WIRTH, THOMAS H., 1938-
Thomas H. Wirth collection, circa 1926-2014

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/gjr10


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wirth, Thomas H., 1938-
Title: Thomas H. Wirth collection, circa 1926-2014
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1304
Extent: 76.75 linear ft. (78 boxes), 10 oversized papers (OP), 2 bound volumes (BV), and AV Masters: 1 film
Abstract:Rare book and manuscript collector Thomas H. Wirth's collection of manuscripts, printed ephemera, subject files, and phonograph albums relating to African American art and literature.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Use copies have not been made for audiovisual material in this collection. Researchers must contact the Rose Library at least two weeks in advance for access to these items. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to audiovisual material.

Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance for access to unprocessed born digital materials in this collection. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to unprocessed born digital materials.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Separated Material

Emory University also holds the private library of Thomas H. Wirth. These materials may be located in the Emory University online catalog by searching for Wirth, Thomas H., collector.

Source

Purchase, 2014.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Thomas H. Wirth collection, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Unprocessed collection.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Thomas H. Wirth (1938-) is a collector of rare books and manuscripts as well as the biographer of Richard Bruce Nugent.

Thomas H. Wirth (1938-) is a collector of rare books and manuscripts as well as the biographer of Richard Bruce Nugent.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of material collected by Thomas H. Writh relating to African American art and literature including numerous manuscripts by and printed items about Langston Hughes and a collection of photographs by Carl Van Vechten. Also included are general subject files, printed ephemera, and record albums including material relating to Chester Himes. Material relating to Langston Hughes includes biographical information as well as original writings by Hughes and a scrapbook kept by a classmate of the author's while attending Lincoln University.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.


