Found 14 collections related to American poetry -- African American authors

Dixon, Melvin, 1950-1992
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
18 linear feet
The Melvin Dixon papers consist primarily of manuscripts, correspondence, notes, and journals reflecting his experiences as a black gay writer. Most of the collection is comprised of manuscript drafts of Dixon's published works "Trouble the... more
Browne, Clement L., 1906-1986
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 288
.2 linear feet
Clement L. Browne worked in the Personnel Office of the American Car Foundry, Brooklyn, from the 1920's until his retirement in 1970. After completing his high school education, he attended a training school in New York to study drafting, but did... more
Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 271
10 items (one folder)
African-American poet, novelist and lecturer. Eight signed documents by Gwendolyn Brooks. The collection consists of: one TLS commenting, as a member of the jury, on books nominated for the 1959 Thormod Monsen Award; one TLS to Van Allen Bradley... more
Johnson, Helene, 1906-1995
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 133
.2 linear feet
Helene Johnson was one of the minor poets of the Harlem Renaissance. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, educated in the public schools of that city and at Boston University. She attended Columbia University in New York City in 1926. Johnson... more
Dumas, Henry, 1934-1968
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 310
9 items (one folder)
Born in Sweet Home, Arkansas, in 1934, Henry Dumas was an African American poet and short story writer, and the editor and publisher of several magazines, including "Anthologist," "Untitled," "Hiram Poetry Review" and "Collection." Dumas was shot... more
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-977
3.4 linear feet; 4 microfilm reels
Poet, author, playwright, songwriter. Biographical information about Hughes' life and activities. Hughes' writings form the largest series in the collection and consist of manuscripts, typescripts, and drafts of books, including NOT WITHOUT... more
Last Poets (Group)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Mg 682
.4 linear feet (1 box)
The collection contains poems recited in the film, contracts, newspaper ad layouts, advertisements, press releases, a press kit, foreign correspondence regarding theater inquiries, national and international reviews of the film, articles about... more
McKay, Claude, 1890-1948
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-1233
2 linear feet
Author, poet. Born in Jamaica. Correspondence and manuscripts of McKay's works, both published and unpublished, including "Banjo," "Banana Bottom," "Harlem Glory," and "Romance in Marseilles." Included are letters with Max Eastman, from Louise... more
Mary Margaret -- Sister
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 198
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Collection of research materials compiled by Sr. Mary Margaret, F.S.S.J., in preparation of her master's thesis on Countee Cullen and his work. The thesis was submitted to the English Department of St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, New... more
Neal, Larry, 1937-1981
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 344
The Larry Neal Papers document his role as a writer/editor and seminal figure in the Black Arts Movement, and consists principally of Neal's diverse forms of writings, including essays, scripts, screenplays, poems, short stories and anthologies.... more
Umbra Poets Workshop
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 538
.4 linear feet (One archival box)
The Umbra Poets Workshop was a group of young African-American writers who met on New York City's Lower East Side from 1962 to 1965 to conduct readings and discuss writing and politics. The Umbra Poets Workshop collection consists of oral history... more
Saint, Assotto, 1957-1994
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 556
8 linear feet (2 record cartons, 15 archival boxes)
Born Yves Francois Lubin in Haiti in 1957, Assotto Saint was a New York-based gay activist, poet and performance artist who edited two anthologies of black gay poets in the early 1990s. He founded a publishing house, Galiens Press, which published... more
Oliver, Bernadine, 1950-1993
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 540
.6 linear feet (1 archival box, 1/2 archival box)
Bernadine Oliver wrote poetry of which a sampling and some essays were published in two volumes "It Begins Softly" (1980) and "Seeds of Ourselves" (1984) by Women for Racial and Economic Equality. Oliver was a founding member of the New York... more