Charles T. Davis papers
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Restricted material in boxes 34-37 are restricted until 2051.
Box 38 contains audiovisual material. Restricted fragile. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
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29.67 Linear Feet (38 boxes)
Charles T. Davis (1918-1981)
Davis's early work was on American poetry of the 19th and early 20th centuries, but later in his career he began to focus more on black literature, culture, and history. His study of black American literature helped bring it to the fore as a significant part of the American literary tradition, and as a leader of the African-American studies program at Yale University, he was an important figure in the development of African-American studies in American universities. His books include Black is the Color of the Cosmos (1982) and The Slave's Narrative (1985).
Biographical information taken from "Charles T. Davis." Contemporary Black Biography. Vol. 48. Detroit: Gale, 2005. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 2 May 2012.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Former call number: Uncat MSS 837.
- African Americans -- History
- Alexander, Doris
- American literature -- 20th Century
- American literature -- African American authors
- Appiah, Anthony, 1954-
- Audiovisual materials
- Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014
- Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988
- Blassingame, John W., 1940-2000
- Davis, Charles T. (Charles Twitchell), 1918-1981
- Fabre, Michel, 1933-2007
- Forrest, Leon, 1937-1997
- Fugard, Athol, 1932-
- Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., 1950-
- Higginbotham, A. Leon, Jr., 1928-1998
- Reed, Ishmael, 1938-
- Sound recordings
- Toomer, Jean, 1894-1967
- Guide to the Charles T. Davis Papers
- by Beinecke staff
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.