Found 69 collections related to African American authors

James, C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert), 1901-1989
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 132
2.71 linear feet (7 boxes)
C. L. R. James was a West Indian scholar, political activist, and writer. Born in Trinidad in 1901, James began his career as a writer and sports journalist. He migrated to Great Britain in 1932, where he published his first major work, more
Saint, Assotto, 1957-1994
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 556
8.83 linear feet (17 boxes)
Born Yves Francois Lubin in Haiti in 1957, Assotto Saint was a New York-based gay activist, poet, and performance artist who edited two anthologies of black gay poets in the early 1990s. He founded a publishing house, Galiens Press, which... more
Last Poets (Group)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Mg 682
.4 linear feet (1 box)
The collection contains poems recited in the film, contracts, newspaper ad layouts, advertisements, press releases, a press kit, foreign correspondence regarding theater inquiries, national and international reviews of the film, articles about... more
Wilcox, Preston, 1923-2006
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 235
13.13 linear feet (47 boxes)
Personal and professional papers, writings, office files and printed matter documenting Preston Wilcox's dual career as an educator and community organizer. Included are biographical and autobiographical narratives; some correspondence and... more
Randolph, Jeremy
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 165
9.25 linear feet (11 boxes)
Jeremy Randolph was an African American actor, poet, playwright, and founder of two independent publishing houses, Rannick Playwrights Company and Amuru Press. The Jeremy Randolph papers primarily document the activities of Randolph's small,... more
Hedgeman, Anna Arnold, 1899-1990
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 123
7 linear feet (12 archival boxes; 1 1/2 archival box; 2 record cartons; 1 volume)
The Anna Arnold Hedgeman papers document the second half of Hedgeman's career in governmental, religious, civil rights, and educational organizations from the 1950s through the early 1980s.
Childress, Alice
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 649
The Alice Childress papers document Alice Childress's career as a writer and actress, and her activities in the theatre for five decades in New York City. The Personal Papers series includes correspondence, an oral history conducted by Ann... more
AMAS Musical Theatre (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 463
The AMAS Musical Theatre production files consist of documentation for thirty-six plays produced by AMAS, including both original plays and well known plays such as "It's so nice to be civilized," "Bojangles," "Jam," "Juba," "Blackberries," and... more
Haley, Alex
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 472
5.96 linear feet (17 boxes)
Correspondence, interviews, financial records, writings and project files, documenting Alex Haley's activities from 1969 to 1990.
Boatner, Edward
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 82
The Edward Boatner papers reflect his activities as composer, choral conductor, music professor and author of music textbooks. The music in the collection consists of scores for "Freedom Suite," his musical comedy "Julius Sees Her in Rome,... more
Broderick, Francis L
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 197
2.21 linear feet (3 boxes)
This collection consists of notes taken by Francis L. Broderick, who was preparing to write a biography of Du Bois. The notes came from W. E. B. Du Bois's letters and other documents in his personal library.
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
Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 122
.3 linear feet (1 box)
Composer; cornetist; bandleader and publisher, W.C. Handy's fame rests upon his work as a composer. Handy wrote and published more than 150 songs and arrangements of folksongs, mainly spirituals and blues. The popularity of Handy's songs helped to... more
Poston, Ted, 1906-1974
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 557
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Ted Poston was the first full-time African-American reporter for the New York Post, where he worked from 1936 covering many major black-oriented news stories, until his retirement in 1972. The Ted Poston Research... more
Metcalf, George R., 1914-2002
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 150
2.0 linear feet (2 boxes)
George Rich Metcalf (born Feb. 5, 1914 in Auburn) was a white American N.Y. State Senator; president of the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing; an activist; businessman; journalist; author; and philanthropist. In 1948, he became... more
Gordone, Charles
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 691
3 linear feet (2 record cartons, 1 archival box)
The bulk of the Charles Gordone Collection pertains to the author's Pulitzer-prize winning play "No Place to Be Somebody," which includes several versions of the play script, programs, letters, playbills, flyers, posters, production and showcase... more
Davis, John P. (John Preston), 1905-1973
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-5858
Writings and research files, along with personal papers, and corrrespondence documenting Davis' multifaceted career, 1923-1972. Includes material on the AMERICAN NEGRO REFERENCE BOOK, 1966, edited by Davis; papers relating to Frederick Douglass,... more
Johnson, Jesse J., 1914-2006
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 200
9.42 linear feet (10 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
An African American career soldier, Jesse J. Johnson authored eight books and several plays about the military service of black men and women. The Jesse J. Johnson military collection consists primarily of secondary sources and printed material,... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 43
38.51 linear feet (97 boxes, 6 volumes, 1 oversize folder)
This collection consists of 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... more
Larsen, Nella
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 407
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
The Nella Larsen Letters consist of two letters written by this author to Edward Wasserman and deal with the most spectacular African American social event of the decade, the 1928 wedding of Countee Cullen and W.E.B. DuBois' daughter, Yolande. The... more
Steward, T. G. (Theophilus Gould), 1843-1924
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-5910
2.2 linear feet; 4 microfilm reels
Clergyman, author and educator. Steward became a minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1861 and served congregations in Macon, Georgia, Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Delaware, Washington, D. C., and Port-au-Prince,... more
Wylie, James, 1938-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 212
2 linear feet
Author. Born and raised in New York City, Wylie was educated at Boston University where he studied comparative literature. Corrected manuscripts of the novels THE HOMESTEAD GRAYS (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1977), THE SIGN OF THE DAWN (New York:... more
Walker, Charles D., 1903-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 375
The Charles D. Walker Papers consist of personal papers, correspondence, writings, printed material, certificates, a scrapbook, photographs and audiotapes documenting the life and church and civic career of Rev. Walker, primarily in Milford,... more
Fax, Elton C.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 40
Writings consisting of manuscripts for his book, GARVEY: THE STORY OF A PIONEER BLACK NATIONALIST; miscellaneous typescript essays and printed articles, 1946-1974; numerous examples of Fax's art such as magazine illustrations and book jackets,... more
Fortune, Timothy Thomas, 1856-1928
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 287
1 vol
The T. Thomas Fortune Scrapbook consists primarily of clippings of Fortune's articles from the "New York Age," 1890-1898, in which he discussed events and issues affecting African Americans nationwide as well as overseas. There are also articles... more
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
Morrison, Alfred, 1821-1897
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 632
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Allan Morrison was a combat correspondent during World War II and later a journalist at Ebony magazine. The Allan Morrison additions consist of several letters and a few miscellaneous items, including Morrison's... more
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso, 1874-1938
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-2798
.75 linear feet (17 boxes, 12 microfilm reels)
Papers reflecting Schomburg's endeavors as a writer and researcher, and collector and curator of books and manuscripts documenting black history and culture. Personal and professional papers, including correspondence and writings, and writings of... more
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 109
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
The W.E.B Du Bois collection consists of a small body of speeches, articles, correspondence, and related material primarily authored by Du Bois. Of special interest is a typescript, with editorial comments, of the first two chapters of Du Bois's... more
Negro Ensemble Company
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 345
89.38 linear feet (217 boxes)
The records of the Negro Ensemble Company (NEC), 1967-1993 document the work of the most successful African-American theatrical company in the United States to date. In addition to information about the productions, the records also document the... more
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