- Call number
- Sc MG 43
- Physical description
- 35.4 linear feet
- Preferred Citation
- Literary and scholarly manuscripts collection, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Typescripts of novels, biographies, essays, and poems on historical, sociological and educational issues, and conference papers. Some of the typescripts appear as final drafts, others as working drafts with author's annotations and corrections. Manuscripts included are SLAVERY AND CAPITALISM by Eric Williams; BLACK METROPLIS by Horace Cayton and St. Clair Drake; LIFE IN A HAITIAN VALLEY by Melville J. Herskovits: JONAH'S GOURD VINE by Zora Neale Hurston; AMERICAN DILEMMA by Gunnar Myrdal; and poems by Waring Cuney. Other authors represented are Arna Bontemps, Gwendolyn Brooks, Horace Mann Bond, Lloyd Brown, Helen Buckler, Henrietta Buckmaster, John H. Clark, Benjamin Davis, Owen Dodson, Ralph Ellison, Arthur Huff Fauset, and E. Franklin Frazier. Conference material includes Melville J. Herskovits and the Future of Africana Studies (Schomburg Center, May 1988) Marcus Garvey Centennial Conference (Jamaica, November 1987), and Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (Nigeria, 1977).
Using the collection
LocationSchomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037-1801