Simmons, Herbert Papers

Dates: 1961 Size: 1 linear foot. Accession #1961/02. Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature. Born in St. Louis in 1931, Herbert Simmons was one of the earliest Black crime genre writers. His protagonists fought the restrictive nature of white society toward Black men. His papers include galleys of Simmons’ novel Man Walking on Eggshells with author’s marginalia. [Finding aid]