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Algren, Nelson, 1909-1981



  • Existence: 1909-03-28 - 1981-05-09

Nelson Algren (1909-1981), American novelist and author

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Note : to Gwendolyn [Brooks] and Henry [Blakely], [1965?]

 Part of Collection — Box: 4, Folder: GROUP 67, F-2
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Autograph note, signed, inviting Gwendolyn Brooks and her husband, Henry Blakely, for drinks, possibly on the evening before his wedding. Note on verso of printed invitation to Algren's wedding to Betty Bendyk, scheduled on 27 February 1965 in Chicago. With envelope.
Dates: [1965?]

Postcard : Hackensack, New Jersey, to Mike Murphy, St. Louis, Missouri, 1976 Sep 24

 Part of Collection — Box: 4, Folder: GROUP 67, F-1
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Typed postcard, signed, regarding an unidentified interview and how it might be published.

Removed from: Chicago: City on the Make by Nelson Algren (Garden City, New York, 1951).
Dates: 1976 Sep 24

Richard Wright papers

Call Number: JWJ MSS 3
Overview: 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