Primary Sources – Journals in Ellis Library:
Crisis: “The Most Progressive Voice of Black America.” New York, Nov. 1910 to March 1996. Official organ of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Editor: W.E.B. DuBois, Nov. 1910 to July 1934.
Fire!! A Quarterly Devoted to the younger Negro artists. 1 November 1926. Reprint. Westport, Connecticut: Negro Universities Press, 1970. Edited by Wallace Thurman.
Opportunity: “Journal of Negro Life.” New York, January 1923 to Winter 1949. Bulletin of the National Urban League. Editor: Charles S. Johnson, 1923 to Sept. 1928; E.A. Carter, Oct. 1929 to Winter 1949.
The Survey. [Survey Graphic.] Vol. LIII, no. 11 (March 1, 1925). Special issue devoted to Harlem.
Primary Sources – Books and Anthologies: (*= MERLIN request)
Boyd, Herb, and Robert L. Allen, eds. Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America. New York: Ballantine Books, 1995.
Du Bois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk. 1903. Reprint. Oxford U.P., 2007.
*Fauset, Arthur Huff. For Freedom: A Biographical Story of the American Negro, 1927. Reprint, 1934. Illustrations by Mabel Betsy Hill. Cover design by Aaron Douglas.
Honey, Maureen, ed. Shadowed Dreams: Women’s Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance. Rutgers U.P., 1989.
Johnson, James Weldon. Black Manhattan. New York, 1940.
Lewis, David L., ed. The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader. New York, 1994.
Locke, Alain, ed. The New Negro. 1925. Reprint. New York, 1968, 1992.
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Wells, Ida B., et. al. The Reason Why the Colored American is not in the World’s Columbian Exposition: the Afro-American’s contribution to Columbian literature. 1893, Reprint. Ed. by Robert W. Rydell. University of Illinois Press, 1999.
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Secondary Sources – Books: (*= MERLIN request)
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Arnesen, Eric. Black Protest and the Great Migration: A Brief History with Documents. 2003.
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Coleman, Leon. Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance.
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Schoener, Allon, ed. Harlem on My Mind: Cultural Capital of Black America, 1900-1968. New York, 1968.
Schwarz, A.B. Christa. Gay Voices of the Harlem Renaissance. Indiana U.P., 2003.
Sherrard-Johnson, Cherene. Portraits of the New Negro Woman: Visual and Literary Culture in the Harlem Renaissance. Rutgers U.P., 2007.
Smith, Katharine Capshaw. Children’s Literature of the Harlem Renaissance. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004.
Smith, Shawn Michelle. Photography on the Color Line: W.E.B. Du Bois, Race, and Visual Culture, 2004.
Tarver, Australia, and Paula C. Barnes. New Voices on the Harlem Renaissance: Essays on Race, Gender, and Literary Discourse. Fairleigh Dickinson U.P., 2006.
Taylor, William E., and Harriet G. Warkel. A Shared Heritage: Art by Four African Americans. Indiana U.P., 1996.
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Wall, Cheryl A. Women of the Harlem Renaissance. Bloomington, 1995
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Black Is…Black Ain’t. Dir. Marlon Riggs, 1994, 1 hr. 27 min. DVD
Blood of Jesus, produced, written and directed by Spencer Williams, 1941; Lying Lips,
dir. Oscar Micheaux, 1938. DVD
Ethnic Notions. 57 min. Documentary. DVD
Harlem rides the range, directed by Richard C. Kahn, 1939; and Murder in Harlem, directed by Oscar Micheaux, 1935. DVD
Hollywood Rhythm Vol. I: The Best of Jazz and Blues, ca. 1929.
Imitation of Life, dir. John M. Stahl, 1934.
Midnight ramble: Oscar Micheaux and the story of race movies. Documentary. 1994. VHS [Available in the Journalism Library]
Paul Robeson: Portraits of the Artist. Criterion Collection. 4-DVD set. Includes Body and Soul (1925), Borderline (1930), The Emperor Jones (1933), Sanders of the River (1935), Jericho (1937), The Proud Valley (1940), Native Land (1942).
Princess Tam Tam, 1935, 77 min., French, dir. Edmond Greville, starring Josephine Baker.
The Siren of the Tropics (La sirène des tropiques), 1927, French, dir. Henri Étiévant and Mario Nalpas, starring Josephine Baker.
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The Harlem Renaissance in Art, Literature, and Film: a Selected Bibliography – Compiled by Elizabeth Hornbeck, University of Missouri-Columbia Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Art History and Archaeology