Found 58 collections related to Authors, Black

Filtering on: x2001 - 2023
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
Guy, Rosa
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 903
13.17 linear feet (35 boxes)
The Rosa Guy papers contain material related to her personal life, her writing, and her professional career. The personal matter includes correspondence and biographical information. The material in the writing series includes drafts, notes, and... more
Washington, Eno
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 495
5.93 linear feet (9 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Donald Eno Washington is a performing dance artist and instructor with a specialty in dance of West Africa and Mali. The Donald Eno Washington papers include personal and professional material regarding his dance career and travels.
McGruder, Kevin, 1957-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 368
1.42 linear feet (2 boxes)
Born in Toledo, Ohio, activist, entrepreneur, and writer Kevin McGruder attended Harvard University (BA in Economics) and Columbia University (M.B.A. in Real Estate Finance). In 2007, he began his doctoral studies in History at the Graduate Center... more
Simmons, Ron, 1950-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 619
6.42 linear feet (7 boxes)
Ron Simmons, an early Black LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer or Questioning) rights activist in the 1970s and 1980s. The Ron Simmons papers contain manuscripts for several of his writings, correspondence, research material,... more
Johnson, Hall, 1888-1970
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 811
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
African-American composer, musician, and arranger, Hall Johnson is best known as a choral director and for his arrangements of spirituals. In 1925, Johnson formed the Hall Johnson Negro Choir, which performed spirituals in the traditional style.... more
Boyd, Wallace Bass, 1966-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 813
2.0 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Wallace Bass Boyd collection is comprised of forty-seven journals, biographical accounts and geographical descriptions of Black life in the South, as well as drafts of his writings from 1985-2007. The journals primarily capture Boyd's... more
Greene, Richard T., 1913-2006
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 815
1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Richard T. Greene was a bank executive and advertising manager. The Richard T. Greene papers document Greene's career in advertising and banking.
Witherspoon, Richard
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 791
2.09 linear feet (5 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
This collection includes Witherspoon's published and unpublished poetry, including his best known works: An American Haiku Novel and On the Stair, both in his signature style of linked-haiku... more
Hemphill, Essex
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 832
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Essex Hemphill and Wayson Jones Collection documents the collaboration and friendship of poet (Hemphill) and musician (Jones), and their artistic endeavors to foreground the experiences of Black gay life in the United States.
Glave, Thomas
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 836
9.18 linear feet (22 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Thomas Glave was a writer, scholar, and social activist. The bulk of this collection consists materials that document Glave's career as a scholar and writer.
Johnson, Brad, 1952-2011
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 844
2.29 linear feet (6 boxes)
Brad Johnson was a gay African American poet and writer. The Brad Johnson papers include biographical materials, published and unpublished poems, and correspondence.
Jones, Judd, 1931-2011
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 846
1.42 linear feet (2 boxes)
Judd Jones was an African American actor, singer, dancer, and director whose career was centered in New York City. The Judd Jones papers document his theatrical career.
Collins, Tee, 1923-2000
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 857
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Successful in animation and film for four decades, Tee Collins was the first creative designer to produce the premiere animated spot for Sesame Street. Known primarily for his creation of "Wanda the Witch" (1969), a... more
Duke of Iron
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 865
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Cecil Anderson, also known as the "Duke of Iron," was an internationally known Calypso performer and composer. A native of Trinidad, Anderson moved with his family to New York in 1923. During his active years (1930s-1960s), he was influential in... more
Higgins, Chester
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 866
0.46 linear feet (2 boxes)
Chester Higgins (born 1946 in Lexington, Kentucky) has worked as a New York Times staff photographer since 1975 and has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world. Higgins is the author of several books... more
Sorkin, Joan Ross
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 869
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Joan Ross Sorkin is a playwright, opera librettist, musical theater bookwriter, lyricist, and screenwriter. Sorkin was born in New York City and attended the University of Rochester, as well as the London School of Economics and Political Science,... more
Boyce-Taylor, Cheryl, 1950-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 919
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
Cheryl Boyce-Taylor was born in Arima, Trinidad, and migrated to St. Albans Queens at the age of thirteen. Boyce-Taylor attended a Seventh Day Adventist high school in the Bronx, and completed undergraduate studies at City College of New York.... more
Stark, Shirley, 1927-2006
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 884
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Shirly Stark, born in New York City in 1927, was an African American artist, an art professor who specialized in sculpture, and a poet. Stark moved to Detroit, Michigan, with her second husband where she discovered her love of sculpting and began... more
Dumas, Sonja, 1961-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 886
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Sonja Dumas is a performer, choreographer, writer, arts consultant, film director, producer, and founder and artistic director of a dance company called Continuum Dance Project. She was born on December 9, 1961 and grew up in the United States,... more
McDonald, Janet, 1953-2007
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 907
2.92 linear feet (7 boxes)
Janet Arneda McDonald was an African American novelist, journalist, and lawyer. The Janet McDonald papers, 1960-2007, document her personal experiences as an African American lesbian throughout her education, legal career, and professional... more
StoryCorps (Project)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 931
Since 2003, StoryCorps, an independent nonprofit, has collected and archived more than 50,000 interviews with over 90,000 participants. StoryCorps' mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share,... more
Abdul, Raoul
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 833
1.04 linear feet (3 boxes)
This collection mostly contains material related to Raoul Abdul's career as a singer and author. There is a limited amount of personal information, including some clippings from his early life. A large part of the collection consists of concert... more
Batson, Gary, 1956-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 872
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Gary Batson is a playwright. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University, and two Masters of Arts degrees from Teachers College of Columbia University in education and communications. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Education Administration... 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.
O'Dell, Jack (Jack H.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 497
5.84 linear feet (14 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Jack Hunter O'Dell was an African American civil rights and political activist; he was known for his work with Operation PUSH and the National Rainbow Coalition, where he was the policy adviser to Reverend Jesse Jackson and director of... more
Césaire, Aimé
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 947
0.33 linear feet (2 boxes)
Aimé Césaire (1913-2008) was a Black Martinican poet, politician, and social critic. As a student at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, he was a key figure in the literary and political movement known as Négritude,... more
Weekes, Akua
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 678
2.08 linear feet (5 boxes)
Akua Weekes is an activist, Black Nationalist, freelance journalist, and writing professor at Touro College. Her activism dates to her undergraduate years at American University in Washington, D. C. Weekes participated in the student take-over of... more
Bell, Alan (Editor)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 927
1.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Alan Bell is president of BLK Publishing Company, Inc., founded in 1988 to publish magazines targeted to the Black lesbian and gay community. At present, the firm concentrates on graphic design and custom publishing with a special focus on... more
Crouch, Stanley
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 973
27.29 linear feet (70 boxes)
The Stanley Crouch papers mostly consist of materials related to his writing; these materials include various drafts, manuscripts, and final versions of his newspaper columns, articles, and books, both published and unpublished. There is also a... more