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Series II: Writings, 1922-85

 Series
Call Number: JWJ MSS 27, Series II

Scope and Contents

Series II, Writings, contains a variety of writings: articles, essays, short stories, novels, book-length autobiographical and non-fictional work, individual poems and collections of poems, and writings of others. There are holograph and typescript drafts of My Green Hills of Jamaica, and typescript drafts of Harlem: Negro Metropolis, an unpublished novel (Romance in Marseilles), and collections of poems, including The Selected Poems of Claude McKay.

Dates

  • 1922-85

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Chiefly in English; some materials in French.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: The materials are open for research.

Box 21-22: Restricted fragile material. Reference surrogates have been substituted in the main files. For further information consult the appropriate curator.

Folders 697-700 (negatives): Restricted fragile material. Reference surrogates have been substituted in the main files. For further information consult the appropriate curator.

Arrangement

Series II, Writings, is organized into eight subseries and arranged alphabetically within each subseries by title or author.

Extent

4.1 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Creator

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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