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Countee Cullen Papers

Call Number

PS 3505 U287 1975
















MIC FLM PS 3505 U287 1975 GUIDE

Cullen Countee, 1903-1946. Papers, 1921-1969. New Orleans: Amistad Research Center. Dillard University, 1975.  

7 reels. 35 mm.

            Includes letters and papers of Countee Cullen, a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance; Rev. Frederick Asbury Cullen, his adoptive father, and Ida Cullen, his second wife. The papers dating from 1921 to 1969 contain correspondence with many of the people involved in the Harlem Renaissance, legal papers, teaching records (Mr. Cullen was a high school teacher), and writings. Included are his poem; reproductions of his children's books The Lost Zoo (1940), My Nine Lives and  How I Lost Them (1940), and The Monkey Baboon; his plays "The Medea of Euripides" (1935) , "One Way to Heaven" (ca. 1932), "Heaven's My Home" and "St. Louis Woman." Rev. Frederick Asbury Cullen's unpublished biography  From Barefoot Town to Jerusalem is also reproduced.


            Reels I and II: Correspondence of Countee Cullen, arranged alphabetically by correspondent or topic.

            Reel III: Correspondence of Countee Cullen, of Frederick Cullen, arranged chronologically, and of Ida Mae Cullen, arranged             chronologically. Accounts, financial records.

            Reel IV: Diary, legal papers, teaching materials, speeches, and writings. 

            Reel V: Writings.

            Reel VI: Writings, scrapbooks, and memorabilia.

            Reel VII: Programs, pamphlets and reproductions of writings about Mr. Cullen, including four theses.




Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Countee Cullen Papers, 1921-1969. New Orleans: Amistad Research Center, Dillard University, 1975. Includes a detailed checklist of items reproduced and an index of correspondents.

            Afro-Americans--Race Identity
            Harlem Renaissance