Printed material, 1932-1967 and undated.


Printed material, 1932-1967 and undated.

Collection contains printed material for both appearances by Hughes and performances of his work in a wide range of venues. Includes broadsides, programs, leaflets, playbills, announcements, advertisements, and invitations, primarily for his theater works, but also for his readings, addresses, talks, discussions and other appearances. Other artists mentioned include Arna Bontemps, Paule Marshall, William M. Kelley, Mahalia Jackson, and Margaret Bonds. While about half the items have a full date, other pieces contain only the month, day, and time for the event. It is unclear whether Hughes served as the collector for the material.

88 items (.2 lin. ft.)

Related Entities

There are 6 Entities related to this resource.

Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 (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. ...

Bonds, Margaret (person)

Kelley, William Melvin, 1937-.... (person)

William Melvin Kelley (1937- ), African American author. He is the son of newspaper editor William Melvin Kelley, Sr. (1894-1958) and the brother of chemist Sinah Estelle Kelley (1916- ). From the description of William Melvin Kelley family papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 85016119 ...

Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972 (person)

Mahalia Jackson (b. Oct. 26, 1911, New Orleans, LA–d. Jan. 27, 1972, Evergreen Park, IL) was one of the most well-known gospel singers of the 20th century. She began singing in church and when she moved to Chicago at age 16 she continued that. In fact, she refused to sing secular music. In 1947 Jackson signed with the Apollo record label and recorded many hits. She was the first gospel singer to perform at Carnegie Hall in 1950. She also performed gospel at the Newport Jazz Festival and sang at ...

Marshall, Paule, 1929-.... (person)

Novelist. Graduate of Brooklyn College. From the description of Manuscript,[ca.1950-1959] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155455707 ...

Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973 (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. ...