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A Guide to the Zora Neale Hurston Papers

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff (Photographs processed by Kimberly Burroughs)

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
August 2008


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hurston, Zora Neale
Title: Zora Neale Hurston Papers
Dates: 1919-2002
Bulk dates: 1926-1960
Abstract: Correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, manuscripts, photographs, and miscellaneous personal papers of author, Zora Neale Hurston.
Extent: 6 Linear feet. 16 boxes; 1 binder.
Identification: MS Group 6
Language(s): English
Online ContentItems from this collection have been digitized and are available online in the UF Digital Collections. For more information please see the note below.

Biographical/Historical Note

Author, folklorist, anthropologist. Born in Eatonville, Florida; educated at Barnard College and Colombia University. Did research on African-American folklore in the American South, Haiti, and the West Indies. Published works include: Of Mules and Men (1935); Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934); Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), Moses: Man of the Mountain (1939), Seraph on the Suwanee (1948); and her autobiography Dust Tracks on a Road (1943). Hurston also wrote short stories, plays, and non-fiction articles. She taught at North Carolina College for Negroes.


Scope and Content

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, manuscripts, photographs, miscellaneous personal papers. Correspondence concerning race relations, Hurston's writings and fieldwork, personal matters; manuscripts of articles, short stories, plays; biographical material about Zora Neale Hurston. The majority of the papers have been encapsulated and bound.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

The Zora Neale Hurston literary estate is represented by: Victoria Sanders Literary Agency, 241 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 11H, New York, NY 10014.


Related or Separated Material

Related documents are located in the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History at the University of Florida: Three letters to Mary G. Holland (Mrs. Spessard L. Holland) dated 1955-1958 and a 1950 Orlando Sentinel Star news article. The University of Florida also holds letters written by and about Hurston in the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Collection, the Edith Pope Papers, and the Tracy L'Engle Angas Papers. Additional information about Hurston may be available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zora_Neale_Hurston


Administrative Information

Alternative Format Available

Digital reproductions of selected items in the Zora Neale Hurston Papers are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Zora Neale Hurston Papers, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

After Hurston died on January 28, 1960 in a Fort Pierce, Florida, hospital, her papers were ordered to be burned. A law officer and friend, Patrick DuVal, passing by the house where she had lived, stopped and put out the fire, thus saving an invaluable collection of literary documents for posterity. The nucleus of this collection was given to the University of Florida libraries in 1961 by Mrs. Marjorie Silver, friend and neighbor of Hurston. Other materials were donated in 1970 and 1971 by Frances Grover, daughter of E. O. Grover, a Rollins College professor and long-time friend of Hurston's. In 1979 Stetson Kennedy of Jacksonville, who knew Hurston through his work with the Federal Writers Project, added additional papers.


Contents List

Correspondence

The correspondence has been encapsulated and bound in two boxes (C1-C2). The letters are listed alphabetically in this collection description. Please note the box number when requesting letters. The description for each letter usually includes the name of the author, whether typed or handwritten (see note on abbreviations), recipient, date, place of writing, pagination, and a short abstract.


