Danner, Margaret

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6cd5qg7 (person)

Margaret Esse Danner was born on January 12, 1915 in Pryorsburg, Kentucky, to Caleb and Naomi Danner and spent most of her childhood living in Chicago, Illinois. In the eighth grade Danner won first prize for her poem titled “The Violin” which describes Guarnerius and Stradivarius violins. After graduating from Englewood High School in Chicago, Danner attended Loyola University, Roosevelt College, Northwestern University, and YMCA College, studying under poets Paul Eagle...

Christian, Marcus Bruce, 1900-1976

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w63f8t8s (person)

Businessman, writer, poet, teacher, and head of the "Colored Project" (also known as the Dillard History Unit, a Louisiana Writers' Project (LWP) affiliate sponsored by Dillard University), of the LWP. From the description of Marcus Christian collection, 1724-1976 bulk 1928-1976. (University of New Orleans). WorldCat record id: 728244082 ...

Brown, Sterling Allen, 1901-1989

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6sf3rcm (person)

American scholar and poet. From the description of Poems, [1929?]. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 145406115 ...

Burroughs, Margaret Taylor, 1915-2010

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6d22n53 (person)

Margaret Taylor Burroughs (1917-2010) was a painter from Chicago, Ill. From the description of Oral history interview with Margaret Taylor Burroughs, 1988 Nov. 11-Dec. 5 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78335722 ...

Reynolds, Louis B. (Louis Bernard), 1917-1983

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w66g0hvx (person)

Schuyler, George S. (George Samuel), 1895-1977

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6j966hc (person)

African American writer and journalist; author of the satirical fantasy "Black no more." From the description of Papers of George Samuel Schuyler [manuscript], 1932-1966. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833639 Author, journalist; interviewee d.1977. From the description of Reminiscences of George Samuel Schuyler : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309724720 George S. Schuy...

Fisk University

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pg6167 (corporateBody)

Established as Fisk Free Colored School in Nashville, Tenn., in Dec. 1865 by John Ogden, Rev. Erastus Milo Caravath, and Rev. Edward P. Smith; named in honor of Gen. Clinton B. Fisk, assistant commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau for Tennessee and Kentucky, who provided the new institution with facilities and contributed over $30,000 to the school; opened on 9 Jan. 1866 with almost two hundred students of all ages; incorporated as Fisk University on 22 Aug. 1867 after its curriculum shifted to ...

Means, Florence Crannell, 1891-1980

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w60k3k9w (person)

Colorado author. From the description of Collection 1931. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 48814042 Children's and Young Adult author. One of the first writers of juvenile literature to focus on minority groups. Won the Newbery Award for her children's novel, The Moved Outers. Died in 1980. From the description of Oral history, 1973 [sound recording]. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 62073757 Florence Luverne Crannell married Carl...

Bayliss, John F.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6v84896 (person)

Breman, Paul.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6r333bj (person)

Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w64f1rv7 (person)

African American composer known as "Father of the Blues; bandmaster for Mahara's Minstrels in Chicago, Ill.; founder of Pace and Handy Music Company. From the description of W.C. Handy papers, 1900-1979. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70972574 African Americna composer and musician as well as music publisher in New York. He was known as the "father of the blues" because he codified, composed and popularized the blues songs. From the description of Letter,...

Howland, Frances

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6402xkm (person)

Fields, Julia

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6z15pzk (person)

Hill, Herbert, 1924-2004

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67q1gf7 (person)

Educator, civil rights activist, and labor administrator. From the description of Papers of Herbert Hill. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132913 ...

Ovington, Mary White, 1865-1951

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6g743f5 (person)

Ovington, a leader in the fight for equal rights for Afro-Americans, was a co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. For further biographical information, see Notable American Women: The Modern Period (1980). From the description of Papers, 1946-1951 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007426 Ovington was one of the first white social workers in the New York African-American community around the turn of the century; s...

