May 24, 2022

Schomburg Center/NYPL: “Archives of Groundbreaking Writers, Actors, Filmmakers, and Activists Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis, Ann Petry, Kathleen Collins, and Gertrude Hadley Jeannette, All Available for Research”

From The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture:

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is pleased to announce the latest milestones in its ongoing “Home to Harlem” initiative, which highlights materials and collections that tell the stories of those with a personal and cultural connection to the Black cultural capital.

The collections of six pioneering authors, filmmakers, and activists, including beloved best-selling authors Maya Angelou and Ann Petry will be fully available to the public. While already available for research, the collections of Angelou and Petry, as well as groundbreaking filmmaker Kathleen Collins and Gertrude Hadley Jeannette, thought to be the first woman to have a taxi cab license in New York City, have now been fully processed with updated finding aids. The newly added archives of actors and activists Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis is open to the public for the first time.

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