Selected Search Terms

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Topical Terms

Form/Genre Terms


Container List

Langston Hughes collection
Box Folder Content
1 1 Cassette tape, "Langston Hughes: Poetry and Reflections by the Author," no date
1 2 Negro Mother, typescript draft of "A Colored Soldier", signed and annotated by Hughes
1 2 Negro Mother, prints of illustrations signed by Prentiss Taylor
BV1 - Scrapbook, Lincoln University, circa 1926-1929
Carl Van Vechten photograph collection
1 3 Abrahams, Peter, no date
1 4 Addison, Adele, no date
1 5 Ailey, Alvin, no date
1 5 Ailey, Alvin, 1955
1 6 Allen, Betty, no date
1 7 Anderson, Marian, July 17, 1947
1 8 Atkinson, Edward, no date
1 9 Ayler, Ethel, as Zirata in Langston Hughes' Simply Heavenly, no date
1 10 Bel Geddes, Barbara, no date
1 10 Bel Geddes, Barbara, 1955
1 11 Belafonte, Harry, February 18, 1954
1 12 Blackwell, Charles, no date
1 13 Bontemps, Paul, April 26, 1947
1 14 Brice, Carol, April 10, 1947
1 15 Brown, Debria, no date
1 16 Burton, Miriam, no date
1 17 Carrington, Glenn and Carl Van Vechten, no date [photographer: Saul Mauriber]
1 18 Carroll, Diahann, 1955 [3 photographs]
1 19 Channing, Carol, 1956
1 20 Clay, Omar, no date
1 21 Cleveland, Ladybird, no date
1 22 Cocteau, Jean, Paris, circa 1940s
1 23 Corbin, Clayton, no date [2 photographs]
1 24 Curtis, Robert, no date [2 photographs]
1 25 Davey, Gloria, no date
1 26 De Lavallade, Carmen, no date
1 27 Demby, William, no date
1 28 Dobbs, Mattiwilda, no date
1 29 Dowell, Coleman, no date
1 30 Eaton, Ray, no date
1 31 Fitzgerald, Ella, no date
1 32 Gazzara, Ben, no date
1 33 Gibson, Althea, no date
1 34 Gillespie, Dizzy, 1955
1 35 Grist, Reri, no date
1 36 Harris, Julie in I Am a Camera, 1952 Harris, Julie in
1 37 Hill, Chippie, October 8, 1947
1 38 Himes, Chester, no date
1 39 Holder, Geoffrey, no date
1 40 Holiday, Billie, March 23, 1949
1 41 Hyman, Earle, in "St. John," 1953 [2 photographs, inscribed]
1 42 Johnson, Lewis, no date [autographed by Johnson]
1 43 Jones, Laurence C., founder of the Piney Woods School, Mississippi, no date
1 44 Kellner, Bruce, at the Cloisters, 1959
1 45 Kitt, Eartha, no date
1 46 Lamming, George, no date
2 1 Marchant, Claude, February 21, 1947
2 2 Marinoff, Fania, 1932
2 2 Marinoff, Fania, with Olive May, no date
2 2 Marinoff, Fania, with Rollo Peters, New York, 1931
2 2 Marinoff, Fania as Mrs. Frail, Love for Love, 1936
2 3 McCullers, Carson, 1959
2 4 McFerrin, Robert, no date
2 5 McNeil, Claudia, in Simply Heavenly, no date
2 6 McTeer, Kenneth, 1942 [2 photographs]
2 7 Moncion, Francisco, no date
2 8 Moore, Leon, no date
2 9 Niki, Mariko, 1955
2 10 Perkins, Sammy, grandson of Mildred Perkins, Van Vechten's cook for 35 years, no date
2 11 Plummer, Christopher, no date
2 12 Reading, Bertice, no date
2 13 Rogers, Guy, 1958
2 14 Romero, Cesar, 1934
2 15 Sands, Diana, January 29, 1963
2 16 Schuyler, George, no date
2 17 Scott, Harold, no date
2 18 Scott, Zachary, 1953
2 19 Seldes, Marian, 1953
2 20 Stewart, Melvin, with Ethel Ayler in Langston Hughes' Simply Heavenly, no date
2 21 Stratton, Ronald, no date
2 22 Strayhorn, Billy, no date
2 23 Taylor, Paul, 1960
2 24 Tynes, Margaret, no date
2 25 Van Vechten, Carl, May 8, 1934
2 25 Van Vechten, Carl, 1958 [photographer: Saul Mauriber]
2 26 Vanderbilt, Gloria, 1959
2 27 Warfield, William, no date
2 28 Waters, Ethel, no date
2 29 White, Carl Darrow, no date
2 30 Wilkins, Roy, no date
2 31 Williams, John A., July 3, 1962
2 32 Yalman, ?, no date
Postcard collection
2 33 Bronze Horse, c. 470 B.C., from Metropolitan Museum of Art, with inscription on reverse: "You are a woojums"
2 33 Ethel Waters II, bronze by Antonio Salemme, no date [collection of Carl Van Vechten]
2 33 Fania Marinoff, unknown artist, no date
2 33 Fania Marinoff, Adolfo Best Maugard, 1925
2 33 Fetishes, no date,
2 33 Negro Sailor, circa 1930, unknown Russian artist, collection of Carl Van Vechten
2 33 Night, Jacob Epstein, London, no date, with inscription on reverse: "So sorry to hear the bad news"
2 33 Night, Jacob Epstein, London, no date, with inscription on reverse: "Everything's very quiet"
2 33 Madonna, unknown artist (Brett?), no date , with inscription: "This is Brett's Madonna, photographed by the maestro"
2 33 Victorian Cushion, no date
Unprocessed material
3 - Subject files: "Derricotte" through "Jerry Harrison"
