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Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967

 Person

Dates

  • 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 2 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Humboldt papers

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1935-1963

Max Lerner papers

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1927-1998