Wright, Richard Papers

Dates: 1935-1936. Size: 1 linear foot. Accession #1942/01. Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature. Richard Wright, author of Native Son and Black Boy, worked on the Federal Writers Project in Chicago. These papers contain manuscripts written while Wright worked on what became the “Negro in Illinois” study. They include typescript drafts of Ethnographical Aspects of Chicago’s Black Belt, Big Boy Leaves Home and Bibliography on Negro in Chicago. [Processed]