Showing Collections: 1–5 of 5
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library 4
- Gilmore Music Library 1
Clippings file of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection
Call Number: JWJ MSS 89
Overview: The Clippings File of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection includes pamphlets and clippings documenting the African American experience in the twentieth century. The collection especially highlights the achievements of individual African Americans, the work of community and education organizations, and areas such as film, theater, music, sports, politics, and civil rights. The clippings were collected primarily by Langston Hughes, James Weldon and Grace Nail Johnson, Ollie Jewel Simms...
Dates: circa 1920-1993
Currier & Ives Darktown Prints
Call Number: JWJ MSS 158
Scope and Contents: A collection of caricatures of African Americans published by the firm Currier & Ives as a series of "Darktown" comics. The drawings were made by artists associated with the firm, primarily John Cameron (1828-1906) and Thomas Worth (1834-1917). Also present are restrikes of "Darktown" images published later by Joseph Koehler in New York and S. Lipschitz & Son in London.At the folder level, references are provided to the two standard Currier & Ives...
Dates: 1880-1907, bulk 1880-1896
The J. Rosamond Johnson Papers
Call Number: MSS 21
Overview: Music, correspondence and other papers, photographs, and additional materials by and about the African-American musician, writer, actor, and educator J. Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954).
Dates: 1879-1975 (inclusive)
Found in: Gilmore Music Library
James Weldon Johnson collection files
Call Number: JWJ MSS 114
Overview: The James Weldon Johnson Collection Files contain manuscript correspondence, literary works and other documents relating to African Americans, dating from 1809 to 1979. The collection contains several letters to James Weldon Johnson from aspiring poets asking for feedback on their writing. Correspondence sent to Langston Hughes, Harold Jackman, Grace Nail Johnson, and Carl Van Vechten is also prominent in the collection. The collection includes broadway actress Rose McClendon's scripts used...
Bruce Kellner papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 709
Overview: The Bruce Kellner Papers consist of letters to Kellner and other papers, including two poems by Fania Marinoff, actress and wife of Carl Van Vechten, a list of Marinoff's appearances on stage and in films, and a portion of Marinoff's last will and testament. Correspondents include Donald Angus, Donald Gallup, Tom Hachtman, Fania Marinoff, Alice B. Toklas, Carl Van Vechten, Donald Windham, and others.
Dates: 1929-2016, bulk 1952-2000