4 - Subject files: "Riot Brooks" through "Tom Dent"
5 - Subject files: "Richard Wright" through "Zora Neale Hurston;" Langston Hughes ephemera and periodicals
6 - Subject files: "Soulbook 2-4" through "Wood: Negro Songs"
7 - Subject files: "Elio Pomare" through "Soulbook 2"
8 - Periodicals and ephemera: "Chicago" through "Corpus"
9 - Periodicals and ephemera: "Black Dialogue Volume 1, Number 2" through "George Chauncey"
10 - Book dealer catalogs
11 - Langston Hughes and Chester Himes material
12 - Langston Hughes and Chester Himes material, periodicals and photographs
13 - Langston Hughes material: "A" through "Faith Berry"
14 - Langston Hughes material: "Black Muslims" through "Iowa"
15 - Langston Hughes material: "Michael Jackson" through "Sheet music"
16 - Langston Hughes material: "Sheet music" through "Zoom" magazine
17 - Langston Hughes material: "Hughes presentation" through "Langston Hughes Review, Volume 15, Number 2"
18 - Langston Hughes material: "Langston Hughes Review, Volume 16, Number 1" through "Yale Conference material"
19 - Langston Hughes material: "Hughes notes" through "Ephemera"
20 - Langston Hughes material: "Ephemera" through "Volunteer for Liberty November 15, 1937"
21 - Langston Hughes material: "Paul Carter Harrison" through "Ken Keleba"
22 - Subject files: "A. Philip Randolph Institute" through "Paul Bremen"
23 - Subject files: "Kgositsile" through "Allen Polite"
24 - Periodicals and ephemera: "Germaul Barnes" through "Black Creation"
25 - Periodicals and ephemera: "Creative Forces" through "Aaron Douglas"
26 - Periodicals and ephemera: "Aaron Douglas" through "Firestone Plantations"
27 - Periodicals and ephemera: "First World" through "Harper's Weekly"
28 - Periodicals and ephemera: "E. Lynn Harris" through "Michael Jackson"
29 - Periodicals and ephemera: "Michael Jackson" through "Lincoln Center"
30 - Periodicals and ephemera: "Lincoln University" through "New Jersey Governor's Commission"
31 - Periodicals and ephemera: "New Jersey Reporter" through "Opportunity, December 1929-June 1930"
32 - Periodicals and ephemera: "Opportunity January-April 1931" through "Photographica-California"
33 - Periodicals and ephemera: "Photographica" through "Rutgers: Literature and the Urban Experience"
34 - Periodicals and ephemera: "Soviet Art in Wartime" through "Van Vechten"
35 - Periodicals and ephemera: "Sage" and "Southern University"
36 - Periodicals and ephemera: "Vendryes" through "Zora Neale Hurston Society"
37 - Periodicals and ephemera: "Aaron Davis Hall" through "Benny Andrews"
38 - Periodicals and ephemera: "Bert Andrews" and "Jonathan Atkins"
39 - Book dealer catalogs; manuscript material
40 - Ephemera
41 - Ephemera
42 - Ephemera
43 - Ephemera
44 - Manuscript material
45 - Phonograph albums
46 - Phonograph albums
47 - Phonograph albums
48 - Phonograph albums
49 - Phonograph albums
50 - Phonograph albums
51 - Phonograph albums
52 - Phonograph albums
53 - Phonograph albums
54 - Subject files, general
55 - Subject files, A-P
56 - Subject files, P-Z; Correspondence, A-C
57 - Correspondence, C-S
58 - Correspondence; Book list [1 of 2]
59 - Book list [2 of 2]
60 - Theatre Arts; cassette tapes; photographs
61 - Play scripts, A-S
62 - Play scripts, M-W; Teaching files
63 - Correspondence, S-W; family correspondence
64 - Teaching files; audiovisual material
65 - Teaching files
66 - Personal papers
67 - Subject files; photographs
68 - Harvard project; correspondence
69 - Subject files; born digital material
70 - Personal papers; Countee Cullen project [1 of 2]
71 - Countee Cullen project [2 of 2]; Bruce Nugent [1 of 7]
72 - Bruce Nugent [2 of 7]; audiovisual material
73 - Bruce Nugent [3 of 7]
74 - Bruce Nugent [4 of 7]
75 - Bruce Nugent [5 of 7]; audiovisual material; subject files
76 - Bruce Nugent [6 of 7]; audiovisual material
77 - Bruce Nugent [7 of 7]; subject files; audiovisual material; born digital material
78 - Subject files, general; Petty material; born digital material
OP9 - Printed material; art; photographs
OP10 - Printed material; art; photographs
OP1-8 - Calendars, photographs, broadsides, sheet music, and other printed material
BV2 - Photograph album containing sexually explicit photographs, postcards and illustrations
AV1 - Film: Harlem Renaissance: The Black Poets
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