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Rudolph Fisher papers

Brown University Archives

Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
email: hay@brown.edu

Inventory

Series 1. Writings
2.0 boxes
Box 1-3

Container Description Date
Box 1, Folder 1 Book Review: "Black No More" by G. Schuyler, New York Herald Tribune
1931 February 1
Box 1, Folder 2 Book Review: "Black No More" by George Schuyler: Typed Manuscript
Box 1, Folder 3 Book Review: "Infants of the Spring" by Wallace Thurman, New York Herald Tribune
1932 February 21
Box 1, Folder 4 Book Review: "One Way to Heaven" by Countee Cullen, New York Herald Tribune
1932 February 28
Box 1, Folder 5 Book Review: "Gingertown" by Claude McKay, New York Herald Tribune
1932 March 27
Box 1, Folder 6 "Across the Airshaft:" Typed Manuscript
Box 1, Folder 7 "Across the Airshaft:" Typed Manuscript
Box 1, Folder 8 "Across the Airshaft:" Typed Manuscript
Box 1, Folder 9 "Across the Airshaft:" Typed Manuscript (Photocopy)
Box 1, Folder 10 "The Backslider:" As Published in McClure's
1927 August
Box 1, Folder 11 "Blades of Steel:" Typed Manuscript
Box 1, Folder 12 "The Caucasian Invades Harlem:" Typed Manuscript
Box 1, Folder 13 "The City of Refuge:" Typed Manuscript with Edits
Box 1, Folder 14 "The Common Meter:" Typed Manuscript
Box 1, Folder 15 "The Common Meter:" As Published in the Illustrated Featrue Section of the Negro News Syndication
1930 February
Box 1, Folder 16 "The Complexion of Negro Night-Clubs:" As Published in Harper's Bazaar
1926 April
Box 1, Folder 17 "Dust:" Typed Draft with Edits
Box 1, Folder 18 "The Emancipation of Science:" Typed Manuscript
Box 1, Folder 19 "The Emancipation of Science:" Typed Manuscript (Photocopy)
Box 1, Folder 20 "Ezekiel:" As Published in Junior Red Cross News
1932 Mar
Box 1, Folder 21 "Ezekiel Learns:" As Published in Junior Red Cross News
1933 February
Box 1, Folder 22 "Fire By Night:" Typed Manuscript
Box 1, Folder 23 "Guardian of the Law:" As Published in Opportunity
1933 March
Box 1, Folder 24 "Harlem, The Negro Metropolis:" Typed Manuscript
Box 1, Folder 25 "Harlem, The Negro Metropolis:" Typed Manuscript (Photocopies)
Box 1, Folder 26 "High Yaller:" As Published in The Crisis
1925 October
Box 1, Folder 27 "High Yaller:" Illustrated by Laura Wheeler as Published in The Crisis
1925 November
Box 1, Folder 28 "Incident in Harlem, or Perryn Joel Passes:" Typed Draft with Edits
