- Wright, Richard, 1908-1960
- Call number
- Sc Micro R-1234
- Physical description
- 1 linear foot; 2 microfilm reels
- Preferred Citation
- Richard Wright 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
- Restricted access.Restrictions apply
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 HOLIDAY, and other writings. Also research material gathered by Constance Webb, author of RICHARD WRIGHT: A BIOGRAPHY (G.P. Putnam, 1968). Material consists of copies of correspondence between Wright and friends, family members, and business associates, 1939-1959; and typescripts of Wright's articles and speeches, transcripts of interviews conducted by Webb with Ralph Ellison and Ellen Wright, and reaction to Webb's drafts of the biography and a corrected typescript of the biography.
Source of acquisitionManuscripts: Purchase - Original typescripts of Wright's "Native Son", "Savage Holiday" and "The Long Dream." Gift - Original corrected typescript and research material of Constance Webb's "Richard Wright, a Biography.", University Place Book Shop
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
Access to materialsRestricted access.
Researchers are restricted to microfilm copy.
Alternative form available
Microfilmed; New York Public Library; Sc Micro R-1234 (MN *ZZ-10327)