University of Delaware Library

Special Collections Department


Dodd, Mead & Company Archive

1896 -1974

Manuscript Collection Number: 250
Accessioned: Purchase, 1991
Extent: 2 linear ft.
Content: Correspondence, contracts, photographs, wills and probate documents, biographies,
Permission files, drafts, copyright documents, poems, printed programs and ephemera, clippings and notes.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: 1991 -1992 by Anita A. Wellner.

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Table of Contents

Contents List


+ Institutional History + Scope and Contents Note + Series Outline

Contents List

Box -- Folder -- Contents

  Series I.  Arna Wendell Bontemps, 1957-1974.
               Consists of the Dodd, Mead publication and publicity files
               related to Arna Bontemps.  Includes contracts for an
               untitled autobiography, The Book of Negro Folklore, The
               Harlem Renaissance Remembered, a book tentatively titled
               "Negroes Who Changed the American Cultural Image," The Old
               South, and 100 Years of Negro Freedom.  The permission files
               and correspondence related to The Book of Negro Folklore,
               The Harlem Renaissance Remembered, and 100 Years of Negro
               Freedom are also included.  Finally, this series consists of
               a publicity file on Bontemps collected by Dodd, Mead and
               printed memorials at his death in 1973.

          Series I.1.  Untitled Autobiography, 1966.
               Autobiography to be written by Bontemps and to include 16
               pages of photographs to be supplied by the author.

1    F1   Contract for Autobiography, 1966 March 7.
          Printed with Ts additions, signed by Bontemps.  Contract notes in
          paragraph 10 that the contract for "Negroes Who Changed the
          American Cultural Image" is cancelled.       

          Series I.2.  The Book of Negro Folklore, 1958.
               An anthology of Negro folklore consisting of approximately
               125,000 works was co-edited by Arna Bontemps and Langston
               Hughes.  It  was published by Dodd, Mead in 1958.  This
               series consists of a contract for the book; correspondence
               among Hughes, Bontemps, and Allen Klots (editor for Dodd,
               Mead); and the permissions correspondence for the book.  The
               permissions correspondence includes letters from Robert
               Hayden, Waring Cuney, Alice Childress, Sterling Brown, and
               W. C. Handy.

          Series I.2.a.  Contract, 1957 February 1.

     F2   Contract for The Book of Negro Folklore.
          Printed with Ts additions, signed by Bontemps and Hughes.

          Series I.2.b.  Editorial Correspondence, 1958.
               Letters from Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps to Allen
               Klots concerning editorial revisions and permissions.

     F3   Letters from Arna Bontemps, 1958.
          Autograph and TLSs.  Includes five letters from Bontemps to Knots
                    concerning permissions and content changes for the book.

          Series I.  Arna Wendell Bontemps (cont'd)
          Series I.2.  The Book of Negro Folklore (cont'd)
          Series I.2.b.  Editorial Correspondence (cont'd)



1    F4   Letters from Langston Hughes, 1958.
          TLSs, TL (carbon)s, and TCSs.  Includes letters to Klots, Miss
          Helen Winfield (Dodd, Mead), and a signed permission contract from
          Hughes.  Also included are carbons of letters from Bontemps and
          Klots.


          Series I.2.c.  Permissions Correspondence, 1957-1959.
               Includes original letters granting Bontemps and Hughes
               permission to include work by various authors in The Book of
               Negro Folklore.  Also included here are carbons of letters
               from Bontemps and Hughes requesting permissions and
               negotiating fees, and records kept by Dodd, Mead concerning
               payment of fees, publishers' contracts, etc.  This subseries
               is arranged alphabetically by author's name in F5-7; F8
               consists of permissions sought from publishers or
               organizations; F9 consists of permissions for selections not
               used in the book; and F10 contains a list of permission
               fees.

     F5   Permissions Correspondence, Adams-Creamer, 1958-1959. 
          TLSs, TL (carbon)s, ALSs, Autograph, and Ts.  Includes letters
          from Alice Childress, Sterling Brown, and Waring Cuney.

     F6   Permissions Correspondence, Dodson-Joy Music, 1958.
          TLSs, TL (carbon)s, TL (mimeograph), and Ts.  Includes autograph
          sheets by Bontemps and letters from W. C. Handy and Robert Hayden.

     F7   Permissions Correspondence, Leiding-Wilson, 1958.
          ALSs, TLSs, TL (carbon)s, Ts, TL (mimeograph), ANS, and Print. 
          Includes autograph notes by Bontemps, two copies of sheet music
          for Clara Ward's "I Know It Was the Lord," and letters from Onah
          Spencer, William Pickens, and Clara Ward.

     F8   Permissions Correspondence, Publishers, Institutions,
          and Organizations, 1958-1959.
          TLSs, TL (carbon)s, Autograph, and TL (photocopy).  Arranged
          alphabetically by publisher or organization.  Includes autograph
          notes by Bontemps.

          Series I.  Arna Wendell Bontemps (cont'd)
          Series I.2.  The Book of Negro Folklore (cont'd)
          Series I.2.c.  Permissions Correspondence (cont'd)


1    F9   Permissions Correspondence for Unused Selections, 1958.
          Autograph, TLSs, TL (carbon)s, TL (mimeograph), and Print. 
          Arranged alphabetically by author of unused material.  Includes
          autograph notes by Bontemps.

     F10  List of Permissions Fees, 1958 November 21.
          Ts.  Includes list of fees, notes concerning permissions, and
          information concerning the distribution of complimentary copies of
          The Book of Negro Folklore.


2         Series I.3.  The Book of Negro Folklore, 1969.
               This Apollo paperback edition of the anthology was published
               by Dodd, Mead in 1969.  Included in this file are permission
               correspondence and lists of the permissions sought and of
               the fees paid.  The correspondence is arranged
               alphabetically by author, publisher, or organization
               granting permission.