Box 1, Folder 29 "The Lindy Hop:" Handwritten Manuscript with Edits
Box 1, Folder 30 "The Lindy Hop:" Handwritten Manuscript with Edits (Photocopy)
Box 1, Folder 31 "The Lindy Hop:" Typed Draft with Edits
Box 1, Folder 32 "The Lindy Hop:" Typed Draft with Edits (Photocopy)
Box 1, Folder 33 "The Lindy Hop:" Typed Manuscript
Box 1, Folder 34 "The Lindy Hop:" Typed Manuscript (Photocopy)
Box 1, Folder 35 "The Lost Love Blues:" Typed Draft with Edits
Box 1, Folder 36 "The Lost Love Blues:" Typed Manuscript
Box 1, Folder 37 "The Lost Love Blues:" Typed Manuscript (Photocopy)
Box 1, Folder 38 "The Man Who Passed:" Typed Draft with Edits
Box 1, Folder 39 "The Man Who Passed:" Typed Draft with Edits (Photocopy)
Box 1, Folder 40 "Miss Cynthie:" Typed Draft with Edits
Box 1, Folder 41 "Miss Cynthie:" Typed Draft with Edits (Photocopy)
Box 1, Folder 42 "Miss Cynthie:" Typed Manuscript
Box 1, Folder 43 "Miss Cynthie:" As Published in Story
1933 June
Box 2, Folder 1 "One Month's Wages:" Typed Manuscript
Box 2, Folder 2 "One Month's Wages:" Typed Manuscript (Photocopy)
Box 2, Folder 3 "Passing for Black: An Incident in Harlem:" Typed Manuscript
Box 2, Folder 4 "Passing for Black: An Incident in Harlem:" Typed Manuscript (Photocopies)
Box 2, Folder 5 "The Perfect Understanding:" Typed Manuscript
Box 2, Folder 6 "The Perfect Understanding:" Typed Manuscript (Photocopy)
Box 2, Folder 7 "The Promised Land:" Typed Draft with Edits
Box 2, Folder 8 "Ringtail, or Cyril Sebastian Best:" Typed Draft with Edits
Box 2, Folder 9 "Skeeter:" Handwritten Manuscript
Box 2, Folder 10 "Skeeter:" Handwritten Manuscript (Photocopy)
Box 2, Folder 11 "Skeeter:" Typed Draft with Edits
Box 2, Folder 12 "Skeeter:" Typed Draft with Edits (Photocopy)
Box 2, Folder 13 "War Hero:" Handwritten Incomplete Draft
Box 2, Folder 14 "White Writers of Current Black Fiction:" Handwritten Manuscript
Box 2, Folder 15 "White Writers of Current Black Fiction:" Handwritten Manuscript (Photocopy)
Box 3, Folder 1 The Walls of Jericho: Typed Draft with Edits
Box 3, Folder 2 The Walls of Jericho: Typed Draft with Edits (photocopy), pages 1-112
Box 3, Folder 3 The Walls of Jericho: Typed Draft with Edits (photocopy), pages 113-224
Box 3, Folder 4 The Walls of Jericho: Publication Draft with Edits
Box 3, Folder 5 The Walls of Jericho: Quarto Draft
Box 3, Folder 6 The Walls of Jericho: Publication Draft

