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Countee Cullen papers

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Correspondence

Financial, Legal, and Other Documents

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Diaries, Notebooks, and Scrapbooks

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Photographs

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Countee Cullen papers, 1900-1947 | Amistad Research Center

By Florence Borders, Christopher Harter, Duncan May, Jessica Macleish, and Topher England

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Collection Overview

Title: Countee Cullen papers, 1900-1947Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Primary Creator: Cullen, Countee (1903?-1946)

Other Creators: Cullen, Frederick Asbury (1868-1946)

Extent: 11.9 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Collection is arranged in thirteen series. Most series are arranged chronologically or topically within each series. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically and then chronologically.

Date Acquired: 01/01/1970. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: African American gays, African American poets - Archives, Bennett, Gwendolyn, 1902-1981, Bontemps, Arna Wendell, 1902-1973, Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968, Cullen, Charles, b. 1889, Cullen, Countée, 1903-1946 - Archives, Cullen, Frederick Asbury, Cullen, Ida Mae Roberson, Dodson, Owen, 1914-, Du Bois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963, Fauset, Jessie Redmon, Greenway, Cornelius, Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Intellectual life - 20th century, Harlem Renaissance, 1920-1940, Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967, Jackman, Harold, 1901-1961, Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956, Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938, Locke, Alain LeRoy, 1886-1954, McKay, Claude, 1890-1948, Musser, Benjamin Francis, 1889-1951, Poets, American - 20th century - Archives, Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964, West, Dorothy, 1907-1998, White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955, Woodruff, Hale, 1900-1980

Forms of Material: Certificates, Correspondence, Photographs, Scrapbooks, Sound recordings

Languages: English, French, Portuguese, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers of poet and playwright Countee Cullen document his personal and professional lives, as well as his relations with leading writers and artists of the Harlem Renaissance era.  Among the papers, which measure 11.9 linear feet, are correspondence; accounts, records, documents, legal papers, and certificates; a fragmentary diary (1928); teaching plan books and other teaching records; writings, including, articles, a book review, letters to editors, juvenile novels, plays, poems, a radio serial, and a short story; sheet music; notes and lists; scrapbooks and clippings; biographical sketches and obituaries; photographs; programs, invitations, and announcements; pamphlets, leaflets, and several periodicals; and phonograph records. The greater part of the collection consists of the correspondence of Countee Cullen and his writings.

The letters of Cullen and his contemporaries reveal their close associations and provide insight into their lives, as well as their thoughts on the writing and art, collectively and individually, being produced during the Harlem Renaissance. Cullen's writings represented in the collection range from hand script and typescript drafts to published works in serial, book, and broadside formats. A number of Cullen's poems set to music are also represented.

Cullen's personal life is represented by legal, medical, and other documents, as well as certificates and other ephemera. The collection also includes a number of scrapbooks and notebooks containing Cullen's thoughts, essays, and poems. Teaching plan books, as well as student exams and poems, provide a view of Cullen's later life as a teacher. Much like the correspondence in the collection, the photographs include those of not only Cullen, but many of his contemporaries.

Biographical Note

One of the leading figures in the Harlem Renaissance, Countee Cullen achieved recognition as a respected writer at an early age and was one of the most widely read American poets during his lifetime. Cullen contributed greatly to African American letters as a poet, playwright, and editor. He later taught in the New York school system.

Cullen's early life, including his date of birth and birthplace, has been speculated on by scholars. He was likely born on May 30, 1903, in Louisville, Kentucky, although his birthplace has also been cited as Baltimore, Maryland; New Orleans, Louisiana; and New York City. His father is unknown, and his mother, Elizabeth Thomas Lucas, died in Louisville in 1940.

By 1916, Cullen was living with Amanda Porter, presumably his grandmother, in New York. He attended Public School 27 under the name Countée L. Porter. After her death in 1917, Cullen went to live with Reverend Frederick Asbury Cullen and his wife, Carolyn, in Harlem. Although he was never formally adopted by the Cullens, he assumed their surname in 1918.

Cullen did well in school, was active in various clubs, and received a number of awards and recognitions. Throughout secondary school and at New York University, he was active in various literary societies and his poetry began appearing regularly in school publications.  His poetry won awards from contests sponsored by the Empire Federation of Women's Clubs, the Poetry Society of America, and The Crisis magazine, and was published in magazines such as American Mercury, Poetry, Opportunity, The Crisis, Harper's, and others. Cullen's first book, Color, was published in 1925 during his senior year at New York University, where he received his bachelor's degree. He received his master's degree from Harvard University.

Cullen's second book, Copper Sun, was published in 1927 and was awarded a prize by the Harmon Foundation. During that same year, he edited an anthology of African American poetry entitled Caroling Dusk, which was illustrated by Aaron Douglas. Cullen's work received widespread acclaim due to his ability to portray the African American experience through classical poetic forms. He was soon hailed as the leading literary figure of the "New Negro Movement," which later became known as the Harlem Renaissance.

Cullen served as assistant editor of Opportunity from 1926 to 1928, which regularly featured his column, "The Dark Tower." The year 1928 saw the publication of his third volume of poetry, The Ballad of a Brown Girl. He began studying in Paris on a Guggenheim Fellowship that same year. The Black Christ and Other Poems was published while he was living in France.

In 1928, he married Nina Yolande Du Bois, daughter of W.E.B. Du Bois. However, they divorced two years later, in part because of Cullen's admission to her that he was sexually attracted to men. During the 1930s and 1940s, Cullen continued to write; however, he failed to receive the critical acclaim of his earlier works. He wrote his only novel, One Way to Heaven (1932), a volume of poems entitled The Medea and Some Poems (1935), and two books for children, The Lost Zoo (1940) and My Lives and How I Lost Them (1942).

Cullen lectured and conducted readings during those decades. He began teaching in New York public schools in 1932, and accepted a full-time position teaching English and French at Frederick Douglass Junior High School two years later. He married Ida Mae Roberson in 1940. Cullen died on January 9, 1946.

Cullen's interests in classical and romantic lyrical poetry lead some critics, including contemporaries such as Langston Hughes, to fault his work for not addressing African American themes on a deeper level, especially in his later work. His collaboration with Arna Bontemps on the script for the musical St. Louis Woman was also opposed by the NAACP for its representation of African Americans. However, Cullen remains one of the leading figures of the Harlem Renaissance and was for many years the most celebrated poets in the United States.

Subject/Index Terms

African American gays
African American poets - Archives
Bennett, Gwendolyn, 1902-1981
Bontemps, Arna Wendell, 1902-1973
Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968
Cullen, Charles, b. 1889
Cullen, Countée, 1903-1946 - Archives
Cullen, Frederick Asbury
Cullen, Ida Mae Roberson
Dodson, Owen, 1914-
Du Bois, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963
Fauset, Jessie Redmon
Greenway, Cornelius
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) - Intellectual life - 20th century
Harlem Renaissance, 1920-1940
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967
Jackman, Harold, 1901-1961
Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938
Locke, Alain LeRoy, 1886-1954
McKay, Claude, 1890-1948
Musser, Benjamin Francis, 1889-1951
Poets, American - 20th century - Archives
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
West, Dorothy, 1907-1998
White, Walter Francis, 1893-1955
Woodruff, Hale, 1900-1980

Administrative Information

Repository: Amistad Research Center

Accruals: Three additions to this collection were received in 1970, 1976, and 1986.

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Copyrights and other intellectual property rights for all books, plays, and literary works of Countee Cullen have been assigned to the Amistad Research Center. It is the responsibility of an author to secure permission for publication from the holder of the copyright to any material contained in this collection.

Technical Access Note: Phonograph records are unavailable for use.

Acquisition Source: Ida Cullen Cooper and Ida Cullen Cooper Estate

Acquisition Method: Gift and Purchase

Appraisal Information: The Countee Cullen papers document the life and career of the Harlem Renaissance poet and playwright.

Original/Copies Note: Portions of the collection as originally processed in 1975 have been microfilmed. For more information please see http://www.amistadresearchcenter.org/_pdfs/Archon/Countee Cullen Papers - Microfilm Guide.pdf.

Related Materials:

Ida Cullen Cooper papers

Robert Cooper papers

Countee Cullen's library is housed within the Amistad Research Center's library collection.

Related Publications:

Early, Gerald (ed.). My Soul's High Song: The Collected Writings of Countee Cullen, Voice of the Harlem Renaissance. (New York: Doubleday, 1991).

Perry, Margaret. A Bio-Bibliography of Countee P. Cullen, 1903-1946. (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1971).

Preferred Citation: Countee Cullen papers, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Processing Information: Collection originally processed by Florence Borders in 1975.

Finding Aid Revision History:

In 2009, the collection was reprocessed to include a 1986 addendum. During this reprocessing, the collection was reorganized into series and material postdating Cullen's life and collected by Ida Cullen Cooper was transferred to the Ida Cullen Cooper papers.

This finding aid represents the entirety of the Countee Cullen papers, including portions not listed in the guide to the microfilm edition of the papers.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, 1921-1946],
[Series 2: Financial, Legal, and Other Documents, 1928-1946],
[Series 3: Writings, circa 1917-1947],
[Series 4: Diaries, Notebooks, and Scrapbooks, 1928-1945],
[Series 5: School Materials, 1921-1926],
[Series 6: Teaching Materials, 1930-1946],
[Series 7: Photographs, circa 1903-1946],
[Series 8: News Clippings, 1924-1946],
[Series 9: Memorabilia and Related Materials, 1900-1946],
[Series 10: Rev. Frederick A. Cullen Materials, 1923-1946, undated],
[Series 11: Realia, undated],
[Series 12: Oversize Materials],
[Series 13: Phonograph Records],
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Series 1: Correspondence, 1921-1946Add to your cart.

Boxes 1-6

Cullen's correspondence details his activities in giving poetry readings and occasional lectures, his assistant editorship of Opportunity, his travels to and studies in France, his teaching career at Frederick Douglass Junior High School and the friendship that former pupils retained with him, and his service on committees. Above all, his correspondence reveals his wide acquaintance with his literary contemporaries, the progress of his literary accomplishments, and his intense interest in writing.

Correspondents include: Gwendolyn Bennett, Arna Bontemps, Aaron Douglas, W.E.B. Du Bois, Owen Dodson, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Harold Jackman, Charles S. Johnson, Helene Johnson, James Weldon Johnson, Alain Locke, Claude McKay, Dorothy Peterson, Jean Toomer, Carl Van Vechten, Eric Waldron, Dorothy West, and Walter White. Other letters by poets of the day are in the correspondence concerning Caroling Dusk: An Anthology of Negro Poets, edited by Cullen.