     F11  Permission Correspondence, 1968-1969.
          TLSs and TL (carbon)s.  Includes contracts for permissions and
          correspondence with authors and publishers seeking permissions for
          this reprint.

     F12  List of Permission Fees and Complimentary Copies, 1969.
          Autograph, Ts, Ts (carbon), and Ts (photocopy).  Includes several
          lists of works for which permission was sought, lists of fees
          paid, and list of the complimentary copies promised.

          Series I.4.  The Harlem Renaissance Remembered, 1972.
               Collection of essays which were originally presented as
               lectures at the symposium, "The Harlem Renaissance
               Remembered."  The volume was edited by Bontemps and includes
               a memoir by him.

     F13  Contract, 1972 January 3.
          Printed contract with Ts additions and autograph deletions, signed
          by Arna Bontemps.

     F14  Permission Correspondence, 1972.
          TLSs, TL (carbon)s, TL (photocopy), Ts (photocopy), and ALSs. 
          Arranged alphabetically by author of each essay included in the
          collection.  The correspondence includes signed permissions from
          essay authors and permissions for quotations within the essays. 
          Includes letters from Bontemps, an ALS from Waring Cuney, and a
                    list of the essay writers. 

         Series I.  Arna Wendell Bontemps (cont'd)
         Series I.4.  The Harlem Renaissance Remembered (cont'd)

2    F15  Copyright Page, [1972].
          Autograph, Ts, and Ts (photograph).  Text for the copyright page.

          Series I.5.  "Negroes Who Changed the American Cultural
               Image," 1964.
               This book was never published.  The contract was cancelled
               in 1966 (see F1).

     F16  Contract, 1964 October 21.
          Print with Ts additions, autograph deletions, signed by Bontemps. 
          Includes TLS and TL (photocopy) concerning the changes in the
          publication deadline and the schedule for payment of advances. 
          This contract was cancelled March 7, 1966.

          Series I.6.  The Old South: A Summer Tragedy and Other
               Stories of the Thirties, 1972.  
               A collection of stories by Bontemps.

     F17  Contract, 1972 November 22.
          Printed with Ts additions, autograph deletions, signed by
          Bontemps.  A note on the cover of the contract states that "rights
          reverted to estate of Arna Bontemps, through Harold Ober,
          12/16/87."

          Series I.7.  100 Years of Negro Freedom, 1957-1961.
               Includes correspondence, contract, and a copy of the 1961
               reprint of the book.  The book has been cataloged for
               Special Collections.

     F18  Correspondence and Contract, 1957-1958.
          Printed contract with Ts additions, autograph deletions, signed by
          Arna Bontemps.  Dated June 12, 1957.  Correspondence concerns an
          extension on the delivery date for the book.

          Series I.8.  "Arna Bontemps Remembered," 1973.
               Printed eulogy, remembrances and program for the memorial
               service honoring Bontemps at the time of his death in 1973.  

     F19  Printed Memorial and Program, 1973.
          Print and Ts.  Includes a copy of the memorial, titled "Arna
          Bontemps Remembered," (Fiske University).  The memorial includes a
          eulogy by Allen T. Klots, Bontemps editor at Dodd, Mead; three
          poems and an essay by Bontemps; and eulogies by Lawrence D.
          Reddick and L. M. Collins.  Klots' typescript for the eulogy, a
          copy of the service held at Riverside Church, New York, on June
          20, 1973; and an offprint of eulogy are also included. 

          Series I.  Arna Wendell Bontemps (cont'd)

2         Series I.9.  Arna Bontemps Publicity File, 1961-1974.
               Consists of file of information collected by Dodd, Mead. 
               Includes photographs, newspaper clippings, a book jacket,
               and brochure.

     F20  Publicity File, 1961-1974.
          Photographs, Clippings, Printed, TLS (photocopy).  Includes a copy
          of the brochure, "Arna Bontemps, An Introduction;" ten photographs
          and two slides of Bontemps; a copy of the article, "Memories of
          Arna Bontemps: Friend and Collaborator," by Jack Conroy; a letter
          from Bontemps to Klots; a clipping of an obituary; and a book
          jacket for Arna Bontemps-Langston Hughes Letters 1925-1967.

3         Series II.  Benjamin Brawley, 1917-1969.
               Series consists of contracts, correspondence, and  a copy of
               Brawley's will.  Includes contracts for The Negro in
               Literature and Art, Africa and the War, and The Negro
               Genius.  The material is arranged chronologically.

     F21  Contracts, Will, and Correspondence, 1917-1969.
          Print, Ts, Photocopies, ALS, TLSs, and Telegram.  Includes two
          contract with Duffield & Co. for The Negro in Literature and Art
          (November 14, 1917) and Africa and the War (November 1, 1918). 
          Both contracts are Ts with autograph revisions and signed by
          Brawley.  A third contract is for a revision of The Negro in
          Literature and Art, which was to be published by Dodd, Mead as The
          Negro Genius.  This printed contract has Ts additions and
          autograph deletions and is signed by Brawley and dated July 14,
          1936.  Also includes TLS from Brawley, a copy of a probate
          document for Benjamin Brawley (March 12, 1940), an ALS form Mrs.
          Brawley, a telegram, correspondence concerning a reprint and
          royalties, and a copy of the biographical note about Brawley.

             Series III. Orde Coombs, 1969-1971.
               This series consists of material related to two anthologies
               which Coombs edited for Dodd, Mead.  The books are titled We
               Speak As Liberators: Young Black Poets and What We Must See:
               Young Black Storytellers.  Material in this series includes
               permission correspondence; lists of poets, addresses, and
               fees; biographies of contributors; and drafts of the
               preliminary pages of the books.

          Series III.  Orde Coombs (cont'd)

3        Series III.1.  We Speak As Liberators: Young Black
               Poets, 1969-1970.
               Includes correspondence with poets; permissions files; lists
               of the poets and their addresses; a list of permissions fees
               paid; a file material deleted from the book; drafts of the
               title page, table of contents, and permissions page; and
               drafts of the poets' biographies.

