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Arthur Huff Fauset papers

Ms. Coll. 1

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Fauset, Arthur Huff, 1899-
Title:
Arthur Huff Fauset papers
Date [inclusive]:
1855-1983
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1
Extent:
32 boxes (412 folders, 5 scrapbooks, and 1 portfolio)
Language:
English
Abstract:
The bulk of the papers pertains to Fauset’s endeavors as a creative writer. Twenty-one boxes contain multiple drafts, some manuscript but most typescript, of unpublished novels, including one which is, in essence, an autobiography. Additional writings include addresses, essays, lectures; published and unpublished short stories; and multiple versions of his University of Pennsylvania dissertation, which was later published by the University Press under the title, Black Gods of the Metropolis. Correspondence derives mostly from the 1960s and 1970s and includes letters from Nellie R. Bright, his co-author on  America: Red, White, Black, Yellow. Other items of note include seven letters either to or from Alain LeRoy Locke, as well as a photograph of him; a photograph of Jessie Redmon Fauset and an outline of  "Junior Reading Book on Negro-White Relationships" written by her; and a ledger beginning in 1855 for the Union Building and Loan Association, Philadelphia, at the back of which are manuscript texts by Isaiah C. Wears. The papers also contain five scrapbooks: one concerns Marcus Garvey and the four others comprise clippings of Fauset’s column  "The People’s Cause" and  "I Write As I See" (1938-1943). The bulk of the papers pertains to Fauset's endeavors as a creative writer. Twenty-one boxes contain multiple drafts of unpublished novels, including one which is, in essence, an autobiography. Additional writings include addresses, essays, lectures; published and unpublished short stories; and multiple versions of his University of Pennsylvania dissertation, which was later published by the University Press under the title,  Black Gods of the Metropolis. Correspondence derives mostly from the 1960s and 1970s and includes letters from Nellie R. Bright, his co-author on  America: Red, White, Black, Yellow.
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Arthur Huff Fauset papers, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Arthur Huff Fauset was born on 20 January 1899, in Flemington, New Jersey. He was the son of Redmon Fauset, a minister of the A.M.E. Church, and Bella White, who was the daughter of white, Jewish parents. Jessie Redmon Fauset was his half-sister.

Fauset was educated in the Philadelphia public school system and graduated from Boys Central High in 1916 and the Philadelphia School of Pedagogy in 1918. After a brief career as a teacher, he was appointed principal of the Joseph Singerly School in North Philadelphia. In the meantime, he had entered the University of Pennsylvania, where he received an A.B. in 1921, an M.A. in anthropology in 1924, and a Ph.D. in anthropology in 1942.

It was Alain Locke who encouraged Fauset in the 1920s to write. The young principal's first published work preceded the formally recognized years of the Harlem Renaissance. Fauset's short story, "Tales of the North Carolina Words," was written while he was a student of folklore at the University of Pennsylvania and appeared in  The Crisis of January, 1922.

In 1926 Fauset won two awards from a contest sponsored by Opportunity: one for the best short story (  "Symphonesque" ) and another for the best essay (  "Segregation" ). In addition to winning the $100  Opportunity prize,  "Symphonesque" also earned other kinds of distinction. It was chosen for the O'Brien Best Short Stories of the Year for 1926 and also won the O. Henry Memorial Award for the same year.

Fauset's tenure in the Philadelphia school system occurred at a time when promotion for a black was almost completely denied. One result was that Arthur Huff Fauset developed a militancy that extended over every form of human endeavor. He was one of the founders of the reorganized Philadelphia local of the American Federation of Teachers, and in the early days he served as one of its vice-presidents. With A. Philip Randolph he was an administrator of the National Negro Congress, forerunner of the militant organizations of the 1950s and 1960s.

He founded the local United People's Action Committee (UPAC), which together with the local NAACP mapped the struggle against the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company which ended in President Roosevelt manning Philadelphia transportation with soldiers. The strike by transit employees against hiring black transport workers was thereby broken, and a new era of hundreds and thousands of Blacks working in the transit system was ushered in.