Box Folder
17 Alexander, Frank. TLS to Zora Neale Hurston Tallahassee. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). United Insurance Company of America Claim. 1958, Dec. 16
139 Alexander, Jack. TLS to ZNH Philadelphia. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Enlargements of photographs in Sat. Evening Post. 1956, Sept. 10
147 Andersen, Martin. TLS to ZNH Orlando. (1p. 9 1/2 x 7). A new correspondent; thanks for Collins tip. Enclosed letter to Mr. James Cox. 1956, April 30
160 Andersen, Martin. TLS to ZNH Orlando. (1p. 9 1/2 x 7). Re ZNH's article in Orlando Sentinel; 2 enclosures. (1 letter and 1 clipping). 1955, Oct. 20
138 Andersen, Martin. TLS to ZNH Orlando. (1p. 9 1/2 x 7). ZNH must take an objective viewpoint. 1956, Sept. 18
121 Augustine, Frederick. ALS to ZNH Melbourne Fla. (2pp. 8 1/2 x 10). Wants ZNH to speak on race relations for Unitarian group. 1957, Sept. 10
168 Bardolph, Richard. TLS to ZNH Greensboro, N.C. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Engaged in study of prominent Negroes in American History. 1955, Sept. 1
210 Barley, H. Postcard to ZNH Spain. (4 x 5). Villa in Spain; living cheap; leaving for France. 1954, July 8
273 Bates, Jesse V. TLS to ZNH Los Angeles. (1p. (frag. only) 7 1/2 x 10 1/2). Molotov; Elvis Presley; Hollywood. Not dated
119 Beam, T.C. Boston. TLS to ZNH Yanceyville, N.C. (1/2p. 8 1/2 x 11). Would like ZNH's comments on article he has written. 1958, Feb. 3
111 Beebe, George (ed. Miami Herald). TLS to Doug Silver (1p. 27 1/2 x 21 1/2). He cannot see the purpose of Zora's story. She needs a ghost writer. Not part of Hurston's Papers; added by the Silvers. 1958, July 9
176 Bixby R. Burdell. TLS to ZNH New York. (1p. 8 x 10 1/2). Re ZNH's letter to Governor Dewey. 1955, June 9
165 Brown, Willie. ALS to ZNH, Eustis, Florida. (1 p. 8 1/2 x 11). Would like to see ZNH. 1955, Sept. 11
241 Collins, LeRoy. TLS to ZNH Tallahassee. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Re ZNH's suggestions about publicizing Fla.'s historic ties with Spain. 1950, May 18
159 Crippen, John K. TLS to ZNH Park Ridge, Ill. (2pp. 8 1/2 x 11). American Negro; communism. Enclosures. 1955, Oct. 29
274 Cutler, Ronald. TLS to ZNH Gainesville, Fla. (1 1/2pp. 8 1/2 x 11). Race theories. Not dated
122 Cutler, Ronald. TLS to ZNH Gainesville, Fla. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Florida stories. 1957, Aug. 22
125 Cutler, Ronald. TLS to ZNH Gainesville, Fla. (3/4pp. 8 1/2 x 11). Re anthology of Florida Stories. 1957, June 12
173 Dabney, Virginius. TLS to Martin Andersen Richmond. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Re ZNH's letter. 1955, Aug. 15
224 Darden, Woodrow. TLS to ZNH Titusville, Fla. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Re Negro school. 1952, Aug. 6
127 Davis, Grace. ALS to ZNH New York. (2pp. 8 x 6). Hurt her foot. 1957, Apr. 13
137 Dennis, B.H. ALS to ZNH Manhasset, NY. (1p. 5 x 8). Title of Book. 1956, Sept. 25
144 Eisenberg, Larry. TLS to ZNH Nashville, Tenn. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Men and Mules; Methodist Church. 1956, May 10
148 Eisenberg, Larry. TLS to ZNH Leesburg, Fla. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Permission request to use stories from Mules and Men. 1956, Apr. 19
275 Enns, Robt.N. TLS to Mr. Moore n.p. (1/2p. 8 1/2 x 11). Re: article on ZNH's death. [1960]
126 _______, Eva. ALS to ZNH Riverside, Calif. (5pp. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2). About her divorce. 1957, May 9
117 Ferguson, M. Mitchell. TLS to ZNH Tallahassee. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Requirements for public school teachers. Enclosed list of requirements. 1958, Feb. 27
163 Fuller, Hoyt. Telegram to ZNH. (1p. 8 x 5 1/2). Needs information on Negro women authors. 1955, Sept. 20
276 Gandy, Neail. ALS to ZNH Bronx. (1 1/2pp. 7 x 5 1/4). "My house is your home". Not dated
145 Gartley, Harold (Lippincott). TLS to Margrit de Sabloniere Philad. (1p. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2). Translation of Dust Tracks on a Road into Dutch. 1956, May 9
140 Goddard, P.H. Telegram to ZNH Patrick Air Force Base. (1p. 8 x 5 1/2). Offer of position as librarian. 1956, June 13
242 Graham, Rugus. TLS to City Editor. 1950, April 19
13 Grover E.O. TL to Mr. Maxwell (Winter Park). (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Seeks info about ZNH's last days. Gift of Frances Grover. 1960, Feb. 15
249 Grover, E.O. TL (carbon) to ZNH [Winter Park]. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Praise of work; enclosed brief review of Dust Tracks on a Road. Gift of Frances Grover. 1942, Nov. 12
248 Grover, E.O. TL (carbon) to ZNH. [Winter Park]. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Encouragement on her writing. Gift of Frances Grover. 1942, Dec. 22
14 Grover, E.O. TL to City Manager Winter Park. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Requests info about ZNH's funeral. Gift of Frances Grover. 1960, Feb. 15
250 Grover, E.O. TL to Mr. Pfiffer (Winter Park). (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Dust Tracks on a Road. 1942, Nov. 12
265 Grover, E.O. TL(carbon) to ZNH [Winter Park]. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Is she going to present any plays at Rollins this winter?. Gift of Frances Grover. 1933, Nov. 15
252 Grover, E.O. TLS to Mr. Maxwell (Winter Park). (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Why did Mr. Osborne ignore ZNH in his article; enclosed article. 1942, June 16
218 Hammond, Nancy. TLS to ZNH NY. (1p. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2). Permission for reprinting Saturday Evening Post story. 1953, Mar. 30
116 Hart, Marie. ALS to ZNH Merritt Island, Fla. (2pp. 4 x 3 1/2). Sorry ZNH left island; inquiry about her teaching. 1958, Feb. 28
24 Hartman, Ralph. Christmas card to ZNH Cleveland, Ohio. (5 1/4 x 4 1/4). 1954, Dec. 7
130 Heggernan, M. TLS to ZNH New York. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Concerning yellow ochres. 1957, Jan. 29
166 Hetherington, Alma. TLS to ZNH Saint Cloud, Fla. (2pp. 7 x 8 (burned fragments]). Sorry she had to cancel date. 1955, Sept. 6
219 Hetherington, Prudence. ALS to ZNH Chicago. (5pp. 7 1/2 x 10 1/2). Herbert's divorce. 1953, Mar. 29
277 Hetherington, Prudence. Nov. 12. ALS to ZNH (Los Angeles). (3pp. 7 x 10 1/2). Dogs; Herb's divorce. Not dated
169 Hill, T.L. TLS to ZNH Newberry, S.C. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Re her article on the segregation issue. 1955, Aug. 29
124 Holland, Mary. Post card to ZNH Washington. (5 1/2 x 3). Will answer ZNH's letter. 1957, June 19
246 Holt, Hamilton. TLS to ZNH and E.O. Grover Winter Park. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11 and 1 p. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2). Likes Dust Tracks on a Road. 1943, Jan. 27
278 Huie, William. ALS to ZNH Jax. (1p. 7 x 10). Ill, fund for Ruby's defense. Not dated
21 Huie, William. TLS to ZNH Bethesda, MD. (1p. 7 x 7 1/2). Enclosing galleys which contain ZNH's material; enclosed galleys. 1955, Apr. 19
28 Huie, William. TLS to ZNH Bethesda. (2pp. [burned frag.] 7 x 10). Ruby and trial; enclosure: The Woman in the Suwannee Jail. 1954, Sept. 1
255 Hurst, Fanny. TLS to E.O. Grover. (1p. 27 1/2 x 21 1/2). "Zora achievements are getting better and bigger.". Gift of Frances Grover. 1940, Jan. 27
123 Hurston, Everett E., Sr. ALS to ZNH Brooklyn. (1p. 8 x 10). Not living with Myrtie any more; securing future of children. 1957, July 1
132 Hurston, Everett. ALS to ZNH Brooklyn. (4pp. 4 x 5). Job plans; recently married. 1957, Jan. 2
131 Hurston, Iva. ALS to ZNH Brooklyn. (2pp. 10 x 6). Send pictures; doesn't want ZNH to get them a car. Pictures enclosed. 1957, Jan. 12
127 Hurston, Iva. ALS to ZNH Brooklyn. (3 1/2 pp. 8 1/2 x 11). Thanks for fruit; tells about herself as she is new in the Hurston family. 1957, Feb. 2
220 Hurston, J.C. Christmas card to ZNH Jacksonville. (6 x 5). 1952, Dec. 18
244 Hurston, Z.N. ALS to E.O. Grover Daytona. (4pp. 10 3/4 x 7 1/4). Need for recreation center in Eatonville. Problems of the community and of Hungerford School. Gift of Frances Grover. 1943, Nov. 7
267 Hurston, Z.N. ALS to E.O. Grover Maitland. (2pp. 11 x 7). Mrs. Thompson; friends. Gift of Frances Grover. 1932, Aug. 7
