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Title: Papers, 1861-1977 Description: 36 linear ft.

Notes: Social worker and collector of black Americana relating to the arts and culture. Family and personal papers, correspondence, audiotapes, programs and brochures, news articles, photographs, photo albums, slides, and scrapbooks. Includes substantial material by and about W. E. B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Alain Locke, and James Mitchell. Also includes materials documenting the activities and achievements of Afro-Americans in art, dance, literature, music, and the stage, as well as information about African and Caribbean culture, various black organizations, and black history. Major correspondents include Amiri Baraka, Harold Jackman, and Carl Van Vechten. Gift of C. Glenn Carrington. Broadsides and posters are located in the repository's Prints and Photographs Department.

Subjects: Afro-American actors. Afro-American artists. Afro-American arts. Afro-American authors. Afro-American dance. Afro-American musicians. Afro-Americans -- Collectibles. Afro-Americans -- History. Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934-2014 Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1866-1963. Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. Jackman, Harold, 1901-1961. Locke, Alain LeRoy, 1866-1954. Mitchell, James, 1933- Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964.

Location: Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (Washington, DC) NIDS #: 4.72.133 NUCMC#: DCLV96-A353