William Stanley Braithwaite papers, 1898-1979.


Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962. William Stanley Braithwaite papers, 1898-1979.

William Stanley Braithwaite papers, 1898-1979.

The William Stanley Braithwaite Papers consist of family and literary correspondence, writings and printed matter documenting his career as a writer, anthologist and educator. The Personal Papers comprise individual files on Braithwaite and his family, and include biographical and autobiographical sketches, school records, memorial tributes and obituaries, religious notations copied from the Bible and other scholarly texts, and memorabilia of his wife, children and relatives. The Correspondence series is divided into Family and General subseries and is arranged chronologically into incomimg and outgoing files. Correspondents include Arna Bontemps, W.E.B. DuBois, Rufus Clement, Carl Murphy, William Rose Benet, Burton Kline, Joseph Auslander, George Schuyler, Arthur Spingarn, Carl Van Vechten and several publishing concerns. The Alain Locke Memorial file consists of printed matter, eulogies and letters, and includes a March 28, 1912 letter from Booker T. Washington. The Writings series comprises holograph and typescript drafts of Braithwaite's works, both published and unpublished, and selected poems from his anthologies, and an extensive autobiographical essay in which he discusses his relationship with poets he championed: Robert Frost, Amy Lowell and Edwin Arlington Robinson (1956).

2 lin. ft. (5 archival boxes).

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