Scope and Contents
NOTE: This finding aid was produced from a previously existing manuscripts inventory. All pertinent information has been retained.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Wallace Thurman 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 Wallace Thurman Collection contains items presented to the James Weldon Johnson Collection after his death in 1934, many from Mrs. William Jourdan Rapp, the widow of Thurman's collaborator on "Harlem."
1.25 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
The Wallace Thurman Collection contains Correspondence, (including letters from Langston Hughes), Writings, primarily versions of Aunt Hagar's Children and the musical play Harlem, written with William Jourdan Rapp, and Personal Papers.
WALLACE THURMAN (1902-1934)
Wallace Thurman was a novelist and playwright who found fame before his early death with the novel The Blacker the Berry and the play, "Harlem". A biographical sketch of Thurman written by Harold Jackman, can be found in folder 59 of this collection.
- Guide to the Wallace Thurman Collection
- by Beinecke Staff
- August 1996
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English
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