Carl Van Vechten collection, ca. 1920-ca. 1955; (bulk 1940-1949).

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Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964. Carl Van Vechten collection, ca. 1920-ca. 1955; (bulk 1940-1949).

Carl Van Vechten collection, ca. 1920-ca. 1955; (bulk 1940-1949).

Catalogs, programs, announcements, and invitations documenting African American participation in the visual arts, dance, drama, music, and literature.

2.5 linear ft.

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