A lively view of literary and social life and its personalities in the late 1920s and early 1930s are found in the letters of Harold Jackman, lifelong friend of Countee Cullen. In these same letters are echoes of the life led by the visiting and expatriate African American in Paris of the day. Alain Locke, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Paul Robeson, Richard Wright, and Countee Cullen were among the company that shuttled from Harlem to Paris as often as possible. Other letters that are evocative of this world are those of Dorothy West, Etienne Hervier, Stephen and Sophie Greene, and Rex Littleboy.

Among luminaries in the publishing world are Frederick A. Allen and John Farrar, editors of Harper & Bros.; Ralph Cheyney and his wife, Lucia Trent; Nancy Cunard; Benjamin Musser; Leah Salisbury, Cullen's agent; and John J. Trounstine. Included among other principal correspondents are Witter Bynner, Edith Brower, Marian C. Deane, Charles H. Marsh, E. Merrill Root, William Grant Still, Ruth Marie Thomas, Virgil Thompson, and Hale Woodruff.

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence: Family, 1940-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence: Family, Cullen to Ida Cullen, 1937-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence: Family, Cullen to Ida Cullen, 1942-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence: Business, 1927-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence: Business, Employment, 1931-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence: Business, N.Y. City Board of Education, 1931-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence: Business, Residence, 1942-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence: AAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence: Ba-BoAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence: Bennett, Gwendolyn B., 1925-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence: Bontemps, Arna W., 1926-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence: Bontemps, Arna W., 1943-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence: Br-BtAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence: Brower, Edith, 1926-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence: Bynner, Witter, 1923-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence: Bu-BzAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence: CAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence: Cullen, Charles, 1928-1929, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence: Committees, 1927-1935, FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence: Committees, 1935, March-May 15Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence: Committees, 1935, May 20-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence: Committees, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Correspondence: Committees, 1945Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence: DAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence: de Coverley, Roy, 1934Add to your cart.

One letter present, with the following note:

"The seven letters that were originally in this folder have been transferred to the Alain Locke folder. They were written by Alain Locke and incorrectly attributed to Roy de Coverly at the time the papers were processed."

Folder 3: Correspondence: Deane, Marian C., 1926-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence: Dodson, Owen, 1940-1945, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence: The Dramatists' Guild, 1931, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence: Du Bois, W. E. B., 1927-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence: EAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence: FAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence: Fauset, Jessie Redmon, 1923-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence: Former Pupils, 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence: Former Pupils, 1945-1946, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence: Ga-GoAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence: Gn-GuAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence: Greene, Stephen and Sophie, 1930-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence: Greenway, Cornelius, 1930-1943, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence: Ha-HhAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence: Hervier, Etienne, 1925-1936Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence: Hi-HzAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence: Hughes, Langston, 1923-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence: I-JAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence: Jackman, Harold, 1928-1929, MayAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence: Jackman, Harold, 1929, June-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence: Jackman, Harold, 1942-1945, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence: Johnson, Charles S., 1925-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence: Johnson, James Weldon, 1926-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence: KAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence: LAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence: Littleboy, Rex, 1926-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence: Littleboy, Rex, 1931-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence: Locke, Alain Leroy, 1922-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence: McAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence: McKay, Claude, 1927-1944, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence: Ma-MiAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence: Marsh, Charles H., 1931-1945, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence: Mo-MzAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence: Musser, Benjamin, 1927-1934Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence: NAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence: OAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence: Pa-PnAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence: Po-PzAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence: Pohl, Frederick J., 1929-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence: Poetry Readings & Lectures, 1926-1927, MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence: Poetry Readings & Lectures, 1927 April-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence: Poetry Readings & Lectures, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence: Poetry Readings & Lectures, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence: Poetry Readings & Lectures, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence: Poetry Readings & Lectures, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence: Poetry Readings & Lectures, 1933-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence: Poetry Readings & Lectures, 1940-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence: Publications, 1921-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence: Publications, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence: Publications, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence: Publications, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence: Publications, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence: Publications, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence: Publications, 1933-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence: Publications, 1940-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence: Publications, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence: Publications, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence: Publications, 1945-1946, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence: Publications, Harper & Bros., 1925-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence: Publications, Harper & Bros., 1928-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence: Publications, Harper & Bros., 1941-1945, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence: Publications, Caroling Dusk, A-CAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence: Publications, Caroling Dusk, D-KAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence: Publications, Caroling Dusk, L-NAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence: Publications, Caroling Dusk, O-ZAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence: Publications, The Medea (play version), 1934-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence: Publications, One Way to Heaven (play version), 1931-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence: Publications, St. Louis Woman, 1932-1945, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence: Q-RnAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence: Ro-RzAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence: Root, E. Merrill and Alsa, 1927-1938, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence: Sa-SkAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence: Sl-SzAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence: TAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence: Thomas, Ruth Marie, 1926-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence: Trounstine, John J., 1926-1934, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence: U-VAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence: Van Vechten, Carl, 1925-1944, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence: Wa-WdAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence: Walker, Ruth (Miller), 1932-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence: We-WilkAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence: Will-WzAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence: West, Dorothy, 1929-1945, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence: White, Walter, 1925-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence: White, Walter, 1931-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence: Woodruff, Hale, 1927-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence: X-Y-ZAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence: UnidentifiedAdd to your cart.
Series 2: Financial, Legal, and Other Documents, 1928-1946Add to your cart.

Boxes 6-7

This series includes various financial and legal documents, as well as a number of bank and check books. Of note is a typescript draft of Cullen's will, dated May 1945. Also included in this series are various other documents, including passports, identity cards, Selective Service documents, and World War II ration books.

Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Accounts, 1928-1946, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Accounts: Income Tax, 1941-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Accounts: Insurance, 1933-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Accounts: Funeral, Mrs. Elizabeth Lucas (Mother of Countee Cullen), 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Bank Statements, 1944-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Bank Books, 1935-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Bank Books, 1941, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Bank Books, 1941-1942Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bank Books, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bank Books, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Accounts: Cancelled Checks, 1940-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Accounts: Cancelled Checks, 1942-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Accounts: Cancelled Checks, 1944-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Documents, 1929-1946Add to your cart.
Item 1: Board of Education, City of New York Identification Card, 1942Add to your cart.
Item 2: Railroad Passes, 1944-1946Add to your cart.
Item 3: Passports, 1934, 1938Add to your cart.
Item 4: Selective Service Registration Certificate, 1942Add to your cart.
Item 5: Draft Board Notice of Classification, 1944Add to your cart.
Item 6: War Rations Books, 1942-1943Add to your cart.
Item 7: Universite de Paris Identification Card, 1929Add to your cart.
Item 8: Carte d' Identite, 1930Add to your cart.
Item 9: Certificate of Registration, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Legal Papers, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Medical Records, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Will, 1945 May 5Add to your cart.
Series 3: Writings, circa 1917-1947Add to your cart.

Boxes 8-11

The writings of Countee Cullen in this collection include typescripts with revisions of his juvenile novels: The Lost Zoo (1940), My Lives and How I Lost Them (1942), and The Monkey Baboon (unpublished, n.d.). His plays, The Medea of Euripides (1935), One Way to Heaven (1932), Heaven's My Home by Cullen and Harry Hamilton (unpublished, n.d.), and St. Louis Woman by Arna Bontemps and Cullen (1935 and later versions) are well represented in the collection. While most are represented in typescript form with little revision, St. Louis Woman is shown in various draft forms with extensive revisions. Also included are poems set to music and an assortment of miscellaneous items: an article, a book review, two letters to editors, two speeches, a radio serial, and a short story.

An interesting group of writings are the poems, especially those set to music and dedicated or presented to Countee Cullen. These include early poems by Jessie Fauset, Langston Hughes, and others less well known. Cullen's own poems are found in both typescript and hand script, while some are in final published form in various periodicals.

Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Speeches, 1923, [1942-1944?]Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Article: The Development of Creative Expression, 1943Add to your cart.
In High Points, September 1943
Folder 3: Book reviews: by and about C. Cullen, 1921-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letters to editors, [1926], 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Novels, Juvenile: The Lost Zoo, circa 1940Add to your cart.
typescript with hand script revisions
Folder 6: Novels, Juvenile: The Lost Zoo, circa 1940Add to your cart.
typescript, [final draft]
Folder 7: Novels, Juvenile: The Lost Zoo, 1940Add to your cart.
photocopy of published version; contains inscription "To Pumble from Pop Christmas, 1940"
Folder 8: Novels, Juvenile: The Adventures of Monkey Baboon, undatedAdd to your cart.
typescript with hand script revisions, unpublished
Folder 9: Novels, Juvenile: The Adventures of Monkey Baboon, undatedAdd to your cart.
illustrations by Petion Savain with hand script notes
Folder 10: Novels, Juvenile: My Lives and How I Lost Them, circa 1942Add to your cart.
proofs with hand script corrections
Note: Housed in Box 23
Folder 11: Novels, Juvenile: My Lives and How I Lost Them, circa 1942Add to your cart.
final proofs
Note: Housed in Box 23
Folder 12: Novels, Juvenile: Nine Lives - An Autobiography by Christopher Cat [published as My Lives and How I Lost Them], undatedAdd to your cart.
typescript with hand script revisions [fragment, pp 1-68]
Folder 13: Novels, Juvenile: Nine Lives - An Autobiography by Christopher Cat [published as My Lives and How I Lost Them], undatedAdd to your cart.
typescript with hand script revisions [fragment, pp 1-57]
Folder 14: Plays: Heaven's My Home, circa 1935Add to your cart.
synopsis, [fragment]
Folder 15: Plays: Heaven's My Home, 1935Add to your cart.
typescript [Copy 1, text in all black]
Folder 16: Plays: Heaven's My Home, 1935Add to your cart.
typescript, [Copy 2, stage directions in red]
Folder 17: Plays: Heaven's My Home, 1935Add to your cart.
typescript, [Copy 3, text in all black]
Folder 18: Plays: Byword for Evil: An Adaptation of the Medea of Euripedes with a Prologue and Epilogue, circa 1935Add to your cart.
typescript
Folder 19: Plays: Byword for Evil: An Adaptation of the Medea of Euripedes with a Prologue and Epilogue, circa 1935Add to your cart.
typescript with minor hand script revisions
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Plays: The Medea of Euripides, circa 1935Add to your cart.
typescript [stage directions in red]
Folder 2: Plays: The Medea of Euripides, circa 1935Add to your cart.
typescript carbon
Folder 3: Plays: The Medea of Euripides, circa 1935Add to your cart.
typescript [marked obsolete]
Folder 4: Plays: The Medea of Euripides, circa 1935Add to your cart.
typescript carbon, Note attached reading: "This version, numbered 101, typed according to cuts in version numbered #1, marked "obsolete." Printed Score for songs matched words of #101, after cutting. This seems to indicate that #101 is the preferred version. md July 21, 1970."
Folder 5: Plays: One Way to Heaven, circa 1932Add to your cart.
typescript
Folder 6: Plays: One Way to Heaven, circa 1932Add to your cart.
typescript carbon
Folder 7: Plays: One Way to Heaven, circa 1932Add to your cart.
typescript carbon
Folder 8: Plays: St. Louis Woman, notes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Plays: St. Louis Woman, 1945, DecemberAdd to your cart.
typescript draft
Folder 10: Plays: St. Louis Woman, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder empty, with note: "Pulled and sent to Mrs. Cooper, 7/21/75"
Folder 11: Plays: St. Louis WomanAdd to your cart.
Item 1: typescript draft with hand script revisions and additions. [fragment, Act I], undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 2: typescript letter from the Regional Director for New York City of the Federal Theatre Project to Cullen and Bontemps, 1935, December 20Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Plays: St. Louis Woman, 1945Add to your cart.
typescript draft with hand script revisions and additions [fragment, Act II]. Includes a draft of a July 27, 1945, letter from Countee Cullen to Edward Gross on verso of hand script addition to play.
Folder 13: Plays: St. Louis Woman, undatedAdd to your cart.
typescript with extensive hand script revisions by Cullen.
Folder 14: Plays: St. Louis Woman, circa 1945Add to your cart.
typescript with hand script revisions.
Folder 15: Plays: St. Louis Woman, 1935Add to your cart.
typescript; first produced version with production notes
Folder 16: Plays: St. Louis Woman, undatedAdd to your cart.
typescript, revised by Langston Hughes, [Stage directions in red]
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Plays: St. Louis Woman, undatedAdd to your cart.
typescript, revised by Langston Hughes,[text in all black]
Folder 2: Plays: St Louis Woman, list of songs, undatedAdd to your cart.
hand script
Folder 3: Plays: St. Louis Woman, lyrics - "Can't You See That I'm Happy", undatedAdd to your cart.
4 typescript copies
Folder 4: Plays: St. Louis Woman, lyrics - "I Got Teeth Made of Gold" [First Act Finale], undatedAdd to your cart.
6 draft copies - 2  hand script, 2 typescript with hand script revisions, and 2 typescript.
Folder 5: Plays: St. Louis Woman, lyrics - "I'm a Saint Louis Woman", undatedAdd to your cart.
6 draft copies - 2 hand script, 1 typescript with hand script revisions, 3 typescript
Folder 6: Plays: St. Louis Woman, lyrics - "I'm Little but I'm Loud", undatedAdd to your cart.
5 draft copies - 3 typescript with hand script revisions, 2 typescript.
Folder 7: Plays: St. Louis Woman, lyrics - "In the Beginning", undatedAdd to your cart.
6 draft copies - 2 hand script, 4 typescript
Folder 8: Plays: St. Louis Woman, lyrics - "It's Leaving Time", undatedAdd to your cart.
3 draft copes - 1 hand script, 1 typescript with hand script revisions, 1 typescript
Folder 9: Plays: St. Louis Woman, lyrics - "Love Takes the Cake", undatedAdd to your cart.
6 draft copies - 4 hand script, 1 typescript with hand script revisions, 1 typescript
Folder 10: Plays: St. Louis Woman, lyrics - "Mean, Mean, Mean: Sweet, Sweet, Sweet", undatedAdd to your cart.
4 draft copes - 1 hand script, 2 typescript with hand script revisions; 1 typescript
Folder 11: Plays: St. Louis Woman, lyrics - "Money Talkin'", undatedAdd to your cart.
2 draft copies, typescripts with hand script revisions
Folder 12: Plays: St. Louis Woman, lyrics - "Take Me Along", undatedAdd to your cart.
2 draft copies, both typescript
Folder 13: Plays: The Third Fourth of July, August 1946Add to your cart.
by Countee Cullen and Owen Dodson. In Theatre Arts, Vol. XXX, No. 8 (August 1946)
Folder 14: Plays, School: For Armistice Day, undatedAdd to your cart.
typescript
Folder 15: Plays, School: Mellowdrama, 1942, March 26Add to your cart.
typescript, in the French and English
Folder 16: Plays, UntitledAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Notes on a Play, possibly for Ethel Waters - a sociological comedy-satire to be laid on an island somewhere off the coast of South America, undatedAdd to your cart.
typescript, with hand script revisions
Item 2: Dialogue between Harry, Jack, and Ted, undatedAdd to your cart.
typescript, [fragment]
Item 3: Dialogue between Batchelo and Andy, undatedAdd to your cart.
typescript with hand script revisions, [fragment]
Folder 17: Poems: Advice to Youth, undatedAdd to your cart.
photostatic copy of hand script
Folder 18: Poems: Apostrophe to the Land, Fall 1942Add to your cart.
in Phylon, Vol. III No. 4 (Fourth Quarter 1942)
Folder 19: Poems: Ave Atque Vale, January 1921Add to your cart.
photocopy from The Magpie, Vol. XX, No. 4 (January 1921)
Folder 20: Poems: La Belle, La Douce, La Grande, 1944Add to your cart.
photocopy from the New York Herald Tribune, July 10, 1944
Folder 21: Poems: Black Majesty, November 1930Add to your cart.
photocopy from the Expository Times, Edinburgh, November 1930
Folder 22: Poems: Brown Boy to Brown Girl (Remembrance on a Hill), September 1924Add to your cart.
photocopy from Opportunity, September 1924
Folder 23: Poems: Christus Natus Est, December 1943Add to your cart.
broadside (3 copies)
Folder 24: Poems: Clinton Alma Mater, June 1922Add to your cart.
photograph of The Magpie, June 1922
Folder 25: Poems: Clinton to Her Graduates, January 1921Add to your cart.
photocopy from The Magpie, Vol. XX No. 4 (Jan 1921)
Folder 26: Poems: Dad, April 1924Add to your cart.
In a photocopy of the article "A Pair of Youthful Negro Poets" by Robert T. Kerlin. From the April 1924 edition of Southern Workman. Also includes text of the poem Road Song.
Folder 27: Poems: "Epilogue" and "To One Who Was Cruel", Spring 1946Add to your cart.
photocopy of poems from Copper Sun, in Embers Vol. 4, Nos. 2-3 (March-April, May-June 1946)
Folder 28: Poems: The Dance of Love, September 1924Add to your cart.
2 photocopies from Les Continents, September 1, 1924
Folder 29: Poems: Elegie - In Memoriam: Jacques Roumain, 1944Add to your cart.
In Cahiers d'Haiti Vol. II No. 4 (November 1944)
Folder 30: Poems: From Fifty Years, undatedAdd to your cart.
typescript
Folder 31: Poems: Ghosts, 1929Add to your cart.
hand script, includes a hand script letter from Allen Tate to Cullen on verso, dated January 25, 1929
Folder 32: Poems: Heritage, undatedAdd to your cart.
pamphlet
Folder 33: Poems: I Have a Rendezvous with Life, 1921Add to your cart.
photocopy from The Magpie, Vol. XX No. 4 (January 1921)
Folder 34: Poems: If You Should Go, circa 1931Add to your cart.
photostatic copy of hand script [written for Yolande Du Bois] with a note from Cullen to Du Bois
Folder 35: Poems: Afterword, circa 1931Add to your cart.
photostatic copy of hand script [written for Yolande Du Bois]
Folder 36: Poems: An Incident in Baltimore, May 1925Add to your cart.
photocopy from The World Tomorrow
Folder 37: Poems: Incidente Em Baltimore, undatedAdd to your cart.
photocopy of a Portuguese translation of "An Incident in Baltimore"
Folder 38: Poems: Karenge Ya Marenge, Winter 1943Add to your cart.
in India News, Vol. 3, Nos. 1 & 2 (January-February 1943)
Folder 39: Poems: Life's Rendezvous, 1927Add to your cart.
from Caroling Dusk... (1927 ed.)
Folder 40: Poems: The Loss of Love, undatedAdd to your cart.
typescript
Folder 41: Poems: A Negro Mother's Lullaby (After Visiting John Brown's Grave), circa 1941Add to your cart.
typscript
Folder 42: Poems: An Old Story, May 1927Add to your cart.
in The Carolina Magazine, Vol. 57, No. 7 (May 1927)
Folder 43: Poems: Only the Polished Skeleton, circa 1933Add to your cart.
typescript
Folder 44: Poems: A Song of Sour Grapes, October 1926Add to your cart.
in Palms, Vol. IV No. 1 (October 1926)
Folder 45: Poems: Song of the Wakeupworld, circa 1917-1924?Add to your cart.
typescript
Folder 46: Poems: Untitled Sonnet, 1934Add to your cart.
from The Courier, Berkeley CA, April 7,1934
Folder 47: Poems: Sonnet to Yolande, September 1923Add to your cart.
photostatic copy of hand script [written for Yolande Du Bois]
Folder 48: Poems: Untitled Sonnet, Spring 1932Add to your cart.
in Trend: A Quarterly of the Seven Arts, Vol. I, No. 1, (Spring 1932)
Folder 49: Poems: To a Swimmer, May 1918Add to your cart.
in The Modern School: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Libertarian Ideas in Education, Vol. V, No. 5 (May 1918) [Poem signed Countee L. Porter]
Folder 50: Poems: Where Two or Three are Gathered (At Padriac Colum's Where There Were Irish Poets), December 1930Add to your cart.
in the program for the NAACP Benefit Concert at the Waldorf Theatre, December 7, 1930
Folder 51: Poems: The Wise, 1924Add to your cart.
photocopy from The Nation, 1924
Folder 52: Poems: Youth to Age, 1923Add to your cart.
photocopy of unknown source
Folder 53: Poems: The Medea and Some Poems, circa 1935Add to your cart.
corrected proofs
Note: Housed in Box 23
Folder 54: Poetry, Anthologies: On These I Stand, circa 1946Add to your cart.
typescript and hand script lists of poems suggested for inclusion in anthology; typescript and tear sheets with hand script revisions of poems to be included in anthology [fragment, pp 1-22]
Folder 55: Poetry, Anthologies: On These I Stand, circa 1946Add to your cart.
typescript and tear sheets with hand script revisions [fragment, pp 23-41]
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Poetry, Anthologies: On These I Stand, circa 1946Add to your cart.
typescript and tear sheets with hand script revisions, [fragment, pp 42-69]
Folder 2: Poetry, Anthologies: On These I Stand, circa 1946Add to your cart.
typescript with hand script revisions [fragment, pp 70-115]
Folder 3: Poetry, Anthologies: On These I Stand, circa 1946Add to your cart.
typescript with hand script revisions [fragment, pp 116-139]
Folder 4: Poetry, Anthologies: On These I Stand, circa 1946Add to your cart.
typescript with hand script revisions, [fragment, pp 140-159]
Folder 5: Poems Set to Music: List of Poems Set to Music, undatedAdd to your cart.
typescript
Folder 6: Poems Set to Music: A Brown Girl Dead, [1925/1926]Add to your cart.
Item 1: Poems Set to Music: A Brown Girl Dead, [1925/1926]Add to your cart.
lyrics by Cullen, music by Harold Bruce Forsythe, hand script score
Note: Housed in Box 23
Folder 7: Poems Set to Music: Christus Natus Est, 1945Add to your cart.
Item 1: Christus Natus Est, 1945Add to your cart.
[6 copies] lyrics by Cullen, music by Charles H. Marsh, typescript score
Item 2: Christus Natus Est, 1945Add to your cart.
poem by Countee Cullen, music by Charles H. Marsh, hand script score
Folder 8: Poems Set to Music: Clinton, My Clinton, 1922Add to your cart.
Item 1: Poems Set to Music: Clinton, My Clinton, 1922Add to your cart.
photograph, 1922; lyrics by Cullen, music by W. Samuels, arranged by L.F. West
Item 2: Poems Set to Music: Clinton, My Clinton, 1922Add to your cart.
lyrics by Cullen, music by W. Samuels, arranged by L.F. West, photostatic copy, 1922
Folder 9: Poems Set to Music: Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1Add to your cart.
typescript score
Item 2Add to your cart.
Lyrics by Cullen, music by William Lawrence, hand script score
Item 3Add to your cart.
Lyrics by Cullen, music by William Lawrence, typescript score, [3 copies]
Folder 10: Poems Set to Music: Epitaph to Joseph Conrad, circa 1942Add to your cart.
lyrics by Countee Cullen, music by William Schuman. In Schuman's Four Canonic Choruses, part of the Choral Compositions series
Folder 11: Poems Set to Music: If You Should Go, [1925/1926], 1928, undatedAdd to your cart.
[3 settings] hand script scores
Note: Housed in Box 23
Folder 12: Poems Set to Music: A Rendezvous with Life, undatedAdd to your cart.
lyrics by Cullen, music by John J. Moed, photostatic copy
Folder 13: Poems Set to Music: Requiescam, 1926Add to your cart.
hand script score
Note: Housed in Box 23
Folder 14: Poems Set to Music: Seven Choruses from the Medea of Euripides, 1935, 1942Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1935Add to your cart.
in Countee Cullen's translation into English, with music by Virgil Thomson, typescript score
Item 2: 1942Add to your cart.
in Countee Cullen's translation into English, with music by Virgil Thomson, typescript score
Folder 15: Poems Set to Music: Song of the Wake Up World, circa 1944Add to your cart.
lyrics by Cullen, music by Donato Fortuno, hand script score
Folder 16: Poems Set to Music: To a Brown Girl, [1925/26]Add to your cart.
lyrics by Cullen, music by Harold Bruce Forsythe, hand script score
Note: Housed in Box 23
Folder 17: Poems Set to Music: The Wise, 1926Add to your cart.
hand script score.
Note: Housed in Box 23
Folder 18: Radio Serial: Ma Perkins, June 25th, 1943Add to your cart.
by Leston Huntley and Henry Selinger, Script # 2585. Typescript. [Probably used as example for script written for radio serial by Countee Cullen and Hughes Allison]
Folder 19: Radio Serial: The Sunny Side of the Street - An Adaptation of the Leston Huntley-Natalie Johnson Radio Serial Idea, circa 1944Add to your cart.
By Countee Cullen and Hughes Allison. Includes a prospectus, character sketches, an outline of one week's worth of shows, and a letter from Countee Cullen and Hughes Allison to Leston Huntley. Typescript, with a few hand script revisions.
Folder 20: Radio Serial: The Sunny Side of the Street, circa 1944Add to your cart.
Lead-in and scripts for 5 episodes in typescript and some hand script notes about further episodes.
Folder 21: Short Stories: Maricoyo, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript; a story for children.
Folder 22: Outline of Proposed Book: You Learn to Love Then, undatedAdd to your cart.
Typescript.
Folder 23: Dust Jackets, undatedAdd to your cart.
An assortment of dust jackets from Cullen's publications.
Item 1: Copper SunAdd to your cart.
Item 2: The Ballad of the Brown GirlAdd to your cart.
The front and rear boards of The Ballad of the Brown Girl - An Old Ballad Retold by Countee Cullen with illustrations and decorations by Charles Cullen.
Item 3: My Lives and How I Lost ThemAdd to your cart.
[2 copies]
Item 4: The Black ChristAdd to your cart.
Item 5: One Way to HeavenAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Caroling Dusk - An Anthology of Verse by Negro PoetsAdd to your cart.
Item 7: On These I StandAdd to your cart.
[2 copies]
Folder 24: Sheet Music from St. Louis Woman, 1946Add to your cart.
Item 1: I Wonder What Became of Me, 1946Add to your cart.
music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Sheet music, 1946
Item 2: Cakewalk Your Lady, 1946Add to your cart.
music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Sheet Music.
Folder 25: Opera: Detailed Synopsis of Rashana, undatedAdd to your cart.
By Gracy Bundy Still [and William Grant Still]; Countee Cullen was to write the libretto for this in 1928/1929.
Folder 26: Score: Seven Choruses from the Medea of Euripides, 1942Add to your cart.
by Virgil Thompson, photocopy of published score.
Series 4: Diaries, Notebooks, and Scrapbooks, 1928-1945Add to your cart.

Boxes 12-13

This series contains one diary from 1928, which is very fragmentary. Two notebooks, circa 1931-1933 contain essays, poems, and miscellaneous writings in Cullen's hand, as well as typescripts of poetry and French proverbs pasted into the notebooks. Five notebooks (1938 and undated) are in French; the notebooks dated Paris 1938, are noted as "French Lit." and "French Work Book." An additional notebook contains various poems and is dated 1942. The scrapbooks, numbered I-IV, contain letters, clippings, and various ephemera with the last containing material related to "St. Louis Woman".

Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Diary, 1928Add to your cart.
Fragmentary
Folder 2: Notebook, 1931Add to your cart.
In French
Folder 3: Notebook, 1931-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 4: French work books, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: French work book, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Notebook, 1938Add to your cart.
"French Lit, Paris, 1938"
Folder 7: French work book, 1938 JulyAdd to your cart.
Paris
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Notebook, undatedAdd to your cart.
In French
Folder 2: Poetry notebook, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 3: ScrapbooksAdd to your cart.
Housed in Box 22 (Oversize)
Series 5: School Materials, 1921-1926Add to your cart.

Box 13

This small series contains papers written by Cullen while he was a student, as well as material related to his editorship of The Magpie, a publication of De Witt Clinton High School.

Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 4: School material: Editor, The Magpie, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 5: School material: Editor, The Magpie, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Thesis: The Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay: An Appreciation, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 7: School papers, 1926Add to your cart.
Series 6: Teaching Materials, 1930-1946Add to your cart.

Boxes 13-15

Cullen's later career as a teacher in New York Public Schools beginning in 1932 is illustrated by his teaching materials, which include plan books (1935-1946), notes on methodology, as well as student exams. The series also contains a number of poems written by Cullen's students, including a booklet presented to him by one of his classes in 1941.

Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Notes on teaching methods, 1930-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Reports of supervisors, 1934-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Plan Book, 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Plan Book, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Plan Book, 1940-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Plan Book, 1941-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Plan Book, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Plan Book, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Plan Book, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Plan Book, 1944Add to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Plan Book, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Plan Book, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Plan Book, 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Class cards, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Exams and notes, 1931-1945, undatedAdd to your cart.
1 of 4
Folder 6: Exams and notes, 1931-1945, undatedAdd to your cart.
2 of 4
Folder 7: Exams and notes, 1931-1945, undatedAdd to your cart.
3 of 4
Folder 8: Exams and notes, 1931-1945, undatedAdd to your cart.
4 of 4
Folder 9: School work of pupils: poems to Countee Cullen from 9B2, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 10: School work of pupils: composition books, undatedAdd to your cart.
Six books, partially-filled
Folder 11: School work of pupils: compositions and maps, 1944-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 12: School work of pupils: poems, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 13: School work of pupils: poems, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 14: School work of pupils: poems, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 15: School work of pupils: poems, 1943Add to your cart.
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: School work of pupils: poems, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 2: School work of pupils: poems and miscellaneous, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: School work of pupils: selected poems, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: School publications, 1941-1944Add to your cart.
Series 7: Photographs, circa 1903-1946Add to your cart.

Boxes 15-16

The photographs in this series include those of Cullen, his family, and his associates. Of note are photographs by Man Ray and Carl Van Vechten, as well as a group of photographs of animals by Ylla (Camilla Koffler).

Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Scrapbook V: photographs, 1920sAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Countee Cullen, 1920sAdd to your cart.
5x7, Black and white re-print
Item 2: Countee Cullen, 1920sAdd to your cart.

8x10, Sepia

Photographer: Ahbem[?]

[Inscription from Countee Cullen to Minnie Brown]

Item 3: Countee Cullen, circa 1921Add to your cart.
8x10, Sepia
Folder 6: High-school photographs, 1921Add to your cart.
Item 1: Group of boys from Countee Cullen's high school, 1921Add to your cart.
6.5x8.5, Photostatic copy
Item 2: The Class of January 1922 at DeWitt Clinton High School, 1921Add to your cart.
7.5x9, Photostatic copy
Item 3: Officer's of Countee Cullen's senior class, 1921Add to your cart.
7.5x12, Photostatic copy
Item 4: Senior Celebs of DeWitt Clinton High School, 1921Add to your cart.

8x12, Photostatic copy

[Pictured with names written below are "Walt" Samuels, "Li" Goldberg, "Red" Stanley, "Tay" Cullen, "Bill" Cohen, "Bebe" Fensterstock, and "Bullets" Boulotchnik]

Item 5: Group of boys from DeWitt Clinton High School, 1921Add to your cart.
7x8.5, Photostatic copy
Item 6: Group of boys from DeWitt Clinton High School, 1921Add to your cart.
7.5x9, Photostatic copy
Item 7: Group of boys from DeWitt Clinton High School, 1921Add to your cart.

6x7, Photostatic copy

Caption reads "Give to the world the best you have and the best will come back to you"]

Folder 7: Photographs, 1928Add to your cart.
Item 1: Mr. Czerny, 1928Add to your cart.

3.5x5.5, Black and white

Verso reads: Mr. Czerny, our Viennese interpreter- taken at Vienna

Item 2: The Mapleton Disaster Tombstone, A.S. Vil-Nkomo and two other men, February 1928Add to your cart.

2.5x4, Sepia

Verso reads: The Mapleton Disaster Tombstone, A.S. Vil-Nkomo

Item 3: A.S. Vil-Nkomo, S.Senorie, and Mr. Walton, February 1928Add to your cart.
2.5x4, Sepia
Item 4: Henry O. Tanner by his house in Etaples, 1928Add to your cart.
3.5x4.5, Black and white
Folder 8: Photo Album, circa 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Photographs, circa 1920s-1945, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Countee Cullen, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5, Black and white, 2 copies
Item 2: Countee Cullen, undatedAdd to your cart.
8x10, Black and white
Item 3: Countee Cullen, June 20, 1941Add to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Carl Van Vechten

Item 4: Countee Cullen, Metropolitan Museum of Art postcard, undatedAdd to your cart.
5x8, Black and white photo on postcard, 3 copies
Item 5: Countee Cullen and Christopher Cat, undatedAdd to your cart.
3x3.5, Black and white mounted on brown paper
Item 6: Countee Cullen, undatedAdd to your cart.

4.5x7.5, Black and white

Photographer: James Allen

Item 7: Countee Cullen, undatedAdd to your cart.

4x6.5, Black and white

Photographer: James Allen

Item 8: Countee Cullen, undatedAdd to your cart.
5x7, Re-print of black and white sketch
Item 9: Countee Cullen, June 20, 1941Add to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Carl Van Vechten

Item 10: Countee Cullen, June 20, 1941Add to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Carl Van Vechten

Item 11: Countee Cullen, 1930Add to your cart.

4.5x6, ck and white photograph of painting of Cullen

Inscribed "to Countee Cullen from [illegible] [Sebree] 1930"

Item 12: Countee Cullen and others at dinner event, circa late 1920sAdd to your cart.

6x12, Black and white

Verso reads: Taken in London, England

Item 13: Countee Cullen, undatedAdd to your cart.
8x10, Black and white
Item 14: Countee Cullen, June 14, 1941Add to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Carl Van Vechten

Item 15: Countee Cullen, undatedAdd to your cart.
2x2, Sepia
Item 16: Countee Cullen reading to children, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5, Black and white
Item 17: Countee Cullen reading to children, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
3.5x5, Black and white
Item 18: Countee Cullen reading to children, undatedAdd to your cart.
3x4, Black and white
Item 19: Countee Cullen with cat and with unidentified man, undatedAdd to your cart.

5x7, Black and white re-print

Reprint contains three separate photographs

Item 20: Countee Cullen as a child, undatedAdd to your cart.
13x18 oval pastel and charcoal drawing, possibly drawn over photographic image
Folder 10: Photographs, 1941Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 1: Countee Cullen at John Brown's grave, 1941Add to your cart.

2.5x4.5, Black and white

Verso reads: Countee Cullen at John Brown's grave-Lake Placid NY-1941

Item 2: Ida and Countee Cullen, August 1941Add to your cart.

2.5x4.5, Black and white, 2 copies

Verso reads: Lake Placid New York- Aug 1941 Ida and Countee Cullen

Item 3: Countee Cullen at statue of John Brown, 1941Add to your cart.

2.5x4.5, Black and white, 2 copies

Verso reads: Countee Cullen 1941 Lake Placid New York

Item 4: Countee Cullen and Ernst Heuly at statue of John Brown, August 1941Add to your cart.

2.5x4.5, Black and white

Verso reads: At John Brown's grave and statue in Lake Placid, New York. Countee and Ernst Heuly- 1941-Aug

Item 5: Ida and Countee Cullen at statue of John Brown, August 1941Add to your cart.
2.5x4.5, Black and white
Item 6: Ida Cullen at statue of John Brown, August 1941Add to your cart.

2.5x4.5, Black and white

Verso reads: Lake Placid, N.Y. Aug. 1941 Ida Cullen

Item 7: Ernst Heuly at statue of John Brown, August 1941Add to your cart.

2.5x4.5, Black and white

Verso reads: Ernest Heuly - Countee and I were there for vacation - C.C. wrote poem - dedicated to John Brown while here - This is site where John Brown is buried - [illegible] family old house still stands here

Item 8: Countee Cullen, Ernst Heuly, and Ida Cullen at statue of John Brown, undatedAdd to your cart.
5x7, Black and white re-print
Item 9: Countee Cullen at John Brown statue, undatedAdd to your cart.
5x7, Black and white re-print
Folder 11: Family, 1928-circa 1946, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Reverend F.A. Cullen's nieces, undatedAdd to your cart.
3x6, Sepia
Item 2: Reverend F.A. Cullen, circa 1946Add to your cart.
2x3.5, Black and white
Item 3: Yolande Du Bois Cullen and Henry O. Tanner's dog, 1928Add to your cart.
3x5.5, Black and white
Item 4: Orlando Robeson, undatedAdd to your cart.
8x10, Black and white
Item 5: Three unidentified people, possibly Carolyn Cullen and Reverend F.A. Cullen, undatedAdd to your cart.
4x6, Sepia
Item 6: Unidentified woman and Carolyn Mitchell Cullen, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Sepia
Item 7: Carolyn Mitchell Cullen, undatedAdd to your cart.
8x10, Sepia
Item 8: Countee Cullen's birth mother, Elizabeth Lucas, undatedAdd to your cart.
5x7, Black and white
Folder 12: Ida M. Cullen, 1937-1945, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Jennie Goins, Ida Cullen, and Mary Collins, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 2: Ida Cullen and others at Fisk University, 1944Add to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: G.H.W.

Item 3: Ida Cullen, circa 1942Add to your cart.
1.5x2, Black and white
Item 4: Ida Cullen, 1937Add to your cart.
8x10, Sepia
Item 5: Ida Cullen, 1937Add to your cart.
8x10, Color
Item 6: Ida Cullen, 1937Add to your cart.
9.5x13, Color
Item 7: Ida Cullen, 1937Add to your cart.
8.5x11.5, Color
Item 8: Ida Cullen, undatedAdd to your cart.
8x10, Black and white
Folder 13: Travels, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Harold Jackman, Countee Cullen, and unidentified others, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Sepia
Item 2: Unidentified woman, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Sepia
Item 3: Countee Cullen, Rex Littleboy, Rex's parents and cousin, Mr. Beurly, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Sepia
Item 4: Henry Tanner's house, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Black and white, 2 copies
Item 5: Unidentified castle and estate, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Black and white, 2 copies
Item 6: Countee Cullen and woman in front of statue, undatedAdd to your cart.

3x4.5, Black and white

[Other: Woman is possibly Yolande Du Bois Cullen]

Item 7: Unidentified building, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Black and white
Item 8: Unidentified building ruins, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 9: Poster advertisements in France, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x4.5, Black and white
Item 10: Unidentified landscape, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Black and white
Item 11: Unidentified building and estate, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Black and white, 2 copies
Item 12: Countee Cullen, Rex Littleboy, Rex's parents and cousin, Mr. Beurly, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.2x3.2, Black and white
Item 13: Harold Jackman, Countee Cullen, and unidentified man, undatedAdd to your cart.
5x7, Black and white re-print
Item 14: Countee Cullen and Harold Jackman, undatedAdd to your cart.
5x7, Black and white re-print
Item 15: Buildings and landscape in unidentified city, undatedAdd to your cart.
5x7, Black and white re-print
Folder 14: Travels with the Reverend F.A. Cullen, 1920s-1930sAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Reverend F.A. Cullen at the Roman Forum, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 2: Countee Cullen and Reverend F.A. Cullen, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Sepia
Item 3: Reverend F.A. Cullen on a ship deck, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x4.5, Black and white
Item 4: Good Samaritan Inn on Jericho Road, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 5: Wall of Jerusalem, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 6: Reverend F.A. Cullen in boat on the Jordan River, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 7: Reverend F.A. Cullen and tour guide at Jerusalem cemetary, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 8: Countee Cullen and Reverend F.A. Cullen in Jerusalem, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 9: Reverend F.A. Cullen in Jerusalem, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 10: Reverend F.A. Cullen at the Dead Sea, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 11: Reverend F.A. Cullen and Mahamoud in Egypt, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 12: Reverend F.A. Cullen and Countee Cullen riding camels, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 13: Reverend F.A. Cullen and Countee Cullen at the Tomb of Christ, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 14: Reverend F.A. Cullen at the Sea of Galilee, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 15: Countee Cullen and unidentified others in Egypt, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 16: Mr. M. Unouma Barakat and Countee Cullen, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 17: Mr. M. Unouma Barakat outside hotel in Jerusalem, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 18: Reverend F.A. Cullen, Reverend and Mrs. Carver, and tour guide, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 19: Mr. Serumian on the deck of a ship on the Mediterranean Sea, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 20: Reverend F.A. Cullen at the Coliseum in Rome, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 21: Reverend F.A. Cullen and an unidentified man, undatedAdd to your cart.
5x7, Black and white re-print
Folder 15: Acquaintances, 1903-circa 1962, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Arna Bontemps, 1945Add to your cart.

5x7, Sepia, 2 copies

[Copy 1 inscribed by Bontemps to Ida and Countee Cullen]

Item 2: Langston Hughes, 1923Add to your cart.

8x10, Sepia

Photographer: Nicholas Muray

[Signed by Langston Hughes]

Item 3: Langston Hughes, circa 1950Add to your cart.

8x10, Black and white, 2 copies

Photographer: Carl Van Vechten

[Signed by Langston Hughes]

Item 4: Langston Hughes, undatedAdd to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: (unreadable first name) Patti

[Signed by Langston Hughes]

Item 5: Harold Jackman, undatedAdd to your cart.
8x10, Sepia
Item 6: Harold Jackman and unidentified man, February 14, 1946Add to your cart.

3.5x4.5, Black and white

Photographer: Ted Yates

Item 7: William Thompson, undatedAdd to your cart.
1.5x1.8, Black and white
Item 8: Carl Van Vechten, February 24, 1925Add to your cart.

8x10, Sepia

Photographer: Nicholas Muray

[Inscribed by Van Vechten to Countee Cullen]

Item 9: Harold Jackman and Countee Cullen, undatedAdd to your cart.
1.2x1.5, Black and white
Item 10: Henry O. Tanner in front of his studio at Etaples, September 1928Add to your cart.
2.5x5.5, Black and white, 2 copies [one is an enlarged re-print]
Item 11: Rex Littleboy, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x4, Black and white
Item 12: [Jean] Hanau's studio, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Sepia
Item 13: Harold Jackman at ten months old, circa 1902Add to your cart.
2x6, Sepia
Item 14: Chauncey Hooper in military uniform, August 1940Add to your cart.

5x7, Black and white

Photographer: L.H. Wilson, Jr.

Inscription to Ida Cullen

Item 15: [Jean] Hanau's studio, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Sepia
Item 16: Kurt [or Vurt?] Burole, August 7, 1928Add to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Black and white
Item 17: Vlad, Laura Lee, and Charles Marsh, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 18: Ernest Hemly [or Hemby?], circa World War IIAdd to your cart.
8x10, Black and white
Item 19: Colonel Chauncey M. Hooper, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 20: Hanau's [or Hanna's?] studio, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Sepia
Item 21: Challis Silvay, May 3, 1927Add to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Black and white
Item 22: Harold Jackman, circa 1943-1944Add to your cart.
3x4.5, Black and white
Item 23: Countee Cullen and Henry O. Tanner at Tanner's house in Etaples, 1928Add to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Black and white
Item 24: Art Nimmons in military uniform, circa 1943Add to your cart.
4x6, Black and white
Item 25: Vlad Marsh at 18 months old, December 18, 1931Add to your cart.
2.5x3.5, Black and white
Item 26: Walter White, undatedAdd to your cart.

4.5x6.5, Black and white

Photographer: Underwood and Underwood Studios

Inscription from Walter White to Countee Cullen

Item 27: Henry O. Tanner, Yolande Cullen, and unidentified woman, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Black and white
Item 28: Harold Jackman and unidentified man, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x4.5, Black and white, 2 copies
Item 29: Harold Jackman, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Black and white
Item 30: Sophie Victor Greene, undatedAdd to your cart.

7x9, Black and white

Photographer: Man Ray

Mounted with inscription from Greene to Cullen

Note: Housed in Box 23
Folder 16: Group Photographs, circa 1944, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Countee Cullen and group of contemporaries, circa 1944Add to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: M. Smith

Verso reads: Standing: Langston Hughes, Horace Mann Bond, Ira de A. Reid, Frazier T. Lane, Arna Bontemps, Owen Dodson; Seated: Countee Cullen, Mrs. Grace Towns Hamilton, Dr. Charles S. Johnson, Mrs. Minerva Johnson [Hawkins], [Dr. Arthur Byler?]

Item 2: Countee Cullen's students at P.S. 139 Frederick Douglas Jr. High School, undatedAdd to your cart.
8x10, Black and white
Item 3: Countee Cullen's class at P.S. 139, undatedAdd to your cart.

1.5x2.5, Black and white

Duplicate of Item 2

Item 4: Countee Cullen, faculty, and students, circa 1944Add to your cart.
8x10, Black and white
Folder 17: First Name Identification Only, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Edward, undatedAdd to your cart.

7.5x10.5, Sepia

Signed by Edward

Item 2: Mac, 1931Add to your cart.

8x10, Sepia

Photographer: Berenice Abbott

Inscription from Mac to Countee Cullen

Item 3: Gertie playing violin, 1939Add to your cart.

5x7, Black and white

Photographer: Harry Rosener

[Inscribed by Gertie to Countee Cullen]

Folder 18: Unidentified Individuals, Some Pictured with Cullen, 1940, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Unidentified man, undatedAdd to your cart.
6.5x7, Sepia
Item 2: Unidentified man, undatedAdd to your cart.

6.5x9, Black and white

Photographer: Berenice Abbott

Item 3: Unidentified sailor, undatedAdd to your cart.
3x4.5, Black and white
Item 4: Unidentified sailor, undatedAdd to your cart.

3x4.5, Black and white

Same man as Item 3

Item 5: Countee Cullen and unidentified man, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Sepia
Item 6: Countee Cullen and unidentified man, undatedAdd to your cart.

3.5x5.5, Sepia

Same man as Item 5

Item 7: Countee Cullen and unidentified woman, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x4.5, Black and white
Item 8: Unidentified man in automobile, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Black and white
Item 9: Unidentified man leaning on railing, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x4.5, Black and white
Item 10: Unidentified man sitting on base of statue, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x4.5, Black and white
Item 11: Unidentified nun, 1940Add to your cart.
3x4, Black and white
Item 12: Unidentified woman by side of dirt road, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Black and white
Item 13: Countee Cullen and two unidentified men leaning on railing, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.2x2.2, Black and white
Item 14: Countee Cullen, Harold Jackman, and unidentified group of men, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Sepia
Item 15: Countee Cullen and unidentified woman, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Black and white
Item 16: Countee Cullen, Harold Jackman, and unidentified group of men, undatedAdd to your cart.

3.5x5.5, Sepia

Same men as Item 14

Item 17: Two unidentified women and one unidentified man, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Black and white
Item 18: Countee Cullen, Harold Jackman, and unidentified group of men, undatedAdd to your cart.

3.5x5.5, Sepia

Same men as Items 14 and 16

Item 19: Countee Cullen, Harold Jackman, and unidentified group of men, undatedAdd to your cart.

3.5x5.5, Sepia

Same men as Item 14, 16, and 18

Item 20: Countee Cullen and unidentified man leaning on fence, undatedAdd to your cart.
2.5x4.5, Black and white
Item 21: Countee Cullen and unidentified man, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x4.5, Black and white
Item 22: Unidentified woman, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Sepia
Item 23: Countee Cullen, Harold Jackman, and unidentified  group of men, undatedAdd to your cart.

3.5x5.5, Sepia

Same men as Items 14, 16, 18, and 19

Item 24: Unidentified woman, undatedAdd to your cart.
3.5x5.5, Black and white
Item 25: Unidentified man, undatedAdd to your cart.
5x7, Black and white re-print
Item 26: Unidentified man, undatedAdd to your cart.
5x7, Black and white re-print
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Medea of Euripides": Atlanta University, 1940Add to your cart.
Item 1: Medea and women, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Black and white
Item 2: John Lewis as Creon, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Black and white
Item 3: Medea and women, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Black and white
Item 4: Dorothy Ateca as Medea and Howard Woodson as Aegeus, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Black and white
Item 5: Dorothy Ateca as Medea, messenger, and chorus, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Black and white
Item 6: Medea and women, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Black and white
Item 7: Unidentified actors onstage, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Black and white
Item 8: Medea and nurse, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Black and white
Item 9: Medea and women, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Black and white
Item 10: Medea and women, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Black and white
Item 11: Medea and women of Corinth, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Black and white
Item 12: Medea and women, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Black and white
Item 13: Dorothy Ateca as Medea on postcard, 1940Add to your cart.

4.5x6, Black and white

Postcard to Countee Cullen written on back of photograph

Item 14: Dorothy Ateca as Medea, publicity photograph, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Black and white
Item 15: Dorothy Ateca as Medea, publicity photograph, 1940Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4.5x6, Black and white
Item 16: Medea kneeling on stage, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Sepia
Item 17: Dorothy Ateca as Medea, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Sepia
Item 18: Dorothy Ateca as Medea, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Sepia
Item 19: Women onstage, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Sepia
Item 20: Medea and women, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Sepia
Item 21: Women onstage, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Sepia
Item 22: Jason and chorus, 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Sepia
Item 23: Set of "Medea of Euripides", 1940Add to your cart.
4.5x6, Sepia
Folder 2: "Medea": Rose McClendon, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Rose McClendon as Medea, undatedAdd to your cart.

7x9, Black and white

Photographer: Carl Van Vechten

Item 2: Rose McClendon as Medea, undatedAdd to your cart.

7x9, Black and white

Photographer: Carl Van Vechten

Item 3: Rose McClendon as Medea, undatedAdd to your cart.

7x9, Black and white

Photographer: Carl Van Vechten

Item 4: Rose McClendon as Medea, undatedAdd to your cart.

7x9, Black and white

Photographer: Carl Van Vechten

Item 5: Rose McClendon as Medea, undatedAdd to your cart.

7x9, Black and white

Photographer: Carl Van Vechten

Folder 3: "St. Louis Woman": Pearl Bailey and Ruby Hill, 1946Add to your cart.
Item 1: Pearl Bailey in "St. Louis Woman" production, July 5, 1946Add to your cart.

7.5x9.5, Sepia

Photographer: Carl Van Vechten

Item 2: Pearl Bailey in "St. Louis Woman", July 5, 1946Add to your cart.

7.5x9.5, Black and white

Photographer: Carl Van Vechten

Item 3: Pearl Bailey in "St. Louis Woman", July 5, 1946Add to your cart.

6.5x9, Sepia

Photographer: Carl Van Vechten

Item 4: Pearl Bailey in "St. Louis Woman", July 5, 1946Add to your cart.

