Project Tag: Federal Writers’ Project

Robert H. McNeill

Self-portrait by Robert McNeill African American, Documentary Photography, Federal Writers’ Project Robert H. McNeill (1917-2005) Robert H. McNeill was a renowned photographer of Black life and culture from the 1930s through the 1970s. Born in 1917 in Washington, DC, to Dr. William C. McNeill, a physician and medical educator and Mary A. McNeill, a DC …

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Arthur L. Campa, Sr.

Professor Arthur L. Campa, Sr. sits at his desk in his office in the Spanish Department at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico [1935?]. Image from Auraria Library via Denver Public Library Digital Collections. Mexican American, Folklore, Federal Writers’ Project,Cultural History Arthur L. Campa, Sr. (1905-1978) With the 1914 death of his …

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Sterling Allen Brown

Sterling [A.] Brown, Oct. 7 #119: [cellulose acetate photonegative and contact print, 1944]. Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.) (photographers). Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records, 1905-1994. Smithsonian Institution. African American, Federal Writers’ Project, Literature Sterling Allen Brown (1901-1989) Sterling Allen Brown was a renowned poet who documented and championed African American traditional culture in …

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Langston Hughes

Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964, photographer. 1936 Feb. 29. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Carl Van Vechten Collection, Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-92598 (b&w film copy neg.), LOT 12735, no. 540 [P&P] African American, Federal Writers’ Project, Literature Langston Hughes (1901-1967) Preeminent Harlem Renaissance writer James Mercer Langston Hughes made a lasting impression on American cultural …

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Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert

American Association of University Women-New Mexico. “Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert.” (1976). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/nm_women_aauw/8 Nuevo Mexicana, Folklore, Foodways, Federal Writers’ Project Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert (1894-1991) Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert’s pioneering work on folk foodways, folklore research, and cultural activism has served as an intellectual foundation for the study of Hispanic folklore in the Southwest. …

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María Adelina Isabel Emilia (Nina) Otero-Warren

Photographer unknown; public domain image Nuevo Mexicana, Folklore, Federal Writers’ Project, Activism, Education María Adelina Isabel Emilia (Nina) Otero-Warren (1881-1965) A woman of many talents and interests, Adelina “Nina” Otero Warren was a politician and advocate who advanced issues relevant to the early 20th-century nuevomexicano community. Otero Warren is best known outside of New Mexico …

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