266 Hurston, Z.N. ALS to E.O. Grover. Ishpening. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Fannie Hurst. Gift of Frances Grover. 1933, Feb. 1
16 Hurston, Z.N. ALS to Harper Brothers Fort Pierce, Fla. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Would Harper's be interested in her new book, Herod the Great. 1959, Jan. 16
230 Hurston, Z.N. ALS to Jean Waterbury Eau Gallie. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Refusal of book; Burroughs Mitchell. 1951, Sept. 13
157 Hurston, Z.N. ALS to Margrit Sabloniere Eau Gallie, Fla. (2pp. 8 1/2 x 11). ZNH's article in Orlando Sentinel on race issue; ill; beginning work on life of Herod the Great. 1955, Dec. 3
253 Hurston, Z.N. Postcard to E.O. Grover. (3 x 5 1/2). Has been ill with respiratory ailment, but is coming to Florida. Gift of Frances Grover. 1942, Apr. 15
289 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Mary Holland, Eau Gallie. (5p. 8 1/2 x 11). Feels sorry for MKR's death. Speaks about Mary Bethune and her feelings toward her - she is working on the life of Herod the Great and explains the work to Mary Holland. 1955, June 13
290 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Mary Holland, Merritt Island, Fla. (3p. 8 1/2 x 11). Thoughts on Pepper and Zora's termination at the library. 1957, June 27
291 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Mary Holland, Merritt Island, Fla. (3p. 8 1/2 x 11). Discusses intentions for and article on Southern lawmakers. 1957, July 2
292 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Mary Holland, Fort Pierce, Fla. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Preference for Senator Holland over Pepper. 1958, Oct. 21
272 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Connie Sheen New York (in Microfilm). (1p. 8 x 10 (photostat)). Working for Fannie Hurst. 1926, Jan. 5
271 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Connie Sheen New York. (2pp. 8 x 10 (photostat)). Wants her friendship. 1926, Feb. 2
247 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to E.O. Grover Daytona. (1p. 7 x 10 1/4). Collecting material. Asks Grover to send some of her material to the Readers' Digest More Picturesque Language Department. Gift of Frances Grover. 1942, Dec. 10
263 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to E.O. Grover Chicago. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Fellowship. Gift of Frances Grover. 1934, Dec. 13
269 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to E.O. Grover Eatonville, Fla. (1p. 10 1/2 x 7). Programs of Negro folk material. Gift of Frances Grover. 1932, June 8
261 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to E.O. Grover NYC. (1p. 10 1/2 x 7). On Federal Negro Theatre project; thanks for help. Gift of Frances Grover. 1935, Dec. 29
256 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to E.O. Grover Durham, N.C. (2pp. 6 x 7 3/4). Is heading drama department at a North Carolina College and is in Paul Green's workshop at Chapel Hill;. Tell My Horse is successful in England. Morgan College has conferred Litt.D. on her. Gift of Frances Grover. 1939, Oct. 12
268 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to E.O. Grover Eatonville, Fla. (1 3/4 pp. 10 1/2 x 7). Negro theatre. Gift of Frances Grover. 1932, June 15
258 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to E.O. Grover Jamaica, L.I. (3/4p. 8 1/2 x 11). Going home for winter; things brought from Haiti; Guggenheim. Gift of Frances Grover. 1937, Oct. 23
279 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to E.O. Grover NY. (1p. 7 x 11 1/2). Fellowship has been granted. Gift of Frances Grover. Not dated
259 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to E.O. Grover Jamaica, B.W.I. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Has read over his poems; gathering material for book. Gift of Frances Grover. 1936, July 3
254 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to E.O. Grover Los Angeles. (2pp. 8 1/2 x 11). Writing her autobiography. Mr. and Mrs. John Mershon, Eta Motten and Ethel Waters. Rollins College. Gift of Frances Grover. 1941, Dec. 20
262 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to E.O. Grover NYC. (3/4p. 10 x 6 1/4). Has lost zest for doctorate. Gift of Frances Grover. 1935, May 14
245 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to H. Holt Daytona Beach. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Glad he liked Dust Tracks; Mrs. Mary Montagu Burghley. 1943, Feb. 11
238 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Jean Waterbury ?. (1/2p. 8 1/2 x 11). Is sending the article. 1951, May 24
240 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Jean Waterbury ?. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Taft; no honor in Ann Watkins, Inc. 1951, May 10
232 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Jean Waterbury ?. (2pp. 8 1/2 x 11). Working on SPOT; her garden; nice neighbors. 1951, Aug. 8
236 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Jean Waterbury Belle Glade, Fla. Stuart Rose editing her remarks; Ann Watkins; pennile (enclosed TNS to Ann Watkins). 1951, June 4
228 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Jean Waterbury Eau Gallie, Fla. (1 3/4 pp. 8 1/2 x 11). Has no winter coat, tropical virus, Asian antagonism to U.S.; her folk concerts. 1952, Mar. 6
233 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Jean Waterbury Eau Gallie, Fla. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Thinks Ann Watkins is after them both. 1951, July 15
235 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Jean Waterbury Eau Gallie, Fla. (2pp. 8 1/2 x 11). Thanks for money; her garden; her house; her script; Herod the Great. 1951, July 9
227 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Jean Waterbury Eau Gallie. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). World events. 1952, May 6
226 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Jean Waterbury Eau Gallie. (2pp. 8 1/2 x 11). Her stories; money problems. 1952, June 15
231 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Jean Waterbury Eau Gallie. (2pp. 8 1/2 x 11). Short Stories. 1951, Aug. 19
229 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Jean Waterbury Eau Gallie. (3/4p. 8 1/2 x 11). Her garden, hocked typewriter. 1951, Oct. 25
150 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Margrit Sabloniere Eau Gallie, Fla. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Has to move - house being sold; segregation. 1956, Mar. 15
237 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to McIntosh and McKee Belle Glade, Fla. (1/2p. 8 1/2 x 11). Story - hair straightening business. 1951, May 28
239 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to McIntosh and McKee Belle Glade, Fla. 1/4p. 8 1/2 x 11). Taft article for Jean Parker Waterbury. 1951, May 11
215 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Mr. William Nunn Eau Gallie. (1/2 or 1 page (burned frag.) 11 x 4 1/2). Feels she has been injured by statements in the Pittsburgh Courier. 1953, May 28
135 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Sabloniere Cocoa, Fla. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Race disturbance; librarian position at Patrick Air Force Base. 1956, Nov. 7
146 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to Sabloniere Eau Gallie. (3/4p. 8 1/2 x 11). Package sent to her had been stolen. 1956, May 9
260 Hurston, Z.N. TLS to William Stanley Hoole. (1p). Telling about her future novel - glad the southland is coming into prominence. Acquired from W. Stanley Hoole. 1936, March 7
27 Hurston, Z.N. Tlx to Saturday Evening Post Eau Gallie, Fla. (1p. (burned fragment) 8 1/2 x 11). Crank letter she received. 1954, Sept. 2
256a Hurston, Zora Neale. TL to Dr. Carita Corse, Maitland, Fla. Returned from book fair in Boston; depressed. Acquired from Stetson Kennedy, 1979. 1938, Dec. 3
115 Hurston, Zora Neale. TLS to M. Mitchell Ferguson Fort Pierce, Fla. 5pp. 8 1/2 x 11). Concerning her certificate for teaching in Florida. 1958, Mar. 7
11 Johnson, Hubert A. TLS to E.O. Grover Philadelphia. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Where to obtain books of ZNH. Gift of Frances Grover. 1960, April 27
280 Kahn, E. Jr. TLS to ZNH n.p. (2 1(2pp. (burned fragments of) 11 x 4 1/2). McCarthy-Army me; Herod the Great; color of skin. Not dated
