School of The Art Institute of Chicago - John M. Flaxman Library
Temple University - Special Collections Research Center
Yale University - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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 Gallup, Carl Van Vechten, Alice B. Toklas, Donald Windham, Fania Marinoff, Donald Angus, and others.
Yale University - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The collection consists of correspondence, writings, personal and financial papers, subject files, photographs, printed materials, and audiovisual materials. Bruce Nugent's correspondence consists of family, professional, and personal correspondence, including letters from homosexual love interests. Writings include poetry, short non-fiction pieces, and various fiction pieces, including the novel Gentleman Jigger. Writings by others include drafts and papers relating to Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance by Thomas H. Wirth. Photographs consist of portraits and snapshots of Nugent, his love interests, friends, and family. The bulk of the audiovisual materials consist of interviews with Nugent. Printed materials include books inscribed to Nugent as well as various clippings and ephemera.
New York Public Library
Claude McKay, born in Jamaica, is known as one of the major artists of the Harlem Renaissance, and authored several published and unpublished poems and novels. The Claude McKay Collection (additions) consists of correspondence, manuscripts and galley, and related printed material. The correspondence is mostly letters from McKay to Simon Williamson which trace the development of their friendship and its dissolution, and letters to Ruth Raphael that discuss McKay's health, writings and conversion to Catholicism. The general correspondence folder contains letters about "Bambara" magazine, a literary endeavor proposed during the Harlem Renaissance. Manuscripts include a poem by McKay, with editorial notes, entitled "Note to Harlem", along with a corrected typescript of "My Greenhills of Jamaica," and the galley for book, "Selected Poems of Claude McKay" published after his death. The news clippings are mostly obituaries and matters relating to the distribution of his literary papers.
New York Public Library
Helene Johnson was one of the minor poets of the Harlem Renaissance. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, educated in the public schools of that city and at Boston University. She attended Columbia University in New York City in 1926. Johnson was the youngest of the African Americanwriters of the Harlem Renaissance. She published approximately twenty-five poems which appeared in such magazines as "Opportunity," "Fire!!," and "Vanity Fair," as well as in "The New Negro." Her writings usually were concerned with ghetto life and a strong identification with her racial heritage. Johnson became relatively inactive before the end of the Harlem Renaissance. The Helene Johnson Poems consist of photocopies of more than thirty unpublished and undated poems with corrections and revisions by Johnson. There are also photocopies of articles which mention Johnson as a Harlem Renaissance poet: "Frank Horne and the Second Echelon Poets of the Harlem Renaissance" from Arna Bontemps' "The Harlem ... Read More
Yale University - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The Arna Bontemps Collections contains writings and correspondence presented to the James Weldon Johnson Collection by Mr. Bontemps.
Syracuse University - Special Collections Research Center and University Archives
Typescript of "A Fond Farewell to Carlo," about Carl Van Vechten
Indiana Historical Society - Smith Memorial Library
Folder contains a newspaper clipping regarding Dorothy West. West was a writer and the lone survivor of the Harlem Renaissance
Yale University - Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Countee Cullen gained fame principally as a poet, during the Harlem Renaissance, and later taught in the New York City school system.