HUGHES, LANGSTON, 1902-1967.
Thyra Edwards' collection of Langston
Hughes material, 1935-1941
Thyra Edwards' collection of Langston Hughes material, 1935-1941
Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library
Atlanta, GA 30322
Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zg46
Table of Contents
|Creator:||Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.|
|Title:||Thyra Edwards' collection of Langston Hughes material, 1935-1941|
|Call Number:||Manuscript Collection No. 1145|
|Extent:||.25 linear ft. (1 box)|
|Abstract:||Correspondence, writings, and printed material sent to Thyra Edwards, African American social worker and activist, by Langston Hughes, African American poet and playwright.|
|Language:||Materials entirely in English.|
Restrictions on Access
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.
Related Materials in Other Repositories
The Langston Hughes papers, James Weldon Johnson Collection in the Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University; and the Thyra Edwards papers at the Chicago History Museum.
Related Materials in This Repository
Langston Hughes collection from the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library; the Langston Hughes collection in the Camille Billops and James V. Hatch Archives at Emory University.
[after identification of item(s)], Thyra Edwards' collection of Langston Hughes material, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.
Processed by Laura L. Carroll, April 2010.
Langston Hughes (1902-1967), African American poet, playwright, and novelist, born in Joplin, Missouri. Thyra J. Edwards (1897-1953) [later Gitlin], African American social worker, teacher and activist, lived in Chicago, Illinois during the 1930s and 1940s. She edited The People's Voice and the Negro Digest, to which Hughes frequently contributed.
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of correspondence, writings, and printed material sent to Thyra Edwards by Langston Hughes from 1935-1941. The bulk of this collection includes draft of poems Hughes sent to Edwards with typed or holograph notes and commentary. In the correspondence Hughes discusses his illness in 1941, the state of African American publications in the 1940s, and other topics related to his creative work. Printed material includes a broadside, an invitation and several poems and an essay which appeared in publications such as the The Crisis and The People's Voice.
Arranged by record type.
- African American authors.
- African American dramatists.
- African American poets.
- American drama--African American authors--20th century.
- American literature--African American authors--20th century.
- American poetry--African American authors--20th century.
|1||2||"America's Young Black Joe," words by Langston Hughes, music by Elliot Carpenter|
|1||3||Carmel's Seventh Annual Bach Festival, program, July 21-27, 1941|
|1||4||"Columbia" poem in unidentified publication|
|1||5||Invitation to recital and reception honoring Langston Hughes at Abraham Lincoln Center, Chicago, October 6, 1941 [2 copies]|
|1||6||"Mother to Son," poem in The People's Voice, May 9, 1942|
|1||7||"The Need for Heroes," essay in The Crisis, June 1941 [includes pages in which poems "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" and "NAACP" appear]|
|1||8||"The Negro Speaks of Rivers," broadside, includes envelope addressed to Thyra Edwards, May 16, 1941|
|1||9||"America's Young Black Joe," poem, typescript, undated|
|1||10||"Ballad of Sam Solomon," poem, typescript, 1941|
|1||11||"Domestic Happenings," poem, typescript, undated|
|1||12||"Explain It, Please," poem, typescript, May 1941|
|1||13||"Guest of Honor," radio skit, typescript, |
|1||14||"Harlem Sweeties," poem, typescript, undated|
|1||15||"Let's See Some Changes Made," poem, typescript, undated|
|1||16||"Love Again Blues," poem, typescript, undated|
|1||17||"Merry-Go-Round," poem, typescript, undated|
|1||18||"The Mitchell Case," poem, typescript, undated|
|1||19||"Mother and Child," poem, typescript, undated|
|1||20||"NAACP," poem, typescript, June 1941|
|1||21||"Negro: Everywhere," poem, typescript, 1941|
|1||22||"Rarin' to Fight," poem, typescript, May 1941|
|1||23||"Southern Negro Speaks," poem, typescript, undated|
|1||24||"This Puzzles Me," poem, typescript, undated|
|1||25||"Three Songs About Lynching," lyrics, 1935 [2 copies]|
|1||26||"What the Negro Wants," essay, with correspondence to Thyra Edwards, typescript, undated|
|1||27||"Why Such a Difference," poem, typescript, undated|
|1||28||Board binder titled "Unpublished poems of Langston Hughes"|