- 10 linear feet (24 boxes).
- Collection consists of correspondence, Spingarn's writings and printed matter.
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- Biography (note)
- Joel Elias Spingarn (1875-1939) was an American literary critic, poet, teacher, and social reformer.
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- MssCol 2846
Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939.
Joel E. Spingarn papers, 1890-1939.
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Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Joel Elias Spingarn (1875-1939) was an American literary critic, poet, teacher, and social reformer. After teaching comparative literature at Columbia University, he became active in literary and public affairs. He helped to found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909 and served as president from 1930 to 1939. The Spingarn medal which he endowed in 1913 is awarded yearly by the NAACP.
A few items are in French.
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