Collection Name: Cullen, Countee
Collection Dates: 1903-1946
Repository Name: Amistad Research Center, Tulane University, New Orleans LA
NUCMC Number: MS 72-853
Part of the collection was formerly on loan to Fisk University and was described in MS 61-1297 which this entry replaces
Type: Papers
Dates: 1921-1969
Extent: 8 ft. (ca. 4400 items)
Description: Author and teacher, of New York City. Correspondence, diary (1928), literary mss., business and legal papers, teaching plan books and records, theses, sheet music, notes, lists, biographical sketches and obituaries, photos, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, memorabilia, and phonograph records. Includes correspondence of Cullen's father, Frederick A. Cullen; papers of his widow, Ida Cullen, concerning literary rights to his works, establishment of memorials to him, and her work as co-owner of the Afro-Arts Bazaar; and poems dedicated or presented to Cullen by Jessie Fauset, Langston Hughes, and others. Correspondents include Frederick Allen and John Farrar, editors of Harper & Bros., Gwendolyn Bennett, Arna Bontemps, Horace Mann Bond, Edith Brower, Sterling Brown, Pearl Buck, Witter Bynner, Ralph Cheyney and his wife Lucia Trent, Charles Cullen, Ida Roberson Cullen, Nancy Cunard, Marion Deane, Roy de Coverley, Owen Dodson, Aaron Douglas, W. E. B. DuBois, Jessie Fauset, Sophie and Stephen Green, Cornelius Greenway, Etienne Hervier, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Harold Jackman, Charles S. Johnson, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Helene Johnson, James Weldon Johnson, Helen Keller, Rex Littleboy, Alain Locke, Claude McKay, Charles E. Marsh, Benjamin Musser, Dorothy Peterson, Frederick and Josephine Pohl, Ezra Pound, Eslanda and Paul Robeson, E. Merrill Root, Leah Salisbury, Grace and William Grant Still, Ruth Marie Thomas, Virgil Thompson, Jean Toomer, John J. Trounstine, Carl Van Vechten, Margaret Walker, Ruth Miller Walker, Eric Walrond, Dorothy West, Walter White, Hale Woodruff, and Richard Wright. Unpublished register in the repository. Purchased from Mrs. Cullen, 1971.

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