Major, Clarence

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67492ff (person)

Clarence Major, born in Atlanta, Georgia, was raised in Chicago where he briefly attended the Chicago Art Institute. He began writing before joining the U.S. Air Force in 1955, during which he continued to write poems and short stories. From 1958 to 1961 he edited Coercion Review, which put him in touch with such writers as William Carlose Williams, Robert Creeley, and Allen Ginsberg, and allowed him to continue to develop his craft. In 1966 Major moved to New York City, where he became further ...

Cuney, William Waring, 1906-1976

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6hm58x0 (person)

Tunis, John Roberts, 1889-1975

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w62w5bbx (person)

Stock, Mildred.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pv7ntx (person)

Mildred Stock (1902-ca.1980) was a writer and researcher, best known for the work, "Ira Aldridge:The Negro Tragedian", which she co-authored with Herbert Marshall. From the description of Mildred Stock Research collection, 1940-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122456229 From the guide to the Mildred Stock Research collection, 1940-1975, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.) ...

Fauset, Jessie Redmon

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6hq5bjx (person)

Meltzer, Milton, 1915-2009

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6md0jc3 (person)

American Milton Meltzer was an author of books on African American history and other topics, as well as an editor and a professor. From the description of Milton Meltzer papers, 1955-1973. (University of Oregon Libraries). WorldCat record id: 76965535 Author. From the description of Reminiscences of Milton Meltzer : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309733336 Lydia Maria Child, born in Medford, Massach...

Frederick, John T. (John Towner), 1893-1975

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6cz39kc (person)

English professor, author, founder and editor of The Midland. From the description of Papers of John Towner Frederick, 1908-1975. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233105040 John T. Frederick gained wide renown as a radio book critic, literary critic, author and educator. In 1937 Frederick conducted a weekly book review program, Of Men and Books, sponsored by Northwestern University. Frederick taught at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalis...

Randall, Dudley, 1914-2000

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6sv0bs1 (person)

Randall (1914-2000) created the Broadside Press in 1965 in Detroit (Mich.). He ran the press out of his home on limited funds, managing to publish the major African-American poetry of the period. Randall supported himself as a librarian at the University of Detroit. He put all profits back into the press. In 1978, Black Enterprise magazine called Randall "The father of the black poetry movement." He sold the press in 1985. Randall died in Aug. 2000. The Clarke Historical Library has a large coll...

Joans, Ted

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6sn0qf1 (person)

Ted Joans, African-American poet, jazz musician, and surrealist painter, was born July 4, 1928, in Cairo, Illinois. He became a well-known poet from the Beat movement and established the jazz poetry scene. He died on May 7, 2003 in Vancouver, B.C. From the description of Ted Joans papers, 1948-2002. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 697543004 African American poet; b. 1928. From the description of Ted Joans collection, 1972-1976. (Boston U...

White, Clarence Cameron

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6fq9x88 (person)

Composer, violinist, educator, and author. Major participant in the Harlem Renaissance. From the description of Clarence Cameron White collection, 1872-1965 (bulk, 1930-1960). (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 739116553 Composer, violinist, educator. White and John Frederick Matheus collaborated on "Ouanga" (1932) and "Tambour" (1929). From the description of Clarence Cameron White papers (Additions), 1906-1963. (New York Public Library). W...

Cullen, Ida Mae Roberson

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6dm05g3 (person)

Bond, Julian, 1940-2015

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6jv0dh3 (person)

Julian Bond (1940- ), African American civil rights leader and politician, involved in sit-ins in Atlanta, helped found Committee on Appeal for Human Rights and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. From the description of Julian Bond oral history interview, 1979 Apr. 10. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 38727097 Julian Bond (1940- ) is a political and civil rights activist. While studying at Morehouse College in 1960, he helped form the Committee on ...

