The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Richard Wright papers
Repository: Yale University. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection Description (CRHP): This collection also includes: Broadcasts [transcripts], 1937-1960, Folders 2-45; Audiotapes -- 30 reel-to-reel, [Contents unknown.] 1960-1964, Box 126; Audiotapes -- Interview tapes. 1956-1961.
Collection Description (Extant): The Richard Wright Papers contain manuscripts, correspondence with other writers such as Nelson Algren, Arna Bontemps, Ralph Ellison, Chester Himes, Langston Hughes, Gunnar Myrdal and Margaret Walker, photographs, financial and legal documents and printed materials relating to the life and work of Richard Wright. Included are drafts of such works as Black Boy and Native Son, photographs of trips to Spain and Ghana, various items of personal memorabilia such as Wright's Spingarn Medal, and a film of Wright's screen test for the movie version of 'Native Son'.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: JWJ MSS 3
Extent: 72.70 linear ft. (143 boxes, including oversize) + 5 broadsides + 2 cold storage items
Finding Aid URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.wright
Interviewees: Richard Wright
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American authors
African American journalists
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People