7x10, Black and white

Photographer: Carl Van Vechten

Item 5: Ruby Hill in "St. Louis Woman", July 2, 1946Add to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Carl Van Vechten

Item 6: Ruby Hill in "St. Louis Woman", July , 1946Add to your cart.

6.8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Carl Van Vechten

Item 7: Ruby Hill in "St. Louis Woman", July 2, 1946Add to your cart.

7x9.6, Black and white

Photographer: Carl Van Vechten

Folder 4: "St. Louis Woman": All-white cast, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: All-white cast of "St. Louis Woman", undatedAdd to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Ken Spain

Item 2: All-white cast of "St. Louis Woman", undatedAdd to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Ken Spain

Item 3: Unidentified actress in "St. Louis Woman", undatedAdd to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Ken Spain

Item 4: All-white cast of "St. Louis Woman", undatedAdd to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Ken Spain

Item 5: Unidentified actor in "St. Louis Woman", undatedAdd to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Ken Spain

Item 6: All-white cast of "St. Louis Woman", undatedAdd to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Ken Spain

Item 7: Members of the all-white cast of "St. Louis Woman" onstage, undatedAdd to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Ken Spain

Item 8: Three members of the cast of "St. Louis Woman" onstage, undatedAdd to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Ken Spain

Item 9: Unidentified actress in "St. Louis Woman", undatedAdd to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Ken Spain

Item 10: All-white cast of "St. Louis Woman", undatedAdd to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Ken Spain

Item 11: All-white cast of "St. Louis Woman", undatedAdd to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Ken Spain

Item 12: Two members of the cast of "St. Louis Woman" onstage, undatedAdd to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Ken Spain

Item 13: All-white cast of "St. Louis Woman", undatedAdd to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Ken Spain

Item 14: Two female members of the cast of "St. Louis Woman" onstage, undatedAdd to your cart.

8x10, Black and white

Photographer: Ken Spain

Folder 5: Animals and miscellaneous, 1940, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Cat in yard, undatedAdd to your cart.
2x3, Black and white
Item 2: Cat and human arm, undatedAdd to your cart.
2x3, Black and white
Item 3: Unidentified boy and cat, undatedAdd to your cart.
2x3, Black and white
Item 4: Cat playing in yard, undatedAdd to your cart.
2x3, Black and white
Item 5: Cat playing in yard, undatedAdd to your cart.
2x3, Black and white
Item 6: Striped cat named Spumoni standing on rocks and plants, 1940Add to your cart.

2.5x2.5, Black and white

Verso reads: Greetings from Spumoni, Old Orchard Beach, Maine, 1940 Summer

Item 7: Re-creation of the Sleepamitemore, undatedAdd to your cart.
3x4.5, Black and white
Item 8: Re-creation of the Ha-Ha-Ha, undatedAdd to your cart.
3x4.5, Black and white
Item 9: Cat sitting on outdoor stairs, undatedAdd to your cart.
3x4.5, Black and white
Item 10: Re-creation of The Wake Up World, undatedAdd to your cart.
3x4.5, Black and white
Item 11: Cat named Spumoni in garden, 1940Add to your cart.

2.5x2.5, Black and white

Verso reads: Old Orchard Beach, Maine

Item 12: Two dogs, undatedAdd to your cart.

7.5x10, Black and white

Photographer: Ylla

Item 13: Puppy with ball, undatedAdd to your cart.

7.5x9, Black and white

Photographer: Ylla

Item 14: English bulldog and other dog in coats, undatedAdd to your cart.

7.5x9.5, Black and white

Photographer: Ylla

Item 15: Puppy, undatedAdd to your cart.

7.5x9.5, Black and white

Photographer: Ylla

Item 16: Two dogs, one sitting, one lying down, undatedAdd to your cart.

8x9.8, Black and white

Photographer: Ylla

Item 17: Goat, undatedAdd to your cart.

7.5x9.5, Black and white

Photographer: Ylla

Inscription reads: Me-e-e-rry xmas, Ylla

Item 18: English Bulldog puppy with doll, undatedAdd to your cart.

7.5x9.5, Black and white

Photographer: Ylla

Item 19: French Poodle, undatedAdd to your cart.

7.5x9.5, Black and white

Photographer: Ylla

Item 20: Christopher Cat, October 1940Add to your cart.

5x7, Black and white

Photographer: William Bowles

Item 21: Cat laying down [Christopher Cat], undatedAdd to your cart.
3.3x4.3, Black and white
Item 22: Cat [Christopher Cat], undatedAdd to your cart.
4x6, Black and white
Item 23: Greeting card, undatedAdd to your cart.
4x5.5
Folder 6: Negatives from folders 8, 10, 13, 15, & 18Add to your cart.
Series 8: News Clippings, 1924-1946Add to your cart.

Box 16

Most of the clippings concern Cullen directly, such as reviews of his successive literary works, write-ups on speaking engagements, announcements of his winning a Guggenheim Fellowship, the purchase of a new home, and his marriages and travels.

Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 7: News clippings, 1924-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 8: News clippings, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 9: News clippings, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 10: News clippings, 1928 January-MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: News clippings, 1928 April-DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: News clippings, 1930-1932Add to your cart.
Folder 13: News clippings, 1934-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 14: News clippings, 1939-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 15: News clippings, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 16: News clippings, 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 17: News clippings, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 18: News clippings, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 19: News clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 9: Memorabilia and Related Materials, 1900-1946Add to your cart.

Boxes 16-18

This series contains biographical information and obituaries on Cullen and family members. Evidences of the cultural and social life from 1921 to 1945 are also found in the programs, invitations, pamphlets, leaflets collected by the Cullens. Also included are items, such as sheet music, yearbooks, and writings presented to the Cullens.

Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Cullen Family biographical data, circa 1940-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Cullen Family obituaries and funeral notices, 1932-1947, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Address books and letter register, undatedAdd to your cart.
Contains 3 of Cullen's address books and 1 letter register.
Folder 23: Announcements and invitations, 1931, 1945Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Certificates and awards, 1915-1943, undatedAdd to your cart.
Note: See also Box 23
Folder 2: Envelopes, addressed, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 3: List of Christmas cards received, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Memorabilia, 1936-1960, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes a pocket version of The Merry Wives of Windsor, business and post cards, copies of La Semaine Paris, and other various documents.
Folder 5: Notes, 1945, undatedAdd to your cart.
Cullen's notes on what he would do with money from the sale of the Tuckahoe house and from the production of St. Louis Woman
Folder 6: Programs, 1924-1944Add to your cart.
From concerts, plays, and operas.  Also, a schedule of lectures and seminars presented by the American Missionary Association Institute of Race Relations, July 3-21, 1944.
Folder 7: Programs, 1945-1946Add to your cart.
From concerts and plays; included is a program from a production of Byword for Evil
Folder 8: Programs, St. Louis Woman, 1945-1946Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 9: Pamphlets, leaflets, etc.: libretti, 1900-1925Add to your cart.
Item 1: Publication: La Damnation de Faust / by Hector Berlioz (Paris: Costallet et Cie), 1900Add to your cart.
Item 2: Publication: Tristan et Isolde / by Richard Wagner (Paris: Au Ménestrel), 1925Add to your cart.
Translated by Maurice Léna and Jean Chantavoine into French
Item 3: Publication: Lohengrin / by Richard Wagner (Paris: Delamain et Boutelleau), 1925Add to your cart.
Translated by Charles Nuitter into French
Folder 10: Pamphlets, leaflets, etc., 1928-1939Add to your cart.
Item 1: Publication: The Lib-Man I:2 (Philadelphia: The Liberal Club and the Manuscript Club of Philadelphia), March 21, 1928Add to your cart.
Item 2: Publication: The Husk X:4 (Mount Vernon: Cornell College), May 1931Add to your cart.
Item 3: Publication: Opportunity: Journal of Negro Life XI:6 (New York: National Urban League), June 1933Add to your cart.
Item 4: Publication: The Negro History Bulletin II:7 (Washington, D.C.: Association for the Study of Negro Life and History), 1939Add to your cart.
Item 5: Publication: Haiti and Her Problems. The University of Puerto Rico Bulletin VII:1 / by Dantes Bellegarde (Rio Piedras: University of Puerto Rico), September 1936Add to your cart.
Item 6: Publication: Bulletin de la Commune de Port-Au-Prince (Port-Au-Prince), 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Pamphlets, Leaflets, etc., 1942-1944Add to your cart.
Item 1: Typescript: The Schomburg Collection of Negro Literature / by Arna Bontemps July, 1944Add to your cart.
Reprinted from The Library Quarterly XIV:3
Item 2: Publication: The Yale University Library Gazette XVIII:2 (New Haven: Yale University Library), October 1943Add to your cart.
Includes article on The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of Negro Arts and Letters
Item 3: Flyer: regarding Opportunity: Journal of Negro Life, April 1942Add to your cart.
Item 4: Publication: Strike off the Chains: A Hamptom Bulletin XXXVIII:2 (Hampton: Hampton Institute), March 1942Add to your cart.
Item 5: Publication: What Should the American Negro Reasonably Expect as the Outcome of a Real Peace / by L. D. Reddick, Summer 1943Add to your cart.
Reprinted from the Journal of Negro Education
Item 6: Publication: What Caused the Detroit Riot? / by Walter White and Thurgood Marshall (New York: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), July 1943Add to your cart.
Item 7: Publication: Racial Conflict: A Home Front Danger: Lessons of the Detroit Riot (New York: National Urban League), July 30, 1943Add to your cart.
Item 8: Publication: Poetry: The Quarterly of Australian and New Zealand Verse No. 11 (Adelaide: Economy Press), June 1944Add to your cart.
Item 9: Publication: City of Chicago: City Planning in Race Relations. Proceedings of the Mayor's Conference on Race Relations, 1944Add to your cart.
Item 10: Typescript: Migraine / by F.A. CarmichaelAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Publication: Poetry: The Quarterly of Australian and New Zealand Verse No. 12 (Adelaide: Economy Press), 1944Add to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pamphlets, leaflets, etc., 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Item 1: Publication: Obscenity and the Law of Reflection/ by Henry Miller (Yonkers: Alicat Book Shop), June 1945Add to your cart.
Inscribed by Oscar Baradinsky to Countee Cullen
Item 2: Publication: High Points (New York: Board of Education), September 1945Add to your cart.
Item 3: Publication: Embers IV:2-3 (Batavia, NY), March-June 1946Add to your cart.
Contains Countee Cullen's Obituary
Item 4: Publication: The Crisis 52:5 (New York: The Crisis Publishing Company), May 1945Add to your cart.
Item 5: Publication: The Crisis 52:11 (New York: The Crisis Publishing Company), November 1945Add to your cart.
Item 6: Flyer: regarding The Book No One Had Dared to Write Before: Sex and Race in the Old World / by J.A. RogersAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Typescript: Prospectus of the Association of Young Writers and Artists (Birmingham: Southern Negro Youth Congress)Add to your cart.
Item 8: Pamphlet: The Service Bureau for Education in Human Relations: What It Offers to American Schools and Communities (New York: Service Bureau for Education in Human Relations)Add to your cart.
Item 9: Typescript: One Woman's Opinion: The Actor Should Speak for Himself / by Maybel Roane (New York), September 24Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Pamphlets, leaflets, etc.: book lists, 1941-1944, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Publication: Children's Books: Suggested as Holiday Gifts (New York: The New York Public Library), 1942Add to your cart.
Item 2: Pamphlet: Books for the Dimout / edited by Katharine Kosmak (New York: The New York Public Library), 1942Add to your cart.
Item 3: Pamphlet: Harper: Latest Books for Fall 1940 (Harper), 1940Add to your cart.
Item 4: Publication: The Horn Book Magazine (New York: Doubleday, Doran), January-February 1941Add to your cart.
Item 5: Publication: Branch Library Book News: Children's Books as Gifts 19:10 (New York: The New York Public Library), December 1942Add to your cart.
Item 6: Publication: Branch Library Book News: Books for Young People 1944 21:1 (New York: The New York Public Library), January 1944Add to your cart.
Item 7: Pamphlet: The Afro-American (Chicago: Follett Publishing Company), undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Pamphlet: The Negro Literature Collection: Books of Negro Authorship to Be Found in the Rochester Public Library, undatedAdd to your cart.
Item 9: Publication: The Crisis 51:3 (New York: The Crisis Publishing Company), March 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Sheet music, 1941-44, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Poems dedicated or presented to Countee Cullen, 1921-1946, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Sheet music presented to the Cullens, 1933-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Speech presented to Countee Cullen, 1937Add to your cart.
A paper on Countee Cullen read before the Browning Club of Drew Theological Seminary, Madison NJ, presented to Cullen Dec. 16 1937
Folder 7: Yearbook presented to Cullen, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Yearbook dedicated to the memory of Countee Cullen, 1946Add to your cart.
The annual yearbook published by Schools Council of Bedford-Stuyvesant-Williamsburg
Folder 9: Lot's Wife / by Max Eastman, undatedAdd to your cart.
page proofs
Note: Housed in Box 23
Folder 10: Poem Set to Music: Portrait / by George Leonard Allen, undatedAdd to your cart.
hand script score
Note: Housed in Box 23
Folder 11: Film scripts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes a synopsis and treatment of Langston Hughes' The Negro Speaks of Rivers, a treatment of Grace T Hamilton's The Story of Frances Brown, a treatment of Marten de Porres by Arna Bontemps, and Herbert Kline, Owen Dodson, and John Bright's Journey to Paradise
Folder 12: Film scripts, undatedAdd to your cart.
Script tentatively titled "They Seek a City"
Folder 13: Novel in French, undatedAdd to your cart.
fragment, pp 1-50; typescript with hand script revisions
Folder 14: Novel in French, undatedAdd to your cart.
fragment, pp 51-100; typescript with hand script revisions
Folder 15: Novel in French, undatedAdd to your cart.
fragment, pp 101-150; typescript with hand script revisions
Folder 16: Novel in French, undatedAdd to your cart.
fragment, pp 151-178; II 1-13, typescript with hand script revisions
Series 10: Rev. Frederick A. Cullen Materials, 1923-1946, undatedAdd to your cart.

