Johns Hopkins University Langston Hughes collection
- Majority of material found within 1936-1967
- Johns Hopkins University (Collector, Corporate Entity)
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Conditions Governing Use
.62 Cubic Feet (1 legal document size box, 1 flat box (14.5 x 1.5 x 11.5))
Biographical / Historical
Many of his poems were set to music and adapted for song and dance, frequently with his collaboration. Hughes also wrote plays, with strong influences from jazz. Along with his literary and theatrical accomplishments, Hughes went on lecture circuits across the country, hosted at African-American churches, schools, and organizations. He also was a correspondent for newspapers such as Baltimore's Afro-American.
A renaissance man himself, his many careers spanned from the early 1920s until his death in 1967.
Source: Academy of American Poets. "poet Langston Hughes." Accessed March 27, 2018. https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/langston-hughes.
Scope and Contents
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Part of the Special Collections Repository
The Sheridan Libraries
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA