Hurston, Zora Neale (1891 – 1960)

Hurston, Zora Neale

7 January 1891 – 28 January 1960

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Pertinent Archives:

University of Florida Libraries, Rare Books and Manuscripts Department (correspondence, manuscripts, financial records, leaflets, clippings, and other material) (

University of Florida, Oral History Project (interview with Arna Boutemps of Columbia University who discusses Hurston) (

Florida Historical Society, University of South Florida (biographical sketch in the manuscript “The Florida Negro”; interviews by workers in the Negro Writers’ Unit, which was directed by Hurston) (

Amistad Research Center (correspondence with Countee Cullen) (

Boston University, Mugar Memorial Library, Special Collections (letters to Dorothy West and photos) (



Legacy References:


Blount, Marcellus. “Review of Mary Helen Washington’s Invented Lives: Narratives of Black Women, 1860-1960s.” Legacy 5.1 (1988): 56-57.

Boyd, Anne E. “Review of Francesca Sawaya’s Modern Women, Modern Work: Domesticity, Professionalism, and American Writing, 1890-1950.” Legacy 22.1 (2005): 88. [LION]

Davis, Cynthia J. “Review of Claudia Tate’s Psychoanalysis and Black Novels: Desire and the Protocols of Race.” Legacy 16.2 (1999): 209-10. [GW] [LION]

Johnson, Rochelle. “Review of eds. Thomas S. Edwards and Elizabeth De Wolfe’s Such News of the Land: US Women Nature Writers.”Legacy 19.2 (2002): 261-62. [GW] [LION]

Kent, Holly M. “Review of ed. Janet Badia and Jennifer Phegley’s Reading Women: Literary Figures and Cultural Icons from the Victorian Age to the Present.” Legacy 25.1 (2008): 175-77. [LION]