In 1942, although well beyond draft age, Arthur Huff Fauset volunteered for service in the armed forces. The object in his mind was not only to fight in the general cause of democracy, but with the hope of becoming an officer in the service, thereby making it possible to be of aid to ordinary drafted service men. Having successfully passed an arduous boot training at Fort McClallan, Alabama, he was selected to attend Officer Candidate School at Grinnell, Iowa. He successfully passed a difficult course of training, but on the very last day of the course a special order came down from the Adjutant General's office in Washington, D.C. As reported by the Pittsburgh Courier's investigating representative, the report said:

Candidate Arthur Huff Fauset has been engaged in various radical activities over a period covering many years. We have a dossier containing reports of numerous radical utterances he has made and of articles for newspapers which he has written. We are convinced he would not be a good influence in the Army, but to the contrary he would be harmful to the morale of the Army. Accordingly, we caused an order to be issued denying him the privilege of being an officer in the US Army.

Fauset returned to the Philadelphia school system and continued for several years as principal of the Douglass Singerly School. In 1946, however, he resigned his position and withdrew from public education. In the latter part of his life, Fauset pursued a career of research and creative writing. In 1969, with Nellie Rathbone Bright, he published a history textbook entitled America: Red, White, Black, Yellow. It was an attempt to expand and correct traditional history texts which tended to ignore or omit significant contributions of those who happened not to be white.

On 2 September 1983, at age 84, Arthur Huff Fauset died in Philadelphia. He was survived by a sister, Marian Fauset, and a niece, Conchita Morrison.

Scope and Contents

Although Arthur Huff Fauset was a man of great acquaintance, civil rights activism, and research in folklore, surprisingly little remains in his papers regarding these relationships and pursuits. Instead, the bulk of his collection pertains to his endeavors as a creative writer.

The correspondence derives mostly from the 1960s and 1970s, although letters dating from the twenties can be found. Some are from his mother; the few others concern publications. Within the Fauset Papers are seven letters either to or from Alain Locke, from the years 1910, 1912, 1925, and 1950, and a photograph of Locke.

Fauset's half-sister, Jessie Redmon Fauset Harris, is represented by only a photograph and an outline (typescript) of Junior Reading Book on Negro-White Relationships, written by her.

The overwhelming quantity of material in the Fauset papers is drafts of various pieces of writing. They include addresses, essays, lectures; monographs; novels; short stories; and even a poem. In general, the individual works appear in multiple drafts: one item having as many as fifteen typescripts, as well as two manuscripts. Much of Fauset's published works can be found, most notably his dissertation for the University of Pennsylvania which was ultimately published by the University Press under the title, Black Gods of the Metropolis. There are twenty-one boxes of unpublished novels by Fauset. The first listed is referred to as  "Autobiography." Fauset considered many titles and consistently maintained that it was not an autobiography,  per se, but rather an  "autobiographical novel." Other titles include  "Immortal Schlemiel,"  "Jennifer Glenn,"  "Murder in the NAJCP," and  "Shaka." Fauset tried to publish some of these works in the 1970s but had no success.

Additional material in the Fauset Papers include his notes and research materials. In general, the notes are from courses that Fauset took or from his readings: they are not his notes from his field trips on folklore. A very important document was collected and saved by Fauset: it is a ledger dating from 1855 for the Union Building and Loan Association, Philadelphia. Following the accounting pages are manuscript texts written by Isaiah C. Wears. Accompanying this item were other seemingly nineteenth-century manuscripts.

Other items of note in the collection are four scrapbooks, which contain clippings of Fauset's columns "The People's Cause" and  "I Write As I See, 1938-1943." A fifth scrapbook, seemingly compiled in 1938, concerns Marcus Garvey and other Black issues.

The remainder of the Arthur Huff Fauset Papers consists of miscellaneous items and financial records. The miscellany includes some education-related materials, writings by others, and a portfolio entitled Women: A Collaboration of Artists and Writers from 1948. The financial records mostly concern Fauset's later years and his handling of property at 4948 Walnut Street in Philadelphia.

