University of Delaware Library

Alice Dunbar-Nelson Papers

1895-1942


Manuscript Collection Number 113

Accessioned: 1984

Extent: 2568 items (7.8 linear ft.) and 120 volumes

Contents: correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, manuscripts, periodicals, clippings, photographs, organizational papers, theatrical and literary ephemera, family documents and memorbilia

Processed: by Tim Murray

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Alice Dunbar-Nelson was born on July 19, 1875, as Alice Ruth Moore, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended public school in New Orleans and enrolled in a teacher's training program at Straight University in 1890. Upon receiving her degree in 1892, she began teaching in New Orleans.

Alice Ruth Moore's first book, Violets and Other Tales, a collection of stories, was published in 1895. In 1897, Moore moved to Brooklyn, New York, where she taught at the White Rose Mission. At this time Moore began corresponding with the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar and in March, 8, 1898, she married Dunbar and moved to Washington, D.C. The marriage lasted until 1902, when they were legally separated; Dunbar died on February 6, 1906.

Following her separation from Paul Laurence Dunbar, Alice Dunbar moved to Wilmington, Delaware. She took a position as a teacher and administrator at Howard High School which she held until 1920. During this period she also directed the summer

session for in-service teachers at State College for Colored Students (the predecessor of Delaware State College) in Dover, and taught two years in the summer session at the Hampton Institute. In 1907, she took a leave of absence from her teaching position in Wilmington and enrolled as a student at Cornell University, returning to Wilmington in 1908. In April, 1916, Alice Dunbar married Robert J. Nelson, a journalist, politician, and civil rights activist.

Although Alice Dunbar-Nelson had been active in social, political, and cultural organizations since her youth, this involvement increased around the time of her marriage to Robert Nelson. She was extremely active in Delaware and regional politics, as well as in the emerging civil rights and women's suffrage movements. In 1915, she was field organizer for the Middle Atlantic States in the campaign for women's suffrage. During World War I, Dunbar-Nelson served as a field representative of the Woman's Committee of the Council of National Defense. Subsequently she served on the State Republican Committee of Delaware and helped direct political activities among black women. From 1928-1931, she was executive secretary of the American Friends Inter-Racial Peace Committee.

From 1920-1922, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, together with Robert Nelson, was co-editor and publisher of the Wilmington Advocate, a progressive Black newspaper. From this period on, Dunbar-Nelson maintained an active career as a journalist. She was a highly successful syndicated columnist and wrote numerous reviews and essays for newspapers, magazines, and academic journals. Dunbar-Nelson also continued to write stories, poems, plays, and novels, much of which remains unpublished.

During the 1920s and 1930s, Alice Dunbar-Nelson's prominence as a political and social activist reached its high point. She reached a wide audience through her journalism; she was also in demand as a public speaker and gave numerous lectures and speeches on political, social, and cultural topics. Alice Dunbar-Nelson's life and career during this period is documented in detail in her diaries. Although Alice Dunbar-Nelson appears to have maintained a daily diary for most of her adult life, surviving portions bulk for the period 1921-1931. These surviving examples offer a comprehensive look at Dunbar-Nelson's daily activities for the most productive period of her career.

In 1932, Alice Dunbar-Nelson moved from Delaware to Philadelphia when Robert Nelson took a position as a member of the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission. By this time Alice Dunbar-Nelson's health had begun to deteriorate and she was frequently ill. In September, 1935, she was admitted to the hospital with a heart ailment from which she did not recover. Alice Dunbar-Nelson died on September 18, 1935, at the age of sixty.

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

The Alice Dunbar-Nelson Papers consist of the literary, professional, and personal papers of Alice Dunbar-Nelson. The papers include an extensive collection of her incoming correspondence. Of particular note is her correspondence (1895-1904) with Paul Laurence Dunbar, which also includes her letters to Dunbar. The Alice Dunbar-Nelson Papers also include a comprehensive collection of manuscripts of her writing, including novels, stories, poetry, drama, and essays. Dunbar-Nelson maintained a daily diary for most of her adult life and the extent portions of her diaries are present in her papers. The Alice Dunbar-Nelson papers also include significant collections of family papers, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and memorabilia.

SERIES OUTLINE

Series I Correspondence.

1. Correspondence between Paul Laurence Dunbar and Alice Moore Dunbar. p. 5

2. General correspondence. p.19

3. Edwina Kruse. p.20

4. Paul Laurence Dunbar. p.20

5. Robert Nelson. p.21

Series II. Diaries and Scrapbooks.

1. Diaries. p.21

2. Diaries of Mary Leila Moore Young. p.22

3. Scrapbooks. p.23

Series III. Manuscripts.

1. Novels. p.24

2. Short Fiction. p.25

3. Dramatic work. p.31

4. Essays and Nonfiction. p.33

5. Poetry. p.35

6. Speeches, addresses, and radio broadcasts. p.38

7. Manuscript Notebooks. p.39

8. Miscellaneous Fragments. p.40

9. Manuscripts by Others. p.40

Series IV. Published work.

1. Periodicals. p.41

2. Journalism. p.43

Series V. Miscellany.

1. American Interracial Peace Committee. p.43

2. Photographs. p.44

3. Miscellaneous material relating to Alice

Dunbar-Nelson's professional and public service activities. p.44

4. Membership lists. p.44

5. General organizations and events. p.44

6. Theatrical and literary ephemera. p.44

7. Paul Laurence Dunbar. p.45

8. Alice Dunbar-Nelson. p.45

9. Educational memorabilia. p.45

10. Personal and family miscellany. p.45

Series I.1. Correspondence between Paul Laurence Dunbar and Alice Moore Dunbar (1895-1904). Unless indicated otherwise, letters are from Paul Laurence Dunbar and addressed to Alice Moore, and following their marriage to Alice Moore Dunbar. Letters from Alice Moore Dunbar to Paul Laurence Dunbar are identified as "Alice to Paul." Note: original mailing envelopes are shelved separately at the end of the collection in Box 31. 380 items.

BOX 1

F. 1 - F. 35.

1895 April 17 Dayton. ALS 2p.

May 23 Indianapolis. ALS 4p.

May 25 Indianapolis. ALS 2p.

June 6 Indianapolis. ALS 2p.

Enclosure: 24-line poem titled: "A Song"

[June] 13 Indianapolis. ALS 2p.

June 25 Dayton. ALS 3p.

July 9 Eagle Lake, Ind. ALS 1p.

July 25 Lakeside, Ohio. ALS 2p.

[1895 Aug.] Dayton. ALS 2p.

1895 Aug. 14 Dayton. ALS 3p.

Sept. 21 Dayton. ALS 1p.

Oct. 13 Dayton. ALS 2p.

Oct. 28 Dayton. ALS 2p.

Dec. 29 Dayton. ALS 4p.

1896 Jan. 27 Dayton. ALS 2p.

Feb. 16 Dayton. ALS 8p.

Mar. 6 Indianapolis. ALS 4p.

Mar. 23 Dayton. ALS 3p.

Apr. 10 Toledo. ALS 1p.

Apr. 19 Dayton. ALS 3p.

May 4 [Dayton, Ohio]. ALS 5p.

June 4 Dayton. ALS 3p.

Aug. 2 New York. ALS 6p.

Aug. 16 New York. ALS 5p.

Sept. 19 Dayton. ALS 5p.

1896 Oct. 15 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

1897 Feb. 10 Steamship "UMBRIA." ALS 3p.

Feb. 20 London. ALS 4p.

March 7 London. ALS 8p.

[1897 Mar. 16] London. ALS 4p.

1897 Mar. 26 London. ALS 4p.

[1897 Mar. 26] London. ALS 4p.

1897 Apr. 23 London. ALS 7p.

May 4 London. ALS 2p.

May 11 London. ALS 5p.

May 14 London. ALS 7p.

May 23 London. ALS 4p.

June 8 Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

(Incomplete)

June 10 London. ALS 3p.

June 19 Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

June 22 London. ALS 2p.

June 27 London. ALS 4p.

June 29 [s.l.] Alice to Paul. ALS 1p. (Incomplete-

p.6 only)

July 4 London. ALS 4p.

July 15 London. ALS 3p.

July 20 Somerset, England. ALS 4p.

Aug. 15 New York. ALS 4p.

Aug. 21 New York. ALS 4p.

Aug. 22 New York. ALS 4p.

Aug. 29 New York. ALS 4p.

Sept. 26 Washington, D.C. ALS 4p.

1897 Oct. 6 [Brooklyn]. Alice to Paul. ALS 5p.

Oct. 7 Washington, D.C. ALS 4p.

Oct. 8 Washington, D.C. ALS 4p.

[1897] Oct. 10 [Brooklyn]. Alice to Paul. ALS 6p.

Oct. 11 Dayton. ALS 4p.

Oct. 15 Dayton. ALS 5p.

Oct. 21 [Brooklyn]. Alice to Paul. ALS 5p.

[1897] Oct. 24 [Brooklyn]. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

(incomplete-p.1-3)

1897 Oct. 24 Washington, D.C. ALS 5p.

Oct. 29 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

Oct. 29 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

Oct. 29 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

Nov. 2 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

Nov. 6 Brooklyn. Telegram, 1 p..

Nov. 7 Washington, D.C. ALS 1p.

Nov. 9 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

Nov. 19 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

Nov. 19 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

Nov. 20 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

Nov. 22 Washington, D.C. ALS 1p.

[1897] Nov. 23 [Washington, D.C.] ALS 2p.

1897 Nov. 25 Washington, D.C. ALS 5p.

Nov. 26 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

Nov. 29 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

[1897 Dec. 1] [Washington, D.C.] ALS 2p.

1897 Dec. 1 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

1897 Dec. 2 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

1897 Dec. 5 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

Dec. 6 Washington, D.C. ALS 1p.

