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African American authors--20th century

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Amiri Baraka papers

Identifier: MSS 0699

Amiri Baraka (1934-2014), known early in his career as LeRoi Jones, was a widely published African American writer who produced poetry, drama, fiction, essays, and music criticism. Much of Baraka’s work addressed the subjects of Black liberation and white racism. The Amiri Baraka papers comprise the author’s writings, sketchbooks, and artwork, as well as correspondence and ephemera related to his involvement in theatrical and film productions.

Dates: circa 1965-2006

Collection of poems by Imamu Amiri Baraka

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0707

Two typescripts and one autographed manuscript of poems written by Imamu Amiri Baraka, titled I Love Music, Am/Trak, and The Last Revolution.

Dates: 1977

Alice Dunbar-Nelson papers

Identifier: MSS 0113
Abstract The Alice Dunbar-Nelson papers consist of the literary, professional, and personal papers of Alice Dunbar-Nelson. The papers include an extensive collection of her incoming correspondence. Of particular note is her correspondence (1895-1904) with Paul Laurence Dunbar, which also includes her letters to Dunbar. The Alice Dunbar-Nelson Papers also include a comprehensive collection of manuscripts of her writing, including novels, stories, poetry, drama, and essays. Dunbar-Nelson maintained a...
Dates: 1895-1942

Langston Hughes ephemera collection

Identifier: MSS 0567

Programs and advertising materials for personal appearances of American author Langston Hughes and for dramatic productions of his works.

Dates: 1932-1967

Charles Johnson papers

Identifier: MSS 0143

The Charles Johnson papers consist of the letters and manuscripts written by American novelist and teacher Charles Johnson and sent to his former professor John Gardner. The seven manuscripts are drafts and outlines towards Johnson's publications, The Devil and Jubilee Tuthill, Oxherding Tale, and Faith and the Good Thing.

Dates: 1973-1976

Kenneth A. McClane letter to James Baldwin

Identifier: MSS 0099-F1003

Kenneth A. McClane letter to James Baldwin consists of one signed letter handwritten by McClane to James Baldwin on May 15, 1986, which accompanied a copy of his book, To Hear the River. McClane thanked Baldwin for his hospitality during a recent visit and mentioned the desire to bring Baldwin to Cornell University to teach.

Dates: 1986 May 15

Carl Van Vechten photograph portrait of Owen Dodson

Identifier: GRA 0099-F0037

Black-and-white photograph portrait of poet, novelist, playwright, and educator Owen Dodsen taken by photographer Carl Van Vechten in New York on June 18, 1942.

Dates: 1943 June 18

Carl Van Vechten photograph portrait of William Demby

Identifier: GRA 0099-F0038

Black-and-white photograph portrait of novelist and film translator William Demby (1922-2013) taken by photographer Carl Van Vechten in New York on March 13, 1956.

Dates: 1956 March 13