          Series III.1.a.  Permissions Correspondence, 1969-1970.
               Consists of extensive permissions files containing
               correspondence with poets, publishers, and organizations
               from whom permission was sought to reprint selected poems. 
               Originally 53 poets were contacted.  Most of the folders
               contains carbons of letters sent to the poets as well as
               their responses.  Biographical notes composed by the poets
               are also included.  The files consist of six folders (F23-28) 
               arranged alphabetically by name of the poet.  Preceding
               these folders is one folder (F22) of correspondence
               containing lists of the poets, their addresses, specific
               poems which are included in the anthology, and a list of the
               fees paid.  Folder 29 consists of material related to poets
               whose poems were deleted from the volume. F30 consists of
               general letters related to permissions.

     F22  Lists of Poets, Poems, Addresses, and Permission Fees,
          1970.
          Ts, Ts (photocopy), and Autograph.  The lists bear autograph
          notations which indicate changes in address, responses received
          from poets, and requested fees.  One list details the permission
          fees paid.

     F23  Permissions Correspondence with Poets: Anderson-Dancy,
          1969-1970.
          Ts, TLSs, TL (carbon), and TL (mimeograph).  Includes letters from
          Orde Coombs, Jayne Cortex, Walter Dancy, and others.  Also
          includes biographical notes written by the poets, and Ts poems by
          Dancy.

     F24  Permissions Correspondence with Poets: Early-Holmes,
          1969-1970.
          ALS, Ts, TLSs, TL (carbon), Ts (photocopy), and TL (mimeograph). 
          Includes letters from Mari Evans, Paula Giddings, Nikki Giovanni,
          and others.  Includes a photocopy of poems by Giddings and
          biographical notes by several poets.

          Series III.  Orde Coombs (cont'd)
          Series III.1.  We Speak As Liberators (cont'd)
          Series III.1.a.  Permissions Correspondence (cont'd)

3   F25  Permissions Correspondence with Poets: Johnson-Lucas,
          1969-1970.
          Ts, TLSs, ALS, TL (mimeograph), and TL (carbon).  Includes letters
          from Charles Johnson, Jewel C. Lattimore, and others.  Includes
          biographical notes. 

     F26  Permissions Correspondence with Poets: Maxey-Priestley,
          1969-1970.
          ALSs, TLSs, TL (carbon), TL (mimeograph), and Ts.  Includes
          letters from Bob Maxey, A.X. Nicholas, and others.  Includes
          photocopies of poems by Nicholas and Eric Priestly and
          biographical notes by some poets.  

     F27  Permissions Correspondence with Poets: Robinson-Stokes,
          1969-1970.
          Ts, TLS, TL (mimeograph), TL (carbon), and Autograph.  Includes
          letters from Sonia Sanchez, Ruby C. Saunders, and others.  Also
          included Ts poems by Shirley Staples, Carolyn Rodgers, and Dan
          Simmons.  Some biographical notes by the poets are included.

4    F28  Permissions Correspondence with Poets: Terrell-Young,
          1969-1970.
          TLSs, TL (mimeograph), TL (carbon), and ALS.  Includes letters
          from Quincy Troupe, Al Young, and others.  Also includes
          photocopies of poems by Troupe and some biographical notes by the
          poets.

     F29  Permissions Correspondence: Deleted Material, 1969-
          1970.
          TLSs, TL (carbon), and TL (mimeograph).  Includes letters to Bob
          Hamilton and letters from Jay Wright  and David Henderson.

     F30  Permissions Correspondence: General Correspondence,
          1969-1970.
          Ts, Autograph, TLSs, TL (photocopy), and TL (carbon).  Includes
          drafts of Coombs' permission request letters, correspondence with
          Negro Digest, and miscellaneous correspondence regarding
          permissions.

          Series III.1.b.  Drafts of Poets' Biographies, [1970].

     F31  Ts and Ts (carbon)s.  Includes initial drafts from some of the
          poets, a carbon Ts with autograph corrections and additions of the
          biographies, and a carbon Ts of the complete draft.

          Series III.  Orde Coombs (cont'd)
          Series III.1.  We Speak As Liberators (cont'd)

4         Series III.1.c.  Drafts of Title Page, Dedication,
               Permissions Page, and Contents, [1970].

     F32  Ts (carbon) and Ts (photocopy).  Includes Ts (carbon) and Ts
          (photocopy) drafts, bearing autograph revisions, deletions, and
          additions, of the title, contents, permissions, and dedication
          pages.

          Series III.1.d.  Advertising Correspondence, 1970.

     F33  TL (carbon).  Includes carbon copies of letters sent by Dodd, Mead
          to various book clubs announcing the publication of We Speak As
          Liberators.


          Series III.2.  What We Must See: Young Black Story-
               tellers, 1970-1971.
               Material towards an anthology of stories written by young
               black storytellers as edited by Orde Coombs.  Includes the
               permissions correspondence file and a photocopy of the
               contents page.

     F34  Permissions Correspondence File, 1970-1971.             
          TLSs, TL (carbon), Print, TNS, Autograph, and ALSs.  Arranged
          alphabetically by names of the storytellers.  Includes a list of
          contributors, a list of fees paid, original letters from the
          writers, carbons of letters from Coombs, biographical notes
          written by the contributors, records of the complimentary copies
          sent to the contributors, and several permissions contracts.

     F35  Draft of Contents Page, [1971].                         
             Ts (photocopy) with autograph corrections of contents page.

5         Series IV.  Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson, 1899.
               Documents concerning The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other
               Stories by Alice Dunbar-Nelson.  Includes copyright document
               and portion of a proposed contract with Dodd, Mead.

     F36  The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories, 1899.     
            Autograph and Print.  Includes a printed copyright document with autograph
            information added and notes by Paul Laurence Dunbar for a contract
            with Dodd, Mead for this book.

