Paul Robeson Centennial Celebration
Resources About Paul Robeson (1898-1976)

Archives Containing Paul Robeson Materials

The Robeson Family Archives
Robeson, Paul and Robeson, Eslanda Goode, Collection, 1907-1988
Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Manuscript Division, Washington DC

The Paul Robeson Collection
    A biography & an introduction to a collection of documents in the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (NY Public Library) covering Robeson's artistic and political career from 1949 to 1956 through correspondence, manuscripts, and printed matter
[University Publications of America microforms (35K)]

The Paul and Eslanda Robeson FBI files   (2680 pages in pdf format)
with the expected cold-war, anti-communist slant

Swiss Peace Movement collection of Robeson links
in German but eminently useable and worthwhile

Paul Robeson 1898-1976
    An 82 page chronicle and curriculum resource developed by the Detroit Public Schools, (Mich. Dept. of Social Studies) in 1978.
    Chronicle includes Robeson's life from his family roots through his obtaining a law degree, his acting and singing career, and his role as a human rights advocate. Uses personal narratives, anecdotal salutes by well-known figures. Resources include suggestions for secondary level classroom activities; a bibliography, discography, and filmography; puzzles; a debate format; a brief skit, and a listening skills study sheet.

Jerome, Victor Jeremy
Papers, 1923-1967
Yale University Library, New Haven CT

Johnson, James Weldon
Papers, 1864-1973
Yale University Library, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven CT

Countee Cullen memorial collection
Atlanta University Center, Inc., Arnett Library, Atlanta GA

Baldwin, Calvin Benham
Papers, 1933-1975
University of Iowa, Libraries, Special Collections Department, Iowa City IA

Brice, Carol
Papers, 1905-1978
Amistad Research Center, Tulane University, New Orleans LA

Cullen, Countee
Papers, 1921-1969
Amistad Research Center, Tulane University, New Orleans LA

Du Bois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt)
Papers, 1803-1979
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Library, Amherst MA

Bloor, Ella Reeve
Papers, 1890-1973
Smith College, Sophia Smith Collection, Northampton MA

Benson, Elmer Austin
Papers, 1931-1963
Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul MN

Vosseller, Elizabeth Van Fleet
Papers, 1925-1939
Hunterdon County Historical Society, Flemington NJ

Gumby, L. S. Alexander, collector
L. S. Alexander Gumby collection on the American Negro, ca. 1800-1960
Columbia University, University Libraries, Butler Library, New York NY

Brown, Lawrence
Papers, 1916-1973
The New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York NY

Johnson, Charles Spurgeon
Papers, 1870-1956 (MS 61-247). Addition, 1892-1965
Fisk University, Library and Media Center, Special Collections, Nashville TN

Some material obtained via ArchiveUSA -- Chadwyck-Healey Inc.

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