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Gwendolyn Bennett papers

Gwendolyn Bennett papers, 1916-1981.
Bennett, Gwendolyn, 1902-1981.
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r. 1Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc Micro R-4846 r. 1Schomburg Center - Research & Reference
r. 2Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc Micro R-4846 r. 2Schomburg Center - Research & Reference


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2 reels.
  • American poetry – African American women authors.
  • American fiction – African American women poets.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Photoprints.
  • Diaries.
  • Poems.
  • Call number for original materials: Sc MG 77.
  • Photographs have been separated to the Photographs and Prints Division and are described separately.
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  • Microfilm.
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  • Martha Tanner, Crossup
Biography (note)
  • Harlem Renaissance poet, teacher, artist, and political activist during the late 1930s and 1940s.
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  • Finding aid available.
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Sc Micro R-4846
Bennett, Gwendolyn, 1902-1981.
Gwendolyn Bennett papers, 1916-1981.
Personal Papers consisting of correspondence, 1926-1946; educational and financial papers; resumes detailing Bennett's teaching and literary career; photographs; and diaries, 1925, 1936, and 1958. Bennett's Professional and Literary Activities are documented by research material consisting of newspaper and magazine articles written by or about Bennett and the Welfare Council of New York, for whom Bennett worked as a journalist; class notes and printed material from the School for Democracy, predecessor of the Jefferson School of Social Science, a Marxist adult education center, and the George Washington Carver School, two controversial schools investigated by the House Un-American Activities Committee for Communist infiltration. Also, typescripts of Bennett's poems and book reviews, 1928-1941. Frank Horne Literary Estate papers consist of typescripts of Horne's published and unpublished poems and letters, 1926-1963. Scrapbooks consist of news clippings, letters, and memorabilia and chronicles of her youth and published work, 1914-1934.
Microfilm. Bethlehem, Pa.: Mid-Atlantic Preservation Service, 1988. 2 microfilm reel; 35 mm.
Harlem Renaissance poet, teacher, artist, and political activist during the late 1930s and 1940s.
Finding aid available.
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African American women poets.
African American women artists.
Afro-American teachers.
Local Subject
Black author.
Added Author
Horne, Frank.
Welfare Council of New York City.
School for Democracy (New York, N.Y.)
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