Dec. 7 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

[1897 Dec. 7] Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

Dec. 10 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

Dec. 12 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

[1897 Dec. 13] Washington, D.C. ALS 1p.

[1897 Dec. 13] Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

1897 Dec. 15 Washington, D.C. ALS 1p.

Dec. 16 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

[1897 Dec. 16] Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

1897 Dec. 19 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

[1897 Dec. 21] Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

[1897 Dec. 22] Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

[1897 Dec. 26] Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

[1897 Dec. 27] W. Medford, Mass. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

1897 Dec. 29 Boston. Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

Dec. 29 Washington, D.C. ALS 5p.

Dec. 31 W. Medford, Mass. Alice to Paul. ALS 9p.

[1897] Washington, D.C. ALS 1p.

[n.d.] Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

BOX 2

F. 36 - F. 64.

1898 Jan. 1 W. Medford, Mass. Alice to Paul. ALS 5p.

Jan. 2 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

[1898 Jan. 3 Washington, D.C.] ALS 5p.

1898 Jan. 4 Washington, D.C. ALS 4p.

[1898] Jan. 4 Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

1898 Jan. 5 Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

Jan. 5 Washington, D.C. ALS 5p.

Jan. 7 Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 5p.

Jan. 8 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

Jan. 10 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

[1898] Jan. 10 Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 8p.

1898 Jan. 11 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

Jan. 12 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

[1898 Jan. 12] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 11p.

[1898 Jan. 15] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 8p.

1898 Jan. 16 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

Jan. 18 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

Jan. 18 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

Jan. 19 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

[1898 Jan. 19] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

1898 Jan. 20 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

Jan. 22 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

[1898] Jan. 22 Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

1898 Jan. 23 [s.l.] Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1898 Jan. 23] New York. Alice to Paul. ALS 7p.

[1898 Jan. 24] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

1898 Jan. 26 [Brooklyn]. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

Jan. 26 Washington, D.C. ALS 4p.

Jan. 28 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

Jan. 29 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

1898 Jan. 29 [Brooklyn]. Alice to Paul. ALS 6p.

Jan. 31 Washington, D.C. ALS 5p.

[1898 [ca. Jan.] Washington, D.C. ALS 4p.

1898 Feb. 1 [Brooklyn]. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

Feb. 2 Washington, D.C. ALS 5p.

Feb. 3 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

[1898 Feb. 3] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

1898 Feb. 4 Washington, D.C. ALS 4p.

Feb. 4 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

Feb. 5 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

Feb. 8 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

[1898 Feb. 8] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

1898 Feb. 9 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

Feb. 9 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

Feb. 15 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

Feb. 15 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

Feb. 16 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

[1898 Feb. 16] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 8p.

1898 Feb. 17 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

Feb. 18 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

Feb. 19 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

[1898 Feb. 19] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

[1898 Feb. 20] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

1898 Feb. 21 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

[1898 Feb. 21] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

1898 Feb. 22 Washington, D.C. ALS 4p.

[1898 Feb. 23] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

[1898 Feb. 24] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1898 Feb. 25] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

1898 Feb. 25 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

1898 Feb. 27 Washington, D.C. ALS 1p.

[1898 Feb. 27] Washington, D.C. ALS 5p.

[1898 Feb. 27] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 6p.

[1898 Feb. 28] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

[1898 Feb. 28] Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

[1898 ca. Feb.] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

[1898 Mar. 1] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

1898 Mar. 1 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

Mar. 2 Washington, D.C. ALS 1p.

Mar. 9 Washington, D.C. ALS 4p.

Mar. 11 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

Mar. 13 Washington, D.C. ALS 6p.

1898 Mar. 13 Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 5p.

[1898 Mar. 14] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

1898 Mar. 14 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

Mar. 16 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

[1898 Mar. 16] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 7p.

1898 Mar. 18 Washington, D.C. ALS 4p.

Mar. 18 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

Mar. 19 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

[1898 Mar. 19] [s.l.] Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

[1898 Mar. 19] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 9p.

1898 Mar. 21 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

[1898 Mar. 22] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 10p.

[1898 Mar. 23] [s.l.] Alice to Paul. ALS 6p.

1898 Mar. 23 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

Mar. 24 Washington, D.C. ALS 5p.

Mar. 26 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

[1898 Mar. 26] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

[1898 Mar. 27] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. AL 3p.

[1898 Mar. 28] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. AL 8p.

[1898 Mar. 29] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 6p.

[1898 Mar. 30] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 1p.

[1898 Mar. 31] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

BOX 3

F. 65 - F. 88.

[1898 Apr. 2] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1898 Apr. 4] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1898 Apr. 6] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

[1898 Apr. 7] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

[1898 Apr. 10] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

[1898 Apr. 11] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1898 Apr. 12] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1898 Apr. 13] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1898 Apr. 13] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

[1898 Apr. 14] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 5p.

[1898 Apr. 14] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 1p.

1898 July 9 Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

Aug. 4 Washington, D.C. ALS 1p.

[1898] Aug. 6 [West Medford, Mass.] Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1898] Aug. 6 West Medford, Mass. Alice to Paul. AL 3p.

1898 Aug. 8 [West Medford, Mass.] Alice to Paul. ALS 1p.

[1898] Aug. 9 [West Medford, Mass.] Alice to Paul. ALS 1p.

1898 Aug. 9 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

Aug. 10 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

Aug. 11 [Washington, D.C.] ALS 2p.

[1898] Aug. 11 Newport, R.I. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

1898 Aug. 12 [Washington, D.C.]. ALS 1p.

Aug. 12 Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

[1898] Aug. 13 Newport, R.I. Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1898] Aug. 28 West Medford, Mass. Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1898] Aug. 30 [West Medford, Mass.] Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

1898 Aug. 31 Washington, D.C. ALS 1p.

Sept. 1 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

[1898] Sept. 1 West Medford, Mass. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

1898 Sept. 2 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

[1898] Sept. 2 [Washington, D.C.] ALS 3p.

1898 Sept. 3 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

[1898 Sept. 3] West Medford, Mass. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

1898 Sept. 5 Dayton. ALS 2p.

[1898] Sept. 6 [West Medford, Mass.] Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1898] Sept. 6 [West Medford, Mass.] Alice to Paul. ALS 6p.

1898 Sept. 9 Washington, D.C. ALS 1p.

Sept. 10 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

[1898 Sept. 10] Washington, D.C. ALS 2p.

1898 Sept. 12 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

Sept. 13 Washington, D.C. ALS 3p.

[1898 Sept. 13] West Medford, Mass. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

[1898 Sept. 18] West Medford, Mass. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

[1898 Sept. 20] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

1898 Sept. 23 New York. Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1898 Dec. 5] [Washington, D.C.] Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

[1898 Dec. 5] New York. ALS 3p.

1898 [Dec. 6] Albany, N.Y. ALS 3p.

Dec. 7 Toledo. ALS 3p.

[1898 Dec. 7] [s.l.] Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

[1898] Dec. 9 Bowling Green, Ohio. Telegram.

[1898 Dec. 9] Toledo. ALS 3p.

1898 Dec. 10 Toledo. ALS 1p.

Dec. 10 Toledo. ALS 2p.

[1898 Dec. 10] Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 1p.

1898 Dec. 11 Toledo. ALS 4p.

Dec. 12 Toledo. ALS 2p.

Dec. 14 Toledo. ALS 2p.

Dec. 15 Granville, Ohio. ALS 1p.

Dec. 16 Columbus, Ohio. ALS 3p.

[1898 Dec.] Brooklyn. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

[1898 Dec.] [s.l.] Alice to Paul. ALS 1p.

[1898 Dec.] [s.l.] Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

[1898 Dec.] [s.l.] Alice to Paul. ALS 6p.

[1898] [Washington, D.C.] Alice to Paul. ALS 6p.

[1898] [s.l.] Alice to [unidentified]. ALS 1p.

[1899 Jan. 6] [s.l.] Alice to Paul. Poem. 1p.

[1899 Feb. 19] West Medford, Mass. Alice to Paul. ALS 5p.

[1899] Feb. 21 Tuskegee, Ala. ALS 2p.

1899 Feb. 22 Tuskegee, Ala. ALS 2p.

Feb. 24 Nashville, Tenn. ALS 1p.

[1899 Feb. 25] West Medford, Mass. Alice to Paul. ALS 5p.

[1899 Feb. 27] West Medford, Mass. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

1899 Mar. 3 Philadelphia. ALS 2p.

[1899 Mar. 7] Washington, D.C. ALS 4p.

1899 Mar. 7 West Medford, Mass. Alice to Paul. ALS 11p.

1899 Apr. 17 Lexington, Ky. ALS 3p.

1900 Feb. 27 Chicago, ALS 1p.

[1900 Feb. 27] Harmon, Colorado. Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1900] Feb. 27 [Harmon, Colorado]. Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

BOX 4

F. 89 - F. 116.

1900 Oct. 27 Dayton. ALS 1p.

[1901] Feb. 26 [s.l.] Alice to Paul. AL 4p.

[1901] Mar. 18 New York. ALS 1p.

1901 Mar. 21 Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 2p.

[1901 Mar. 21] Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

[1901 Mar. 22] Washington, D.C.. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

1901 Mar. 22 Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 1p.

Mar. 23 [Washington, D.C.] Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

[1901 Mar. 24] Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

[1901 Mar. 24] Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 1p.

1901 Mar. 24 Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 2p.

Mar. 25 Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 2p.

[1901] Mar. 25 [Washington, D.C.] Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1901 Mar. 26] Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

[1901 Mar. 26] Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 3p.

[1901 Mar. 27] Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 1p.

[1901] Mar. 27 [Washington, D.C.] Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1901] Mar. 28 [Washington, D.C.] Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

[1901 Mar. 28] Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 2p.

1901 Mar. 29 Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 1p.

[1901] Mar. 29 [Washington, D.C.] Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

[1901] Mar. 30 [Washington, D.C.] Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

[1901 Mar. 31] Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1901 Mar. 31] Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 1p.

