Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
- Existence: 1902-02-01 - 1967-05-22
Langston Hughes (1901 or 1902-1967), American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. Hughes's birth year was likely 1901 but was previously thought to be 1902. His dates of existence in this person record are pulled from the Library of Congress Name Authority File, which still uses the 1902 birth year. For a fuller explanation of discrepancies in Hughes’s birth year, see Jennifer Schuessler, “Langston Hughes Just Got a Year Older," New York Times, August 9, 2018.
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: JWJ MSS 106
Scope and Contents: The collection provides evidence of the personal and professional life of Gwendolyn Bennett. The papers are comprised of correspondence, writings, and personal papers, which shed light into Bennett’s career as a writer and educator, as well as her private life, particularly her relationship with her parents.Correspondents include Langston Hughes, who accompanied his letters with four poems inscribed to Bennett: “Hotel Boy” (1926), “Stalingrad” (1942), “Goodmorning, Stalingrad” (1943),...
Call Number: JWJ MSS 151
Overview: Vocal music, most 1960s or undated, consisting of autograph manuscript drafts and arrangements, transparencies, and diazo reproductions, some accompanied by copies of published music; and a small amount of other papers. Autograph manuscript music includes spirituals arranged for solo voice or chorus; The Negro Speaks of Rivers, Songs of the Seasons, Three Dream Portraits, and other songs on texts by Langston Hughes; songs on texts by Edna St. Vincent Millay and other poets; and musicals and...
Dates: 1928-1983, bulk 1960-1969
Call Number: YCAL MSS 251
Overview: The Gladys Campbell Papers contain correspondence, writings, and other papers that document the work of the poet Gladys Campbell and other members of the University of Chicago Poetry Club, as well as her relationships with other poets. The papers also contain writings of George Dillon, Charles Bell, Janet Lewis, Maurice Lesemann, Naomi Clark, and Morton Zabel. The papers span the years 1914 to 1995.
Call Number: JWJ MSS 89
Overview: The Clippings File of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection includes pamphlets and clippings documenting the African American experience in the twentieth century. The collection especially highlights the achievements of individual African Americans, the work of community and education organizations, and areas such as film, theater, music, sports, politics, and civil rights. The clippings were collected primarily by Langston Hughes, James Weldon and Grace Nail Johnson, Ollie Jewel Simms...
Dates: circa 1920-1985
Call Number: YCAL MSS 296
Overview: The Dudley Fitts Papers consists chiefly of writings and correspondence relating to the production of the first American edition of An Anthology of Contemporary Latin-American Poetry (New Directions, 1942).
Dates: 1928-1968, bulk 1941-1943
Call Number: GEN MSS 1701
Overview: The Anselm Hollo Papers contains correspondence, subject files, writings, teaching files, personal and professional papers, artwork, printed materials, computer media, and audiovisual media by or relating to Anselm Hollo. Notable correspondents include John Ashbery, Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Ted Berrigan, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Grenier, Langston Hughes, Gerrit Lansing, Ron Padgett, and John Taggart. Writings contain Hollo's translations of works by Ginsberg, Pentti Saarikoski, Dylan Thomas,...
Dates: circa 1907-2013, circa 1907-2013
Call Number: JWJ MSS 28
Overview: 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...
Call Number: JWJ MSS 26
Call Number: MS 721
Overview: Correspondence, writings, research materials, and other papers of Charles Humboldt (also known as Clarence Weinstock), left-wing editor, poet and critic. Humboldt was variously connected with Art Front, New Masses, Masses and Mainstream, and the National Guardian, and much of the correspondence deals with the policies, finances, and problems of left-wing...
Call Number: JWJ MSS 9
Overview: The Zora Neale Hurston Collection contains Correspondence, Writings, including drafts of her autobiography, Dust Tracks on the Road, the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and a play written in collaboration with Langston Hughes, "Mule Bone," as well as a study of Hurston written in 1972 by Robert Hemenway.
Call Number: JWJ MSS 49
Overview: The James Weldon Johnson and Grace Nail Johnson Papers provide evidence of the personal and professional lives of James Weldon Johnson, Grace Nail Johnson, and to a lesser degree, the Johnson and Nail families, spanning the years 1850 to 2005, with the bulk of material dating between 1900 and 1976. The papers chronicle Johnson’s writing career and involvement in education, politics, and cultural affairs and consist of a variety of documents, including correspondence, writings, personal papers,...
Dates: circa 1850-2005, bulk 1900-1976
Call Number: JWJ MSS 355
Scope and Contents: Autograph manuscript and manuscript reproduction scores and parts for circa 50 works, most by African American composers, including music for voice and piano, chorus, band, or orchestra, 1902-1957, with most 1931-1945 or undated. Circa 20 composers are represented, including Margaret Bonds, H. T. Burleigh, William L. Dawson, George Gershwin, W. C. Handy, Hall Johnson, Ulysses Kay, Florence Price, William Grant Still, Roberta Russell Summers Stone, Howard Swanson, and Will H. Vodery. Vocal music...
Dates: 1902-1957, bulk 1931-1945
Call Number: MS 322
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, speeches, writings, and other papers, (including research and teaching materials, photographs, memorabilia, newspaper and periodical clippings, books, and radio and television tapes) of Max Lerner, an American educator, author, lecturer, historian, and political scientist. The papers focus on Lerner's public life and career with very little material on his personal or family life. The papers document Lerner's close association with Justice Felix Frankfurter...
Call Number: JWJ MSS 27
Call Number: JWJ MSS 10
Call Number: JWJ MSS 76
Overview: Photographs drawn from various collections in the James Weldon Johnson Collection. The collection includes predominantly images of prominent African American writers, cultural leaders, and entertainers, as well as photographs by important African American photographers. A small number of images document people and places outside the United States. The collection forms a visual record of artists, writers, actors, musicians, and politicians active chiefly in the United States from the 1920s...
Call Number: YCAL MSS 142
Overview: The collection consists of correspondence and writings of American writer Harry Roskolenko. Correspondents include William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, Carl Sandburg, Katharine Anne Porter, John Dos Passos, Dwight Macdonald, William Saroyan, Wallace Stevens, Cleanth Brooks, Archibald MacLeish, Lewis Mumford, John Wheelwright, and James Laughlin, among other American poets, editors, critics, and publishers.Writings include a manuscript poem titled "Perfidious Albion," a...
Call Number: JWJ MSS 12
Overview: The Wallace Thurman Collection contains Correspondence, (including letters from Langston Hughes), Writings, primarily versions of Aunt Hagar's Children and the musical play Harlem, written with William Jourdan Rapp, and Personal Papers.
Call Number: JWJ MSS 1050
Overview: 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.
Call Number: MSS 30
Overview: Music, correspondence and other papers, photographs, and additional materials by and about the German-American composer Kurt Weill (1900-1950) and the German-American actress and singer Lotte Lenya (1898-1981)
Dates: 1890-1984, inclusive