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American Artists and the African American Book

Materials shown for Robert Stepto's "American Artists and the African American Book," AFAM 423, Spring 2014 class visits:

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Dunbar, Paul Laurence. Poems of Cabin and Field. Illustrated with photographs by the Hampton Institute Camera Club and decorations by Alice Morse. 1899. JWJ Zan D911 904h.

----. The Heart of Happy Hollow. Illustrated by E.W. Kemble. 1904. JWJ Zan D911 904h.

----. Folks from Dixie. With illustrations by E.W. Kemble. JWJ Zan D911 898f.

Locke, Alain, ed. The New Negro. JWJ Zan L79 925n Copies 1 and 2.

Johnson, James Weldon. God’s Trombones. JWJ Zan J632 927G Copies 1 and 4. Includes prospectus.

Cullen, Countee. The Black Christ. Decorations by Charles Cullen. JWJ Zan C897 929c Copies 1 and 2. With bibliographical notes by the author.

Johnson, Charles S., ed., Ebony and Topaz. JWJ Zan J631 +927e Copies 1 and 2.

 

Session #1 Jan 29

Harlem, Mecca of the New Negro. [Survey Graphic v. 6 no. 6] JWJ Zan2 +925S

Locke, Alain, ed. New Negro: An Interpretation. Book decoration and portraits by Winold Reiss. JWJ Zan L79 925N Copies 1 and 2.

Exhibition checklist: Winold Reiss portraits of Negroes (annotated). Langston Hughes Papers. JWJ MSS 26 Box 515.

Stewart, Jeffrey C. To Color America: Portraits by Winold Reiss. Za R278 +N989S.

Covarrubias, Miguel. Negro Drawings. JWJ Za C837 927N Copy 2.

Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Illustrated by Miguel Covarrubias. Za St78 +852J.

Hurston, Zora Neale. Mules and Men. Cover art by Covarrubias. JWJ Zan H946 935m.

Hughes, Langston. Weary Blues. Cover art by Covarrubias. JWJ Zan H874 926w Copy 1.

Johnson, James Weldon. God’s Trombones. Drawings by Aaron Douglas, lettering by C.B. Falls. JWJ Zan J632 927G. Copies 1 and 4.

Douglas, Aaron. Illustration for James Weldon Johnson’s God’s Trombones. 1980.474.2 Art Object.

Douglas, Aaron. Nigger Heaven illustrations. 1980.180.1. Art Object; 1980.10.2 Art Object.

Hughes, Langston. Hughes: [Six Poems]. Illustrated by Aaron Douglas. JWJ ZZan H874 926H.

Johnson, James Weldon. Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. Cover art by Aaron Douglas. JWJ Zan J632 912Ae

McKay, Claude. Home to Harlem. Cover art by Aaron Douglas. JWJ Zan M19 928h.

Thurman, Wallace. The Blacker the Berry. Cover art by Aaron Douglas. JWJ Zan T436 929b Copy 1.

Hughes, Langston. Fine Clothes to the Jew. Cover art by Aaron Douglas. JWJ Zan H874 927f Copy 3.

Carl Van Vechten Photographs. JWJ Van Vechten.

Twain, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer’s Comrade). Za C591 884hb.

Harris, Joel Chandler. Tar-baby, and Other Rhymes of Uncle Remus. Za H241 904t.

DuBois, W.E.B. “The Negro as He Really Is.” Published in The World’s Work, June, 1901. Bradford H. Gray Collection in the history of social thought. 2012 +191 Box 7.

Hughes, Langston. The Dream Keeper and Other Poems. Illustrated by Helen Sewell. JWJ Zan H874 932db.

 

Session #2, Feb 4

Dunbar, Paul Laurence. Poems of Cabin and Field. Illustrated with photographs by the Hampton Institute Camera Club and decorations by Alice Morse. 1899. JWJ Zan D911 904h.

----. The Heart of Happy Hollow. Illustrated by E.W. Kemble. 1904. JWJ Zan D911 904h.

----. Folks from Dixie. With illustrations by E.W. Kemble. JWJ Zan D911 898f.

Cullen, Countee. The Black Christ. Decorations by Charles Cullen. JWJ Zan C897 929c Copies 1 and 2. With bibliographical notes by the author.

----. Copper Sun. With decorations by Charles Cullen. JWJ Zan C897 927d.

----. Lost Zoo. With illustrations by Charles Sebree. JWJ Zan C897 940L.

Norman Douglas Collection. Gen MSS 88 Box 17 (Letters from Charles Cullen); Box 44 (Drawings).

Richard Bruce Nugent Papers. JWJ MSS 92 Box 51 (Illustrations by Nugent).

Johnson, Charles S., ed., Ebony and Topaz. JWJ Zan J631 +927e Copies 1 and 2.

Kennedy, Jr., Amos Paul, ed. Strange Fruit: Words Protesting Lynchings and Burnings. Zab K38 994S.

Lawrence, Jacob. The Great Migration: An American Story. JWJ Zan L437 +993G.

 

Session #3, April 16

The block. Collage by Romare Bearden ; poems by Langston Hughes JWJ Zan B37 +995B

Bearden, Romare. Li'l Dan, the drummer boy : a Civil War story. JWJ Zan B37 +2003L

Walcott, Derek. The Caribbean poetry of Derek Walcott & the art of Romare Bearden. JWJ Zan W142 +C983B

Soul looks back in wonder. [Illustrated by] Tom Feelings ; [poems by Maya Angelou ... et al.] JWJ Zan2 993 +So83

Feelings, Tom. The middle passage : white ships/black cargo. 2010 Folio 7

Artwork from The Middle Passage. Tom Feelings Papers. JWJ MSS 74, Boxes 3, 28, 29, 31, 45

Artwork from Soul Looks Back in Wonder. Tom Feelings Papers. JWJ MSS 74, Box 68

Hughes, Langston. The Dream Keeper and other poems. With illustrations by Helen Sewell. JWJ Zan H874 932d

____. The First Book of Negroes. Pictures by Ursula Koering. Shirley 6303

____. The First Book of Jazz. Pictures by Cliff Roberts. JWJ Zan H874 955f

McBrown, Gertrude Parthenia. The picture-poetry book. Illustrated by Lois Mailou Jones. JWJ Zan M122 935P

Whiting, Helen Adele. Negro folk tales for pupils in the primary grades : book I. Illustrations by Lois Mailou Jones. 2005 +120

____. Negro art, music and rhyme for young folks : book II Illustrations by Lois Mailou Jones. 2005 +121

Brown, Marel. Lilly May and Dan, two children of the South. Illustrated by Lois Mailou Jones. JWJ Zan J721 946L

Derricotte, Elise Palmer, Geneva Calcier Turner and Jessie Hailstalk Roy. Word pictures of the great. Illustrated by Lois Mailou Jones. JWJ Zan D4484 941W

Poems of Léopold Sédar Senghor. With silkscreen prints by Lois Mailou Jones. Translation by John Reed and Clive Wake. 2012 Folio 128

Keats, Ezra Jack. The snowy day. JWJ Za K225 962S

____. Peter's chair. Shirley 6667

____. Apt. 3. JWJ Za K225 +971A

Tarry, Ellen. The runaway elephant. JWJ Zan T177 950r

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