1901 Mar. 31 Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 3p.

[1901 ca. Mar.] [s.l.] ALS 1p.

1901 Apr. 1 Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 1p.

[1901 Apr. 1] Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

[1901 Apr. 2] Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

[1901] Apr. 3 [Washington, D.C.] Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1901 Apr. 3] Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 2p.

[1901 Apr. 3] Jacksonville, Fla. AC 1p.

1901 Apr. 4 Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 2p.

[1901 Apr. 4] Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

1901 Apr. 4 Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 1p.

Apr. 5 Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 2p.

[1901 Apr. 5] Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 5p.

[1901 Apr. 6] Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

1901 Apr. 6 Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 1p.

Apr. 7 Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 2p.

[1901 Apr. 7] Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1901 Apr. 8] Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

[1901 Apr. 8] Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 3p.

[1901 Apr. 8] Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 2p.

[1901 Apr. 9] Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 2p.

1901 Apr. 10 Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 1p.

[1901 Apr. 10] Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

[1901 Apr. 11] Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1901 Apr. 11] Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 3p.

1901 Apr. 12 Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 1p.

[1901 Apr. 12] Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

[1901 Apr. 13] Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

1901 Apr. 13 Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 1p.

Apr. 14 [Washington, D.C.] Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

Apr. 14 Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 1p.

[1901 Apr. 15] [s.l.] Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

[1901] Apr. 16 [Washington, D.C.] Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

[1901] Apr. 16 Jacksonville, Fla. ALS 1p.

1901 Apr. 17 Tuskegee, Ala. ALS 1p.

[1901] Apr. 17 [Washington, D.C.] Alice to Paul. ALS 4p.

[1901 Apr. 18] [Washington, D.C.] Alice to Paul. ALS 1p.

[1901] Apr. 19 [Washington, D.C.] Alice to Paul. ALS 8p.

1901 Apr. 19 Tuskegee, Ala. ALS 2p.

Apr. 20 Tuskegee, Ala. ALS 2p.

Apr. 21 Tuskegee, Ala. ALS 2p.

[1901 Apr. 21] Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1901 Apr. 22] Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 5p.

1901 Apr. 22 Tuskegee, Ala. ALS 3p.

Apr. 22-23 Tuskegee, Ala. ALS 2p.

[1901] Apr. 23 Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

[1901 Apr. 23] [s.l.] Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

[1901 Apr. 24] Washington, D.C. Alice to Paul. ALS 2p.

1901 Apr. 24 Tuskegee, Ala. ALS 1p.

[1901 Apr. 25] Tuskegee, Ala. ALS 2p.

1901 Apr. 26 Tuskegee, Ala. ALS 1p.

[1901 Apr.] [s.l.] ALS 1p.

1901 June 5 Richmond, Va. ALS 2p.

[1901 June 23] West Medford. Alice to Paul. ALS 3p.

[1901 June 26] New York. ALS 2p.

[1901 June 30] New York. ALS 2p.

1902 Jan. 13 Charleston, S.C. ALS 1p.

Jan. 15 Charleston, S.C. ALS 1p.

Jan. 16 Charleston, S.C. ALS 1p.

Jan. 17 Charleston, S.C. ALS 2p.

[1902 Jan. 30] New York. ALS 1p.

1902 April 2 New York. Telegram.

July 21 Chicago. Dictated to Paul's private secretary to Alice. TL 1p.

Nov. 19 New York. ALS 2p.

1903 Jan 20 Chicago. Telegram.

Jan 21 Chicago. Telegram.

[1903] May 7 Boston. ALS 2p.

1903 May 7 Boston. Telegram.

May 21 Baltimore. Telegram.

May 21 Baltimore. Telegram.

June 14 Chicago. ALS 1p.

[1904 Feb. 27] Dayton. ALS 1p.

1904 Mar. 21 Dayton. TL 1p.

1904 Apr. 2 Dayton. TL 1p.

Aug. 25 Paul's secretary to Alice. TL 1p.

Undated and incomplete letters.

Paul Laurence Dunbar to Alice Dunbar-Nelson:

[n.d.] ALS 1p.

[n.d.] "Sweetheart girlie." ALS 1p.

Alice Dunbar-Nelson to Paul Laurence Dunbar:

[n.d.] ALS. Incomplete, p. [2]-16.

[n.y.] Dec. 23 AL 2p.

[n.d.] ALS. Incomplete, p.4-9

[n.d.] AL. Incomplete, p.4-6

[n.d.] ALS. Incomplete, p.6-7

[n.d.] "In school 12:50 Tuesday." ALS 4p.

[n.d.] "Wednesday night." ALS 4 p.

BOXES 5 - 7

F. 118 - 189.

Series I.2. General correspondence, (1897-1942). Consists primarily of Alice Dunbar-Nelson's incoming literary, professional, business, and personal correspondence. Correspondence is arranged chronologically and generally directed to Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Occasional outgoing letters from Alice Dunbar-Nelson are present; also present are occasional incoming letters directed to Paul Laurence Dunbar and various family members.

Personal and professional correspondents include Roger Baldwin, A. S. Barnes & Co., A.D. Bayard, Sallie Brown, Vera Caspary, Will Marion Cook, Lane Cooper (Cornell University), Alice Davis, J.H. Finley, Major C.A. Fleetwood, R.A. Gairy, Jessie K. Lane, Victoria Earle Mathews, Walter Page (Doubleday Page & Co.), Bliss Perry (Atlantic Monthly), Paul R. Reynolds (literary agent for Alice Dunbar-Nelson), Samuel Roach, Emmett J. Scott, Arthur B. Spingarn, Cynthia M. St. John, Thomas Wallace Swan (Ebony), and Lida Keck Wiggins.

Also included is correspondence relating to Dunbar-Nelson's work with political and public service organizations and groups such as the Circle for Negro War Relief, Woman's Committee for the Council for National Defense, NAACP, American Interracial Peace Committee, American Friends Service Committee, the Republican Committee for Colored Voters of Pennsylvania, publishers and newspapers, and a variety of schools and educational organizations.

Family correspondents include Matilda Dunbar (mother of Paul Laurence Dunbar), Leila Young, and Ramona Lewis, (Alice Dunbar-Nelson's niece). 683 items.

Following is an index to selected correspondence in this series:

1902 May 17 TLS from Booker T. Washington, 1 p.

July 26 TLS from Booker T. Washington, 1 p.

Sept. 2 TLS from Booker T. Washington, 1 p.

1905 April 17 TLS from William Stanley Braithwaite, 1 p.

May 20 TLS from Booker T. Washington, 1 p.

1909 Nov. 7 ALS from Theodore Dreiser, 2 pp.

1921 Sept. 22 TLS from James Weldon Johnson, 1 p.

1927 May 19 TLS from Countee Cullen, 1 p.

1928 Oct. 9 TLS from Wallace Thurman, 1 p.

[ca. 1929] Aug 27 ANS from Scott Nearing, 1 p.

1930 Apr. 5 TLS from George S. Schuyler, 1 p.

May 22 TLS from George S. Schuyler, 1 p.

1931: Nov. 12 TNS from W. E. B. DuBois, 1 p.

BOXES 8 - 9

F. 190 - 212.

Series I.3. Edwina Kruse. Consists of an extensive file of letters (1907-1911) from Edwina Kruse, founding principal of Howard High School in Wilmington, Delaware, and a close friend of Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Kruse wrote Dunbar-Nelson almost daily during the period 1907-1911 concerning her social and professional activities, family matters, and current events. Dunbar-Nelson's unpublished novel, This Lofty Oak (See Ser. II.1.c) is based on the life of Edwina Kruse. 78 items.

F. 213.

Series I.4. Paul Laurence Dunbar. Consists of a small group of miscellaneous letters to Paul Laurence Dunbar. Correspondents include his mother, Matilda Dunbar; his sister, Lillie Dunbar; P. Moore (Alice Dunbar-Nelson's mother); and Leila Moore. Of particular interest is a letter from Richard P. Hallowell (Buffalo, NY, 1900: January 9) which describes in detail the recruitment of blacks for the Union Army during the Civil War. 11 items.

F. 214.

Series I.5. Robert Nelson. Consists primarily of incoming letters from various newspaper editors with whom Nelson corresponded as editor of The Washington Eagle. The majority of the letters respond to Nelson's efforts to sell Alice Dunbar-Nelson's syndicated column to other papers. Also present are seven letters from Alice Dunbar-Nelson, and a typed obituary and card noting the death of Robert J. Nelson in February 1949. 30 items.

Series II. Diaries and Scrapbooks.

Ser. II.1. Diaries. Alice Dunbar-Nelson maintained an extensive daily diary from for much of her adult life and surviving examples are contained in the Alice Dunbar-Nelson Papers. A single diary has survived for the period 1906: [ca. February]-1907: [March 20]; however, eight separate diaries exist for the period July 30-December 31, 1921, and November 8, 1926-December 30, 1931.

All of the diaries are in extremely fragile condition and have generally been disbound and enclosed in folders. In addition, the diary for the period 1931: January 3 - December 30 has been cased and is shelved separately at the end of the papers. Clippings, posters, flyers, announcements, and other ephemeral material formerly laid into individual diaries are foldered separately and filed after the appropriate individual diary. Diaries are arranged in chronological order and each has been assigned an arbitrary diary number. Following is a description of the individual diary folder contents.

BOX 10

Diary No. 1.

F. 215. Bound diary. 1906: [ca. February] - 1907: [March 20]. 72 leaves.

Diary No. 2.

F. 216. [1921: July 30] - August 30. 24 leaves, 11 enclosures, 11 separate clippings.

F. 217. 1921: September 1 - October 1. 44 leaves, 10 enclosures, 10 separate clippings.

F. 218. 1921: [October 2] - October 30. 49 leaves, 19 enclosures, 31 separate clippings.

F. 219. 1921: November 1 - December 4. 48 leaves, 9 enclosures, 7 separate clippings.

F. 220. 1921: December 5 - December 31. 36 leaves, 4 enclosures.

BOX 11

Diary No. 3.

