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African American poets--20th century--Correspondence

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Paul Laurence Dunbar letters to Reginald Wright Kauffman

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0948

In 1905, African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) responded to an inquiry from Reginald Kauffman (1877-1959), an associate editor of the Saturday Evening Post, who was soliciting Dunbar for poems or stories.

Dates: 1905

Photograph of Ted Joans with Arthur and Kit Knight and letter from Joans to Arthur Knight

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0764
Abstract One black and white photograph of Ted Joans with Arthur and Kit Knight, on which Joans has pasted a balloon stemming from his mouth, in which he asks Knight to publish his autobiography and includes a note by Joans on the verso written in pencil, "A fortuitous encounter (but friendly due to this publishers encyclical books at Loeb Center of N.Y.U.)." Also includes a handwritten letter in black ink from Joans written on the back of an announcement for a reading by him held at Books...
Dates: undated

Walter Lowenfels letters to Allen De Loach

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0870

In this collection of nineteen letters, American poet Walter Lowenfels wrote to his editor Allen De Loach, praising him for recent editorial work on Lowenfels's autobiography and discussing his writing and the work of other poets, particularly Walt Whitman and "poets of old age."

Dates: 1965-1970; Majority of material found within 1968-1970