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Found 10 collections related to American literature -- African American authors

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Bradley, Henry Thorpe
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 85
25 items (1 folder)
Afro-American book collector and writer of verses and short stories. Bradley was born in Enfield, N.C. and moved to Brooklyn (N.Y.) during the 1920s. His published and unpublished works include: "Love and Mystery, a Tale in Rhyme" (1907), "A... 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
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
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 Correspondence and manuscripts of McKay's works, both published and unpublished, including "Banjo," "Banana Bottom," "Harlem Glory," and "Romance in Marseilles."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
Brown, Lawrence, 1893-1972
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-3597
4.5 linear feet; l0 microfilm reels
Composer, pianist, arranger. Brown worked as Paul Robeson's accompanist for thirty-eight years. The Lawrence Brown papers encompass correspondence reflecting Brown's wide-ranging travels, and his friendships (mostly letters written by his friends... more
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-1234
1 linear foot; 2 microfilm reels
Prominent author. Wright wrote several novels, short stories, and essays dealing with the oppression of black people in the United States and their struggle for freedom. Corrected manuscripts of Wright's works NATIVE SON, THE LONG DREAM, SAVAGE... more
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-2798
Papers reflecting Schomburg's endeavors as a writer and researcher, and collector and curator of books and manuscripts pertaining to black history and culture. Personal and professional papers, including correspondence and writings, and writings... more
Mayfield, Julian, 1928-1984
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 339
The collection documents Julian Mayfield's career as a writer, educator and actor, and his activities as a political expatriate in West Africa and Guyana. Significant correspondents include fellow African-American expatriates and friends Maya... more
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