134 _______, Katharane. ALS to ZNH Los Angeles. (2pp. 8 1/2 x 11). Working in real estate; may visit ZNH in Florida. 1956, Nov. 18
164 Keeley, Joseph C. TNS to ZNH New York. (1/2p. 8 1/2 x 11). Encloses letter from Mr. Morgan requesting permission to use one of her articles. 1955, Sept. 19
113 King Clennon. TNS to ZNH Alcorn, Mi. (1/2p. 8 1/2 x 11). "The Washington Cat" has answered his letter which he sent to her. 1958, Apr. 6
118 King, Clennon. TLS to ZNH Alcorn, Mi. (1 1/4pp. 8 1/2 x 11). Explains his search for her. 1958, Feb. 22
15 King, Clennon. TLS to ZNH Compton, Calif. (1/2p. 8 1/2 x 11). Sorry he has not done anything for her; leaflets on Negro enclosed. 1959, June 28
128 Knowland, William F. TLS to ZNH Washington D.C. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Thanks for letter; integrating Negro vote in Republican party. 1957, Jan. 31
18 Larson, J. Edwin. TLS to ZNH Tallahassee. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Concerning her insurance. 1958, Dec. 2
214 Lawrence, David. TLS to ZNH Washington. (1/2p. 8 1/2 x 11). Glad to have her comments. 1953, July 29
167 Leighton, Josephine. TLS (form letter) to "Fellows" New York. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Re: Guggenheim Fellowships. 1955, Sept. 6
243 Leonard, H.A. TLS to ZNH Miami. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Re: Zora's work in Democratic party; enclosed letter from Angus Graham to City Manager. [1950] April 15
257 Lippincott, B.L. TLS to E.O. Grover. Philadelphia. (1p. 7 x 7 1/2). Re: Grover's opinion of Their Eyes were Watching God. 1937, Oct. 19
264 Lippincott, J.B. TLS to E.O. Grover. Philadelphia. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Re: ZNH's work. 1934, Feb. 5
222 Lokko, F.C. ALS to ZNH Liberia. (1p. 8 x 9 1/2). Read article of ZNH and would like to correspond with her. 1952, Oct. 9
172 Lynd, Eva. TLS to ZNH Melbourne. (1/2p. 8 3/4 x 5 1/2). Concerning car for ZNH. 1955, Aug. 19
29 MacLusk, Rosina. Postcard to ZNH New Jersey. (5 1/4 x 3 1/2). Enjoying self at lake with children. 1954, Aug.?
110 Mahon, John Scott. TLS to ZNH New York. (3/4p. 10 1/2 x 7 1/4). Would like to see manuscript of Herod the Great. 1958, Sept. 15
12 Maxwell, Clark. TLS to E.O. Grover Eau Gallie. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Could not find much material about the last days of ZNH. Gift of Frances Grover. 1960, Mar. 3
212 Meyer, Marjorie. TLS to ZNH New York. (1p. 7 1/4 x 10 1/2). Tear sheets from her story for Barnard book. 1954, Jan. 14
136 Michael, Maurice. TLS to Margrit de Sabloniere London. (1p. 6 3/4 x 8). Re: Dutch publisher for Dust Tracks on a Road. 1956, Oct. 24
143 Miller, Levi. TLS to ZNH Baltimore. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Racial policies-Methodists. 1956, May 17
23 Mitchell, Helen and Burroughs. Christmas card to ZNH Piermont, NY. (8 1/2 x 4 1/2). 1954, Dec. 17
142 Moore, Richard. TLS to ZNH Daytona Beach. (1/2p. 8 1/2 x 11). Glad she will be at Bethune-Cookman College commencement. 1956, May 18
162 Morgan, William. ALS to ZNH Marion, Alabama. (1/2p. 8 1/2 x 11). Sending postage for return of the work sent to her. 1955, Sept. 28
223 Nelson, Frederick. TNS to ZNH Philadelphia. (1p. 7 x 6). Returning clippings. 1952, Sept. 11
25 Nunn, William. Telegram to ZNH Pittsburgh. (5 1/2 x 8). Would like story on Ruby McCollum trial. 1954, Nov. 12
221 Nunn, William. TLS to ZNH Pittsburgh. (1p. 10 1/2 x 7). Re: McCollum cast. 1952, Nov. 12
161 Oehmler, H. R. ALS to ZNH (Penna?). (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Re: Supreme Court decisions. 1955, Oct. 15
281 Owen, Dorothy. ALS to ZNH, Arlington, Fla. (1p. 5 1/4 x 7). Wants more information on what they are to do. [195?] Sept. 25
158 Owen, Dorothy. Postcard to ZNH, Palatka, Fla. (5 1/2 x 3). Getting house straightened. 1955, Nov. 13
154 Owen, E.E. Christmas card to ZNH, Palatka, Fla. (5 x 4 burned fragment). 1955, Dec. 14
251 Pfeiffer, F. TLS to E.O. Grover, Philadelphia. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Re: Dust Tracks on a Road. 1942, Nov. 4
156 Ruell, Juanita. ALS to ZNH, Seattle, Washington. (2pp. 9 3/4 x 7). Basket shop-supplies from Haiti. 1955, Dec. 6
129 Ruell, Juanita. TLS to ZNH Seattle Washington. (1p. 8 x 7 1/4). Her basket shop; wants ZNH to apply for professor at the U. of Washington (clipping of herself enclosed). 1957, Jan. 31
120 Rutledge, Nelson. TLS to ZNH, Patrick Air Force Base. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Sorry they have no position available for her. 1957, Oct. 29
133 Sabloniere, Margrit. Postcard to ZNH, Leiden. (4 x 6). Her best wishes. 1956, Dec. 18
152 Sabloniere, Margrit. TLS to ZNH Leiden. (1p. 11 x 6 1/2). ZNH's article in Orlando Sentinel. 1956, Feb. 16
149 Sabloniere, Margrit. TLS to ZNH Leiden. (1p. 7 1/2 x 6). Has begun to read Dust Tracks on a Road. 1956, Apr. 16
155 Savoya, Edna H. TLS to ZNH Miami. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Not sending her books as she requested. 1955, Dec. 13
282 Scott, Thomas. ALS to ZNH, Charleston, West Virginia. (1p. 9 x 5 3/4). Wants to come to Florida. Not dated
283 Seller, T.J. ALS to ZNH, New York. (1p. (Burned fragment) 8 1/2 x 11). U.S. Supreme Court Decision. Not dated (Aug. 24)
284 Sexton, Waldo E. Telegram to ZNH, Vero Beach. (8 x5). Come down this afternoon. Not dated
211 Sexton, Waldo E. TLS to ZNH Vero Beach. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Would she write an article about Brooklyn Dodgers at Vero Beach. 1954, Mar. 3
213 Sheen, Constance (in microfilm). ALS to ZNH, Chicago. (6pp. 8 x 5 1/2 and 9 x 5 1/2). Renewing old friendship after long lapse. 1953, Aug. 20
270 Sheen, Constance. ALS to ZNH (photostat)?. (3 1/2pp. 10 x 8). Correcting misinterpretation in last letter of hers. 1926, Feb. 4
285 Smathers, Frank. ALS to ZNH, Miami. (2pp. 8 1/2 x 11). Discusses Old Man and the Sea. Not dated
286 Smathers, Frank. Telegram to ZNH, Miami. (8 x5). When are you coming down?. Not dated (Apr. 1)
26 Smathers, George. TLS to ZNH Washington. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). His position on Sen. McCarthy case and enclosed official statement of his position. 1954, Oct. 25
288 Smathers, Lna?. ALS to ZNH, Miami. (2pp. (ink blurred) 8 x 5 1/2). Campaign. Not dated
287 Smathers, Lna?. ALS to ZNH, Waynesville. (7pp. 5 x 4). Large family together - 12 children. Not dated
170 Taylor, W.W. TLS to Editor of Orlando Sentinel Raleigh. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Re: ZNH's article (letter) originally in Orlando Sentinel. 1955, Aug. 25
171 Taylor, W.W. TLS to ZNH Raleigh. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Re: her letter written to the editor of Orlando Sentinel. 1955, Aug. 25
141 Traffero, Mrs. Irene. ALS to Orlando Sentinel, Baltimore. (3pp. 8 x 5). Wants copies of ZNH's statement published in newspaper. 1956, May 21
21 VanBergens, The. As Christmas card to ZNH, Eau Gallie. Best Wishes. 1955, Dec. 15
174 Waldman, Louis. TLS to ZNH New York. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Glad to hear from her; returning old passport. 1955, Aug. 8
217 Warfel, Maudie H. ANS (Announcement) to ZNH, Wilmington. (2pp. 4 1/2 x 5. Mi Elsa Findlay to join staff of Haitian Dance Memorial. 1953, Apr. 25
225 Waterbury, Jean Parker. TLS to ZNH New York. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Asiatic article will have to be shelved; animal story a problem; campaign job. 1952, July 1
216 Waterbury, Jean Parker. TLS to ZNH New York. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Sending check;.Stuart Rose good with working on her material. 1953, May 23
234 Waterbury, Jean Parker. TLS to ZNH, New York. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Burroughs letter a shock. 1951, July 10
112 Williams, D.E. TLS to ZNH Tallahassee. (1/2p. 8 1/2 x 11). Will stop to see her when he goes to Ft. Pierce. 1958, May 5
114 Williams, D.E. TLS to ZNH Tallahassee. (1p. 8 1/2 x 11). Sympathizes with her about her disappointment in behavior of fellow teachers. 1958, April 4
115 Wiltz, Madeline. TNS to ZNH Woodstock, N.Y. (1/2p. 5 1/2 x 8 3/4). Praise of Their Eyes were Watching God. 1956, Mar. 10
153 Wolfe, Mary B. ALS to ZNH, West Virginia. (2pp. 8 1/2 x 11). Writing a little, not well. 1956, Jan. 15


