Papers, 1865-1998 (inclusive), 1905-1975 (bulk).

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Du Bois, Shirley Graham, 1896-1977. Papers, 1865-1998 (inclusive), 1905-1975 (bulk).

Papers, 1865-1998 (inclusive), 1905-1975 (bulk).

Collection includes personal and professional correspondence; manuscripts, scores, scripts, writings, and speeches by Du Bois; photographs; diaries and calendars; scrapbooks; programs; financial records; passports; awards, certificates, flyers, clippings, printed material; and sermons, essays, and other writings by David A. Graham.

21.5 linear ft.

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Burroughs, Margaret Taylor, 1915-2010

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Margaret Taylor Burroughs (1917-2010) was a painter from Chicago, Ill. From the description of Oral history interview with Margaret Taylor Burroughs, 1988 Nov. 11-Dec. 5 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78335722 ...

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Stokely Carmichael was born in Trinidad, 1940. He graduated from Howard University in 1964 and the same year became field secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. He was elected chairman of that group in 1966. From the description of Stokely Carmichael-Lorna D. Smith collection 1964-72. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510440 Biographical Note 1941 b...

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Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981

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Civil rights leader and journalist; d. 1981. From the description of Papers, 1915-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31605113 Roy Wilkins was born in St. Louis, Missouri, grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota. Wilkins edited the KANSAS CITY CALL, a Black newspaper, from 1923 to 1931. Wilkins became Assistant Secretary of the NAACP in 1931 and became Executive Secretary in 1955. Under his leadership the NAACP grew to 350,000 members. ...

Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965

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Les blancs was one of two plays Lorraine Hansberry left uncompleted at the time of her death in 1965. Her former husband, Robert Nemiroff, finished the play from her notes, and it received its first New York production in 1970. From the description of Les blancs / by Lorraine Hansberry, 1998. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 669990123 Lorraine Hansberry, African-American playwright, writer and activist, is best known for her play, "A Raisin in the Sun." Born i...

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Popular and prolific novelist Howard Fast was born in New York City. His parents were poor immigrants, and he worked odd jobs as a youth, crediting his love of reading to a job as a page at the New York Public Library. He published his first novel at eighteen, and found early success writing adventures set in America's past. He worked for the Office of War Information during World War II, writing for the radio program Voice of America. A Communist from about 1944-1956, Fast appeared before the H...

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Kent, Rockwell, 1882-1971

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Painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Rockwell Kent interview, 1957 Sept. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80242441 Painter, illustrator, writer, lecturer; Ausable Forks, New York. From the description of Rockwell Kent letters to Robert T. Hatt, 1935-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553040 In addition to being a successful painter, printmaker, illustrator, designer, and commercial artist, Kent pursued careers as a writer, professional ...

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1904, Nov. 17 Knoxville, Tennessee Knoxville Born, Knoxville, Tennessee Son of William Henry and Roberta (Child) Hastie 1921 Graduated from Dunbar High School, Washing...

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The Class Collection documents selected student and alumni activities of New York University graduating classes from 1843-1966. Formal and informal gatherings were common, and were documented in detail by the participants. From the description of Class collection, 1843-1966. 1880-1900 (bulk). (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477254465 New York University (formerly, University of the City of New York), is an academic institution and, as such, its faculty produces ar...

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Cedric Belfrage, socialist, author, journalist, translator, and co-founder of the National Guardian, was born in London in 1904. His early career as a film critic began at Cambridge University, where he published his first article in Kinematograph Weekly (1924). In 1927 Belfrage went to Hollywood, where he was hired by the New York Sun and Film Weekly as a correspondent. Belfrage returned to London in 1930 as Sam Goldwyn's press agent. Lord Beaverbrook of the Sunday Express soon hir...

Nicoll, Allardyce, 1894-1976

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Allardyce Nicoll was a literary scholar, theatre historian, and university teacher. He was born in Glasgow, educated at Stirling High School and Glasgow University, where he was a G.A. Clark scholar in English. He was appointed in 1920 as a lecturer in English at King's College, University of London, and was promoted quickly to the Chair of English at East London College, University of London, in 1924, at age thirty. From 1933 to 1945, he was a professor of the history of drama and dramatic crit...

Pruitt, Ida

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Writer, educator, and social worker Ida Pruitt was born in China on December 2, 1888, the daughter of Southern Baptist missionaries Cicero Washington and Anna Seward Pruitt. She spent the first twelve years of her life in Hwanghsien, a village in Shantung province. She attended Cox College in College Park, Georgia (1906-1909), received a B.S. from Columbia University Teachers' College (1910) and studied social work in Boston and Philadelphia. Pruitt returned to China as teacher and principal of ...

O'Neill, Eugene, 1888-1953

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A biographical timeline is provided in the Eugene O'Neill Papers (YCAL MSS 123). From the guide to the Eugene O'Neill collection, 1912-1993, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library) American playwright. From the description of Papers, 1913-1986, 1913-1950 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155490040 From the description of Papers of Eugene O'Neill [manuscript], 1915-1940. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810476 From the de...

Locke, Alain, 1885-1954

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Alain LeRoy Locke was an African-American professor of philosophy at Howard University. From the description of Alain LeRoy Locke photograph, and funeral orations brochure, 1952-1954. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 48822627 African American teacher, philosopher, author, and critic. From the description of Papers, 1841-1983 (bulk 1898-1954). (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70939715 ...

Funabayashi, K.

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Benn, Brindley.

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Waters, Ethel, 1896-1977

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Padmore, George

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Graham, William

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Union soldier from Illinois. From the description of Diary, 1864. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154271288 From the description of Diary, 1864. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20748474 ...

Harding, Vincent.

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Vincent Harding was born in New York City in 1931 and grew up in Harlem and the Bronx. He attended New York City public schools and graduated in History from the City College of New York in 1952. He earned an MS degree in journalism at Columbia University in 1953. Harding married Rosemarie Freeney in 1960, and they spent four years as workers in the freedom movement, assisting the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Congress of Racial Equality ...