Found 31 collections related to Authors, Black

Begeleus, André Emilé 1935-1978
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 75
.2 linear feet (1 print box)
The André Emile Begeleus Literary Collection (1967-1974) consists of unedited handwritten and typescript drafts of poems, essays, short stories and a short novel. His writings express his views about the survival of African Americans in the 1970s.... more
Penn, Robert E.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 711
25.28 linear feet (61 boxes); 32.9 megabytes (1183 computer files)
Robert E. Penn, Jr. (1948- ) is an African-American LGBT activist, a writer, and a producer. The Robert E. Penn papers, dating from 1971 to 2003, reflect Penn's work as an activist; his work as Assistant Director of Education, HIV Prevention for... more
Jeannette, Gertrude, 1914-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 965
5.96 linear feet (17 boxes)
Gertrude Hadley Jeannette was an actor, playwright, director, and producer. Additionally, she is believed to be the first woman to get a taxi license and drive a cab in New York City. Her papers consist of personal material, correspondence,... more
Collins, Kathleen, 1942-1988
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 948
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Kathleen Collins (1941-1988) was a playwright, filmmaker, director, novelist, short story writer, and professor of film history and production. Seret Scott is an actress who starred in Collins's 1982 film Losing Ground;... 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.
Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-1535
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
This collection consists of correspondence, scrapbook pages, a ledger, and manuscripts.
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 969
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
This collection consists of ten early screenplays written for a film on the life of Malcolm X by various authors, including James Baldwin, Hakim A. Jamal, Arnold Perl, Joseph A. Walker, and Calder Willingham.
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 936
29.85 linear feet (81 boxes, 2 oversize folders)
The James Baldwin Papers document Baldwin's career as an African American writer, intellectual, and activist in the United States and abroad. Dating to 1938, this archive of writings and related documents is indispensable to understanding the... more
Johnson, Helen A.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599
6 linear feet (16 archival boxes; 1 oversize box)
The Helen Armstead-Johnson miscellaneous theater vollections (HAJMTC) were formed by over two hundred file-folder level collections (one-three file folders per personality or event). The collections contain information dating from the... more
Johnson, Jack, 1878-1946
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 525
0.75 linear feet (3 boxes)
Heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson (1878-1946) was the first African-American boxer to win the heavyweight title. A controversial figure, Johnson was famous for the furor that surrounded his heavyweight championship, his flamboyant... more
Lee, Carleton Lafayette, 1913-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 451
3.42 linear feet (4 boxes)
Carleton L. Lee was an African-American educator and social worker. The Carleton L. Lee papers contain material reflecting his various positions, with files discussing aspects of his professional employment and activities. A contributor to... more
Seraile, William, 1941-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 445
0.42 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Theophilus G. Steward research collection includes correspondence regarding Professor Seraile's research compiled for his biography Voice of Dissent: Theophilus Gould Steward (1843-1924) and Black America. The... more
Thorne, Jack, 1863?-1941
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 446
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
David Bryant Fulton was a poet, journalist, and novelist who often published under his pseudonym, Jack Thorne. Born in North Carolina in 1863, Fulton moved to New York in 1887 and joined the Pullman Palace Car Company as a porter in 1888. In 1892,... more
Manchanda, Claudia
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 692
1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Claudia Jones (1915-1964) was a political activist, communist, journalist, and community leader. The Claudia Jones Memorial collection consists primarily of printed matter apparently owned by Jones.
Powell, Raphael Philemon
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 611
3.83 linear feet (5 boxes)
Raphael Philemon Powell, a minister and native of Jamaica, served at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Harlem. He received his preacher's license and certificate of ordination in the 1950s, and a doctorate of divinity degree from the American Bible... more
Jones, J. Raymond (John Raymond), 1899-1991
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 434
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
J. Raymond Jones, also known as the "Harlem Fox", was a Democratic Party district leader from the Carver Democratic Club on 145th Street, and one of the most powerful political leaders in New York City. From 1964 to 1968, he was chief of Tammany... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 429
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
The World War II letters from African-American Soldiers collection consists of letters from African-American servicemen to Elnora (Nora) Bing Williams and her husband, Edgar Thomas (Ned) Williams of Brooklyn, New York. The correspondents are... more
DeLarverié, Stormé, 1920-2014
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 901
2.63 linear feet (4 boxes)
The Stormé Delaverie papers document DeLarverié's long career as a singer, male impersonator, and gay rights activist from the 1980s-2008. The bulk of the collection contains personal and professional correspondence, biographical information,... more
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 129
0.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
Poet, novelist, short story writer, playwright, lyricist, and author of juvenile books, Langston Hughes was one of the most prolific African-American writers of the 20th century. Born in Joplin, Missouri, Hughes came to New York in the 1920s and... more
Steward, Gustavus Adolphus, 1881-1966
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 487
1.71 linear feet (5 boxes)
Gustavus Adolphus Steward was an educator, writer, and businessman. The Gustavus Adolphus Steward papers consist of correspondence, writings, financial records, and material from his family members.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 531
5.0 linear feet (12 boxes)
The Playscripts collection is composed of plays acquired from a variety of sources and includes plays donated by the playwrights and actors who performed in the plays, as well as those purchased from dealers. It is represented by authors like... more
Murphy, Frederick D., 1940-1993
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 651
7.42 linear feet (8 boxes)
The Frederick D. Murphy papers consist principally of press kits and news clippings that Murphy collected on hundreds of recording artists of popular music (primarily rhythm and blues, soul, disco, rock and roll, and other genres) and executives... more
Baker, Earl L., 1929-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 700
2.0 linear feet (2 boxes)
Earl L. Baker was a composer, musician, singer, writer, and orchestral librarian. The Earl L. Baker papers consists of 2 screenplays, Artabanus and Totivo, original manuscript musical scores... more
Cambridge, Edmund, 1920-2001
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 701
8.33 linear feet (20 boxes)
The Edmund Cambridge Papers reflect the professional activities of this actor, director, and stage manager, primarily from the 1970s through 2000, in Los Angeles.
Van Scott, Glory
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 707
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
The Glory Van Scott collection is comprised primarily of programs of performances that Van Scott either produced, directed, or wrote (including those dedicated to Katherine Dunham) at various venues in New York City. There are also a few reviews... more
Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 972
3.98 linear feet (13 boxes, 3 oversize folders)
Oscar Micheaux (1884-1951) was a prominent African American author of the early 20th century, and more notably the first African American filmmaker. The Oscar Micheaux papers consist of professional correspondence, financial records, handwritten... more
July, Robert William
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 748
2.0 linear feet (2 boxes)
Robert W. July was a Rockefeller Foundation Assistant Director for the Humanities and an historian, and he spent the decade between 1955 and 1965 scouting for new talent in West and Southern Africa. This collection provides the perspective of an... more
Wallace, Michele
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 739
11.21 linear feet (29 boxes)
Michele Wallace is best known for her first book, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman, which is considered the first collection of essays published by a black woman, and the first book published by a black... more
Weekes, Daphne, 1913-2004
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 741
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
Trinidadian born Daphne Weekes was the first female calypso bandleader in the U.S. The Daphne Weekes collection consists primarily of printed material.
Lindo, Delroy
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 603
0.42 linear feet (2 boxes)
This collection consists mostly of screenplays and television scripts, some of in which Delroy Lindo acted and others for which he possibly auditioned. Some scripts were written by Black writers (such as America's Most... more
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