Title: Papers, 1841-1954 (bulk 1898-1954) Description: 116 linear
Notes: Afro-American teacher, philosopher, author, and critic. Correspondence; writings, including speeches, lectures, books, articles, reviews, and notes, relating to Locke's involvement in Afro-American and African literature and art and his role in the Harlem Renaissance; family papers, including correspondence, certificates, and legal and financial papers, of his grandfather, Ishmael Locke, and parents, Pliny and Mary Hawkins Locke; financial documents; organizational materials; and photographs. Includes material relating to Locke's involvement with Howard University and its community, with the Associates in Negro Folk Education and American Association for Adult Education, and with various organizations advocating cultural pluralism, including the Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion and the Progressive Education Association. Persons represented by correspondence and/or mss. include Richmond Barthâe, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Charles S. Johnson, and Renâe Maran. Bequest of Alain Locke. Locke's collection of sheet music, his personal library, and his art collection are also held by Howard University.
Subjects: African literature. Afro-American arts. Afro-American authors. lcsh Afro-American intellectuals. lcsh Afro-American philosophy. Afro-American teachers. lcsh Afro-Americans -- Education. Afro-Americans -- Intellectual life. American Association for Adult Education. American literature -- Afro-American authors. Art, African. Associates in Negro Folk Education. Barthâe, Richmond, 1901-1989. Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion in Relation to the Democratic Way of Life. Critics. lcsh Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946. Harlem Renaissance. Howard University. Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. Hurston, Zora Neale. Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956. Locke, Ishmael. Locke, Mary Hawkins. Locke, Pliny. Maran, Renâe, 1887-1960. Multiculturalism -- United States. Progressive Education Association (U.S.)
Location: Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (Washington, DC) NUCMC #: DCLV96-A1041
Staff, MSRC, "LOCKE, ALAIN" (2015). Manuscript Division Finding Aids. 123.