F. 221. 1922: July 10 - August 16. 26 leaves.

Diary No. 4.

F. 222. 1926: November 8 - December 31. 29 leaves.

Diary No. 5.

F. 223. 1927: January 1 - December 31. 153 leaves, 14 enclosures, 13 separate clippings.

Diary No. 6.

F. 224. 1928: January 1 - December 30. 218 leaves, 13 enclosures, 8 separate clippings.

Diary No. 7.

F. 225. 1929: January 2 - November 30. 166 leaves, 2 enclosures.

Diary No. 8.

F. 226. 1930: January 1 - December 31. 205 leaves, 4 enclosures, 3 separate clippings.

Diary No. 9.

Unfoldered. Housed in a phase box and shelved separately next to Box 11. 1931: January 3 - December 30. 221 leaves, 18 enclosures.

F. 227. Additional diary pages and ephemeral material which were laid in Dunbar-Nelson's 1931 diary.

F. 228. Undated diary entries and ephemera. Small group of autograph and typed diary entries and fragments from unidentified periods. 19 leaves, 16 separate clippings.

F. 229.

Series II.2. Diaries of Mary Leila Moore Young. Consists of three small diaries compiled by Mary Leila Moore Young, Alice Dunbar-Nelson's sister. 3 items.

1895: October 9 - 1896: March 26. Diary entries have been compiled into a small booklet with the printed title Harvard Hand-book. Vol VI.

1895: October 19 - 1898: December 29.

1901: January 1 - 1908: September. The bulk of the diary entries are for the full year 1901. Pages toward the end consist largely of financial accounts spanning 1902: January 4 - 1908: September.

Series II. 3. Scrapbooks. Consists of eight scrapbooks described individually below. 8 items.

BOX 12

F. 230 - F. 232. Scrapbook No. 1. [ca. 1890-1934], bulking 1896-1898. Scrapbook of clippings from a variety of newspapers, family memorabilia, and miscellaneous material compiled by Alice Dunbar-Nelson's sister, Mary Leila Moore Young, whose signature appears on the front endpaper. Included in the scrapbook are several letters and telegrams from Alice Dunbar-Nelson to Leila Young and other family members. Note: Material in these folders consists of photocopies of the original scrapbook. Original is in extremely fragile condition and shelved separately. The original may be consulted only with the approval of a librarian.

F. 233. Scrapbook No. 2. [1895]. Violets and Other Tales. Bound scrapbook containing newspaper clippings of reviews and articles relating to Alice Dunbar-Nelson's first book, Violets and Other Tales (Boston: Monthly Review, 1895). 16 leaves, including 2 extra leaves stapled in.

F. 234. Scrapbook No. 3. 1915. Women's suffrage scrapbook. Bound scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, most of which relate to the women's suffrage campaign, primarily in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region, in which Alice Dunbar-Nelson was active. Inside front cover contains the autograph note: "July 12 - November 3, 1915. Some Records, not all of `An Interesting Campaign.'" Photograph of Alice Dunbar-Nelson and "Votes for Women" stamp pasted onto the front cover.

BOX 13

F. 235. Scrapbook No. 4. 1926. "From a Woman's Point of View/Une femme dit." Pittsburgh Courier, January 2, 1926 - September 18, 1926. Alice Dunbar-Nelson wrote a column for the Pittsburgh Courier which was initially titled "From a Woman`s Point of View" and, later, "Une femme dit." This scrapbook consists of mounted clippings for these columns from the above period.

F. 236. Scrapbook No. 5. 1927. Bound notebook containing newspaper clippings of Alice Dunbar-Nelson's column "As in a Looking Glass," and other writings from The Washington Eagle for the period 1927: July 15 - October 28.

F. 237. Scrapbook No. 6. 1927-1928. Bound notebook containing newspaper clippings of examples of Alice Dunbar-Nelson's columns, including "As in a Looking Glass," "Little Excursions," and other writing, for the period 1927: October 28 - 1928: January 13.

F. 238 - F. 239. Scrapbook No. 7. 1927-1929. "As in a Looking Glass." The Washington Eagle, February 3, 1928 - August 30, 1929. Alice Dunbar-Nelson wrote a column for The Washington Eagle titled "As in a Looking Glass." This scrapbook consists primarily of mounted clippings and mimeographed transcripts of these.

F. 240. Scrapbook No. 8. 1929. Bound notebook containing newspaper clippings of Alice Dunbar-Nelson's columns "As in a Looking Glass," and other articles written during the period 1929: September 6 - December 7.

Series II. 4. Record books. Consists of a bound datebook and three bound volumes containing Alice Dunbar-Nelson's detailed records of books she has read. Record books are unfoldered and shelved separately next to Box 13. 4 items.

No. 1. Bound commercial datebook with the printed title The Charles Dickens Birthday Book. Bears the autograph signature "Alice Ruth Moore New York 1897" on the verso of the title page. Contains names and birthdates of various individuals. Also includes several loose pages with names and dates laid in.

No. 2. Bound record book with the printed title Books I Have Read (NY: Dodd, Mead, 1905) containing Alice Dunbar-Nelson's autograph listing of and index to books she has read. The book bears her autograph signature and is dated "June, 1906."

No. 3. Bound commercial blank-book containing Alice Dunbar-Nelson's record of books she read during the period 1916: July 29 - 1931: March 4. Includes an author index. Also contains several pages detailing Alice Dunbar-Nelson's daily calendar over several periods. The signature "Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar-Nelson, 96 French Street, Wlimington, Delaware" appears on the front endpaper.

No. 4. Bound commercial blank-book containing Alice Dunbar-Nelson's record of books she has read for the period 1932: March 12 - October 25.

Series III. Manuscripts. Consists of the manuscripts of Alice Dunbar-Nelson organized by genre and arranged alphabetically by title within each genre, with the exception of her novels which are arranged chronologically. Also included with this series is a small group of manuscripts by other authors.

BOX 14

Series III. 1. Novels. Consists of autograph and typescript drafts of Alice Dunbar-Nelson's novels. 7 items.

a. The Confessions of a Lazy Woman.

F. 241. [Untitled]. [n.d.]. AMs and ts, 78 p. paginated irregularly, 4-87. Appears to be the original draft of this short novel written in the form of a diary.

F. 242. The Confessions of a Lazy Woman. 1903. Ts, ca. 107 p. Accompanied by Alice Dunbar-Nelson's typed cover note dated 1903: November 14.

b. A Modern Undine.

F. 243. [Untitled]. [n.d.]. AMs, 45 p., 24 leaves. Autograph draft containing numerous corrections, accompanied by 2 pp. of autograph notes.

F. 244. A Modern Undine. [n.d.]. Ts [carbon] and ts, 88 p.

c. This Lofty Oak.

F. 245 - F. 247. This Lofty Oak. [ca. 1932]. Ts, 334 p., paging is irregular. Early draft of the novel with extensive autograph and typed corrections. Includes Alice Dunbar-Nelson's notes and structural outline of the novel. This draft also includes an additional title page bearing an alternate title, Frederika: The Story of a Life. The novel is based on the life and career of Edwina Kruse, the founding principal of Howard High School in Wilmington, Delaware, and a close friend of Alice Dunbar-Nelson, whose letters are housed in Series I.3.

BOX 15

F. 248 - F. 255. This Lofty Oak. [n.d.]. Ts, 571 p.

BOX 16

F. 256 - F. 259. This Lofty Oak. [n.d.]. Ts [carbon], 571 p.

Series III. 2. Short Fiction. Consists of manuscripts of Alice Dunbar-Nelson's short stories. Arranged alphabetically by title. ca. 100 items.

BOX 17

F. 260. As Told Over a Typewriter. [n.d.] AMs, 12 p. Signed.

F. 261. At Mandeville. [n.d.] Ts, 10 p. With autograph corrections. Signed "Monroe Wright," a probable pseudonym of Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Accompanied by Ts fragment, 2 p. Also accompanied by AMs fragment, 7 p.

F. 262. The Ball Dress. 1900: January 9. AMs, 5 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 263. The Ball Dress. [ca. 1900]. Ts [mimeo], 10 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 264. The Basket of Roses. [n.y.: July 31. AMs, 5 p. With autograph corrections. Signed "A.D. July 31".

F. 265. Beulah & Lulu. 1897: October 14. AMs, 5 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 266. The Bicycle Race. [n.d.] Ts, 7 p. With autograph corrections. Signed "Monroe Wright," a probable pseudonym of Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

F. 267. The Bottle Man. 1897: July 15. AMs, 4 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 268. By Paths in the Quaker City. [n.d.] Ts, 2 p. Typed signature of "Al Dane," a known pseudonym of Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

F. 269. By Paths in the Quaker City. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 2p. With autograph corrections. Typed signature of "Al Dane," a known pseudonym of Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

F. 270. By Paths in the Quaker City. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 2p. With autograph corrections. Typed signature of "Al Dane," a known pseudonym of Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

F. 271. The Carcarasco Seed. [n.d.] AMs, 2 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 272. The Child is Father to the Man. [n.d.] Ts, 15 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 273. Cupid and the Phonograph. [n.d.] Ts, 13 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 274. The Decision. [n.d.] Ts, 6 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 275. The Delegate from Adamsboro. [n.d.] Ts, 17 p. Signed, with autograph corrections. Accompanied by AMs fragment. 4 p.

F. 276. Dewey. 1900: January 11. AMs, 5 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 277. Dewey. ca. 1900. Ts [mimeo], 10 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 278. Dexter. 1934. AMs, 14 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 279. Dexter Makes His Debut. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 7 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 280. Dexter's Debut. [n.d.] Ts, 8 p. Signed, with autograph corrections. Accompanied by AMs fragment, 1 p.