Fabre, Michel

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6bh4qr5 (person)

Toomer, Marjorie Content.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w62w75tw (person)

Arlen, Harold, 1905-1986

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6z899sq (person)

Harold Arlen, composer was born in Buffalo, New York in 1905. He composed the music for such well-known songs as: "Over the Rainbow", "Stormy Weather", "That Old Black Magic", and "Blues in the Night". Among his collaborators were: E. Y. Harburg, Johnny Mercer, Ira Gershwin, Dorothy Fields and Leo Robbin. From the guide to the Harold Arlen papers, 1947-1967, (The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.) Harold Arlen, composer. From the description o...

Shute, Nevil, 1899-1960

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6kw5sqw (person)

Novelist. From the description of Literary manuscripts. [192-?-1960] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225790499 Nevil Shute was an English-born author who came to Australia to live in 1950. From the description of Letter. 1950. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225773108 Nevil Shute Norway was born in England and became a successful engineer, eventually moving to Australia in 1950. He began writing novels for relaxation, publishing und...

White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6m61pnn (person)

Executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. From the description of Correspondence with Johan Thorsten Sellin, 1935. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 243854199 Walter Francis White (1893-1955), was an African American civil rights activist and leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1931-1955. Walter White married Leah Gladys Powell (1893-1979) in 1922, and they ...

Davis, Frank Marshall, 1905-1987

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6wx09m0 (person)

Burden, Jean

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6vx0z5q (person)

Jean Burden (1914- ) is an American poet, essayist, anthologist, teacher and editor. Born in Waukegan, Illinois, she attended the University of Chicago, graduating in 1936. She has been West Coast editor of Faith Today and of Yankee magazine, where she later (1955) took a position as poetry editor. She has published books of poetry and of essays, and her work has appeared in numerous national magazines including Poetry, Atlantic, American Scholar, Trace, Saturday Review, Virginia Qu...

Rosenwald, Lessing J. Lessing Julius 1891-1979

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6bc414f (person)

Collector, patron. From the description of Lessing J. Rosenwald interview, 1970 Aug. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80812816 Background: Rosenwald acquired photographs of each woodcut in 21 copies of the Strassburg 1496 Terence (Goff T-94), compared them, and documented the variants. His article analysing the production of Grüninger's Terence was never completed. Rosenwald sought the advice of Rudolf Hirsch, whose three pages of comments accompany the material. ...

Johnson, Georgia Douglas, -1966

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6ht2ps3 (person)

African American poet, lyricist, essayist, playwright, novelist, and musician, of Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers, ca. 1930-ca. 1960. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70939782 ...

Still, William Grant, 1895-1978

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w60r9r0x (person)

Composer; d. 1978. From the description of William Grant Still papers, 1937-1969. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70972606 Epithet: composer and conductor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001186.0x000212 William Grant Still was a prominent African-American composer. Verna Arvey, Still's wife, was a journalist and musician who collaborated with her husband on many compositions. ...

Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6s1833x (person)

African-American poet, anthologist, translator, playwright and an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Cullen was graduated from De Witt Clinton High School in New York City and from New York University in 1925. While attending NYU he held a part-time job as a doorman at the Grolier Club, a New York City bibliophile society. He took post-graduate work at Harvard University and received an M.A. From the description of TLS : Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Frederick B. Coykendall, ...

Evans, Mari, 1923-....

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6v12t7r (person)

Palfi, Marion, 1907-1978

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6348v2d (person)

Photographer, teacher, and social critic. From the description of Papers of Marion Palfi, 1920-1983. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 606613659 From the description of Papers, ca. 1920-1983. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 28421064 ...

Ottley, Roi, 1906-1960

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6s47hf1 (person)

Turner, Darwin T., 1931-1991

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qv5z3s (person)

Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6z329rw (person)

African-American poet, critic, playwright, novelist, author of children’s books, librarian. From the guide to the Arna Bontemps Papers, 1927-1968, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) Teacher in New York, N.Y., and Huntsville, Ala.; head librarian, Fisk University; professor, University of Chicago; curator of James Weldon Johnson Collection and visiting professor of English, Yale University; writer in residence, Fisk University; and author. ...