Abbreviations: AHF = Arthur Huff Fauset

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  1988

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Steve Stuempfle and Nancy M. Shawcross

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Bequest, 1983

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Articles
  • Autobiographies
  • Drafts (documents)
  • Essays
  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Scrapbooks
Personal Name(s)
  • Fauset, Jessie Redmon
  • Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940
Subject(s)
  • African American history
  • African Americans--Civil rights
  • Authors
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Authors, Black
  • Fiction--Black authors

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Collection Inventory

I.  Biographical material.

Box Folder

Résumés.

1 1

Awards, Testimonials.

1 2-3

Addresses given by AHF.

1 4

Diary, 1950, 1959-1967.

1 5

"Dr. Arthur Huff Fauset - A Retrospective" as told to Winnie Williams.

1 6

Photographic portrait of Jessie Fauset.

1 7

II.  Correspondence: Letters from AHF.

Box Folder

Atkins, Joseph, Jr., 1979. 1 item.

1 8

Barth's, 1977. 1 item.

1 8

Blockson, Charles, 1977. 1 item.

1 8

Borders, J. Patrick, 1965. 1 item.

1 8

Bremen, Paul, 1973. 1 item.

1 8

Bright, Nellie, 1949, 1967. 3 items.

1 8

Colonial Penn Life Insurance Co., 1974. 1 item.

1 9

Cuney, Waring, 1976. 1 item.

1 9

Cunningham, Jack, 1977. 1 item.

1 9

Custis, Mary, 1969. 1 item.

1 9

Czechoslovakia, Embassy, Cuba Section, 1977. 1 item.

1 9

Du Bois, W.E.B., 1954. 1 item.

1 9

Dyett, Thomas B., 1966. 1 item.

1 9

Erwin, Robert, 1976. 1 item.

1 9

Fauset, Bella, 1923, 1943. 6 items.

1 10

Fauset, Marian, 1965-1966. 2 items.

1 10

Fox, Dorothy, 1966. 1 item.

1 10

Gerzog and Safien, 1967. 1 item.

1 11

Gold Star Plan, 1973, 1979. 2 item.

1 11

Goldstein, Kenneth S., 1971. 1 item.

1 11

Hand, Wayland D., 1971. 1 item.

1 12

Headstart (Lenox Avenue), 1969. 1 item.

1 12

Hill, Robert P., 1976. 1 item.

1 12

Jackson, Florence, 1969. 1 item.

1 13

Jain, Lalit, 1976. 1 item.

1 13

Kenner, Miss, 1942. 1 item.

1 14

Kelley, Clarence M., 1977. 2 items.

1 14

McCreight, Allen H., 1977. 1 item.

1 15

Mackey, J.M., 1978. 1 item.

1 15

Macy's, 1968. 1 item.

1 15

Maguire, Marjorie G., 1969. 2 items.

1 15

Martin, I. Max, 1978. 1 item.

1 15

Meyers, Patricia A., 1970. 1 item.

1 15

Morison, Toni, 1978. 1 item.

1 15

Morrison, Conchita and Howard, 1982. 1 item.

1 15

The Nation, 1928. 1 item.

1 16

Okpaku, Joseph, 1974. 1 item.

1 16

Orrmont, Arthur, 1975-1976. 10 items.

1 16

University of Pennsylvania Press, 1976. 1 item.

1 17

Pratt Institute, 1969. 2 items.

1 17

Roberts, Lenerte, 1978. 1 item.

1 18

Rowell, Charles H., 1978. 1 item.

1 18

Saffian, Steven, 1968. 1 item.

1 19

Sandidge, E. Paul, 1973. 1 item.

1 19

Sinclair, Jo, 1979. 1 item.

1 19

Sojourner, Mr., undated. 1 item.

1 19

Speck, Frank and Pete, 1941. 1 item.

1 19

Steinlein, Leo, 1969. 1 item.

1 19

Stewart, Mr., 1980. 1 item.

1 19

Sullivan, Miss, 1978. 1 item.

1 19

Sylander, Carolyn, 1976. 2 items.

1 19

Thornton, Hortense E., 1972. 1 item.

1 20

U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1972. 1 item.