F. 281. The Downfall of Abe Powers. [n.d.] Ts [mimeo], 10 p. With autograph corrections. Accompanied by AMs fragment, 7 p.

F. 282. The Drum in the Forest. [n.d.] Ts, 4 p. Accompanied by a typescript (3 pp.) memorandum pertaining to plans for a collection of African Folk-lore, in which this story was to be included under the title "The Alo Man."

F. 283. Edouard. [n.d.] AMs, 6 p. With autograph corrections. Accompanied by two AMs fragments, 1 p. each, and one Ts fragment, 1 p.

F. 284. Elisabeth. [n.d.] Ts, 12 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 285. Ellen Fenton. [n.d.] Ts [mimeo], 19 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 286. Ellen Fenton. [n.d.] Ts, 19 p. Signed, with autograph corrections. Accompanied by AMs fragment, 5 p.

F. 287. Esteve, the Soldier Boy. [ca. 1900]: March 5-6. AMs, 5 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 288. A False Premise. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 22 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 289. The Fate of a Coquette. 1899: January 14. AMs, 5 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 290. The Fate of a Coquette. [ca. 1899]. Ts [mimeo], 12 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 291. Finish of Patsy Barnes. [n.d.] Ts, 4 p. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 292. A Foreordained Affair. [n.d.] Ts, 12 p. Signed, with autograph corrections. Accompanied by AMs fragment, 4 p.

F. 293. Four No Trumps. [n.d.] Ts, 4 p. With autograph corrections. Accompanied by Ts fragment, 2 p.

F. 294. Four No Trumps (untitled). [n.d.] Ts, 4 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 295. Frances' Party Dress. [n.d.] Ts, 7 p. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 296. A Frenchtown Interlude. [n.d.] Ts, 18 p. Signed, with autograph corrections and affixed insertions.

F. 297. A Frenchtown Interlude. [n.d.] AMs, 11 p. With

autograph corrections. Accompanied by AMs fragment, 4 p.

BOX 18

F. 298. Ye Game and Playe of Chesse, Being One of a Number of Strange Happenings at Hamilton on-the-Bay. [n.d.] Ts, 10 p. With autograph corrections. Signed "Monroe Wright," a probable pseudonym of Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

F. 299. George Brenton: Artist. [n.d.] Ts, 15 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 300. The Gods Save Hadley. [n.d.] Ts, 5 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 301. The Heathen. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 9 p. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 302. Helma. 1899: October 27. AMs, 13 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 303. Her First Love Letter. [n.d.] Ts, 4 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 304. Her First Love Letter. [n.d.] Ts, 4 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 305. Hilma. ca. 1899. Ts, 25 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 306. His Great Career. [n.d.] Ts, 4 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 307. His Great Career. [n.d.] Ts, 4 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 308. His Hearts Desire. [n.d.] AMs, 5 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 309. His Hearts Desire. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 7 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 310. His Hearts Desire. [n.d.] Ts, 9 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 311. Hope Deferred. [n.d.] Ts, 10 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 312. How the Gods Saved Hadley. [n.d.] Ts, 7 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 313. In the American Legation. [n.d.] Ts, 9 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 314. In the American Legation. [n.d.] Ts, 10 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 315. In the American Legation. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 10 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 316. In the Foot-hills. [n.d.] Ts, 8 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 317. In the Hills. [n.d.] Ts, 6 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 318. Leslie, the Choir Boy. [n.d.] Ts [mimeo], 10 p. With autograph corrections. Accompanied by autograph fragment, 4 p.

F. 319. A Literary Woman. [n.d.] Ts [mimeo], 20 p. With autograph corrections. Accompanied by autograph fragment, 6 p.

F. 320. A Literary Woman. [n.d.] Ts, 22 p. With autograph corrections. Accompanied by autograph fragment, 1 p.

F. 321. The Little Fir Tree Finds His Work. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 8 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 322. A Little Mother. [n.d.] AMs, 3 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 323. A Little Mother. [n.d.] AMs, 3 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 324. The Long Beach. [n.d.] Ts, 8 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 325. The Mayoralty Election. [n.d.] Ts, 17 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 326. The Mayoralty Election. [n.d.] AMs, 17 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 327. The Missing Copy. [n.y.]: July 12. AMs, 6 p.

F. 328. Miss Tillman's Protege (untitled). 1899: January 12. AMs, 5 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 329. Miss Tillman's Protege. ca. 1899. Ts [mimeo], 9 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 330. Mrs. Newlywed and Her Servants. ca. 1900. Ts, 6 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

BOX 19

F. 331. Natalie. [n.d.] Ts, 17 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 332. No Sacrifice. ca. 1928-31. Ts [carbon], 27 p. With autograph corrections. Accompanied by Ts fragment, 1 p.

F. 333. No Sacrifice. ca. 1928-31. Ts, 28 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 334. On the Bayou Bridge. [n.d.] Ts, 8p. With autograph corrections.

F. 335. One Gallon of Cream. [n.d.] AMs, 7 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 336. Our Appointment. [n.d.] Ts, 10 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 337. Our Appointment. [n.d.] Ts, 10 p. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 338. Our Appointment. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 10 p. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 339. The Passing of Mr. Wm. Montmorency Briggs. [n.d.] AMs, 4 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 340. The Passing of Mr. William Montmorency Briggs. [n.d.] Ts [mimeo], 8 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 341. The Pearl in The Oyster. 1900 [?]: July 21. AMs, 17 p. With autograph corrections. Accompanied by tear-sheets from The Southern Workman, in which the story appeared.

F. 342. The Pink Pitcher. [n.d.] AMs, 15 p. Signed.

F. 343. The Pink Pitcher. [n.d.] Ts, 8 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 344. Red Heart Clover. [1897: June 29] autograph fragment, 8 p. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 345. [The Revenge of James Brown]. [ca. 1929]. AMs, 5 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 346. The Revenge of James Brown. [ca. 1929]. Ts [carbon], 10 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 347. The Revenge of James Brown. Tearsheets from unidentified newspaper mounted onto paper, 4 p. Bears autograph corrections in the hand of Alice Dunbar-Nelson and appears to have been used as a setting copy or proof.

F. 348. St. John's Eve. 1900: February 26. AMs, 6 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 349. St. John's Eve. ca. 1900. Ts, 12 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 350. A Second Hand Desk. [n.d.] AMs, 15 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 351. The Sight-seeing Class. [n.d.] AMs, 5 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 352. Spaulding's Scoop. [n.d.] Ts, 19 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 353. The Stones of the Village. [ca. 1900]. Ts, 42 p. With autograph corrections. Accompanied by autograph fragment, 13 p., dated "June 2, 1900. Wash. D.C."

F. 354. The Story of Little Boy Blue. [n.d.] autograph fragment, 3 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 355. Summer Session. [n.d.] Ts, 8 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 356. [Untitled]. [n.d.] AMs, 3 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 357. Witness for the Defense. [n.d.] Ts [mimeo], 14 p. With autograph corrections. Accompanied by a cover-sheet which appears to indicate that this story was to be included in a larger work. Also accompanied by autograph fragment, 4 p.

BOX 20

Series III. 3. Dramatic work. (Note: unless indicated otherwise, titles described are playscripts). Organized into two subseries: signed and identified work, and unattributed work presumed to be Alice Dunbar-Nelson's. 24 items.

a. Dramatic work signed or otherwise indentified as by Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

F. 358. The Author's Evening at Home. [ca. 1900]. Ts, 6 p. Signed. With autograph corrections. Previously titled "The Joys of Authorship."

F. 359. Gone White: A Play in Three Acts. [n.d.] Ts, 28 p.

F. 360. Gone White: A Play in Three Acts. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 28 p. Note: This draft bears the earlier title, "White Man."

F. 361. Gone White. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 28 p.

F. 362. Gone White. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 28 p.

F. 363. Love's Disguise. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 3 p. Synopsis of a screenplay.

F. 364. Love's Disguise. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 3 p. Synopsis of a screenplay.

F. 365. Mine Eyes Have Seen. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 7 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 366. Nine-Nineteen-Nine. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], AMs, 130 p. With autograph corrections. Appears to be a film treatment.

F. 367. Nine-Nineteen-Nine: A Motion Picture Play in Eleven Episodes [Screenplay]. [n.d.] Ts, ts [carbon], 77 p. Signed. With autograph corrections.

F. 368. [Nine-Nineteen-Nine]. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 3 p., with autograph corrections. Synopsis and outline of the screenplay. This draft is titled "Two-Two-Twenty-Two" and appears to be an early version of the script.

F. 369. A Pageant: The Negro in History. [n.d.] Ts, 13 p.

F. 370. Why Fifty Degrees is the Danger Point. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 3 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 371. Why Fifty Degrees in the Danger Point. [n.d.] Ts, 3 p. With autograph corrections.

b. Unattributed dramatic work, presumed to be by Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

F. 372. The American Crime [film script]. [n.d.] Ts [mimeo], 16 p. Bound into light green wrappers.

F. 373. The Choice of Youth. [n.d.] Ts, 10 p. With autograph corrections and listing of cast members.

F. 374. The Choice of Youth. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 5 p. With autograph corrections and listing of cast members.

F. 375. Columbus: A Play in Three Acts, written and produced by the Fifth Grade of the Industrial School for Colored Girls. 1926. Ts [carbon], 9 p.

F. 376. Down Honolulu Way. [n.d.] AMs, 28 p. With autograph corrections. Note: this draft is untitled.

F. 377. Down Honolulu Way. [n.d.] Ts, 17 p. With autograph corrections and cast listing.

F. 378. The Messenger. 1917: April 5. Ts, 6 p. With autograph corrections. Accompanied by AMs synopsis and list of characters, 12 p. Note: autograph notation "B. David" appears at the top of p. 1.