Emanuel, James A.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6b860s8 (person)

African-American author and Professor of American and English literature at the City College of New York. From the description of Papers, 1967-1981. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 43738548 Poet and educator. Born 1921. From the description of James A. Emanuel papers, 1922-1995 (bulk 1960-1995). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983705 Biographical Note ...

Arvey, Verna, 1910-1987

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6086twf (person)

Dawson, William L. (William Levi), 1886-1970

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6qr5p03 (person)

This man is not the William L. Dawson who was born in 1899 and died in 1990. From the description of William L. Dawson papers 1943-1970. (Chicago History Museum). WorldCat record id: 715390776 African American politician and U.S. representative, of Chicago, Ill.; first African American to head a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. From the description of William Levi Dawson papers, 1938-1970. (Fisk University). WorldCat record id: 70971640 ...

Clarke, John Henrik, 1915-1998

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6tt5996 (person)

Born in 1915, the oldest son of an Alabama sharecropper family, John Henrik Clarke was a self-trained historian who edited and wrote over thirty books, and was a leading figure in the development of African heritage and black studies programs nationwide. He was a co-founder of the Harlem Quarterly (1949-1951) and an associate editor of the journal Freedomways. During the 1960s, he served as director of the African Heritage unit of the anti-poverty program Harlem Youth Op...

Dover, Cedric

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w65v696p (person)

Moon, Bucklin, 1911-....

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w69d0j5m (person)

Meadowcroft, Enid La Monte, 1898-1966

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6rp7zpr (person)

Jackman, Harold, 1901-1961

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6dz0qx0 (person)

Federal Writers' Project

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6zx07z8 (corporateBody)

Hinton was a former slave who was living in North Carolina at the time of the interview. From the guide to the Martha Adeline Hinton interview, 1937, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) One of the first actions by President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the Great Depression of the 1930s was to extend federal work relief to the unemployed. One such relief program was the Works Progress Administration, which FDR established in 1933. By 1941 the WPA had provided empl...

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

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67h2038 (person)

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 (j...

Tarry, Ellen, 1906-2008

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6s48b5r (person)

Tarry was born in Birmingham, Ala., the grandaughter of a Confederate veteran and a former slave. In 1929 she moved to New York City and in 1955 published The Third Door: The Autobiography of an American Negro Woman. From the description of Papers, 1996. (Auburn University). WorldCat record id: 42706710 African-American author and journalist, Ellen Tarry was primarily known for her writings and work pertaining to blacks and the Catholic Church. Tarry worked with...

Locke, Alain, 1885-1954

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w60g3njt (person)

Alain LeRoy Locke was an African-American professor of philosophy at Howard University. From the description of Alain LeRoy Locke photograph, and funeral orations brochure, 1952-1954. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 48822627 African American teacher, philosopher, author, and critic. From the description of Papers, 1841-1983 (bulk 1898-1954). (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70939715 ...

Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6pd3rgp (person)

African American poet and novelist, who was an important figure in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. From the description of Of Robert Frost / Gwendolyn Brooks. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79334638 Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas, on June 17, 1917 and moved shortly after her birth to Chicago's South Side, where she lived until her death. She authored more than twenty books of poetry, beginning with A Street in Bronzeville (1945), follow...

Aaron, Stephen

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w67j4zk7 (person)

Huntley, Leston.

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6c689sc (person)

Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6vh5mzn (person)

African American poet, critic, and editor; b. William Stanley Beaumont Braithwaite. From the description of Papers, 1878-1962. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70956095 From the description of William Stanley Braithwaite collection, 1899-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70965233 Braithwaite was an African-American poet, literary critic, and editor. He wrote reviews and criticism for the Boston Evening Transcript . From 1913 to 1929 he...