Michel Fabre archives of African American arts and letters, 1910-2003.


Fabre, Michel. Michel Fabre archives of African American arts and letters, 1910-2003.

Michel Fabre archives of African American arts and letters, 1910-2003.

The Michel Fabre archives of African American arts and letters consist of correspondence, writings, and printed material relating to expatriate writers, artists, musicians, and cultural figures, as well as Fabre's personal and business correspondence, works authored by Fabre, research files, conference materials, photographs, and audiovisual materials. The largest segment of the collection contains papers related to the work of African American writers, musicians, and artists from the United States and the Caribbean and of expatriates living in France. Included are works by writers such as Gwendolyn Brooks, Horace Cayton, James Emanuel, Chester Himes, Langston Hughes, and Richard Wright. Materials include items such as letters, typescripts, manuscripts, printed material, and personal materials. An avid collector, Fabre acquired many manuscripts as well as rare books. The rich collection of materials related to Chester Himes stems both from his personal friendship with the Himes family and his acquisition of Himes's publisher's files from Yves Malartic. He also acquired the library of Rene Maran, which is now at Emory. The collection's second series contains a wide range of general correspondence, written to Fabre by friends, colleagues, and publishers, while the third series represents a broad scope of Fabre's published works. Included are reprints of articles Fabre published in numerous French and American scholarly journals, as well as reviews of his work and early drafts of some pieces. An additional strength of the collection is the numerous conference programs and conference related material preserved by Fabre and relating to conferences he participated in or organized. Also included are many of Fabre's research files, materials he collected relating to Richard Wright, and a substantial number of photographs of Wright as well as numerous other writers and artists.

26 linear ft. : (49 boxes and 14 OP)

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Fabre, Michel

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Michel and Genevieve Fabre founded the Center for Afro-American Studies at the University of Paris, and have been leading scholars of African American culture in France. Michel Fabre is the foremost biographer of Richard Wright, and intimately fimiliar with the Wright family and with African American artists, writers, and musicians throughout Europe. Genevieve Fabre is a scholar of African-American theater and literature, and co-chaired the first Harvard University Du Bois Institute Working Grou...

Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

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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. ...

Himes, Chester B., 1909-1984

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Chester Bomar Himes was born in Jefferson City, Missouri on July 29, 1909 to Estelle Bomar Himes and Joseph Sandy Himes. In 1926 he enrolled at Ohio State University to study medicine, but was expelled in 1928 and shortly afterward was arrested, convicted for armed robbery, and sentenced to a twenty-five year term in prison. Himes served only part of that sentence, from 1928 to 1936, at the Ohio State Penetentiary in Columbus, during which time he became a published and somewhat well-known write...

Cayton, Horace R. (Horace Roscoe), 1903-1970

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African American author and sociologist. From the description of Horace Cayton collection, 1965. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70965364 Afro-American author. From the description of Horace Roscoe Cayton correspondence, 1963-1969. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 86118280 Horace R. Cayton, Jr. was born in Seattle, WA. on April 12, 1903 to Horace Roscoe Cayton Sr. (newspaper owner, editor, publisher), and Susie Cayton (j...

Fabre, GenevieĢ€ve.

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Wright, Richard, 1908-1960

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Richard Nathaniel Wright was born September 4, 1908 near Natchez, Mississippi, to Ella Wilson Wright, a schoolteacher, and Nathan Wright, a sharecropper. The story of Richard Wright's childhood, with its harrowing episodes of abandonment by his father, his temporary consignment to an orphanage after his mother became ill, and his short-lived schooling under the harsh guardianship of his grandmother have been detailed in his autobiography, Black Boy (published in 1945 by Harper & Row)....

Malartic, Yves, 1910-1986

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Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000

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African American poet and novelist, who was an important figure in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. From the description of Of Robert Frost / Gwendolyn Brooks. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79334638 Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was born in Topeka, Kansas, on June 17, 1917 and moved shortly after her birth to Chicago's South Side, where she lived until her death. She authored more than twenty books of poetry, beginning with A Street in Bronzeville (1945), follow...

Emanuel, James A.

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African-American author and Professor of American and English literature at the City College of New York. From the description of Papers, 1967-1981. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 43738548 Poet and educator. Born 1921. From the description of James A. Emanuel papers, 1922-1995 (bulk 1960-1995). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983705 Biographical Note ...