F. 379. The Messenger. 1917: April 5. Ts, 6 p. With autograph corrections. Accompanied by Ts "order of music," 2 p., with autograph notation, "Miss Young," at the top of first page.

F. 380. The Quest: A Play For Schools. [n.d.] Ts, ts [carbon], 14 p.

F. 381. The Thanksgiving Fair at Punkinville. [n.d.] Ts, 13 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 382. Twas Ever Thus: A Familiar Scene. 1895. Ts [carbon], 6 p. Coversheet bears the note "Phyllis Wheatley Club 1895," and the signature "Leila Moore."

BOX 21

Series III. 4. Essays and Nonfiction. Consists of manuscripts of essays and other nonfiction writing by Alice Dunbar-Nelson, primarily written for publication in newspapers and periodicals. Also includes occasional pieces which appear to be Dunbar-Nelson's student work, as well as work which appears to have been written for presentation as speeches or papers. 39 items.

F. 383. All Saint's Day. [n.d.] AMs, 14 p. Signed.

F. 384. Big Quarterly in Wilmington, Delaware. [ca. 1932?] Ts, 10 p. Typed signature. With autograph corrections. Accompanied by tearsheets from the Wilmington Every Evening, August 27, 1932, in which the story appeared.

F. 385. Brass Ankles Speaks. [n.d.] Ts, 10 p. With autograph corrections. Signed "Adele Morris."

F. 386. The Carnival in New Orleans. [n.d.] AMs, 16 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 387. The Compensation of a Teacher of English. [n.d.] Ts, 8 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 388. The Cup of Sorrow. [n.d.] Ts, 11 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 389. Estavanico. 1922: January 28. Printer's Plate for publication of this piece in "Wilmington Advocate."

F. 390. Education of the Negro. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 10 p. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 391. Exploitation of the Negro Woman in Industry. 1931: April 25. Ts, 7 p. Unsigned with autographed notes and corrections.

F. 392. The French Street Herald. [n.y.]: July 19. Ts, 3 p. With autograph corrections. Dateline reads "Aliceruth Dunbar-Nelson, Special Correspondent, Wilmington, Del. July 19."

F. 393. Giotto. [1902: September 18] Ts, AMs, 15 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 394. Market People in Washington. 1900: May 24. Ts [mimeo], 6 p. Signed, with auto corrections.

F. 395. The Modern Bastille. [n.d.] AMs, 19 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 396. My Brother Remember. [n.d.] Ts, 3 p. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 397. The Negro a Peon in the Southern States. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 8 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 398. The Negro and International Peace. [n.d.] 2 copies. Ts [carbon], 4 p. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 399. The Negro in America. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 14 p. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 400. [Paul Laurence Dunbar]. 1906: March 10. Ts, 5 p. Unsigned and unattributed. Untitled biographical essay written shortly after the death of Paul Laurence Dunbar.

F. 401. The Poet and His Song. [n.d.] Ts, 18 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 402. The Poet and His Song. [n.d.] Ts, 18 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 403. The Poet-Scientist. [n.d.] Ts, 8 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 404. Report of Cases Examined in Psychology 30, July 21 to August 8, 1919. [n.d.] Ts, 40 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 405. Romances of the Negro in American History. [n.d.] Ts, 13 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

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F. 406. Spenser and Milton in Wordsworth. [n.d.] Ts, 21 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 407. Spenser, Milton, and Wordsworth. [n.d.] Ts, 21 p. Signed, with autograph corrections. Accompanied by autograph fragment, 6 p. and notes, 21 p.

F. 408. Spenser, Milton, and Wordsworth (untitled). [n.d.] Ts, 9 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 409. Steering Through a Crisis. [n.d.] Ts, 12 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 410. The Tenth American. [n.d.] Ts, 5 p. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 411. [Three Views of the Negro]. [ca. 1929]. Ts, 5 p. With autograph corrections. Written on the verso of American Interracial Peace Committee stationary on which is printed a mimeographed letter dated "May 9, 1921."

F. 412. Three Views of the Negro. [ca. 1929] Ts [carbon], 6 p. Typed signature.

F. 413. The Training of a Teacher of English. [n.d.] AMs, 16 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 414. The Training of a Teacher of English. [n.d.] Ts, 8 p. With autograph corrections.

F. 415. The Training of a Teacher of English. [n.d.] Ts, 9 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 416. [Untitled]. [n.d.] Ts, 1 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 417. [Untitled]. [n.d.] Ts, 6 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 418. Why I am a Democrat in 1924. 1924. Ts [carbon], 13 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 419. Why I Like Jane Austin. 1903: December 12. Ts, 5 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 420. William Blake. 1904: February 27. Ts, 12 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

F. 421. With the Soldiers in France. [n.d.] Ts, 15 p. With autograph corrections. Unsigned and unattributed.

F. 422. Wordsworth's Use of the Miltonic Word. 1909: July 10. Ts, 14 p. Signed, with autograph corrections.

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Series III. 5. Poetry. Consists of manuscripts of Alice Dunbar-Nelson's poetry. Arranged alphabetically by title. Unidentified titles have been entered by first line and designated (fl). 67 items.

F. 423.

And the lights gleamed gold o'er the river cold (fl). [n.d.] AMs., 1 p., with autograph corrections.

Around his peoples raged a fiery mane [?] (fl). [n.d.] AMs, 1 p. With autograph corrections.

Ayn, I cannot forget it, aeons it seems ago (fl). [n.d.] AMs, 1 p.

Ballad. [n.d.] AMs, 2 p. With autograph corrections.

Cano (I Sing). [n.d.] Ts, 1 p. With autograph corrections.

Cano (I Sing). [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 1 p.

The Chalice. [n.d.] Ts, 1 p., with autograph correction. Right-hand portion of the page is missing.

A Common Plaint. [n.d.] Ts, 2 p. Signed on the bottom of p. 2. Autograph notation "Smart Set" appears on p. 1

A Dance. [n.d.] Ts, 1 p. Signed.

Forest Fire. [n.d.] Ts, 1 p. Typed signature at bottom.

The Gallery God (untitled). [n.d.] Ts, 1 p.

The Gallery God. [n.d.] Ts, 1 p. Signed.

The Gift. [n.d.] Ts, 1 p. With autograph corrections.

The Gift. [n.d.] Ts, 1 p. Signed.

F. 424.

Harlem John Henry Views the Armada. [ca. 1932]. AMs, ts, 24 p. 5 drafts accompanied by tearsheets (2 p.) from an issue of The Crisis (January 1932), in which the poem was printed.

F. 425.

High-up near the opera roof I sit (fl). [n.d.] Ts,

1 p.

Hymn of the Christian's Faith. [n.d.] AMs, 2 p.

I am an American! [n.d.] AMs, 1 p. Signed. Heading reads "Completion of `I am an American' by Elias Lieberman in Lewis & Roland 8th Reader." Christmas sticker pasted onto upper-right corner.

I am an American. [n.d.] Ts, 1 p. Typed signature.

I gaze into a dull unlovely street (fl). [ca. 1929]. AMs, 1 p. Written on verso of printed letter to Alice Dunbar-Nelson from Harry A. Mackey, dated March 28, 1929.

I know not now, nor shall I ever Know (fl). [n.d.] Ts, 1 p.

I sought a heart all fond and true (fl). 1897: February 8. AMs, 1 p. Verso contains an autograph draft of a poem on the letterhead of the National Association of Colored Women.

I will not send you a gloomy card (fl). [n.d.] AMs, 1 p.

In the good old days of old when knights rode forth (fl). 1929: April 23. Ts, ts [carbon], 2 p. 2 drafts. Ts draft bears autograph corrections and is dated "April 23, 1929." The carbon draft is undated and bears a typed signature at the bottom.

Judgement Day. [n.d.] AMs, 2 p.

The light hangs over the mountains-top (fl). 1900: February 26. AMs, 2 p. With autograph corrections.

The Lights of Carney's Point. [n.d.]. Ts, 2 p. 2 drafts. Both drafts bear the author's typed signature; one draft is also signed at the top right.

Like fire your kisses burn my lips (fl). [n.d.] AMs, 1 p.

A Little Bird Sings. [ca. 1902?] Ts, 1 p. Signed.

Little Roads. ca. 1931. Ts, 1 p. Typed signature.

Little Roads. ca. 1931. Ts [carbon], 1 p. Typed signature. Accompanied by tear sheet from The Dunbar News (11 March 1931), in which the poem appeared.

Little White Daisy. [n.y.]: July 8. AMs, 2 p. With autograph corrections.

Lord keep my soul from bitterness and sting (fl). [n.d.] AMs, 1 The p. With autograph corrections.

[The Lovers]. [n.d.] AMs, 1 p. With autograph corrections. Bears earlier title of "The Winds."

The Lovers. [n.d.] AMs, 1 p. With autograph corrections.

The Lovers. [n.d.] Ts, 1 p. Signed.

F. 426.

Oh, Drink then deep of the purple wine (fl). [n.d.] AMs, 1 p. With autograph corrections. Autograph draft of "Like fire your kisses burn my lips" on verso.

One thing was missing in the violet gloom (fl). [n.d.] Ts, 1 p.

[The Picture]. [ca. 1929]. AMs, 1 p. With autograph corrections. Written on the verso of a printed letter from the Mayor of Philadelphia, Harry A. Mackey, to Alice Dunbar-Nelson, dated 1929: March 28.

The Picture. 1929: June 12. Ts, 1 p.

Possession. [n.d.] AMs, 1 p.

A Prayer. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], 1 p. Typed signature at the bottom.

The Proletariat Speaks. [n.d.] Ts, 2 p. With autograph corrections. Written on the letterhead of the National Negro Press Association.