Series 2. Correspondence
5.0 folders
Box 4

Subseries 1. Personal letters to and from Rudolph Fisher, 1921-1933
2.0 folders
Box 4

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 1 Personal Letters
1.0 folder
1921-1932
Box 4, Folder 2 Personal Letters
1.0 folder
1932-1933, undated

Subseries 2. Personal letters to and from the Fisher family, 1935-1983
1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 3

Subseries 3. Letters to and from publishers, 1926-1979
2.0 folders
Box 4

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 4 Letters to and from publishers
1926-1933
Box 4, Folder 5 Letters to and from publishers
1934-1979

Series 3. Publicity
13.0 folders
Box 4

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 6 The Walls of Jericho: Original Book Cover Art
Box 4, Folder 7 Book Review of The Walls of Jericho by Mary White Ovington
1928 September 21
Box 4, Folder 8 Advertisement for The Conjure-Man Dies, Publisher's Weekly
1932 July 9
Box 4, Folder 9 Newspaper Ad for The Conjure-Man Dies, New York Herald Tribune
1932 Jul 31
Box 4, Folder 10 Biography and Advertisement for The Conjure-Man Dies Book Jacket
Box 4, Folder 11 Playbill from "Conjur-Man Dies" at the Negro Theatre
1936 March 11
Box 4, Folder 12 Four Photographs from Performance of "The Conjure-Man Dies" at the Lafayette Theatre
1936 March 11
Box 4, Folder 13 Poster from "The Conjure-Man Dies" at the Lafayette Theatre
Box 4, Folder 14 Play poster of "The Conjure-Man Dies" at the Lafayette Theatre
Box 4, Folder 14 "The Conjure Man Dies:" Playbill from Karamu Theatre
Folder 4, Reel 16 Brochure for New York Public Library's Schomburg Collection
Box 4, Folder 17 Brief Biography written for New York Public Library Exhibit by Pearl Fisher
Box 4, Folder 17 "Rudolph Fisher's Unpublished Manuscripts: Description and Commentary" by Leonard J. Deutsch
Box 4, Folder 19 Brown University Transcript, A.B. 1915-1919 and A.M. 1920
1927 August 8
Box 4, Folder 20 Letters of Recommendation
1918 Nov 9, 1921 Jun 29
Box 4, Folder 21 Resume and Publications
1933
Box 4, Folder 22 Photograph of Unidentified People
Box 4, Folder 23 Photocopy of Photograph of an Annual Banquet of the Howard Medical Club of New York City
1931 May 01
Box 4, Folder 24 Army Death Announcements
1934 December 27
Box 4, Folder 25 Sympathy Telegram from Alain Locke
1934 December 27
Box 4, Folder 26 Sympathy Telegrams from Zora Neale Thurston and Countee Cullen
1934 December 27-28
Box 4, Folder 27 Sympathy Telegrams from Rousmanaier Alston and Hubert T. Delany
1934 December 27-29
Box 4, Folder 28 Sympathy Telegrams from Countee Cullen and Blanche and Alfred Knopf
1934 December 28-1935 January 2
Box 4, Folder 29 Funeral Service Music and Program
1934 December 29

Series 5. Family Papers
6.0 folders
Box 4

Subseries 1. Jane Ryder Fisher papers
1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 30

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 30 Copyright Renewal of The Conjure-Man Dies
1960 April 6

Subseries 2. Pearl Fisher
1.0 folder
Box 4, Folder 31

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 31 Estate of Pearl Fisher
1976 October 20

Subseries 3. Hugh Fisher
4.0 folders
Box 4

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 32 Letter to Hugh from unknown about "Katcha and the Devil"
Box 4, Folder 33 "Katcha and the Devil: A Musical Play"
1958
Box 4, Folder 34 Photocopy of "Katcha and the Devil"
Box 4, Folder 35 Hugh Fisher's Death Certificate
1964 July 2

Series 6. Newsclippings
17.0 folders
Box 4

Container Description Date
Box 4, Folder 36 Book Reviews of The Walls of Jericho
1928 August 5 - 1932 February 21
Box 4, Folder 37 Book Review of The Walls of Jericho, Opportunity
1928 November
Box 4, Folder 38 Article by Alain Locke in Opportunity, 1928: A Retrospective Review"
1929 January
Box 4, Folder 39 "The Left Hand of Rudolph Fisher," Providence Journal
1929 January
Box 4, Folder 40 "Dr. Fisher Pictures to Teachers of English Tragedy of Negro Attempting to be White," Boston Sunday Globe
1929 January
Box 4, Folder 41 "20,000 in New York Pass for White" and "Literary Drama in Colored," New York Post
1929 January
Box 4, Folder 42 "Pawtucket Club Hears Authority on Colored Race," Providence Bulletin
1929 January
Box 4, Folder 43 "A Bookman's Daybook," New York Sun
1929 January
Box 4, Folder 44 Book Reviews of The Conjure-Man Dies
1932 July 27 - 1933 January 1
Box 4, Folder 45 Obituary, New York Amsterdam News
1934 December 29
Box 4, Folder 46 Review of Karamu Theatre's The Conjure-Man Dies, Cleveland Plaindealer
1936 August 13
Box 4, Folder 47 "Lafayette Playgroup is on Top," New York Amsterdam News
1936 August 13
Box 4, Folder 48 New York Public Library exhibit of Rudolph Fisher, New York Amsterdam News
1951 May 12
Box 4, Folder 49 "Our People," New York Amsterdam News
1951 May 12
Box 4, Folder 50 WCBS-TV Series Exploring Stories of Langston Hughes and Rudolph Fisher
1970 March 14
Box 4, Folder 51 Review of An Anthology of American Negro Literature
Box 4, Folder 52 Photograph of Fisher and other writers, New York Amsterdam News