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Countee Cullen Collection

 Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 7

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials relating to Countee Cullen.

Dates

  • 1923 - 1946

Creator

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").

Extent

1.4 Linear Feet (4 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.cullen

Overview

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.

Processing Information

This finding aid was produced from a previously existing manuscripts inventory. All pertinent information has been retained.
Title
Guide to the Countee Cullen Collection
Author
by Beinecke Staff
Date
August 1996
Description rules
Beinecke Manuscript Unit Archival Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Contact:
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Location

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Access Information

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