Manuscripts

The manuscripts are bound in 12 boxed volumes (Ms.1 - Ms.12). Boxes 1-5 contains Herod the Great. Box 6 contains a sketch book (mostly notes for Herod the Great). Boxes 7-8 contains Seraph on the Suwanee. Boxes 10-12 contains stories, essays and miscellaneous manuscripts.


Box
1 Herod the Great I. Introduction A. Typescript, burn and water damage. 11 leaves. Introduction B. Carbon. 9 leaves. Holograph notes, incomplete manuscript, burn damage. 104 leaves.
2 Herod the Great II. Introduction A. Carbon, same as A except for p. 9. 9 leaves. Introduction B. Carbon. 5 leaves. Introduction C. Carbon. Pp. 1-3, 5-7. Typescript, pp. 4-7. Introduction D. Carbon, dated March 26, 1958, pp. 4-7. Preface A. Typescript. 9 leaves. Preface B. Carbon of A with holograph corrections. Preface C. Carbon, dated April 7, 1958. Pp. 1-6. Typescript with holograph corrections, pp. 2-7. Preface D. Typescript. Pp. 1,1A, 3. Carbon, pp. 1-1A. Preface E. Typescript, dated March 21, 1958, pp. 4-6. Carbon, burn damage, pp. 4-6. Preface F. Carbon, burn damage. 4 leaves. Miscellaneous text, typescript and carbon. 21 leaves. 1958
3 Herod the Great III. Typescript, burn damage, pp. 1-87.
4 Herod the Great IV. Typescript, burn damage, pp. 88-178.
5 Herod the Great V. Typescript, burn damage, pp. 188-ca. 269.
5a Herod the Great. Reference Photocopy of Boxes III-V. and Herod sketchbook. 2014
6 Bound sketch book. Pencil holograph notes mostly for Herod the Great. Largely blank, ca. 70 leaves with writing, about half with writing on both sides (reference photocopy in box 5a).
7 Seraph on the Suwanee I. Typescript with holograph notes, burn damage, pp. 5-106.
8 Seraph on the Suwanee II. Typescript with holograph notes, burn damage, pp. 107-311.
9 Seraph on the Suwanee III. Typescript with holograph notes, burn damage, pp. 312-412, 5 fragments.
10 The Elusive Goal - Brotherhood of Mankind, 1958. Holograph, signed, burn and water damage. 18 leaves.
10 The Enemy - Unique Personal Experience,.
10 A. Typescript, burn and water damage, p. [1]-4, 8-13. B. Typescript, signed, 9 leaves. C. Carbon of B, burn and water damage, 9 leaves. 22 March, 1958
10 Unique Personal Experience, early version of "The Enemy". Two variant carbon typescripts, 11 leaves.
10 Florida's Migrant Farm Worker,.
10 A. Typescript with holograph corrections, p. 2, 4-5, 8. B. Carbon, 1 leaf, p. [1]-10, "Glossary," burn damage.
10 The Migrant Worker in Florida, typescript, burn damage, 7 leaves.
10 Miscellaneous holograph notes and child's drawings, 5 leaves.
10 The Woman in Gaul.
10 A. Typescript, burn damage, 8 leaves. B. Typescript, burn damage, p. [1]-12, 14, 14-18, 22-23, 25. C. Carbon, burn damage, p. 2-7, 9-14, 14-25.
11 The Seventh Veil, holograph, 34 leaves.
11 The South Was Had, holograph, 7 leaves.
12 Take for Instance Spessard Holland, holograph, 11 leaves.
12 The Fiery Chariot, (Drama), typescript, 7 leaves.
12 First Version of Folklore, typescript, 13 leaves. Acquired from Stetson Kennedy, 1979.
12 Go Gator and Muddy the Waters, Florida Writers' Project, typescript, holograph note at top "Fla. Negro Book. Folklore. Revision," 17 leaves. Acquired from Stetson Kennedy, 1979.
12 Cuban Music, photocopy of typescript with holograph notes, 2 leaves. Acquired from Stetson Kennedy, 1979.
12 Art and Such, typescript, 9 leaves. Acquired from Stetson Kennedy, 1979. 13 Jan., 1938
12 Cross City: Turpentine Camp, typescript, 2 leaves. Acquired from Stetson Kennedy, 1979. August, 1939
12 At the Camp Meetin', typescript poem, 1 leaf.
12 Reading the Deck, typescript poem, 1 leaf.
12 Correspondence, some fragments, 10 leaves.


