William Stanley Braithwaite Papers 1916-1962


William Stanley Braithwaite Papers 1916-1962

Papers of the African-American poet, author, critic. Correspondence, and manuscripts by Braithwaite and others. Notable correspondents include Arna Bontemps, Louis Bromfield, Sterling Brown, Marie Bullock, Witter Bynner, Cass Canfield, Bliss Carman, Bennet Cerf, Katherine Chapin, James Cozzens, Countee Cullen, Gustav Davidson, W.E.B. DuBois, Kimball Flaccus, Robert Frost, Claire and Nina Gerbaulet, Louis Ginsberg, Hermann Hagedorn, Leigh Hanes, Robert Hillyer, John Holmes, Langston Hughes, Georgia Johnson, MacKinlay Kantor, Joseph Joel Keith, Florence Lennon, Benjamin Mays, David McCord, Marianne Moore, Maurice Peloubet, Bliss Perry, Minerva Perry, Helen Channing Pollock, Ruby Altizer Roberts, Paul Robeson, Angelo Schmuller, Lulu Schultz, George S. Schuyler, Delmore Schwartz, Eli Siegel, Jules Siegel, Noble Sissle, Chard Powers Smith, Vladimir Sokoloff, Arthur Spingarn, Jesse Stuart, A.M. Sullivan, May Swenson, Ridgely Torrence, Carl Van Vechten, George Sylvester Viereck, Harold Vinal, Booker T. Washington, Robert C. Weaver, John Hall Wheelock, Margaret Widdemer, William Carlos Williams, and Roscoe Wright.

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A. M. Sullivan (1896-1980) was an American poet, radio broadcaster, editor and businessman. Spanning the years from 1925 to 1980, the Papers reflect Sullivan's dual career as businessman and poet. An advertising executive for Dun and Bradstreet, Inc., and later the editor of Dun's Review, Sullivan simultaneously maintained close ties with the literary world through a career as a radio broadcaster for the WOR-Mutual network's "New Poetry Program;" the publication of 13 books of poetry; and member...

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American writer and bon vivant. From the description of Letter : Hillsborough, Calif., to Mr. Kohn, 1963 Jan. 30. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122472968 Lucius Morris Beebe was born into a wealthy New England family in Wakefield, Mass. in 1902. He attended both Harvard and Yale before joining the New York Herald Tribune in 1929. Beebe was an author, journalist, railroad hobbyist and bon vivant. He died in...

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

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W. E. B. Du Bois was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. Educated at Fisk University, he did graduate work at the University of Berlin and Harvard, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate. Du Bois became a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Due to his contributions in the African-American community he was seen as a member of a Black elite that supported some aspects ...

Carpenter, Margaret Sarah, 1793-1872

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Code, Grant Hyde

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Grant Hyde Code was a well-known writer and lecturer on theater and dance. A 1918 graduate of Harvard University, he, after World War I service, taught English at Harvard, Radcliff and other institutions of higher education. A former editor of Dance Observer, he was the founder and manager of the Brooklyn Museum Dance Center (1935-1938) which sponsored recitals and exhibitions. Mr. Hyde was also an actor, teacher, and public-relations person. Among his movie credits are The Miracle Worker and Se...

Weaver, Robert C. (Robert Clifton), 1907-1997

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Robert Clifton Weaver (December 29, 1907 – July 17, 1997) was an American economist, academic, and political administrator who served as the first United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from 1966 to 1968, when the department was newly established by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Weaver was the first African American to be appointed to a US cabinet-level position. Born in Washington, D.C., Weaver attended the M Street High School, now known as the Dunbar High School, the...

Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968

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American poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Berkeley, California, to Frank Deering, 1919 June 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131470 Poet. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., 1881; graduated from Harvard University. Began writing poetry full-time in 1908. Moved to Santa Fe where he died in 1968. From the description of Witter Bynner papers, 1917-1943. (University of New Mexico-Main Campus). WorldCat record id: 35920677 American poet and sc...

Ginsberg, Louis, 1895-1976

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Poet, Professor of English at Rutgers University. Ginsberg (Columbia University M.A., 1924) was the father of poet Allen Ginsberg. From the guide to the Louis Ginsberg Papers, [ca. 1920]-1976., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Louis Ginsberg (1896-1976) was a poet, English teacher, and socialist. His writings appeared in the New York Times and the New York Herald as well as in several poetry anthologies, including Modern American an...

Gomme, George Laurence, 1853-1916

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Siegel, Eli, 1902-1978

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Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963

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This collection covers the years of William Carlos Williams's medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania, a year of service at a New York City hospital, a semester of medical study in Leipzig, and the period when he was setting up his medical practice and courting his future wife, Florence Herman, in his home town of Rutherford, N.J. During this time, his younger brother Edgar went from engineering and architectural studies at M.I.T. to further study of architecture at the American Academ...

Vinal, Harold, 1891-1965

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Harold Vinal was an editor, publisher, critic, and author. He was born and raised in Maine, which remained an inspiration for his work. He is perhaps best known as the founder and editor of the poetry journal, Voices; he also published numerous essays, and several collections of poems. From the description of Harold Vinal letter to Grace Hazard Conkling, 1921 Aug. 23. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 57436117 ...

Swenson, May

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May Swenson (1913-1989) was born in Logan, Utah. Graduated from Utah State University in 1934. Notable author and poet. Became the editor for New Directions Press in 1959. Frequently classified as a nature poet, Swenson received much praise for her descriptions of natural phenomena and her sensory tone. Her chief themes were animal and human behavior, sexuality, death, and the nature of art and perception. From the description of May Swenson papers, 1932-1998. (Utah State University)...

Cozzens, James Gould, 1903-1978

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James Gould Cozzens (1903-1978), author of fourteen novels and numerous short stories, was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended the Kent School, and after his graduation in 1922 he went on to Harvard University. While attending Harvard, he published his first novel, Confusion, in 1924. A few months later, he withdrew from Harvard for reasons of health and finances. He moved to New Brunswick, Canada, where he wrote his next novel, Michael Scarlett . Like Confusion, it was not well received. He ...

McCord, David Thompson Watson, 1897-1997

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David Thompson Watson McCord (1897-1997), noted poet and essayist, was graduated from Harvard College in 1921. He earned a masters degree in 1922, and in 1956 he was awarded Harvard's first honorary doctorate of humane letters. Well-known for his literary and humorous approach to fundraising, McCord served as Executive Director of the Harvard Fund from 1925 until his retirement in 1962 and was editor of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin from 1940 to 1946. From the description of Papers of ...

Buchman, Marion

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