William Stanley Braithwaite Papers 1916-1962

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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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Carpenter, Margaret Sarah, 1793-1872

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Epithet: of Orpington British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000986.0x0001e2 ...

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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Economist, public administrator, educator, and author. United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. From the description of Robert Clifton Weaver papers (Additions), 1930-1987. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122465683 From the guide to the Robert C. Weaver papers (Additions), 1930-1987, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.) Robert Clifton Weaver was b...

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...

Robeson, Paul

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Paul Robeson was born April 9, 1898 in Princeton, New Jersey. Robeson entered Rutgers College in 1915, becoming a 12-letter athlete and two-time collegiate footbal All-American, a Phi Beta Kappa scholar, and valedictorian of his graduating class of 1919. He went on to receive a law degree from Columbia Law School in 1923, but chose acting over the practice of law. The year 1924 marked his Broadway and film debuts, beginning his career as a world renowned actor and singer. Robeson was one of the ...

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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Epithet: FSA British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001035.0x0002a9 Epithet: Clerk to the London County Council British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000702.0x000254 ...

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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Confusion (Boston, 1924) was published while Cozzens was a sophomore at Harvard. From the description of Materials concerning the publication of Confusion : manuscript, 1923-1925 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612858123 James Gould Cozzens is the author of novels, including Guard of honor (1948) and Morning noon and night (1968). He received the Pulitzer Prize in 1949. From the description of Papers of James Gould Cozzens, 1967-1978. (Hunt...

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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