1 20

VISA, 1980. 1 item.

1 20

Vitamin Center, 1979. 2 items.

1 20

Vogel Ritt, 1978. 1 item.

1 20

Walker, Sheila S., 1977. 1 item.

1 20

Williams, Winnie, 1969. 1 item.

1 20

Yeshiva, 1960. 1 item.

1 20

Miscellaneous, 1930, 1943, 1976, 1978, 1979. 5 items.

1 21

III.  Correspondence: Letters to AHF.

Box Folder

Advincula, Susie M., 1969. 1 item.

1 22

Banfield, Beryle, 1969. 1 item.

1 22

Blanshard, Paul, 1928. 1 item.

1 22

Bolster, Janis R., undated. 1 item.

1 22

Borders, J. Patrick, 1965. 1 item.

1 22

Bright, Nellie, 1960-1972. 13 items.

1 22

Brooks, Helen M., 1956. 1 item.

1 22

Brown, Eric D., 1969. 1 item.

1 22

Brown, Gertrude P., 1969. 1 item.

1 22

Bryan, Helen R., 1927. 1 item.

1 22

Bundy, Robert F., undated. 1 item.

1 22

Covington, Helen C., 1969. 4 items.

1 23

Dannelly, Gay, 1965. 1 item.

1 23

Dean, Cathi, 1969. 1 item.

1 23

Donovan, James B., 1969. 1 item.

1 23

Echevarria, Berto S., 1968. 1 item.

1 23

Erwin, Robert, 1976. 1 item.

1 23

Fauset, Marian, 1971. 1 item.

1 24

Ferman, Bessie, 1975. 1 item.

1 24

Fierst, A.L., 1960. 1 item.

1 24

Foreman, Enid, 1969. 1 item.

1 24

Fox, Dorothy G., 1965-1966. 5 items.

1 24

Free Public Library of Philadelphia, 1928. 1 item.

1 24

Galamison, Milton A., 1968. 1 item.

1 25

Gilbert, William O., 1969, 1979. 2 items.

1 25

Glay, George A., 1974. 2 items.

1 25

Goldstein, Kenneth S., 1971. 1 item.

1 25

Hand, Wayland D., 1971. 2 items.

1 26

Harper's Magazine, 1954. 1 item.

1 26

Hohmann, F.J., 1966. 1 item.

1 26

Huff, Earle L., 1959. 1 item.

1 26

Hunt, Charles L., 1971, 1982. 2 items.

1 26

Jackson, Florence A., 1969. 1 item.

1 27

Jennings, Francis P., 1960. 1 item.

1 27

Jennings, Marion G., 1974, 1977. 2 items.

1 27

Jones, Anna R. Russell, undated. 1 item.

1 27

Jubilee, Vincent, 1977, 1981. 2 items.

1 27

Kelley, Clarence M., 1977. 2 items.

1 28

Kern, Walter, 1973. 1 item.

1 28

Killens, John O., 1959. 1 item.

1 28

Kohn, Curtis I., 1981. 1 item.

1 28

Larrier, Hilda, 1969. 1 item.

1 28

Leach, H.G., 1929. 1 item.

1 28

Lewis, David L., 1977. 1 item.

1 28

McCreight, Allen H., 1977. 1 item.

1 29

McDougald, Edith, 1969, 1975, 1981. 4 items.

1 29

Maddox, Vivian, 1980-1981. 3 items.

1 29

Maddox, William P., 1967. 1 item.

1 29

Maguire, Marjorie, 1968, 1969, 1973. 4 items.

1 29

Manana, Matiwane H.E., 1968. 1 item.

1 29

Meyers, Patricia A., 1970-1971. 3 items.

1 30

Meyerson, Martin, 1980. 1 item.

1 30

Moore, Mrs., 1981. 3 items.

1 30

Morrison, Conchita, 1964, 1969. 3 items.

1 30

Nicholson, Aubrey, 1969. 1 item.

1 31

Orrmont, Arthur, 1975-1976. 9 items.

1 31

Peebles, Bernice M., 1969. 1 item.

1 32

Perdue, John F., 1969, 1983. 4 items.