5         Series V.  Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1896-1969.
               A variety of material related to the black poet, Paul
               Laurence Dunbar, is included in this series.  Original poems
               written by Dunbar; contracts with Dodd, Mead; copyright
               renewals; and correspondence concerning original
               publications and reprints are part of this file.  The
               correspondence also refers to collections, recordings or
               adaptations of work written by Dunbar.  There are letters
               from various beneficiaries of his estate, including, Alice
               Dunbar-Nelson, Pauline Young, Robert S. Murphy, and Matilda
               Dunbar are included in this file.  Also included are copies
               of his will, and probate and testamentary letters related to
               Paul Laurence Dunbar.

          Series V.1.  Poetry Written by Paul Dunbar, n.d.
               Includes three poems written by Dunbar, arranged
               alphabetically by title.

     F37  "A Coquette Conquered," n.d.
          Ts and Ts (carbon).  Two copies with cover.

     F38  "Encouragement," n.d.
          Ts and Ts (carbon).  Two copies with cover.

     F39  "In the Mornin," n.d.
          Ts (carbon).  One copy.

          Series V.2.  Contracts, Correspondence, and Copyright
               Documents for Work Written by Paul Laurence
               Dunbar, 1896-1958.
               Includes contracts, correspondence, and copyright material
               related to books written by Dunbar and published by Dodd,
               Mead.  Each folder consists of material toward a particular
               title.  The folders are arranged alphabetically by title. 
               Within each folder the arrangement is chronological.

     F40  Candle-Lightin' Time, Contract and Copyright Documents,          
	     1901.
          Print with autograph additions.  Includes a printed contract
          bearing autograph additions, signed by Dunbar (November 1, 1901)
          and a printed document of copyright (October 2, 1901) bearing
          autograph additions and note: "renewed 1929." 

     F41  The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, Contract
          and Correspondence, 1913-1958.
          Printed with Ts additions and TLS.  Contract for this collection
          is signed by Matilda J. Dunbar (August 30, 1913).  Also includes
          correspondence regarding  Braille transcript of the book (1940),
          reprints, and royalties.  A TLS from Pauline Young in 1958
          concerns royalties.

          Series V.  Paul Laurence Dunbar (cont'd)
          Series V.2. Contracts...Works by Dunbar (cont'd)

5    F42  The Fanatics Contract and Copyright Documents, 1900-
          1915.
          Printed with autograph additions.  Includes printed contract with
          autograph additions signed by Paul Laurence Dunbar (July 20,
          1900).   Also includes printed copyright documents with autograph
          additions (February 25, 1901) and bearing note: "renewed 1929."

     F43  Folks From Dixie, Contract, Copyright Documents, and 
          Correspondence, 1898-1922.
          Printed with Ts additions, Printed with autograph additions, TLS,
          and TL (carbon).  Includes printed contract with Ts additions,
          signed by Dunbar (March 23, 1898). Also includes printed copyright
          documents with autograph additions (April 13-14, 1898) bearing the
          autograph note: "renewed 1926."  The correspondence consists of
          letters concerning reprints, including a TLS from Alice Dunbar in
          1921.

     F44  Howdy Honey Howdy Contract, 1905.
          Printed contract with Ts additions, signed by Paul Laurence Dunbar
          (April 10, 1905).

     F45  In Old Plantation Days Contract and Copyright
          Documents, 1903.
          Printed with autograph additions.  Includes a printed contract
          with autograph additions, signed by Dunbar (November 2, 1903) and
          printed copyright documents with autograph additions (September
          22-23, 1903) and bearing the autograph note: "renewed."  

     F46  Joggin' Erlong Contract, 1906.
          Printed contract with Ts and autograph additions, signed by
          Charles D. Higgins, executor of the Dunbar estate (April 23,
          1906).

     F47  Li'L' Gal Contract, 1904.
          Printed contract with autograph additions, signed by Dunbar (June
          4, 1904).

     F48  The Love of Landry Contract, Copyright Documents, and
          Correspondence, 1900-1907.
          Printed with autograph additions, TNS, and ALS.  Includes printed
          contract with autograph additions, signed by Dunbar (June 14,
          1900); printed copyright documents with autograph additions
          (October 1900) and bearing the autograph note: "renewed 1928;" a
          TNS from Paul Dunbar to Dodd, Mead (November 9, 1901); and an ALS
          from Charles Higgins to Dodd, Mead (1907).  See F.55 concerning
          the sale of the plates of this book.          

          Series V. Paul Laurence Dunbar (cont'd)
          Series V. 2.  Contracts...Works by Dunbar (cont'd)

5    F49  Lyrics of Love and Laughter Contract and Copyright 
          Documents, 1903.
          Printed with autograph additions.  Includes printed contract with
          autograph additions, signed by Dunbar (March 1, 1903).  Also
          includes copyright documents with autograph additions (March 24-25, 1903), 
          and bearing the autograph note: "renewed June 6, 1930."

     F50  Lyrics of Lowly Life Contract, Copyright Documents,
          and Correspondence, 1896-1920.
          Printed with Ts additions, Printed with autograph additions, TLS,
          and Ts with autograph additions.  Includes printed contract with
          Ts additions, signed by Dunbar (September 8, 1896) and a Ts
          contract with autograph additions for an illustrated edition,
          signed by Matilda Dunbar and Alice M. Dunbar (December 12, 1908). 
          Also consists of correspondence concerning reprints and royalties,
          including two TLSs from Alice Dunbar to Dodd, Mead.  Also includes
          printed copyright documents with autograph additions 
          (October-December 1896) and bearing the autograph note: "renewed."

     F51  Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow Contract, 1905.
          Printed contract with Ts additions, signed by Dunbar (April 17,
          1905).

