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African American authors

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

James Egert Allen papers

Identifier: 010
Scope and Contents The James Egert Allen papers occupy 18.1 linear feet of material about Allen's life as an educator, community activist and civil rights advocate. Having been a resident of Manhattan for over a half century, much of Allen's collection reflects his educational and community involvements in New York. The collection is arranged into six groups of materials that include correspondence, greeting cards, telegrams, invitations, programs, photographs, reports, minutes, recreation and...
Dates: Created: 1917-1976; Other: Date acquired: 06/01/1974

Mark Allen Boone papers

Identifier: 755
Scope and Contents The papers of author and editor Mark Allen Boone consist of correspondence, typescripts and hand scripts of his writings, news clippings, biographical information, and two journals. The correspondence documents Boone's writing and editing careers, and includes both incoming and outgoing letters with fellow writers, editors, and admirers. Also included are letters related to Boone's work as Editorial Director of the Adult Education Department at Contemporary Books in Chicago, letters...
Dates: Created: 1967-2005; Other: Date acquired: 08/01/2006

Juanita Chenault Carman papers

Identifier: 414
Scope and Contents The papers of Juanita Carman contain fourteen self-published books, including five editions of her most established series, Reach Out, as well as the first and last editions of her series, Super Seniors: African Americans 100 Years and Plus. The other books feature poems, essays, and reading skill pamphlets all written by Carman. Also included are biographical materials, poetry, and self-made...
Dates: Created: 1981-1996; Other: Date acquired: 11/12/1996

Alexis De Veaux papers

Identifier: 791
Processing Information This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services award MH-245560-0MS-20. Scope and Content Note Alexis De Veaux’s papers mainly consist of correspondence, drafts of original manuscripts, photographs, and ephemera documenting her professional life and work. Correspondence within the collection is professional in nature, covering De Veaux’s many speaking and lecturing engagements, publishing, her work as...
Dates: Other: 1967-2017, undated

Tom Dent papers

Identifier: 117
Scope and Contents The papers of Tom Dent provide a rich documentary source in the areas of African American literature and theater, the Civil Rights Movement, and the society and culture of New Orleans. The collection encompasses 149 linear feet of correspondence, literary manuscripts, oral history interviews, photographs, financial records, and memorabilia generated by one of New Orleans' most treasured poets, playwrights, and oral historians. Dent was a prolific writer of letters, poetry, and...
Dates: Created: 1861-1998; Other: Majority of material found in 1959-1998; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1976

Chester Himes papers

Identifier: 180
Scope and Contents The papers of African American novelist and short story writer Chester B. Himes are comprised of correspondence; financial, legal and other personal records; professional records including literary contracts and royalty statements; photographs; manuscripts and published appearances of Himes' writings; and collected articles and reviews about Himes. Of note is the extensive correspondence between Himes and various individuals, including writers, publishers, literary agents, friends, fans,...
Dates: Created: 1933-1984; Other: Date acquired: 06/01/1990

Lesley Himes papers

Identifier: 690
Scope and Contents The papers of Lesley Himes document her life with African American novelist and short story writer Chester Himes as expatriates living in Spain, as well as her life following his passing in 1984. The collection includes correspondence with biographers, writers, literary agents, fans of Chester Himes's work, film producers, family, and friends. Photographs of Chester and Lesley Himes, along with friends and associates, are present as loose photographs in two photograph albums. Additional...
Dates: Created: 1934-2008; Other: Date acquired: 06/01/2001

Frank S. Horne papers

Identifier: 189
Scope and Contents

The papers of Frank Smith Horne measure approximately 22 linear feet and consist of 30,000 items dated between 1927 and 1974. Over half of the papers of the collection is personal and business correspondence. The other half consists of financial records, lists, minutes, legal documents, writings, press releases, reports, general items, newspaper clippings, and various collected publications. The papers have been arranged topically and chronologically.

Dates: Created: 1927-1974; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1975

Frank S. Horne papers addendum

Identifier: 189-1
Scope and Contents The addendum to the Frank S. Horne papers consists of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, invitations and programs, writings by Horne and others, publications, and collected materials. Unlike the bulk of Horne's papers, this addendum focuses on Horne's interest in writing, rather than his work within housing and various governmental agencies. Of note are a series of letters, dated 1915-1917, from Frank Horne's brother, Errol, to members of his family during his military...
Dates: Created: 1915-1974; Other: Date acquired: 12/14/1993

Frank S. Horne poem

Identifier: 2520
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a single typescript copy of a poem entitled "Birth" by poet and government housing official Frank Horne. The copy includes Horne's name typed following the poem, but is not signed. "For Judy Trent October 1, 1940" precedes the poem. Trent was Horne's goddaughter and the daughter of William J. Trent Jr., who worked with Horne in the federal government during the Franklin Delano Roosevelt administration. The poem was written to commemorate the birth of Judy Trent...
Dates: Created: 1940; Other: Date acquired: 09/25/2017