Found 135 collections related to Authors, Black

Casimir, J. R. Ralph
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 110
0.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
J. R. Casimir was a poet, editor, and founding member and secretary of the Roseau, Dominica Division of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). The papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, and printed matter relating to... more
Jackson, James E., 1914-2007
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 460
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
A former editor of the Daily Worker and member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party, U.S.A., James E. Jackson was educated at Howard University, Goddard College, and Moscow University. A former trade-union... more
Granger, William R. R.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 376
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
William R. R. Granger, Jr., was a physician. This collection consists of over 500 letters written to Dr. William Randolph R. Granger, Jr., by his parents; his wife, Dr. Isabella Vandervall; his five brothers; relatives; and friends.
Hewitt, John H., 1924-2000
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 612
2.08 linear feet (5 boxes)
John H. Hewitt was a writer, editor, instructor, and a collector of Black art. Born in 1924, in New York City, Hewitt attended Harvard College and New York University. He taught English at Morehouse College and he was a medical staff writer for... more
Johnson, Helene, 1906-1995
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 133
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Helene Johnson was one a poet of the Harlem Renaissance. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She attended Boston University and Columbia University, the latter in in New York City in 1926. Johnson was the youngest of the African American... more
Major, Gerri, 1894-1984
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 147
1.34 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder, 2 volumes)
Geraldyn "Gerri" Hodges Major was a journalist and editor for several African American publications including the New York Amsterdam News, Ebony Magazine, and Jet... 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
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-977
0.25 linear feet (4 reels)
Langston Hughes was a poet, author, playwright, and songwriter. This collection represents the vertical file holdings of the Schomburg as of September 1, 1971, and includes personal and professional material.
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
Damas, Léon-Gontran, 1912-1978
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 302
26.46 linear feet (29 boxes)
This collection consists of personal papers, professional and literary correspondence, office files, research notes, and printed matter documenting the professional and literary activities of Léon-Gontran Damas, an author, lecturer, and... more
Johnson, Helen A.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 599
16.79 linear feet (46 boxes)
The Helen Armstead-Johnson miscellaneous theater collections (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
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
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
Higginsen, Vy
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 528
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Mama, I Want to Sing is a gospel musical in 2 acts. The book and lyrics are by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro. Original music is by Rudolph V. Hawkins, Wesley Naylor and Doris Troy. The play opened at the Heckscher Theatre,... more
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
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
Burnham, Louis E.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 292
0.54 linear feet (2 reels, 2 boxes)
The Louis Burnham collection reflects Burnham's socialist interests and consists of a complete run of Freedom, a monthly newspaper published by Paul Robeson from 1950-1955 and edited by Burnham; newsclippings of... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 668
6.04 linear feet (16 boxes)
This collection consists of various screenplays, television scripts, and radio scripts of different provenances; many of these scripts were transferred from the African Americans in film collection (Sc MG 690). Additionally, many of the scripts... more
Thomas, Piri, 1928-2011
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 180
4.17 linear feet (10 boxes)
Piri Thomas was an author, poet, and playwright. The Piri Thomas papers document several areas of Thomas's professional activities, including his writings and his work with and involvement in social justice organizations, from 1957 to 1982.
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
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
Moore, William, 1933-1992
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 586
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
William Moore, an African American dance critic, dancer, and researcher, began his career in the 1960s. He later managed the dance companies of Eleo Pomare and Joan Miller, and participated in the creation of the Association of Black... more
Moutoussamy-Ashe, Jeanne, 1951-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 343
2.08 linear feet (6 boxes)
Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe is a photographer, author, and lecturer. This collection comprises Moutoussamy-Ashe's work in developing Viewfinders, a historiographic photoessay project for publication.
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
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
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
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.
Hairston, William
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 593
5.08 linear feet (13 boxes)
William Hairston was an actor, writer, director, producer and administrator. The collection contains biographical information about Hairston; correspondence; manuscripts for books, playscripts, musicals, poetry, comedy writing, television and... more
Writers' Program (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-6544
4.48 linear feet (10 boxes, 5 reels)
The studies for this collection were compiled by workers of the Writers' Program of the Works Projects Administration in New York City. This collection consists of 41 studies of the history of Blacks in New York City. Included are biographical... more
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