Zora Neale Hurston Collection
Scope and Contents
This finding aid encompasses accessions of single manuscripts and small groups of manuscripts and other papers, by or pertaining to Zora Neale Hurston, which the library has chosen to group and list as an artificial collection.
Conditions Governing Access
Box 3: Restricted fragile material. May not be seen without the permission of the appropriate curator.
Conditions Governing Use
The Zora Neale Hurston 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 Zora Neale Hurston Collection contains items presented to the James Weldon Johnson Collection, principally by Hurston, with additional items from other persons.
1.05 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Language of Materials
The Zora Neale Hurston Collection contains Correspondence, Writings, including drafts of her autobiography, Dust Tracks on the Road, the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and a play written in collaboration with Langston Hughes, "Mule Bone," as well as a study of Hurston written in 1972 by Robert Hemenway.
ZORA NEALE HURSTON (1891-1960)
Following an itinerant upbringing, Zora Neale Hurston focused on anthropology studies at Columbia University. Her ethnographic work, however, soon was overshadowed by her creative work, such as her collaboration with Langston Hughes on the play, "Mule Bone," and her novel, "Their Eyes Were Watching God." In later years, she was distanced from the original group of Harlem Renaissance writers, but a resurgence of interest about her in the 1970s and 1980s brought a new generation of readers.
This finding aid was produced from a previously existing inventory. All pertinent information has been retained. Former call number: JWJ MSS Small Collections.
- Guide to the Zora Neale Hurston 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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