Countee Cullen Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains materials relating to Countee Cullen.
- 1923 - 1946
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Countee Cullen 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 Countee Cullen Collection contains items presented to the James Weldon Johnson Collection by various persons, including Mr. Cullen, by way of Carl Van Vechten, with one later purchase ("Karenge Ya Marenge").
1.4 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Language of Materials
Countee Cullen gained fame principally as a poet, during the Harlem Renaissance, and later taught in the New York City school system.
COUNTEE CULLEN (1903-1946)
Recognized at an early age for his poetic gift, Cullen became one of the leading lights of the Harlem Renaissance. Following the success of his volumes of poems, he studied in France on a Guggenheim Fellowship, married Yolande DuBois, the daughter of W.E.B. DuBois, and taught in the New York City school system.
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 Countee Cullen Collection
- by Beinecke Staff
- August 1996
- Description rules
- Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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