     F52  Lyrics of the Hearthside Contract, Copyright Documents,
          and Correspondence, 1898-1926.
          Printed with Ts and autograph additions, TLS, and TL (carbon). 
          Includes printed contract with Ts and autograph additions, signed
          by Dunbar (October 20, 1898) and printed copyright documents with
          autograph additions (February 13-25, 1899) and bearing the
          autograph note: "renewed February 3, 1927."  Also includes a TLS
          from Dunbar and correspondence concerning the copyright of the
          poems and this title.

     F53  Poems of Cabin and Field Contract, Copyright Documents,
          and Correspondence, 1899-1913.
          Printed with autograph additions and TLSs.  Includes printed
          contract with autograph additions, signed by Dunbar (November 25,
          1899) and printed copyright documents with autograph additions
          (October 1899) and bearing the autograph note: "renewed March 3,
          1927."  Also includes correspondence in 1913 with Matilda Dunbar
          concerning reprints and royalties.

          Series V.  Paul Laurence Dunbar (cont'd)
          Series V.2.  Contracts...Works by Dunbar (cont'd)

5   F54  The Sport of the Gods Contract, Copyright Documents,
          and Correspondence, 1901-1929.
          Printed with autograph additions and TLSs.  Includes printed
          contract with autograph additions (1901), signed by Dunbar and
          printed copyright documents with autograph additions (March 15,
          1902) and bearing the autograph note: "renewed 8/27/1929."  Also
          includes letters concerning royalties and copyright renewal.

     F55  The Strength of Gideon Contract and Copyright
          Documents, 1900.
          Printed with autograph additions and TLSs.  Includes printed
          contract with autograph additions, signed by Dunbar (May 1, 1900)
          and printed copyright documents with autograph additions and
          bearing the autograph note: "renewed Jan '28."  Also includes
          correspondence concerning the sale of the plates for this book, as
          well as plates for The Love of Landry and The Heart of Happy
          Hollow.

     F56  The Uncalled Contract, Correspondence, and Copyright
          Documents, 1897-1901.
          Printed with Ts additions, Printed with autograph additions, and
          TLS.  Includes printed contract with Ts additions, signed by
          Dunbar (November 6, 1897) and printed copyright documents (1898)
          with autograph additions and note: "renewed 1926."  Correspondence
          includes a TLS (April 1, 1901) from Paul Dunbar to Dodd, Mead
          concerning advertising, name of the book, as well as mentioning
          his book Fanatics and Alice Dunbar's Itching Heels.  

     F57  When Malindy Sings Contract and Copyright Documents,
          1903.
          Printed with autograph additions.  Includes printed contract with
          autograph additions, signed by Dunbar (n.d.) and printed copyright
          documents with autograph additions (1903) and bearing the
          autograph note: "renewed."
         
          Series V.  Paul Laurence Dunbar (cont'd)

6         Series V.3.  Correspondence and Contracts for Published
               Works, Motion Pictures, Recordings, or Stage
               Performances based on the Writings of Paul Dunbar, 1907-1969.
               Includes material toward The Life and Works of Paul Laurence
               Dunbar, Little Brown Baby, A Plantation Portrait, 
               Paul Dunbar and His Song, "An Evening with Paul 
               Laurence Dunbar," and a Louise Wallace play based on a short story by 
               Dunbar. Also includes contracts for the motion picture rights to The
               Uncalled and The Sport of the Gods, correspondence
               concerning the motion picture rights for "The Scapegoat,"
               correspondence with Glory Records concerning recording
               Dunbar's poems, correspondence concerning the reprinting of
               numerous Dunbar titles by Mnemosyne Publishing Company, and
               correspondence concerning the plagiarism of a poem written
               by Dunbar.  This subseries is arranged alphabetically by
               title, with F67-F70 containing untitled works or
               correspondence concerning multiple titles.

     F58  The Dunbar Speaker and Entertainer by Alice Dunbar,
          Correspondence, 1920.
          TLSs and TL (carbon).  Correspondence among Alice Dunbar-Nelson;
          Dodd, Mead; and J. L. Nichols and Company concerning the use of
          Paul Dunbar's poems in The Dunbar Speaker.  Includes two TLSs for
          Alice Dunbar-Nelson to Dodd, Mead (January 6, February 2, 1920). 

     F59  "An Evening with Dunbar" presented by the Federal 
          Theatre Project (Seattle, Washington), 1938-1939.
          TLSs, TL (carbon), Print, and Ts (carbon).  Includes
          correspondence between the Federal Theatre Project and Dodd, Mead
          concerning the use of a poem by Dunbar in a musical show by the
          Seattle Federal Theatre Negro Repertory Company called "An Evening
          with Dunbar."  Also includes a contract and a copy of the program
          (n.d.). 

     F60  The Life and Works of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Lida Keck
          Wiggins (Naperville, Ill.: J. L. Nichols & Co., 1907),
          Contract and Correspondence, 1907-1935.
          Ts, ALS, TLS, and TL (carbon).  Consists of a contract between
          Dodd, Mead and J. L. Nichols for publication of the book and
          correspondence concerning royalties and copyright renewal. 
          Includes letters from Matilda J. Dunbar and Alice Dunbar-Nelson
          (September 19, 1911).  The copyright renewal was rejected. 

          Series V.  Paul Laurence Dunbar (cont'd)
          Series V.3.  Material Based on Dunbar's Work (cont'd)

6   F61  Little Brown Baby by Bertha Rodgers, Contracts and 
          Correspondence, 1939-1946.
          ALS, TLS, TL (carbon), Autograph, and Print.  Includes a contract
          with Bertha Rodgers, correspondence concerning permission to use
          Dunbar's poems in this collection of Dunbar poems for children. 
          The book included an introduction and life of Dunbar by Rodgers. 
          Also includes correspondence concerning royalties and the estate
          of Rodgers' after her death in 1945, as well as a copy of her
          will.

     F62  Paul Dunbar and His Song by Virginia Cunningham, 
          Contract, Correspondence, and Royalty Statement, 1946
          and 1968.
          TLS and TL (carbon).  Includes a printed contract with Ts
          additions, signed by Cunningham.  Also includes correspondence and
          a royalty statement.

