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Dorothy Peterson collection

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 10

Scope and Contents

The Dorothy Peterson Collection contains Correspondence to Peterson from such persons as Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, and Carl Van Vechten.

Dates

  • 1919-1966

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Correspondence with Rudolph Fisher and Jean Toomer is restricted. Please consult the appropriate curator for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Dorothy Peterson Collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Dorothy Peterson Collection contains items presented to the James Weldon Johnson Collection by Ms. Peterson and friends of hers.

Extent

1.6 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.peterson

Overview

The Dorothy Peterson Collection contains Correspondence to Peterson from such persons as Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, and Carl Van Vechten.

DOROTHY PETERSON

Dorothy Peterson Frick (1897-1978) was a teacher of Spanish at Wadleigh High School in New York City. She was involved in the Harlem writers' scene with such organizations as the Negro Actors' Guild, continuing the commitment to African-American causes shown by her father, noted journalist Jerome Peterson.

Processing Information

This finding aid was produced from a previously existing manuscripts inventory. All pertinent information has been retained. Former call number: JWJ MSS Small Collections.
Title
Guide to the Dorothy Peterson Collection
Status
Under Revision
Author
by Beinecke Staff
Date
August 1996
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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Location

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New Haven, CT 06511

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Access Information

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