Biographical Materials and Critical Manuscripts

The biographical materials and critical papers relating to Hurston are bound along with the miscellaneous manuscripts in the boxed volumes Ms. 12 and Ms. A. The writings are by E. O. Grover, Robert Cook and others. These materials were added to the Hurston Papers by gift and purchase.


Box
12 A New Florida Novelist: Zora Hurston Scores a Hit, by E.O. Grover. Carbon, initialed, 4 leaves. Gift of Frances Grover.
12 Zora Neale Hurston, by E.O. Grover. Typescript, initialed. leaves. Gift of Frances Grover.
12 The Story of Zora Neale Hurston, Author, as told by E.O. Grover. Typescript, 5 leaves. Gift of Frances Grover.
12 Zora Neale Hurston, Unidentified. Carbon, 2 leaves. Gift of Frances Grover?.
12 Photographing the Turpentine Industry at Cross City, Fla., by Robert Cook, staff photographer, FWP. Typescript, 6 leaves. Acquired from Stetson Kennedy, 1979.
12 No Race Champion, by Stetson Kennedy. Typescript, 7 leaves. Notes not used, 2 leaves. Acquired from Stetson Kennedy, 1979.
12 Zora Neal Hurston--Novelist, by J.M. Johnson. Typescript with penciled revisions and note at top: "For Negro Bk under Chapter 'Outstanding Fla Negroes.'" 2 leaves. [Another draft, possibly copied from this one, is in the Library of Florida History (FB H966). It has a third page with reference to an interview of Hurston at Eatonville].Acquired from Stetson Kennedy, 1979.
12 Creative Negro Literature in Florida, by J.M. Johnson. Typescript, signed. 7 leaves. Acquired from Stetson Kennedy, 1979.
12 Memories of Zora Neale Hurston, by Ilse Sternberger. Typescript, 4 leaves. Gift of Mrs. Sternberger, 1979.
12 Ocoee Incident, by Stetson Kennedy: notes taken on dialogue between ZNH and Dr. Carita Doggett Corse, director of the FWP. Acquired from Stetson Kennedy, 1979.
12 Extracts from Newspaper Clippings, typed transcript, 2 leaves. Gift of Frances Grover.
12 Some Comments on Miss Hurston's Two Books, typed transcript, 1 leaf.Gift of Frances Grover?.
12 Seek $ for Zora's Funeral, by Howard Sharp, carbon transcript from the Fort Pierce News Tribune, Feb. 4, 1960, 1 leaf.Gift of Frances Grover?.
12 Letter to Mr. A from Edee. n.d. Discusses follow-up on Gleason story mentioned by Zora Hurston, with pencil note: "Mail Hurston," 1 leaf.


Personal Documents

Consists of 15 items in 11 encapsulated sheets.


Box Folder
131 Announcement from Florida State Bank of note due, May 25, 1956. 1956, May 25
131 Card of membership in Attucks Republican Club. 1948
131 Card of J. C. Miethke, M.D., Cocoa, Fla.
131 Final demand for payment of account at Ft. Pierce Memorial Hospital. 1959, Aug. 21
131 Receipt made to Zora N. Hurston by Brevard Loan Co. 1952
131 Statement from Ft. Pierce Memorial Hospital of balance due. 1959, May 25
131 Unemployment compensation "Wage transcript and Determination" form. 1958-59
131 Royalty Statement from J. B. Lippincott. 1952, Dec. 31
131 Life Insurance Co. of Florida form.
131 Note of Balance due at Nation Loan and Finance Co. Burn damage. 1957, Jan. 13
131 Deadline notice concerning account due at Ft. Pierce Memorial Hospital. 1959, Aug. 11
131 Character reference - original, signed by Mrs. Willester Martin Moore.
131 Registration statement of dwelling occupied by Z.N.H. (Tenant's copy). 1952
131 Marriage License. Photocopy.
131 Marriage License Application. Photocopy.


Programs for Dramatic and Musical Productions by Hurston


Box Folder
132 From Sun to Sun: A Program of Negro Folklore, Recreation Hall, Rollins College. 1933, Feb. 11
133 From Sun to Sun, New School Auditorium, New York. 1933?, March 29
134 From Sun to Sun, Orlando, Municipal Auditorium. 1933?
135 The Renaissance Society of the University of Chicago presents Miss Zora Neale Hurston in a program of Folklore. 1934
136 The Fire Dance, New Auditorium, Orlando, Fla. Acquired from Stetson Kennedy, 1979. 1939, Jan. 25


Miscellaneous Materials


Box Folder
137 Clippings, Correspondence, Printed Sheets and Articles on Race Relations. These contain some personalized items and so appear to be part of the original Hurston Papers.
138 Letters from Maxwell Hunter, Tampa FWP Director, to Corita Corse, Director of the FWP. 7 leaves. Photocopies. Portion of unidentified interview with Dr. Carita Corse, 1 leaf. One letter refers to Hurston. Photocopy. Location of original unknown.
139 Mention of ZNH appearing at Chicago bookstore. Book News from the Daily News, v. 3, no. 29 (Oct. 25, 1934) and Commencement program for Bethune-Cookman College, May 1956, at which ZNH received honors. Newspaper clipping attached. Source uncertain. 1934, 1956 and not dated