Boxes 18-19

In the scant correspondence of Countée Cullen's adoptive father, the Rev. Frederick A. Cullen, there are a few letters from Mary McLeod Bethune.  Financial and legal records concerning Rev. Cullen are also included. In addition to Countée  Cullen's writings in the collection, there is the manuscript autobiography From Barefoot Town to Jerusalem (privately printed, n.d.) of Rev. Cullen.

Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1923-1946; undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Sympathy cards, 1932Add to your cart.
Sent to Cullen upon the death of his wife, Carolyn Belle (Mitchell) Cullen
Folder 19: Accounts, 1935-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Records, 1941-1944, undatedAdd to your cart.
Predominately related to World War II rationing
Folder 21: Legal documents, 1921-1945Add to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Will, March 16, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Program: Salem Methodist Eposcopal Church, 1924Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Autobiography: From Barefoot Town to Jerusalem, undatedAdd to your cart.
manuscript with some duplication; typescript with hand script revisions.
Series 11: Realia, undatedAdd to your cart.

Boxes 19-21

This series includes various effects collected from Cullen's desk, as well as leather book and portfolio covers, one on which was presented to Cullen by Harold Jackman. Of special interest is a typewriter used by Cullen, which he had altered for French punctuation.

Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Leather portfolio and book coversAdd to your cart.
Three leather book covers and one leather portfolio.
Note: Portfolio housed in Box 23
Folder 5: Leather walletsAdd to your cart.

Two leather wallets

One check book cover with "Ida M. Cullen" on front cover

Box 20Add to your cart.
Item 1: Head of caneAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Fountain penAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Letter openerAdd to your cart.
Item 4: Change pursesAdd to your cart.
Two purses from Paris
Item 5: Glasses and caseAdd to your cart.
Item 6: Ash trayAdd to your cart.
Item 7: Baby shoesAdd to your cart.
Item 8: Paper weightsAdd to your cart.
Two polished rocks
Box 21: Typewriter, undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 12: Oversize MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 22: Scrapbooks, 1921-1945Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook I, 1921-1926Add to your cart.
Item 2: Scrapbook II, 1925-1927Add to your cart.
Item 3: Scrapbook III, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
Item 4: Scrapbook IV, 1945Add to your cart.
St. Louis Woman Clippings
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Novels, Juvenile: My Lives and How I Lost Them, circa 1942Add to your cart.
proofs with hand script corrections
Folder 2: Novels, Juvenile: My Lives and How I Lost Them, circa 1942Add to your cart.
final proofs
Folder 3: Poems: The Medea and Other Poems, circa 1935Add to your cart.
corrected proofs
Folder 4: Poems set to music: A Brown Girl Dead, [1925/1926]Add to your cart.
hand script score; lyrics by Cullen, music by Harold Bruce Forsythe
Folder 5: Poems set to music: If You Should Go, [1925/1926]-1928, undatedAdd to your cart.
3 settings; hand script scores
Folder 6: Poems set to music: Requiescam, 1926Add to your cart.
hand script score
Folder 7: Poems set to music: To a Brown Girl, [1925/1926]Add to your cart.
hand script score; lyrics by Cullen, music by Harold Bruce Forsythe
Folder 8: Poems set to music: The Wise, 1926Add to your cart.
hand script score
Folder 9: Photograph: Sophie Victor Greene, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photographer: Man Ray
Folder 10: Certificates and awards: Palmer Method of Business Writing, Public School #27, 1915Add to your cart.
2 copies
Folder 11: Certificates and awards, 1922, 1943Add to your cart.
Item 1: DeWitt Clinton High School diploma, 1922Add to your cart.
Item 2: George Washington Carver Endowment Fund Assn. membership certificate, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Items dedicated or presented to Cullen: Lot's Wife / by Max Eastman, 1942Add to your cart.
page proofs
Folder 13: Items dedicated or presented to Cullen: Portrait / by George Leonard Allen, undatedAdd to your cart.
poem set to music; hand script score
Folder 14: Leather portfolio, undatedAdd to your cart.
Presented to Cullen by Harold Jackman
Series 13: Phonograph RecordsAdd to your cart.
The phonograph records reflect the cultural life and times and contain some of Cullen’s home recordings and a radio speech. The majority of the individual records and record sets are works by classical composers, while a set of Calypso music and recordings of Marian Anderson are also present. Also present are two cardboard records. The records are organized into three sub-series: 1. Home recordings and recordings of Cullen, 2. Individual records, and 3. Record sets. Only those items in sub-series one are individually listed below. A typescript inventory of sub-series two and three is available at the Amistad Research Center.
Sub-Series 1: Home recordings and recordings of CullenAdd to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Item 1: Negroes Who Made Good / by Countee Cullen, 1941 June 22Add to your cart.

WYNC; Label reads "Harrison Recording Studios"

Disc includes parts 1 and 3 of recording.

Item 2: Negroes Who Made Good / by Countee Cullen, 1941 June 22Add to your cart.

WYNC; Label reads "Harrison Recording Studios"

Disc includes part 2 of recording.

Item 3: Negroes Who Made Good (redub) / by Countee Cullen, 1941 June 22Add to your cart.
WYNC; Label reads "Master Recording Co."; copy 1
Item 4: Negroes Who Made Good (redub) / by Countee Cullen, 1941 June 22Add to your cart.
WYNC; Label reads "Master Recording Co."; copy 2
Item 5: Negroes Who Made Good (redub) / by Countee Cullen, 1941 June 22Add to your cart.
WYNC; Label reads "Master Recording Co."; copy 3
Item 6: Arise O Lord / sung by Cpl. Embry Bramer, 1945, February 12Add to your cart.
Item 7: 9 3/4 in. discAdd to your cart.
no label; not playable
Item 8: 9 3/4 in. discAdd to your cart.
no label
Item 9: 6 in. discAdd to your cart.
no label
Item 10: 6 in. discAdd to your cart.
Labelled: "Inaudible quality. side 1 only. Ida's 'Our Love'."
Sub-Series 2: Individual recordsAdd to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Record setsAdd to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Box 27Add to your cart.
Box 28Add to your cart.
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Box 30Add to your cart.

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[Series 3: Writings, circa 1917-1947],
[Series 4: Diaries, Notebooks, and Scrapbooks, 1928-1945],
[Series 5: School Materials, 1921-1926],
[Series 6: Teaching Materials, 1930-1946],
[Series 7: Photographs, circa 1903-1946],
[Series 8: News Clippings, 1924-1946],
[Series 9: Memorabilia and Related Materials, 1900-1946],
[Series 10: Rev. Frederick A. Cullen Materials, 1923-1946, undated],
[Series 11: Realia, undated],
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