     F63  "A Plantation Portrait," Correspondence, 1911.
          ALS.  Letter from Matilda Dunbar authorizing a new Christmas card
          booklet which consists of writings by Paul Dunbar.

     F64  "The Scapegoat," Correspondence, 1917.
          TL and TLS.  Correspondence concerning the sale of the motion
          picture rights for this Dunbar short story to the Reverend William
          S. Smith, Inc.  Includes a TLS from Alice Dunbar-Nelson to Edward
          H. Dodd (January 31, 1917).

     F65  The Sport of the Gods and The Uncalled, Correspondence
          and Contracts, 1921.
          TLS, TL (carbon), Telegram, and Ts.  The correspondence concerns
          motion picture rights for these two books by Dunbar.  Includes
          letters from Dodd, Mead; Robert Levy of Reol Production
          Corporation; Matilda Dunbar; and Alice Dunbar-Nelson.  Also
          includes Ts contracts with autograph additions and signed for each
          of the titles.

     F66  "When De Co'n Pone's Hot," Correspondence, 1925-1926.
          TLS, ALS, TL (carbon), and Print.  Correspondence concerns the
          plagiarism of this Dunbar poem by F. B. Swingle in his "When the
          Corn Cake's Hot."  Includes a tear sheet from the December 1925
          issue of OilPull Magazine containing the plagiarized poem. 
          Includes letters from Swingle; Dodd, Mead; and Advance Rumely
          Thresher Company (publisher of OilPull Magazine).

          Series V.  Paul Laurence Dunbar (cont'd)
          Series V.3.  Material Based on Dunbar's Work (cont'd)

6    F67  Untitled Play by Louise Wallace, Correspondence, 1937.
          ALS and TL (carbon).  Correspondence between Wallace and Dodd,
          Mead concerning publication of a play by Wallace based on a short
          story by Paul Dunbar and three stories by Joel Chandler Harris. 
          Dodd, Mead rejected the play. 

     F68  Unidentified Dunbar Titles, Correspondence, 1910-1915.
          ALSs.  Letters from Matilda Dunbar granting permission for the
          sale of motion picture rights for unstated Paul Dunbar books.

     F69  Glory Records, Inc., Correspondence, 1956-1969.
          TLS, TL (carbon), and TL (photocopy).  Consists of correspondence
          between Philip Rose of Glory Records and Dodd, Mead concerning
          permission to record six poems written by Paul Dunbar.  Also
          includes correspondence regarding a re-recording of the material
          in 1969 by United Artists Records.

     F70  Mnemosyne Publishing Company, Inc., Correspondence, 
          1969.
          TL (carbon) and TL (photocopy).  Correspondence between Dodd, Mead
          and Mnemosyne Publishing concerning permission to reprint 200-400
          copies each of ten titles by Paul Dunbar.

          Series V.4.  Wills, Letters Testamentary, Certificates
               of Probate Court, and Correspondence Documenting
               the Estate of Paul Laurence Dunbar and the Various
               Successors to His Estate.
               In addition to material documenting Paul Dunbar's estate and
               its successors, information concerning royalties is included
               in this subseries, which is arranged chronologically.

     F71  1903-1911.
          Ts, TLS, and Print.  Includes a copy of Paul Dunbar's will,
          letters testamentary assigning Charles Higgins as executor of
          Dunbar's estate, and a document (1911) assigning royalties to
          Matilda Dunbar and Alice Dunbar.

     F72  1934-1937.
          TLS, Print, TL (carbon), Clipping, ALS, Ts (carbon), and Receipt. 
          Includes correspondence and legal documents regarding two
          successors to the Dunbar estate, Helen G. Gillim (granddaughter of
          Matilda Dunbar) and Mrs. M. Leila Young (sister of Alice Dunbar-Nelson).
          Includes a letter from Pauline Young.
        
          Series V.  Paul Laurence Dunbar (cont'd)
          Series V.4.  Wills, Letters Testamentary... (cont'd)

6    F73  1942.
          TLS, TL (carbon), Print, Photocopy, Ts, and ALS.  Includes legal
          documents and correspondence regarding the succession of the Paul
          Laurence Dunbar literary estate to Pauline Young and Robert J.
          Nelson.  Includes letters from Pauline Young and Louis L. Redding,
          a Wilmington, Del. attorney.

     F74  1949-1950.
          Print, TLS, Photocopy, and TL (carbon).  Includes legal documents
          and correspondence regarding the succession of part of the
          literary estate of Paul Dunbar to Helen Garrison Murphy Gillim
          from Robert Snell Murphy.

     F75  1960-1965.
          ANS, TLS, Autograph, and TL (carbon).  Includes royalty statements
          and correspondence among Dodd, Mead; Helen Gillim; and Pauline
          Young.  The letters concern the discontinuance of royalties on
          Dunbar books which were no longer under copyright.  Includes a TLS
          from Pauline Young.

7         Series VI.  Langston Hughes, 1936-1985. 
               This series consists of contracts, correspondence,
               permission files, publicity file, and photographs related to
               the writer, Langston Hughes, and several of his
               publications.  Titles include: Famous Negro Music Makers,
               Book of Harlem, The Book of Negro Humor, and Famous American
               Negroes.  The series is arranged alphabetically by the book
               title, followed by F86 which consists of the publicity file
               for Langston Hughes collected by Dodd, Mead.  See Series I.2
               and I.3 for material toward The Book of Negro Folklore,
               which Hughes co-edited with Arna Bontemps.

          Series VI.1.  Book of Harlem, 1957.

     F76  Book of Harlem, Contract, 1957.
          Printed contract with Ts additions, signed and initialed by
          Langston Hughes (June 12, 1957).

          Series VI.2.  The Book of Negro Humor, 1966.
               This anthology of Negro humor was compiled by Hughes and
               published by Dodd, Mead in 1966.  The subseries includes
               permission files; lists of contributors and addresses; lists
               of fees paid; and photocopies of the copyright page, table
               of contents, and "A Note on Humor."