1 32

Podjar, Sonia, 1937. 1 item.

1 32

Powell, W.H.R., 1937. 1 item.

1 32

Pratt Institute, 1967. 1 item.

1 32

Reed, Thomas S., 1968-1970. 5 items.

1 33

Reynolds, Hobson and Evelyn, undated. 1 item.

1 33

Rhoads, Margaret W., 1929. 1 item.

1 33

Roberts, Lenerte, 1972. 1 item.

1 33

Robinson, Joseph W., 1969. 3 items.

1 33

Rowell, Charles H., 1978. 1 item.

1 33

Russell, Ella B., 1969. 1 item.

1 33

Sandidge, E. Paul, 1962, 1982. 3 items.

1 34

Saunders, Gloria E., 1969. 1 item.

1 34

Selsam, Howard, 1945-1946. 2 items.

1 34

Singerly School, Class of 1930, 1980.

1 34

Sinclair, Jo, 1968-1975. 5 items.

1 34

Smith, William A., 1977. 1 item.

1 34

Spady, James G. (sp.?), 1979. 1 item.

1 35

Speck, Frank, 1939, 1947. 2 items.

1 35

Steinlein, Leo J., 1969. 1 item.

1 35

Stewart, Jeffrey Conrad, 1980. 1 item.

1 35

Sullivan, Peg, 1978. 1 item.

1 35

Sylander, Carolyn, 1978. 1 item.

1 35

Szwed, John F., 1971. 1 item.

1 35

Thornton, Hortense E., 1972. 1 item.

1 36

Walker, Sheila S., 1977. 1 item.

1 36

Wall, Cheryl A., 1975. 1 item.

1 36

Warmouth, Dale, 1976. 1 item.

1 36

Wessells, Helen E., 1954. 1 item.

1 36

Williams, Winnie, 1969, 1974. 2 items.

1 36

Willis-Thomas, Deborah E., 1974. 2 items.

1 36

Wilson, Lambert, 1970, 1974. 2 items.

1 36

Yankovich, Louis, 1972. 1 item.

1 37

Yeargeans, Paul, 1970. 1 item.

1 37

Zeitz, William L., 1968. 1 item.

1 37

Zuckerman, Bernard, 1974. 1 item.

1 37

Miscellaneous, 1964-1972. 6 items.

1 38

IV.  Correspondence regarding property in Mt. Vernon, New York, 1970-1972.

Box
1
Folder
39

V.  Correspondence neither to nor from AHF.

Box Folder

Farm Bureau Mutual Automobile Insurance Co./Elias C. Taylor, 1951.

1 40

Charles D. Wherry/Jessie Fauset Harris, 1959.

1 40

Cleoria H. Gay/Marian Fauset, 1968.

1 40

Nellie R. Bright/Molly Smith, 1972.

1 40

Marian R. Fauset/Kips Bay Plaza Renting Office, 1972.

1 40

E. Paul Sandidge/Marian Fauset, 1983.

1 40

VI.  Correspondence to and from Alain Le Roy Locke, 1910, 1912, 1925, 1950. 8 items.

Description

Includes 7 items of correspondence and 1 photograph of Alain Locke.

Box
1
Folder
41

VII.  Addresses, essays, lectures.

Box Folder

"Berean: Reminiscenes" .

2 42

"The Credibility Gap" .

2 43-44

"Cultural Contributions of the American Negro" .

2 45-48

"Educational Procedure for an Emergency" .

2 49

"The Election and the Negro" .

2 50

"Fundamental Teachings of the Bible" .

2 51

"Hail the Nordic Spiritual" .

2 52

"Harper's Ferry" , 1937.

2 53

"I Write as I See" .

2 54

"Intelligentia" .

2 55

"Ireland's Patron Saint No Son of Ireland" .

2 56

"Is Negro Education a Success" .

2 57

"Leadership and the Negro" .

2 58

"The Most Interesting Person I Know" .

2 59

"The Negro Gets An Education" .

2 60

"The Negro in Art" .

2 61

"The Negro in Education" .

2 62

"A Negro Observes Southerners and Northerners" .