Reference Material - Published Essays about Hurston


Box Folder
1310 On Richard Wright and Zora N. Hurston, by June Gordon. Black World; v. XXIII, no. 10, p. 4-8. Photocopy. August, 1974
1311 The Novelist-Anthropologist's Life/Works: Zora Neale Hurston, by Ellease Southerland. Black World; v. XXIII, no. 10, p. 20-29. Photocopy. August, 1974
1312 In Search of Zora Neale Hurston, by Alice Walker. Ms. Magazine. p. 74-89. Photocopy. 1976
1313 Zora Neale Hurston, by Theodore Pratt. Florida Historical Quarterly, 35-40. Photocopy. July, 1961
1314 Zora Hurston: A Personality Sketch, by Fannie Hurst. Library Gazette (Yale University), no. 35, p. 17-22. Photocopy. 1960 July
1315 Zora Neale Hurston: The Wandering Minstrel, by Darwin T. Turner. Chapter in book: In a Minor Chord; Three Afro-American Writers and Their Search for Identity. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, p. 89-135. Photocopy. 1971
1316 Zora Neale Hurston and the Eatonville Anthropology, by Robert Hemenway. Typescript, 25 leaves. Photocopy. Published in: The Harlem Renaissance Remembered; Essays edited by Arna Wendell Bontemps. New York: Dodd, Mead. 1972
1317 Book Reviews of Works by Hurston.
1318 Clippings of articles about Hurston. Includes both contemporary articles, probably collected by E.O. Grover, and posthumous ones.


Articles and Stories Published by Hurston


Box Folder
1319 "High John De Conquer," American Mercury, pp. 450-58. Tearsheets and photocopy. 1943-1944?
1320 "How It Feels to be Colored Me," World Tomorrow. Pp. 215-16. photocopy. May, 1928
1321 "I Saw Negro Votes Peddled," American Legion Magazine. Pp. 12-13, 54-60. Tearsheets. Nov., 1950
1322 "Court Order Can't Make Races Mix," Orlando Sentinel. 1 p. photocopy. 1 Aug., 1955
1323 "The Tripson Story," Ft. Pierce Chronicle. 1 p. photocopy. 6 Feb., 1959
1324 "Hoodoo and Black Magic," Ft. Pierce Chronicle. 1 p. photocopy. 20 Feb., 1959
1325 "Cock Robin Beale Street," Southern Literary Messenger, pp. 321-23, photocopy. July, 1941
1326 "Drenched in Light," Opportunity, pp. 371-74, photocopy. Dec., 1924
1327 "Eatonville Anthology," Messenger, pp. 261-62, 319, 332, photocopy. Sept., 1926
1328 "The Conscience of the Court," Saturday Evening Post, pp. 22 ff., photocopy. 18 May, 1950
1329 "The Last Slave Ship," American Mercury, v. 57, pp. 351-58, photocopy. 1943
1330 "Muttsy," Opportunity, pp. 248-50, photocopy. Aug., 1926
1331 "Lawrence of the River," Saturday Evening Post, p.18+, photocopy. 5 Sept., 1942
1332 "Spunk," Opportunity, pp. 171-73, photocopy. June, 1925
1333 "Sweat," Fire, pp. 40-45, photocopy. Nov., 1926
1334 "Color Struck, a play," Fire, pp. 7-14, photocopy. Nov., 1926
1335 "Review: Voodoo in New Orleans (Robert Tallant)." Offprint from Journal of American Folklore, pp. 436-38. Oct-Dec, 1947
1336 "Negroes without Self-Pity," [American Mercury, 58] pp. 601-603. Tearsheets. March, 1943
1337 "A Negro Deplores the Segregation Decision," letter to the Orlando Sentinel, reprinted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Tearsheet and photocopy. Cf. #4 above. 22 Aug., 1955


Posters and Miscellaneous


Box Folder
13a38 Mules and Men [19x14 inch poster], advertising publication from Indiana University Press. - Shelved in flat box on Hurston folio shelf.
1339 Mulebone. Playbill for March, 1991. Photocopy. 1991
1340 The Woman in the Suwannee Jail by William Bradford Huie. Fragment of uncorrected advance proof, Boston: Little Brown. 5 leaves. [See TLS to ZNH, April 19, 1955.] - Not boxed. Shelved flat with Oversize material. 1 March, 1955
1341 Medal. Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge, Pa. honoring Zora Neal Hurston, for Outstanding Achievement in Bringing about a Better Understanding of the American Way of Life. 1951
1342 Tape cassette. Morning Edition, National Public Radio. Narrated by Verna Mae Grovner. 7:06 minutes. (2 copies) 23 Feb., 1983
13a43 Poster. 60th anniversary production of Zora Neale Hurston's "From Sun to Sun". Rollins College, Annie Russell Theatre. 1993 January 29-30
13a44 Polk County. A Comedy of Negro Life on a Sawmill Camp with Authentic Negro Music in Three Acts, by Zora Neale Hurston and Dorothy Waring. Photocopy; original at the Library of Congress. 1944
1345 Tape cassette. Zora Neal Hurston Works Progress Administration recordings. From Florida Folklife Archive. undated
13a46 "The Fabulous Zora Neale Hurston!" Washington Post article (2 pages) 1978 May 21


Photographs Series A. Various Sources


Box Folder
141 1. Portrait of ZNH, wearing large dark colored beret, white shirt with emroidery, smiling.
141 2. Young ZNH, seated on fountain, wearing dark coat with white accents, looking off to the side.
141 3. Portrait of ZNH, wearing white dress, white flower necklace, haircut with bangs. Inscription on back reads "Zora Neale Hurston, Eau Gallie, Negro woman education" Date stamp reads: APR 30 1956.
141 4. ZNH smoking a cigarette, looking at camera. She sits on the porch of a cabin at Aycock and Lindsay turpentine camp, Cross City, FL. Aug. 1939. Photo by Robert Cook.
141 5. ZNH sits with two women, a small girl, and a dog, Ft. Pierce, FL. (2 items, one with burn damage). Circa 1958-1959
141 6. Publicity photo for Seraph on the Suwannee (Contemporary print and later enlargement). 1948. Wearing dark dress with white accents, white leaf earrings.
141 7. Clipping with photo (same as B.I) from the Chicago Daily News. Caption below photo reads "ZNH, Negro author, who is here to present her "Singing Steel," musical sketch of Negro songs "unretouched" at the South Park Y.W.C.A. Nov. 23 and 24. Article Included
141 8. Home in which ZNH lived in St. Augustine, FL, in 1942. May, 2002


Photographs Series B. Acquired from Stetson Kennedy in 1990


Box Folder
142 1. Young ZNH, sits in white blouse with dark scarf around her neck.
142 2. ZNH, wearing dark top and skirt, seated in a chair in what appears to be a living room. Waving and smiling at the camera.
142 3. ZNH, in college?- leaning on a tree, with ukulele. Wearing a window pane coat, hat with broach. Smiling at camera.
142 4. ZNH in "flapper" outfit, wearing large light colored hat, white shirt, dark belt, and white knee-high socks. Standing akimbo, outdoors.
142 5. ZNH wearing white dress, white hat. Standing in front of palm plants, gazing at the sky.
142 6. ZNH at FWP exhibit. 1938. Reading from a book entitled American Stuff. Wearing a metallic dress, dark hat with veil, and gloves.
142 7. ZNH close-up, in automobile. Wearing beret off to the side, gazing forward.
142 8. ZNH close-up, in automobile. Wearing same outfit, holding cigarette in right hand, laughing.
142 9. ZNH Copy of magazine photo? Wearing beret off to the side and patterened top. Looking at the camera, gently smiling.
142 10. Unidentified black gentleman, wearing circular glasses, a white collared shirt, and a dark jacket. Looking at camera.
142 11. Friend of ZNH, with dolls.
142 12. ZNH with a child. Photo is out of focus.
142 13. ZNH with friend and doll from photo B.11
142 14. ZNH and others on porch. ZNH stands between two women and behind a boy and a girl. Everyone is dressed in dark colored clothing.
142 15. ZNH and friend, close-up and out of focus.
142 16. Young ZNH, outdoors. Leaning against a chain-linked fence, wearing a light dress with black sash at the waste. Smiling at camera.
142 17. Young ZNH, outdoors, wearing overcoat, holding a hat and purse in her hand. Looking at the camera.
142 18. Young ZNH, standing with friend, hands in coat pocket, wearing dark overcoat. Outdoors.
142 19. Young ZNH with dolls, sitting on same street from B11, and B 13. Caption on photo reads "ZNH, while a student at Howard University, 1919-1923.
142 20. Young ZNH standing with two female friends. Arms around them, standing outside.
142 21. Young ZNH standing on porch with three men, two women sitting on steps.
142 22. Scene from play, THE GREAT DAY. 1932. ZNH is at the far right. Courtesy of Percival Punter
142 23. Dell's Cafe, Eatonville.
142 24. Small frame building, school? Eatonville.
142 25. ZNH, Eatonville, 1935. Back inscription reads : "ZNH Eatonville, 1935 Photop: Alan Lomax/American Folklore Center, LC." Wearing straw hat, loose dress.
142 26. Closeup of ZNH in automobile, wearing a beret to the side, gazing forward.
142 27. ZNH in front of a boat being rowed by a black man, collecting folklore. Late 1930's. Courtesy of Jane Belo Estate.
142 28. ZNH before a fountain, holding a dark hat in her hand and wearing healed shoes, looking at the camera. Student at Howard. 1919-23
142 29. Close up of ZNH from B.28. Standing in front of same fountain.


Photographs Series C. Photographs by Carl Van Vechten


Box Folder
143 1. ZNH in fur coat, left hand resting on her stomach, wearing a gray hat with a feather on it. Smiling at camera. 1934
143 2. ZNH in fur coat. Similar to C.1.
143 3. ZNH wearing dark skirt and top, wearing dark hat, sitting in chair, smiling, waving at camera.
143 4. ZNH, close up of her holding flowers, wearing beaded necklace.
143 5. ZNH wearing same clothing from C.4, patterned background, looking off to the left.
143 6. ZNH wearing same clothing from Photo C.4 and C.5, wearing a fedora, head turned to the side, looking at camera. Hands folded in lap.


Photographs Series D. John and Ruby Lomax Southern States Recording Trip

Photos taken during the Lomax-Hurston-Barnicle Recording Expedition to Georgia, Florida, and the Bahamas as part of the John and Ruby Lomax Southern States Recording Trip. From the Library of Congress American Folklife Center.


Box Folder
144 1. Bill Tatnall, with guitar, sitting on porch. Frederica, Georgia. 1935 June
144 2. Miscellaneous photo strip, two of which are of Bill Tatnall, Frederica, Georgia. 1935 June
144 3. Gabriel Brown and Rochelle French, playing guitar, Eatonville, Florida. 1935 June
144 4. Gabriel Brown and Rochelle French, looking at camera, Eatonville, Florida. 1935 June
144 5. Gabriel Brown and Rochelle French, playing guitar Eatonville, Florida. 1935 June
144 6. Zora Neal Hurston listens while Rochelle French and Gabriel Brown sing and play the guitar, Eatonville, Florida. 1935 June
144 7. Roger Mathews, Booker T. Sapps and two women, Mathews and Sapps play the harmonica Belle Glade, Florida. 1935 June
144 8. Roger Matthews and Booker T. Sapps. Half-length portrait, Belle Glade, FL 1935 June
144 9. Roger Mathews (harmonica), Willie Flowers (guitar), and Booker T. Sapps (harmonica), Belle Glade, Florida. 1935 June


Photographs Series E. Migrant Farm Workers


Box Folder
145 Ten 8x10" glossy photos with captions and penciled note: "Herald photo by Ernie Tyner," burn damage. The photographs apparently were intended to accompany Hurston's "Migrant Farm Worker" essay (see Miscellaneous Manuscripts bound volume Ms. 10). Also included is a reprint of 3 articles by Dorothy Abbott and Zora Neale Hurston from Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies (12:1, 1991), which describes this photo essay and the results of Abbott's research about Hurston.


Photographs Series F. Marcel Sternberger Photos


Box Folder
146 Photos from Eatonville, by Marcel Sternberger. Nineteen 4x5" photos (see "Memories of Zora Neale Hurston" by Ilse Sternberger in the Biographical and Critical Manuscripts bound in volume Ms. 12). Circa 1940


Abbreviations Used to Describe Documents

AL=Autograph Letter (handwritten but not signed by the author)
ALS=Autograph Letter Signed (handwritten and signed by the author)
AN or a.note=Autograph Note (handwritten note by author)
l or ll.=Leaf or Leaves
Ms=Manuscript
TL=Typewritten Letter
TLS=Typewritten Letter Signed
Ts=Typescript

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

African American authors -- Biography.
African American authors -- Correspondence.
African American women -- Biography.
African Americans -- Folklore.
American fiction -- African American authors.
Hurston, Zora Neale -- Correspondence.
Hurston, Zora Neale -- Political and social views.
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.



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