          Series VI.  Langston Hughes (cont'd)
          Series VI.2. The Book of Negro Humor (cont'd)

7         Series VI.2.a.  Permission Files, 1965-1966.
               Includes correspondence and contracts with the contributors
               granting permission for the use of copyright material. 
               Folder 77 contains lists of contributors, addresses, and
               fees.  Folders 78-81 are arranged alphabetically by
               contributors name.

     F77  Lists of Permissions, 1965-1966.
          Ts, Ts (carbon), and Ts (photocopy).  Includes lists of
          contributors and their addresses, a list of permissions granted, a
          list of permissions denied, a list of contributors to receive
          complimentary copies of the book, and a list of permission fees
          paid.  Also includes two ANS from Hughes to Klots.  Some of the
          lists bear autograph notes by Hughes.

     F78  Permissions Correspondence and Contracts with Writers:
          Adams-Burley, 1965-1966.
          TLS, TN, TL (mimeograph), Ts (photocopy), TL (carbon), Print, and
          Ts.  Includes correspondence and copies of contracts with
          contributors, their publishers and agents concerning permission to
          include copyrighted work.  Includes letters from Arna Bontemps, S.
          W. Allen, Gary Belkin, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others.  Also
          includes a Ts poem by Gwendolyn Brooks.

     F79  Permissions Correspondence and Contracts with Writers:
          Cambridge-Gregory, 1965-1966.
          TL (carbon), TLS, TN, TL (mimeograph), ALS, and Print.  Includes
          correspondence and contracts with writers, their agents and
          publishers for contributions to The Book of Negro Humor.  Includes
          letters from Dorothy Durem, Mari Evans, and others.  Also includes
          Ts and Ts (photocopy) poems by Mari Evans.

     F80  Permissions Correspondence and Contracts with Writers:
          Handy-Jones, 1965-1966.
          TL (carbon), TLS, Ts (photocopy), TL (mimeograph), and TN. 
          Includes correspondence and contracts with writers, their agents
          and publishers for permission to include their work in this book. 
          Includes letters from Len Holt, Clifford J. Hurston, and others.

     F81  Permissions Correspondence and Contracts with Writers:
          Killens-Wright, 1965-1966.
          TL (carbon), TLS, Print, TLS (photocopy), Ts (carbon), ALS, TN, Ts
          (photocopy), and TL (mimeograph).  Includes correspondence and
          contracts with writers, their agents and publishers for permission
          to use material.   Includes letters from Alan Lomax, Rose Leary
          Love, Paule Marshall, Effie Lee Newsome, and others.          

          Series VI.  Langston Hughes (cont'd)
          Series VI.2.  The Book of Negro Humor (cont'd)

7         Series VI.2.b.  Copyright, Contents, Introduction and
               Miscellaneous Pages, n.d.

     F82  Copyright, Contents, Introduction, and Miscellaneous
          Pages, n.d.
          Ts (carbon) and Ts (photocopy).  Includes Ts (carbon) and Ts
          (photocopy) with autograph corrections and notes of the copyright
          pages, table of contents and several pages of text.  Also includes
          a photocopy of "A Note on Humor," the introduction written by
          Hughes.

          Series VI.3.  Famous American Negroes, 1952-1961.
               Includes the file of correspondence and contracts related to
               the publication of this book.

     F83  Contracts and Correspondence, 1952-1961.
          TLS, Ts (carbon), and Tear sheets.  Includes a printed contract
          with Ts additions, signed by Langston Hughes (July 14, 1952) for
          the Dodd, Mead publication.  Also includes correspondence and a
          contract between Dodd, Mead and Popular Library, Inc. for a
          reprint of this title in 1961.

          Series VI.4.  Famous Negro Music Makers, 1954-1985.
               Consist of a contract, a document assigning copyright to the
               author, biographical information, and a description of the
               book.

     F84  Contract, Copyright Assignment, Biographical and
          Descriptive Material, 1954-1985.
          Print, Ts, and Ts (carbon).  Includes a printed contract with Ts
          additions, signed by Hughes (July 15, 1954).  Also includes a Ts
          document assigning the copyright to the author (1985), and a Ts
          "Musical Biography" of Langston Hughes.  Also includes a draft
          description of the book in Ts and carbon form, bearing autograph
          revisions.

          Series VI.5.  Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington,
               1964-1965.
               Consists of correspondence and copyright registration for
               Hughes' introduction to the 1965 Illustrated Classic Edition
               of Up From Slavery.

     F85  Correspondence and Copyright Registration, 1964-1965.
          TL, TL (carbon), and Print.  Includes a TL (carbon) from Dodd,
          Mead to Hughes and a copy of "Certificate Registration of a Claim
          to Copyright" (June 22, 1965) for the introduction to the
          Illustrated Classic Edition of Washington's Up From Slavery. 

         Series VI.  Langston Hughes (cont'd)

7        Series VI.6.  Dodd, Mead Publicity File for Langston
               Hughes, 1936-1969.
               This series consists of a variety of material recording
               Hughes' professional career.  Includes correspondence,
               photographs, clippings, obituaries, and other material.

     F86  Biographical Material and Publicity Related to Langston
          Hughes, 1936-1969.
          Photographs, Negatives, Print, Clippings, Photocopies, Ts, Ts
          (mimeograph), TLS, TL (carbon), and Ts (carbon).  Includes
          photographs of Hughes, several biographical sketches, clippings of
          obituaries, and other printed material related to Hughes.  Also
          included is a Portal Press pamphlet featuring the article,
          "Langston Hughes: Poet of the People."  It bears an autograph note
          by Hughes on the cover: "Tashkent, USSR, 1936."  There is also
          correspondence concerning royalties, reviews of his books, a
          clippings on Paul Laurence Dunbar, an article on Black Literature,
          and information on permission fees for David Brook's Search For
          Peace.

