Collection Name: Johnson, James Weldon
Collection Dates: 1871-1938
Repository Name: Yale University Library, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven CT
NUCMC Number: MS 74-1211
Type: Papers
Dates: 1864-1973
Extent: 13 ft.
Description: Forms part of the library's James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection. Negro author and diplomat. Correspondence and other papers reflecting Johnson's activities on behalf of the civil rights movement and black literature. Includes correspondence and other papers of his wife, Grace Nail Johnson. Correspondents include Jane Addams, Will W. Alexander, Sherwood Anderson, Trevor Arnett, Roger N. Baldwin, Claude Barnett, Mary McLeod Bethune, Arna Bontemps, Heywood Broun, Ralph Bunche, Witter Bynner, Benjamin Cardozo, Henry Sloane Coffin, Countee Cullen, Clarence Darrow, W. E. B. DuBois, Sherwood Eddy, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, William C. Handy, John Haynes Holmes, Langston Hughes, Thomas E. Jones, Robert M. LaFollette, Ring Lardner, Sinclair Lewis, Vachel Lindsay, Claude McKay, H. L. Mencken, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Alfred D. Moore, William Pickens, A. Philip Randolph, Paul Robeson, John D. Rockefeller III, Julius Rosenwald, Carl Sandburg, George Bernard Shaw, Arthur B. Spingarn, Joel E. Spingarn, Lincoln Steffens, Gertrude Stein, Anson Phelps Stokes, Louis Untermeyer, Carl Van Vechten, Oswald G. Villard, Alma Wertheim, Rebecca West, Clarence C. White, Walter White, and Carter G. Woodson. Unpublished register in the library. Access restricted. Information on literary rights available in the library. Gift of Mrs. Johnson, 1941.

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