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Toomer, Jean, 1894-1967



  • Existence: 1894-12-26 - 1967-03-30


Jean Toomer was an American poet and novelist commonly associated with the Harlem Renaissance, though he actively resisted the association, and modernism.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Bifur archive, 1929-1931

Identifier: 1979-011
Scope and Contents

Archive of a Paris literary periodical published from 1929-1931 consists of correspondence from various individuals (including Aldington, Sherwood Anderson, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Eugene O'Neill, Jean Toomer, William Carlos Williams and Thornton Wilder) to Bifur's editor, Nino Frank. The correspondence is addressed to Frank unless otherwise noted and is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Dates: 1929 - 1931

Toomer, Jean

Identifier: 1988.012.1.231
Scope and Contents From the File:

Contents generally include: biographical information and drafts (often in multiple versions) of Ellmann's bio-commentary on each poet; selected poems by each author, photocopied from published sources; press cuttings of articles; rights and permissions to reprint poems; lists of corrections; and fragments of page proofs.

Dates: 1837 - 1990

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Authors, American -- Correspondence -- 20th century 1
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence 1
Special Collections -- Manuscripts -- Bifur archive. 1