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Frick, Dorothy Peterson, 1897-1978



  • Existence: 1897-11-20 - 1978-11-27

Dorothy Peterson (1897-1978), Spanish teacher, aspiring actress, novelist, and arts patron closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance writers and artists.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Langston Hughes papers

Call Number: JWJ MSS 26
Overview: 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

Letters : Seville, Spain, to Mark Lutz, 1964-65

 Part of Collection — Box: 9, Folder: GROUP 161, F-1
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: ALS and four TLS, with envelopes, Dec, 1964-Feb, 1965, discussing her life in Seville and the death of Carl Van Vechten.

Accompanied by brief notes, typescript, written by Lutz regarding one of the letters.

Some letters are dated by postmark only.
Dates: 1964-65

Photographs of prominent African Americans

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

Carl Van Vechten Papers Relating to African American Arts and Letters

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.
Dates: 1800-1971