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Wright, Richard, 1908-1960

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1908-09-04 - 1960-11-28

Richard Wright (1908-1960), African-American author.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Victor Jeremy Jerome papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 589
Overview: Correspondence, writings, research notes, biographical material, obituaries and eulogies, and other personal and family papers of Victor J. Jerome, American communist, writer, editor of Political Affairs, and political activist. The bulk of the papers relate primarily to Jerome's activities with the American Communist Party during the period from 1930 to 1965. Of special interest is correspondence relating to Jerome's trial and conviction for violation of the Smith Act (1952); correspondence...
Dates: 1923-1967

"Leader Man : A Short Story", [ca. 1959]

 Part of Collection — Box: 3, Folder: GROUP 28, F-1
Call Number: JWJ MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Draft, typescript, of unpublished short story. Inscription on cover: "Unpublished--sent to Constance Webb by Richard Wright."
Dates: [ca. 1959]

Letter : to Henri Corbiere, 1946 September 26

 Part of Collection — Box: 3, Folder: GROUP 28, F-3
Call Number: JWJ MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Autograph letter, signed, to Henri Corbiere. The letter contains answers to questions about Wright's literary life posed by Corbiere. Corbiere's questions are written in his hand at the top of the page.
Dates: 1946 September 26

Photographs of prominent African Americans

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1875-1978

Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 76
Overview: The Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Papers contain manuscripts of writings, letters, clippings, photographs, artworks, and personal papers relating to the life and work of Gertrude Stein and her companion, Alice B. Toklas, and to Gertrude's brother, Leo Stein, an artist and writer. As well as holding the bulk of Stein's literary output (often described as "experimental" or "cubist" writing), the materials document Stein and Toklas' involvement with the literary and art...
Dates: 1837-1961

Tiger's Eye records

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 362
Overview: The records document all aspects of the production and distribution of the little magazine The Tiger's Eye, from its inception in 1947 through the decision to cease publication in 1951. Correspondence, manuscripts, and business records document the creative and editorial process, the enthusiasm of its readership, its subscription base, and the work involved in producing and distributing the issues.
Dates: 1939-1955

Richard Wright papers

 Collection
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