Found 15 collections related to African American women authors

Sims, Naomi, 1949-2009
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 136
6 linear feet
Fashion model, writer. Sims was one of the top African-American fashion models of the 1960s and 1970s. Typescripts and research materials for books written by Sims, including ALL ABOUT HEALTH AND BEAUTY FOR THE BLACK WOMAN (1976), HOW TO BE A TOP... more
Moutoussamy-Ashe, Jeanne, 1951-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 343
1.2 linear feet
Author. Collection comprises Ashe's work in developing VIEWFINDERS, a historiographic photoessay project for publication. The manuscript and research materials are about African-American women photographers in America from 1839 to 1985. While... more
Major, Gerri, 1894-1984
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 147
1 linear foot (2 archival boxes, 2 vols.)
Geraldyn "Gerri" Hodges Major, journalist and writer, was raised and educated in Chicago. Known then as Geraldyn Dismond, she pursued a professional career as a writer, journalist and editor for several African-American newspapers including the... more
Hurston, Zora Neale
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 130
16 items
Zora Neale Hurston (1901?-1960) author of several novels, short stories, poetry and an autobiography, was a trained anthropologist who also wrote ethnographic studies. Writings consisting of nine poems and one short story entitled "The Conversion... more
Tarry, Ellen, 1906-2008
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 738
The Ellen Tarry Papers consist primarily of Tarry's writings and her involvement in projects pertaining to blacks and Catholicism.
Willis, Deborah, 1948-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 452
30.82 linear feet (75 boxes); 74.24 mb (107 computer files)
Deborah Willis (b. 1948) is an African American photographer, curator, historian of photography, author, and educator. The Deborah Willis professional files date from 1944 to 2011 (bulk dates 1980s-1990s), and document her work on photographic... more
Petry, Ann, 1908-1997
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 954
19.12 linear feet (39 boxes, 5 oversize folders)
The Ann Petry papers document the professional, social, and family life of writer Ann Petry (1908-1997). With the publication of her 1946 debut novel titled, The Street, Petry became the first US black woman author to... more
Collins, Kathleen, 1942-1988
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 938
3.87 linear feet (11 boxes)
Kathleen Collins (1941-1988) was a playwright, filmmaker, director, novelist, short story writer, and professor of film history and production. Her papers include personal matter, correspondence, printed matter, and various drafts of her writing.
Watson, Philip, 1901-1981
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 546
2 folders
African-American attorney who practiced law in Harlem and later served as an assistant attorney general for the State of New York, Philip Watson was a member of the Alpha Chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and the Golden Fleece Lodge 7887 in... more
Allegra, Donna
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 792
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Donna Allegra was an African-American lesbian writer, poet, essayist, and dancer. The Donna Allegra papers, 1981-2002, contain twenty-five published essays, short stories, and poems spanning across Allegra's writing career.
Haley, My
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 475
1 folder
Myran E. Haley (My Haley) is the third wife of the well-known writer Alex Haley. They were married in 1977 although they were legally separated at the time of his death in 1992. Myran Haley claimed she assisted Alex Haley in finishing "Roots,"... more
Angelou, Maya
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 830
200.83 linear feet (408 boxes)
Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was one of the most renowned and celebrated voices in American literature. The Maya Angelou papers consist of original manuscripts, computer generated typescripts, galleys, and proofs of published work as well as... more
Gomez, Jewelle, 1948-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 790
, .4 linear feet (one archival box.)
Jewelle Gomez is a self-identified "Black", "Native", lesbian feminist poet, and playwright. She has published nine books, including three books of poetry, a novel, a play, an essay collection, and two books of collaboration. Gomez is best known... more
Harlem Writers Guild Inc.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 831
1.04 linear feet (3 boxes)
The Harlem Writers Guild was established in 1950 and is the oldest organization of African-American writers in the United States. Originally founded as the Harlem Writers Club by John Henrik Clarke, Rosa Guy and John Oliver Killens, it was created... more
Jeffries, Ira, 1932-2010
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 794
, 6.4 linear feet (6 record cartons, 1 archival box)
Ira L. Jeffries (b. March 20, 1932, New York, N.Y. - July 16, 2010, New York, N.Y.) author, playwright and journalist, had a productive career in New York City's off-off Broadway Theater and African-American communities. The author of almost two... more