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Langston Hughes Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 64070-64101, mssHM 68429-68442, mssHM73900-73977  
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Description
The collection consists mainly of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera to, by, and about African-American writer Langston Hughes (1910-1976). The bulk of the material dates between 1932 and 1934, the years that Langston Hughes traveled to and from the Soviet Union and Mexico. There are also correspondence and photographs to and about Hughes's friend African-American lawyer Loren Miller (1903-1967) and the Miller family.
Background
African-American author (James) Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri, to James Nathaniel and Carrie Mercer (Langston) Hughes. Throughout his career as a writer, Hughes lived in several countries around the world including a year in the Soviet Union (1932-1933). He is well known for such works as Weary Blues (1926), The Big Sea ( (1940), the Simple series including Simple Speaks His Mind ( (1950), and other works. Hughes died on May 22, 1967.
Extent
124 pieces in 4 boxes.
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.