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|Named Person:||Amiri Baraka; Guion Stewart Bluford; John Brown; Robert Browning; James Branch Cabell; Paul Laurence Dunbar; Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow; J Lee Greene; Langston Hughes; Celinda Wright Humbles; Luther Porter Jackson; James Weldon Johnson; Abraham Lincoln; Joe Louis; Terrence MacSwiney; Claude McKay; Amaza Lee Meredith; Clarence Muse; Ulysses S Grant Patterson; Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.; William Raspberry; Anne Spencer; Anne Spencer; Chauncey E Spencer; Edward Alexander Spencer; Edward Alexander Spencer; Booker T Washington; Spencer family.|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||Anne Spencer; Cleveland Amory; Gerald W Barrax; Sterling Allen Brown; Andrew M Burris; Countee Cullen; Victor Daly; Arthur Paul Davis; W E B Du Bois; Helen G Edmonds; Murrell Edmunds; Benjamin Willis Fuson; J Lee Greene; Langston Hughes; Altona Trent Johns; Charles Spurgeon Johnson; Georgia Douglas Johnson; Grace Nail Johnson; James Weldon Johnson; Alain Locke; Harry M Meacham; H L Mencken; Amaza Lee Meredith; Clarence Muse; Francis Coleman Rosenberger; Frank Silvera; Chauncey Spencer; Idella Purnell Stone; Howard Thurman; Carl Van Vechten; Walter Francis White; Pat Doyle; Francis Rivers|
|Contents:||Series I: Correspondence. --
Series II: Photographs. --
Series III: Financial and Legal Papers and Volumes. --
Series IV: Topical Files. --
Series V: Manuscripts.
Themes and topics in untitled manuscripts and fragments include books and literature; family; African Americans, slavery, segregation, and civil rights; gardening and nature; historical and contemporary events and figures; politics and government particularly in Virginia; and religion.
Correspondence of Anne Spencer is chiefly with and about family, friends fellow poets and anthologizers. Of interest are letters from Sterling A. Brown, Countee Cullen, Victor Daly, Arthur P. Davis, W.E.B. du Bois, Helen G. Edmonds, Murrell Edmunds, Ben Fuson, J. Lee Greene, Langston Hughes, Altona Trent Johns, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Grace Johnson, James Weldon Johnson, Charles S. Johnson, Alain LeRoy Locke, Harry Meacham, H.L. Mencken (copy), Amaza Meredith, Clarence Muse, Francis Coleman Rosenberger, Frank Silvera, Idella Purnell [Stone], Howard Thurman, and Carl Van Vechten, concerning her poetry and their own work. There are also letters to Andres Burris and to Cleveland Amory re Ellen Glasgow, James Branch Cabell and racism.
Topics of interest in the correspondence include Langston Hughes, Adam Clayton Powell, Claude McKay, and William Raspberry, Jim Crow laws and segregation, and the Spencer family. There are many brief comments on people in the news and current events including the Democratic Presidential Convention of 1948 and the Republican Convention of 1952.
There are numerous photographs of family and friends including Guy Bluford, Celinda Wright Humbles, Joe Louis, Amaza Meredith, Clarence Muse, and Ulysses S. Grant Patterson, as well as a Tuskegee Airmen convention and the faculty of the Virginia Theological Seminary.
Financial and legal papers chiefly concern the Lynchburg, Va., property management business, tax business and chicken business of Edward Spencer. Many of his business ledgers were later reused by his widow for jotting down her poetry ideas. Contains an 1829 New Hampshire deed, an 1863 will, and the wills of Anne and her husband.
Miscellaneous material includes material pertinent to an Anne Spencer Poetry Contest, the Friends of the Anne Spencer Memorial Foundation and the Virginia Landmarks Register inclusion for the Anne Spencer House as well as facsimiles of historic African American and historic broadsides; invitations; clippings; programs; a few papers concerning Chauncey Spencer, a Tuskeegee Airman, including a blueprint for a hangar at Dothan, Ala.; mimeograph copies of poetry by Gerald William Barrax; and a rough draft of "Searching for Anne Spencer" by Pat Doyle.
The papers also contain an audiocassette "Remarks to the Fusons by poet Anne Spencer, 1969; and a mini-cassette labelled "Chauncey 4-14-99."
- Baraka, Amiri, -- 1934-2014 -- Poetry.
- Bluford, Guion Stewart, -- 1942- -- Photographs.
- Brown, John, -- 1800-1859 -- Poetry.
- Browning, Robert, -- 1812-1889 -- Poetry.
- Cabell, James Branch, -- 1879-1958.
- Dunbar, Paul Laurence, -- 1872-1906 -- Poetry.
- Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson, -- 1873-1945.
- Greene, J. Lee, -- 1944- -- Time's unfading garden.
- Hughes, Langston, -- 1902-1967.
- Humbles, Celinda Wright, -- 1887-1976 -- Photographs.
- Jackson, Luther Porter, -- 1892-1950 -- Poetry.
- Johnson, James Weldon, -- 1871-1938 -- Poetry.
- Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Poetry.
- Louis, Joe, -- 1914-1981 -- Photographs.
- MacSwiney, Terrence, -- 1879-1920 -- Poetry.
- McKay, Claude, -- 1890-1948.
- Meredith, Amaza Lee, -- 1895-1984 -- Photographs.
- Muse, Clarence -- Photographs.
- Patterson, Ulysses S. Grant, -- 1867-1916 -- Photographs.
- Powell, Adam Clayton, -- Jr., -- 1908-1972.
- Raspberry, William.
- Spencer, Anne, -- 1882-1975.
- Spencer, Anne, -- 1882-1975 -- Photographs.
- Spencer, Chauncey E. -- (Chauncey Edward), -- 1906-2002.
- Spencer, Edward Alexander, -- 1876-1964.
- Spencer, Edward Alexander, -- 1876-1964 -- Photographs.
- Washington, Booker T., -- 1856-1915.
- Spencer family.
- United States. -- Army Air Forces. -- Fighter Squadron, 99th -- Photographs.
- Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum (Lynchburg, Va.)
- Friends of the Anne Spencer Memorial Foundation.
- Dunbar High School (Lynchburg, Va.)
- Virginia Seminary and College (Lynchburg, Va.). -- Faculty -- Photographs.
- African American businesspeople -- Virginia -- Lynchburg.
- African American poets -- Virginia -- Lynchburg.
- African American women poets -- Virginia -- Lynchburg.
- African Americans -- Segregation.
- African Americans -- Social conditions -- To 1964.
- African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1964-1975.
- African Americans -- Virginia -- Lynchburg.
- Hangars -- Designs and plans.
- Harlem Renaissance.
- Rental housing -- Virginia -- Lynchburg.
- Lynchburg (Va.) -- History.