Chester Himes papers, 1936-1980.


Himes, Chester B., 1909-1984. Chester Himes papers, 1936-1980.

Chester Himes papers, 1936-1980.

The Chester Himes papers consists of original manuscripts, correspondence, photographs and artwork that document his long career as a writer. The manuscripts offer insight into Himes's creative process and many of them also represent the original versions and original titles for works which were later altered for publication. The correspondence reveals Himes's relationship with the publishers and editors of his books and also offers a glimpse into the author's thoughts on his own work. The photographs and artwork document Himes's life with his family, friends and colleagues.

9.83 linear feet (36 boxes)



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