2 63

"New Leadership for New Negroes" .

2 64

"Onward to the Future" .

2 65

"Patronizing Negro Business" .

2 66

"Problems of Bantu Youth" (authorship in question).

2 67

"The Prophecy of the Six Kings to Follow King John" .

2 68

"Quo Vadis?" .

2 69

"Quo Vadis Aframerica?" .

2 70

"Segregation" .

2 71

"That Monkey and the String" .

2 72

"This Being Colored" .

2 73

"Uncle Tom's Grandnephew Speaks" .

2 74

"Whither Homo Aframericanus?" .

2 75

"Who I Am and Why I am Taking This Course" .

2 76

untitled items.

2 77

notes.

2 78

VIII.  Monographs.

Box Folder

Folklore from Nova Scotia.

3 79-85
Negro Religious Cults in the Urban North.
Description

Typescripts

4 86-95
Negro Cult in Northern Metropolis.
Description

Typescripts

5 96-102
Negro Religious Cults . . . /  Negro Cult . . . .
Description

Fragments and notes

5 103-105
Black Gods of the Metropolis.
Description

Preface to 1970 edition

5 106
Black Gods of the Metropolis.
Description

Galley proofs

5 107-108
Black Gods of the Metropolis.
Description

Abstract and royalities

5 109
America.
Description

Miscellaneous pages

6 110-111
America.
Description

Reviews and promotional material

6 112
For Freedom.
Description

Illustrations

6 113
Sojourner Truth.
Description

Fragments of text and photograph

6 114

IX.  Autobiography and novels.

Note

For a descriptive outline of the drafts of the Autobiography, see the addendum following Series XVII.

