Papers, 1914-1985 (inclusive).

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West, Dorothy, 1909-. Papers, 1914-1985 (inclusive).

Papers, 1914-1985 (inclusive).

Collection contains drafts, manuscripts of published and unpublished novels and short stories, journal excerpts, correspondence from other writers of the Harlem Renaissance, letters, 1933-1934, from West in the Soviet Union to her family, articles she wrote for her Vineyard Gazette column, articles about her, photographs, a scrapbook of reviews and information pertaining to the first publication of The Living is Easy, unpublished manuscripts by other Harlem Renaissance writers (Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, and Arna Bontemps) submitted to Challenge, and a tape of a TV interview with West.

2 linear ft.

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Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946

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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, ...