8         Series VII.  Alan Lomax and Raoul Abdul, 1969-1971.
               Includes contract and permissions files concerning the
               anthology, 3000 Years of Black Poetry, edited by Lomax and
               Abdul and published by Dodd, Mead.

          Series VII.1.  3000 Years of Black Poetry, Contract,
               1969.

     F87  Contract, 1969.
          Printed contract with Ts and autograph additions and deletions,
          signed and initialed by Abdul and Lomax.  Notes that the original
          title was "Mutima: 3000 Years of Black Poetry."

          Series VII.2.  3000 Years of Black Poetry, Permissions
               Files, 1969-1971.
               Includes correspondence, contracts, and lists related to
               permission to reprint material for this anthology.  F88
               contains lists of poets and publishers, the titles of poems
               for which permission to reprint was sought, and the amount
               paid for fees.  F89-91 contain correspondence with the poets
               included in the anthology and are arranged alphabetically by
               name.  F92-93 consist of correspondence and contracts with
               publishers concerning reprints for multiple poets.  These
               folders are arranged alphabetically by publisher.

          Series VII.  Lomax and Abdul  (cont'd)
          Series VII.2.  Permissions Files (cont'd)


8    F88  Permissions Lists, 1970-1971.
          Ts and Ts (photocopy).  Includes lists of the poets, titles of
          their poems to be included in the anthology, the permissions fees
          paid, and publishers from whom permissions were obtained.

     F89  Permissions Correspondence and Contracts with Poets:
          Allen-Evans, 1969-1970.
          TL (carbon), TLS, ALS, and TL (mimeograph).  Consists of 
          correspondence and contracts for permission to reprint poems by
          poets.  Includes letters from Samuel W. Allen, Ulli Beier, Julian
          Bond, Owen Dodson, Mari Evans, and others.

     F90  Permissions Correspondence and Contracts with Poets:
          Freeman-Maxwell, 1969-1971.
          TLS, TL (carbon), and TL (mimeograph).  Consists of correspondence
          and contracts for permission to reprint poems by poets.  Includes
          letters from Frank Horne, Carol Freeman, Joseph Kariuki, and
          others.

     F91  Permissions Correspondence and Contracts with Poets:
          Okara-Walcott, 1969-1971. 
          TLS, TL (carbon), and TL (mimeograph).  Consists of correspondence
          and contracts for permission to reprint various poems by poets.

     F92  Permissions Correspondence and Contracts with
          Publishers:  Associated Publishers-Indiana University
          Press, 1969-1970.
          TLS, TL (carbon), ALS, and TL (mimeograph).  Includes contracts
          and correspondence with publishers for permission to reprint poems
          by a variety of poets. 

     F93  Permissions Correspondence and Contracts with
          Publishers:  Longmans, Green & Company-William Morrow
          & Company, 1969-1972.
          TLS, TL (carbon), and TL (mimeograph).  Includes contracts and
          correspondence with publishers for permission to reprint poems by
          a variety of poets. 



Appendix

List of Books Removed From the Dodd, Mead and Company Archive for Cataloging for Special Collections: Bontemps, Arna. 100 Years of Negro Freedom (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1961). With dust jacket. Dunbar, Paul Laurence. Candle-Lightin' Time (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1901). The back cover bears a label reading: "Press Copy - Dodd, Mead & Company issued October 22, 1901." Dunbar, Paul Laurence. The Fanatics (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1902). The back cover bears a label reading: "Press Copy - Dodd, Mead & Company issued May 1902." Dunbar, Paul Laurence. Folks From Dixie (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1904). Laid in is one sheet of page proof for the list of illustrations. It appears this volume was used to note changes to be implemented in the 1922 reprint of this title. Dunbar, Paul Laurence. Joggin' Erlong (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1906). Laid in is one Dodd, Mead bookmark. The back cover bears a label reading: "Press Copy - Dodd, Mead & Company." Dunbar, Paul Laurence. Li'L' Gal (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1904). The back cover bears a label reading: "Press Copy - Dodd, Mead & Company." Dunbar, Paul Laurence. The Love of Landry (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1900). The back cover bear a label reading: "Press Copy - Dodd, Mead & Company, issued March 14, 1902. Dunbar, Paul Laurence. The Love of Landry (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1900). Dunbar, Paul Laurence. Lyrics of Love and Laughter (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1903). Dunbar, Paul Laurence. Lyrics of Lowly Life (London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd., 1897). Dunbar, Paul Laurence. Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1905). Dunbar, Paul Laurence. Lyrics of the Hearthside (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1899). Appendix (cont'd) Dunbar, Paul Laurence. Poems of Cabin and Field (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1908). The back cover bears a label reading: "Press Copy - Dodd, Mead & Company." Dunbar, Paul Laurence. Speakin' O' Christmas and Other Christmas and Special Poems (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1914). The back cover bears a label reading, "Press Copy - Dodd, Mead & Company, issued Oct. 21/14." Dunbar, Paul Laurence. The Sport of the Gods (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1902). Taped to a front page is a Ts comparing the number of pages and characters used in this edition to a number of pages anticipated for a paperback edition. The back cover bears a label reading: "Press Copy - Dodd, Mead & Company issued April 30, 1902." Dunbar, Paul Laurence. The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1900). Dunbar, Paul Laurence. The Uncalled (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1898). The back cover bears a label reading: "Press Copy - Dodd, Mead & Company." Dunbar, Paul Laurence. When Malindy Sings (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1906). With partial dust jacket tipped in. The back cover bears a label reading: "Press Copy - Dodd, Mead & Company." Howells, W. D. The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1944). With dust jacket tipped in. Wiggins, Lida Keck. The Life and Works of Paul Laurence Dunbar (Naperville, IL.: J. L. Nichols & Company, [1907]). The back cover bears a label reading: "Press Copy - Dodd, Mead & Company."
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