A Guide to the Langston Hughes Collection Hughes, Langston. 8870-g

A Guide to the Langston Hughes Collection

A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 8870-g


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Repository
University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept. Alderman Library University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 22903 USA
Collection Number
8870-g
Title
Langston Hughes Collection 1956-1960
Extent
2 items
Creator
Location
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

See the University of Virginia Library’s use policy.

Preferred Citation

Langston Hughes Collection, Accession 8870-g, Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library

Acquisition Information

Purchase 1995 May 31

Funding Note

Funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities



Item Listing

Letters
  • Langston Hughes, New York, to Mrs. Ina Steele, Maryland State College, Princess Anne, Maryland
    1956 July 13
    TLS, 1 p.

    [regrets that he does not know anyone who meets the teaching requirements mentioned by Mrs. Steele, mentions his work on getting two large books to press, A Pictorial History of the Negro in Americaand his autobiography I Wonder As I Wanderwhich prevented him from answering her letter sooner, and hopes to see her this summer]

  • Langston Hughes, New York, to Mrs. Ina Steele
    1960 Jan 8
    TLS, 1 p.

    [furnishes many details of his celebration of the Christmas season and gifts he received, his trip to California to visit his Uncle Johnny and his return home on his first jet plane; mentions missing the Harry BelafonteTV show because he had a speaking engagement in Connecticut the same night; describes a bullfight bar owned by Barnaby Conradwhich he visited a year ago; thanks her for her present of wax matches; and mentions Josephine Bakerwho "is now reading Tambourines to Gloryand the Theatre Guildis hoping she might be our leading lady, with Odettafor the other main role. We'll see! I only believe such things when they actually happen."]

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Barnaby Conrad
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Ina Steele
  • Josephine Baker
  • Langston Hughes
  • Odetta