Box Folder
Autobiography.
Description

Outlines

7 115
Autobiography.
Description

Contract (unsigned) with Vantage Press

7 116
Autobiography, 1960.
Description

Manuscript 1

7 117
Autobiography, 1968-1969.
Description

Manuscript 2

7 118-121
Autobiography.
Description

Miscellaneous ms. pages

7 122
Autobiography, 1968-1969.
Description

Typescript 1

7 123-124
Autobiography, 1969.
Description

Typescript 2

7 125-129
Autobiography, 1969.
Description

Typescript 2

8 130-131
Autobiography, 1969.
Description

Typescript 3

8 132-136
Autobiography, 1969.
Description

Typescript 4

8 137
Autobiography, 1969.
Description

Typescript 5

8 138-140
Autobiography, 1969.
Description

Typescript 5

9 141-144
Autobiography, 1969.
Description

Typescript 6

9 145-153
Autobiography, 1969?.
Description

Typescript 7

10 154-155
Autobiography, 1969?.
Description

Typescript 8

10 156
Autobiography, 1969?.
Description

Typescript 9

10 157
Autobiography, 1969?.
Description

Typescript 10

10 158
Autobiography, 1969?.
Description

Typescript 11

10 159-160
Autobiography, 1975.
Description

Typescript 12

10 161-164
Autobiography, 1975.
Description

Typescript 13

10 165-168
Autobiography, 1975.
Description

Typescript 14

11 169-170
Autobiography, 1977-1978.
Description

Typescript 15

11 171-175
Autobiography.
Description

Miscellaneous typescript pages

11 176-179
Immortal Schlemiel.
Description

Outline and miscellany

12 180
Immortal Schlemiel.
Description

Typescript fragment with editorial comments

12 181
Immortal Schlemiel.
Description

Miscellaneous manuscript pages

12 182-183
Immortal Schlemiel.
Description

Typescript 1

12 184-186
Immortal Schlemiel.
Description

Typescript 2

12 187-190
Immortal Schlemiel.
Description

Typescript 2

13 191-193
Immortal Schlemiel.
Description

Typescript 3

13 194-196
Immortal Schlemiel.
Description

Typescript 4

13 197-199
Immortal Schlemiel.
Description

Typescript 5

13 200-202
Immortal Schlemiel.
Description

Typescript 5

14 203-204
Immortal Schlemiel.
Description

Typescript 6

14 205-206
Immortal Schlemiel.
Description

Typescript 7

14 207-208
Immortal Schlemiel.
Description

Typescript 8

14 209-210
Immortal Schlemiel.
Description

Typescript 9

14 211
Immortal Schlemiel.
Description

Typescript 10

14 212
Immortal Schlemiel.
Description

Typescript 11

14 213
Immortal Schlemiel.
Description

Typescript 12

14 214
Immortal Schlemiel.
Description

Typescript 13

14 215-218
Immortal Schlemiel, 1958-1959.
Description

Miscellaneous typescript pages

15 219-229
Immortal Schlemiel.
Description

Miscellaneous typescript pages

16 230-242
Jennifer Glenn.
Description

Typescript

17 243-250
Jennifer Glenn.
Description

Typescript

18 251-255
Murder in the NAJCP.
Description

Miscellaneous manuscript pages

19 256
Murder in the NAJCP, 1958.
Description

Typescript 1

19 257-259
Murder in the NAJCP, 1958.
Description

Typescript 2

19 260
Murder in the NAJCP, 1958.
Description

Typescript 3

19 261
Murder in the NAJCP, 1958.
Description

Typescript 4

19 262
Murder in the NAJCP, 1967.
Description

Typescript 5

19 263-264
Murder in the NAJCP, 1973.
Description

Typescript 6

19 265-266
Murder in the NAJCP, 1973.
Description

Typescript 7

19 267-269
Murder in the NAJCP, 1973.
Description

Typescript 7

20 270-272
Murder in the NAJCP, 1973.
Description

Typescript 8

20 273
Murder in the NAJCP, 1973.
Description

Typescript 9

20 274-277
Murder in the NAJCP, 1973.
Description

Typescript 10

20 278-279
Murder in the NAJCP.
Description

Miscellaneous typescript pages

20 280-285
Shaka.
Description

Outlines and introductions

21 286
Shaka.
Description

Miscellaneous material

21 287
Shaka.
Description

Title pages

21 288
Shaka, 1955.
Description

Typescript 1

21 289-293
Shaka.
Description

Typescript 2

21 294-298
Shaka.
Description

Typescript 3

21 299-301
Shaka.
Description

Typescript 4

22 302-304
Shaka.
Description

Typescript 5

22 304-306
Shaka.
Description

Typescript 6

22 307
Shaka.
Description

Typescript 7

22 308
Shaka.
Description

Typescript 8

22 309
Shaka, 1955.
Description

Typescript 9

22 310
Shaka, 1955.
Description

Typescript 10

22 311
Shaka, 1955.
Description

Typescript 11

22 312
Shaka, 1955.
Description

Typescript 12

22 313
Shaka.
Description

Miscellaneous typescript pages

22 314-317
Shaka.
Description

Miscellaneous typescript pages

23 318-329
Shaka.
Description

Miscellaneous manuscript pages

24 330
Shaka.
Description

Notes

24 331-336
The City.
Description

Typescript fragment

25 337
Untitled novel I.
Description

Typescript

25 338-347
Untitled novel II.
Description

Typescript

26 348-356

X.  Short stories.

Box Folder

"Deserted Park Bench" .

27 357

"The Friends" .

27 357

"Jumby" .

27 358

"The Letter" .

27 359-361

"Peyton Murray" .

27 362

"Pipedream" .

27 363

"Symphonesque" .

27 364

"A Tale of Evangeline's Land" .

27 365

"A Tale of the North Carolina Woods" .

27 366

Miscellaneous.

27 367-368

XI.  Miscellaneous writings by AHF.

Description

Poem, writing exercise, and unidentified pages.

Box
27
Folder
369-370

XII.  Notes and research materials.

Box Folder

Frederick Douglass.

28 371

Booker T. Washington.

28 372

Thomas Jefferson & George Washington.

28 373

Alain Locke.

28 374
Ledger for the Union Building and Loan Association, Philadelphia, 1855-1874.
Description

Includes manuscript material of Isaiah C. Wears, 1822-1901

28 375-376

Manuscript material, 19th century.

