Arna Bontemps Collection
Scope and Contents
- 1934 - 1957
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Arna Bontemps 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 Arna Bontemps Collection contains items presented to the James Weldon Johnson Collection by Mr. Bontemps.
4 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Language of Materials
The Arna Bontemps Collections contains writings and correspondence presented to the James Weldon Johnson Collection by Mr. Bontemps.
ARNA BONTEMPS (1902-1973)
Arna Bontemps was a teacher and writer whose novel God Sends Sunday appeared at the end of the Harlem Renaissance in 1931. He continued writing and editing anthologies and served as librarian at Fisk University.
This finding aid was produced from a previously existing manuscripts inventory. All pertinent information has been retained. Former call number: JWJ MSS Small Collections.
- Guide to the Arna Bontemps Collection
- by Beinecke Staff
- 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
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