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Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973



Arna Bontemps (1902-1973), teacher and writer whose novel God Sends Sunday appeared at the end of the Harlem Renaissance in 1931. He continued writing and editing anthologies and served as librarian at Fisk University.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Arna Bontemps Collection

Call Number: JWJ MSS 6

The Arna Bontemps Collections contains writings and correspondence presented to the James Weldon Johnson Collection by Mr. Bontemps.

Dates: 1934-1957

Langston Hughes collection

Call Number: JWJ MSS 28
Abstract: The Langston Hughes Collection consists of correspondence, writings, photographs, sound recordings, video recordings, electronic files, and other material documenting the life, work, and remembrance of Langston Hughes.Series I, Josephine DeWitt Rhodehamel Gift, is organized into three subseries: Letters from Langston Hughes, Writings of Langston Hughes and Writings of Others. There are letters to Rhodehamel and holograph and typescript versions of poems for Dear Lovely Death.Series...
Dates: 1924-1969

Langston Hughes papers

Call Number: JWJ MSS 26

The Langston Hughes Papers contain letters, manuscripts, personal items, photographs, clippings, artworks, and objects that document the life of the well-known African-American poet.

Dates: 1862-1980

Claude McKay collection

Call Number: JWJ MSS 27

The Claude McKay Collection consists of correspondence, writings, personal papers, photographs and memorabilia documenting the life and work of Claude McKay.

Dates: 1853-1990, bulk 1922-1948

Photographs of Arna Bontemps receiving an honorary LL.D. degree from Berea College, 1973 May 27

 Part of Collection — Box 6: [Barcode: 39002141012691], Folder: 7
Call Number: JWJ MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Two black and white photographs showing Arna Bontemps receiving an honorary LL.D. degree from Berea College, presented by President Willis D. Weatherford, Dean William F. Stolte, and Dr. Thomas Kreider.

Dates: 1973 May 27

Carl Van Vechten Papers Relating to African American Arts and Letters

Call Number: JWJ MSS 1050

The Carl Van Vechten Papers Relating to African-American Arts and Letters include correspondence, writings, photographs and artwork documenting Van Vechten’s interest in and involvement with black artists, writers, and social activists.

Dates: 1800-1971

Richard Wright papers

Call Number: JWJ MSS 3
Abstract: The Richard Wright Papers contain manuscripts, correspondence with other writers such as Nelson Algren, Arna Bontemps, Ralph Ellison, Chester Himes, Langston Hughes, Gunnar Myrdal and Margaret Walker, photographs, financial and legal documents and printed materials relating to the life and work of Richard Wright. Included are drafts of such works as Black Boy and Native Son, photographs of trips to Spain and Ghana, various items of personal memorabilia such as Wright's Spingarn Medal, and a...
Dates: 1927-1978

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