28 377
Notes.
Description

"Race Relations in America"

28 378
Typescript.
Description

Equality

28 379
Notebooks.
Description

Anti-slavery activities; National Negro Congress, United Negro Improvement Association

28 380
Pamphlets and typescript.
Description

Folklore

28 381
Drawings and photographs.
Description

Miguel Covarrubias

28 382
Notes.
Description

Miscellaneous

29 383-387
Notebooks.
Description

American history

29 388
Notebooks.
Description

Studies at University of Washington

29 389
Notes.
Description

From a socialogy course on race and ethnicity

29 390
Notebooks.
Description

European and English history

29 391
Notebooks.
Description

Haitian history

29 392
Notebooks.
Description

Miscellaneous

29 393

XIII.  Education materials.

Box Folder

Latin American business school.

29 394-395

English-Spanish vocabulary and grammar.

28 396
Counseling reports.
Description

Course work at Columbia University

29 397

Outline of Junior Reading Book on Negro-White Relationships by Jessie Fauset Harris.

29 398

Outlines of African and Afro-American History.

29 399

Miscellaneous.

29 400

XIV.  Writings by others.

Box Folder

Winnie Williams.

30 401

Miscellaneous.

30 402

Umum publications.

30 403

American Friends Service Committee minutes.

30 404

Newspaper and journal articles.

30 405

Miscellaneous printed/published materials.

30 406

XV.  Financial records.

Box Folder

Notebooks regarding real estate.

30 407

Records regarding property at 4948 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.

30 408

Income tax returns for AHF.

30 409

Income tax returns for Marian R. Fauset; Redmond F. Fausett.

30 410

Medical insurance and bills.

30 411

Miscellaneous.

30 412

XVI.  Scrapbooks.

Box

"I Write As I See" , 1940.

31

"I Write As I See" , 1941.

31

"I Write As I See" and memorabilia, 1942-1943.

31

Scrapbook regarding Marcus Garvey and other Black issues, 1938.

31

"The People's Cause" and  "I Write As I See" , 1938-1939.

32

XVII.  Women: A Collaboration of Artists and Writers, 1948.

Box
32

Addendum: Descriptive outline of autobiography.

Manuscript 1: pp. 1-29

Fauset's New York public schools experience, 1960.

Manuscript 2: pp. 1-742

Childhood through New York public schools, 1968-1969.

Typescript 1: Miscellaneous pages - multiple copies and versions

Introduction: Carlos Medina (Tom Reed) and Philadelphia School of Pedagogy. Childhood, 1968-1969.

Typescript 2: pp. 1-1075

Introduction: Carlos Medina and Pedagogy.

Childhood through United People's Action Committee and retirement from Philadelphia schools, 1969.

Tyoescript 3: pp. 1-698

Introduction: Carlos Medina and Pedagogy.

Childhood through National Negro Congress and meeting with Lynette Wasseau (Crystal Bird), 1969.

Typescript 4: pp. 1-81

Introduction: Carlos Medina and Pedagogy. Childhood, 1969.

Typescript 5: pp. 1-698+

Early days as a teacher through Lynette Wasseau, 1969.

Typescript 6: pp. 2-700+

Copies of Typescript 5 Early days as a teacher through Lynette Wasseau, 1969.

Typescript 7: pp. 2-125

Includes some copies of pages with variations.

Introduction: initial narrator meets Fauset. Childhood through Pedagogy, circa 1969.

Typescript 8: Miscellaneaous pages - multiple copies and versions

Pages identical with or similar to Typescript 7.

Introduction (complete): initial narrator meets Fauset. Childhood through Pedagogy, circa 1969.

Typescript 9: pp. 55-907 (incomplete)

Portions on childhood through trip with Lynette Wasseau to Mexico.

Primarily army experience through New York public schools, 1975.

Typescript 10: pp. 1-165, 701-829

Childhood through early days as a teacher.

Lynette Wasseau through army experience (complete) through fight for the PRT to hire blacks, 1975.

Typescript 11: Miscellaneous pages

Some pages are copies of Typescript 9, 1975.

Typescript 12: pp. 1-533

Childhood through meeting Lynette Wasseau, 1977-1978.