The Proletariat Speaks. [n.d.] Ts [carbon], Ts. 2 p. Typed signature.

A Rainy Day. [n.y.]: July 8. AMs, 1 p.

The Republic Book V. [n.d.] AMs, 1 p.

Sing High. 1900: February 26. AMs, 1 p. With autograph corrections.

Sonnet. [ca. 1935]. Ts [carbon], 2 p. 2 drafts. These drafts were typed following Alice Dunbar-Nelson's death in 1935 and include a biographical note at the bottom.

Sonnet on a Sonnet. 1918: May 28. AMs, 1 p.

Sorrow's Crown. [n.d.] Ts, 1 p. Signed.

Still from the Depths. [n.d.] Ts, 1 p. Signed.

Thou. 1899: January 6. AMs, 1 p. Signed "Alice to Paul. Jan 6, 1899. Ten Months Married."

To be alone (fl). [n.d.] AMs, 1 p.

To My Husband. [n.d.] AMs, 1 p.

To the west lie the great barren mountains (fl). [ca. 1899]. AMs, 4 p (single sheet folded). With autograph corrections. Written on the verso of a fragment of a letter from Paul Laurence Dunbar, dated "Harmon, Colorado. Sept 29th 1899," to "My Dear Billy."

You! Inez! 1921: February 16. AMs, 1 p. Signed. With autograph corrections.

F. 427. Unidentified and fragments. 6 items.

Series III. 6. Speeches, lectures, and radio broadcasts. 8 items.

F. 428. Address. 1895: October 28. Ts, 7 p. Typed signature. With autograph corrections. Heading reads "Mt. Zion Church, Oct. 28, 1895...N.O., La."

F. 429. [The Grievances of the Books]. 1897: April 7. AMs, 38 leaves (numbered 1-26, with half-pages). Signed, with autograph corrections. Notation at the bottom of p. 26 reads "St. Mark's Lyceum, Easter, 1897. Colored Home. N.Y. April 7, 1897."

F. 430. Paul Laurence Dunbar. 1932: October 6. Ts, 5 p. With autograph corrections. Apparently used in a radio broadcast for station WDEL.

F. 431. [Point of View of Women]. 1934: October 18. Ts, 2 p. Text of speech delivered at meeting of the South Philadelphia State Head Quarters [sic] Republican Party.

F. 432. Station KADN. Being a weekly Broadcast of Events, Big, Little and Otherwise, but all Vitally Interesting. [n.d.] Ts [mimeo], 2 p. Heading identifies Alice Dunbar-Nelson as the "station announcer."

F. 433. Station KADN. Being a weekly broadcast of events, Big, Little and Otherwise, but all interesting. [n.y.]: May 7. Ts [mimeo], 2 p. Heading identifies Alice Dunbar-Nelson as the "station announcer."

F. 434. [Untitled lecture]. [n.d.] AMs, 5 p. Original draft of a lecture outline on the topic of aesthetic education.

F. 435. [Untitled lecture]. [n.d.] Ts, 4 p., 2 leaves. Lecture outline on the topic of aesthetic education.

Series III. 7. Manuscript Notebooks. Consists of three bound notebooks containing drafts of Alice Dunbar-Nelson's writing. 3 items.

F. 436. Bound notebook, with Alice Dunbar's signature and "BOSTON" printed on the front cover. [1899-1900]. Includes autograph drafts of the following: "Juanita" (2 drafts), "A Tale of the Mardi Gras in New Orleans," records of Dunbar-Nelson's periodical submissions, drafts in shorthand of letters to various individuals, and miscellaneous notations. 29 leaves.

F. 437. Bound notebook. [1898]. Includes autograph drafts of the following: "La Juanita" (1898: July 6), "The Goodness of St. Rocque" [1898]: July 16, [Untitled story] (1898: July 16), "Mr. Baptiste" (1898: July 19), "The Fisherman at Pass Christian" (1898: July 22), "Sylves!" (1898: July 26), "A Distinguished Whist Game," (1898: October 8), shorthand drafts of letters to various individuals, and miscellaneous notations. 46 numbered leaves.

F. 438. Bound notebook with printed title "Composition Book" on front cover. [1896: October 8-18977: May 2]. Includes autograph drafts of the following: "The Leaden Soldiers," "The Photograph," "Le Bourgeois Gentlehomme" (Act 5), "The Red Heart Clover," "The Praline Woman," "River Wells," "Venice," "On the Brink," "Carnations," "The Fog," several unidentified fragments, and miscellaneous notations. 39 leaves.

Series III. 8. Miscellaneous Fragments. Consists of autograph and typescript fragments of miscellaneous prose works, including essays, fiction, and occasional letters, by Alice Dunbar-Nelson. 38 items.

F. 439. Autograph and typescript notes. 4 items, 5 leaves.

F. 440. Typescript fragment of an autobiographical sketch. 1 item, 4 leaves.

F. 441. Autograph and typescript notes and fragments. Includes a 2-page profile of Violet A. Johnson, founder of the Industrial Home for Working Girls, Summit, New Jersey. 7 items, 10 leaves.

F. 442. Autograph and typescript notes and fragments. Includes short biographical profiles of Judge Edward W. Henry and Alice Dunbar-Nelson, and an obituary of Patricia Moore. 14 items, 16 leaves.

F. 443. Autograph and typescript notes and fragments. Includes biographical profiles of Phyllis Wheatley and Alice Dunbar-Nelson, and a short essay titled "Delaware's Inconsistencies." 6 items, 6 leaves.

F. 444. Autograph fragments. 5 items, 5 leaves.

F. 445. Autograph horoscope of Alice Dunbar-Nelson, apparently done by Alice Bailey, whose signature appears at the bottom of the final page. 1 item, 4 leaves.

Series III. 9. Manuscripts by Others. Consists of a small group of manuscripts by other others which were in the possession of Alice Dunbar-Nelson. 11 items.

F. 446. [Dunbar, Paul Laurence]. An' de Walls Came Tumblin' Down: An Evening with Dunbar, [playscript] arranged by Lillian W. Voorhees and Olivia M. Hunter. [1926]. Ts, 50 p. Originally stapled into tan wrappers.

F. 447. [Dunbar, Paul Laurence]. An' de Walls Came Tumblin' Down: An Evening with Dunbar, [playscript] arranged by Lillian W. Voorhees and Olivia M. Hunter. [1926]. Ts [carbon], 41 p., with 2 additional blank sheets, originally bound into tan wrappers. Note: Accompanying the draft is a program describing the production as a dramatization from the work of Paul Laurence Dunbar presented by the Robeson Dramatic Club of Tougaloo College, December 17, 1926.

F. 448. [Dunbar, Paul Laurence]. [Untitled]. [n.d.] AMs, 3 p. Untitled prose fragment in Dunbar's hand on the subject of black soldiers serving during the American Civil War.

F. 449.

Dunbar, Paul Laurence. A Mess of Pottage [story]. [n.d.]. Tearsheet from The Saturday Evening Post, 1 p., mounted on paper. Appears to have been used as a proof or setting copy and bears blue pencil markings.

Dunbar, Paul Laurence. The Rivals [poem]. (1938: August?) Tearsheet proof. One-page fragment of the first portion of Dunbar's poem, "The Rivals," apparently used as a proof. Includes autograph textual corrections in an unidentified hand which vary from the published version in Majors and Minors. Unidentified signature appears on verso as well.

Harris, Joel Chandler. The Tar Baby [story]. [n.d.] Ts, 3 p. Appears to be a fair copy produced by an unidentified individual, possibly Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

Jason, W.C. The Three Graces [poem]. [ca. 1915]. Ts, 1 p. Autograph note at bottom of page explaining authorship and subject of the poem.

Kruse, Edwina. Parted [poem]. 1897: May. AMs, 2 p. Signed "E.H.K./Hampstead./May. 1897."

Young, Leila. Fifty Years of Freedom [essay]. [n.d.], 6 p. Appears to be a school essay; bears corrections in an unidentified hand, possibly her teacher's.

Addendum.

Washington, Booker T. Address of Booker T. Washington Before the Union Club, Brooklyn, February 12, 1896, on Abraham Lincoln [speech]. Ts, 5 p. Note: Filed with general correspondence in Series I.2., F. 140. Accompanies the letter of 1909: January 23, from Emmett J. Scott (Tuskegee Institute) to Alice Dunbar-Nelson).

Series IV. Published work. Consists of examples of Alice Dunbar-Nelson's published writing in periodicals and a substantial collection of clippings containing her published journalism.

BOX 24

Series IV. 1. Periodicals. Consists of a collection of periodicals listed below which contain Alice Dunbar-Nelson's writing or deal with subjects in which she was interested. Periodicals are housed individually in envelopes or folders within Box 24 and arranged alphabetically by title; they have not been assigned folder numbers. Oversize periodicals are shelved in the mapcase. Included with the periodicals is a small group of offprints and tearsheets containing additional examples of Alice Dunbar-Nelson's published writing. 22 items.

The A.M.E. Church Review. 30 (July 1913). Includes "What has the Church to offer the Men of Today," by Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Two copies.

The A.M.E. Church Review. 30 (October 1913). Includes "The Big Stick," by Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

The A.M.E. Church Review. 30 (January 1914). Includes "The Single Standard," by Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

The A.M.E. Church Review. 35 (July 1918). Includes "Let Me Live," by Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

The Annals of The American Academy of Political and Social Science. 90 (November 1928). Special issue titled "The American Negro." Front cover bears the signature of Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

Black Opals. 1 (Christmas 1928). No. 169 of 200 copies.

The Bumble Bee (Philadelphia). 1 (August 1919). 2 copies.

Collier's. 64 (22 November 1919).

The Carolina Magazine. 57 (May 1927). Negro number.

The Hampton Bulletin. 17 (February 1921). Entire issue consists of an essay by Robert T. Kerlin, "Contemporary Poetry of the Negro."

Journal of the Lodge. 7 (18 August 1894). Includes, "Womans Column," "Know Each Other," by Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

The Island Review. 7 (November, 1889). Includes "Some of the Work of the National Association of Colored Women," by Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

Negro Education. Bulletin 38 (1916). Offprint of a report titled "History of Negro Education in the United States.

Opportunity: Journal of Negro Life. 7 (January 1930). Includes a book review by Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

The Saturday Evening Quill. First number. (June 1928).

The Saturday Evening Quill. Third number. (June 1930).

The Southern Workman. 51 (February 1922). Includes "Negro Literature for Negro Pupils," by Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

Survey Graphic. 6 (March 1925). Lacking cover.

The Tuskegee Student. 18 (31 March 1906).

The Tuskegee Student. 32 (Christmas 1922). Includes "The Heathen, by Alice Dunbar-Nelson." 2 copies.

The Union (Cincinnati). 24 (30 April 1931). Includes a brief announcement for a speech by Alice Dunbar-Nelson.

The Watchword (Dayton, Ohio). 13 (6 March 1906). Includes cover illustration and several articles on Paul Laurence Dunbar. 2 copies.

The Watchword (Dayton, Ohio). 13 (3 April 1906). Includes a brief note (p. 218) regarding the 1906: March 6 article on Paul Laurence Dunbar.

BOX 25

Series IV. 2. Journalism. Consists of clippings of Alice Dunbar-Nelson's published journalism. In some cases original clippings in poor condition have been replaced with photocopies. (Note: This material supplements examples of Dunbar-Nelson's journalism in Series II. 3. Scrapbooks.) ca. 200 items.

F. 450. Little Excursions Week by Week. [ca. 1927]. Typescript mimeographed sheets containing Alice Dunbar-Nelson's column, "Little Excursions Week by Week." Appears to have been duplicated in this format for distribution to the members of The Associated Negro Press Syndication. 61 leaves.

F. 451. Little Excursions Week by Week. Photocopy of the originals in Folder 450. 61 leaves.

F. 452. As in a Looking Glass. 1926: October 8 - 1929: May 3. Set of clippings of Alice Dunbar-Nelson's column, "As in a Looking Glass," published in The Washington Eagle. Note: this folder contains photocopies of originals. Originals are in extremely fragile condition and are stored in mapcase. Originals may be consulted only with the permission of a librarian. 60 leaves.

F. 453. So It Seems. 1930: January 11 - 1930: May. Set of photocopied clippings of Alice Dunbar-Nelson's column, "So It Seems," from The Pittsburgh Courier. 24 leaves.

Series V. Miscellany.

BOX 26

Series V. 1. American Interracial Peace Committee. Consists of material relating to Alice Dunbar-Nelson's work with the American Interracial Peace Committee. Founded in Philadelphia in 1927 as an adjunct committee of the American Friends Service Committee, the American Interracial Peace Committee was concerned with bringing blacks and whites together in the cause of peace. Alice Dunbar-Nelson served as Executive Secretary of the Committee from 1928-1931.

F. 454. One folder of memoranda, notes, accounts, minutes and other material relating to Alice Dunbar-Nelson's work with the American Interracial Peace Committee. Also includes issues of The Bulletin, the newsletter which Alice Dunbar-Nelson edited for the committtee. 36 items.

F. 455 - 457. Scrapbook. Three folders of material (ca. 110 p., with additional items laid in) formerly bound into a scrapbook. Includes issues of The Bulletin, newspaper clippings, press releases, and announcements pertaining to activities of the American Interracial Peace Committee. The scrapbook appears to have been compiled by Alice Dunbar-Nelson as a record of the Committee's activities.

F. 458. Scrapbook bound into a green folder, consisting of mounted magazine clippings, typed poems, and commentary (15 pp., 13 leaves). Appears to have been compiled as a humorous tribute to Alice Dunbar-Nelson by her colleagues on the American Interracial Peace Committee.

BOX 27

F. 459.

Series V. 2. Photographs. Consists of a small group of photographs of Alice-Dunbar Nelson various family members, and unidentified individuals. 21 items.

F. 460 - F. 464.

Series V. 3. Miscellaneous material relating to Alice Dunbar-Nelson's professional and public service activities. Consists of material documenting Alice Dunbar-Nelson's speaking, organizational, and other professional and public service activities. Includes announcements, flyers, programs, press releases, ticket stubs, invitations, brochures, and other material. The bulk of the material concerns Alice Dunbar-Nelson's speaking engagements and public appearances. 98 items.

F. 465.

Series V. 4. Membership lists. One folder of typed membership lists for the Counsel of National Defense, and the Colored Women of Influence. Alice Dunbar-Nelson was active in both organizations. 2 items (14 pp.).

F. 466.

Series V. 5. General organizations and events. Miscellaneous ephemera relating to social and political organizations and events with which Alice Dunbar-Nelson was not directly involved. Includes announcements, invitations, flyers, brochures, and other material. 38 items.

F. 467 - F. 468.

Series V. 6. Theatrical and literary ephemera. Includes playbills, posters, brochures, ticket stubs, and other printed ephemera relating to various theatrical performances, recitals, lectures, and readings at which Alice Dunbar-Nelson presumably was in attendance. (Note: two oversize items are shelved in the mapcase). 45 items.

BOX 28

F. 469 - F. 472.

Series V. 7. Paul Laurence Dunbar. Four folders of miscellaneous material relating to Paul Laurence Dunbar. Consists of announcements, flyers, invitations, tearsheets, and other ephemeral materials relating to Paul Laurence Dunbar's public appearances. Also includes posthumous tributes and other material pertaining to Dunbar and his work. Included are a substantial number of clippings from newspapers following Dubar's death in 1906. Most of these are photocopies; however, some originals are present. 153 items.

F. 473 - F. 476.

Series V. 8. Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Clippings relating to the life and work of Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Consists primariliy of reviews of her books, newspaper accounts of her speeches and appearances, and occasional copies of her columns. Included is a folder of clippings containing her obituaries, and other articles written following her death. Clippings are generally photocopies; however, some originals are present.

BOX 29

Series V. 9. Educational memorabilia.

F. 477. Scrapbook. [ca. 1934]. Consists of newspaper clippings, mounted on paper, focusing on current events relating to Blacks in America. The material is divided into three topical sections (Social, Political, Economic) and was apparently used by Alice Dunbar-Nelson as a teaching or lecture aid. The material contains Alice Dunbar-Nelson's extensive autograph notes and annotations; additional material is laid in.

F. 478 - F. 479. Two folders of miscellaneous material relating to Alice Dunbar-Nelson's education, her career as a teacher, her appearances at various educational functions, and general educational material. 33 items.

BOX 30

F. 480 - F. 490.

Series V. 10. Personal and family miscellany. Includes documents such as receipts, bills, legal and medical documents; personal memorabilia, including greeting, birthday, and dance cards, ticket stubs, menus, calling cards, and other material. Also included is a folder (F. 481) of memorabila relating to Alice Dunbar-Nelson's 1931 lecture trip to Bermuda. 195 items.

Container List

Box 1. ADN - PLD Correspondence 1895-1897

Box 2. ADN - PLD Correspondence 1898: January - March

Box 3. ADN - PLD Correspondence 1898: April - 1900

Box 4. ADN - PLD Correspondence 1901 - [n.d.]

Box 5. General Correspondence 1897 -1910

Box 6. General Correspondence 1911 - 1930

Box 7. General Correspondence 1931 - 1942

Box 8. Edwina Kruse Correspondence 1907 - 1908: April

Box 9. Edwina Kruse Correspondence 1908: May - 1911: July

Paul Laurence Dunbar Correspondence 1908: May - 1901: November

Robert Nelson Correspondence

Box 10. Diaries and Scrapbooks. Diary No. 1. 1906 - 1907

Box 11. Diaries and Scrapbooks. Diary No. 4. 1926

Diaries and Scrapbooks. Diary No. 5. 1927

Diaries and Scrapbooks. Diary No. 6. 1928

Diaries and Scrapbooks. Diary No. 7. 1929

Diaries and Scrapbooks. Diary No. 8. 1930

Diaries and Scrapbooks. Diary No. 9. 1931 [cased]

Diaries and Scrapbooks. Diary No. 9. Supplementary.

Diaries and Scrapbooks. Diary No. [n.d.]

Diaries of Mary Leila Young. 1895: Oct - 1896: March Diaries of Mary Leila Young. 1895: Oct - 1898: Dec

Diaries of Mary Leila Young. 1901: Jan 1 - 1908: Sept

Box 12. Scrapbook No. 1. [ca. 1890-1934].

Scrapbook No. 2. Violets and Other Tales. 1895.

Scrapbook No. 3. 1915.

Box 13. Scrapbook No. 4. 1926.

Scrapbook No. 5. As in a Looking Glass. 1927

Scrapbook No. 6. 1927-1928

Scrapbook No. 7. 1928-1929

Scrapbook No. 8. 1929

Box 14. The Confessions of a Lazy Woman

A Modern Undine

This Lofty Oak

Box 15. This Lofty Oak

Box 16. This Lofty Oak

Box 17. Short Fiction. A - F

Box 18. Short Fiction. G - M

Box 19. Short Fiction. N - W

Box 20. Dramatic work

Box 21. Essays and nonfiction. A - R

Box 22. Essays and nonfiction. S - W

Box 23. Poetry

Speeches, addresses, and radio broadcasts

Miscellaneous fragments

Manuscripts by others

Box 24. Periodicals, offprints, tearsheets

Box 25. Journalism - clippings

Box 26. Miscellany

Box 27. Miscellany

Box 28. Miscellany

Box 29. Miscellany

Box 31. Envelopes for Ser. I.1. correspondence

Box 32. Original copy of Scrapbook No. 1

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