Credits and Exhibit Sources

Main Exhibit Page | Quinn and the FOCA | Esther | Gregory Hall Guest Lecture


Exhibit Curators:
Jameatris Rimkus, Archivist for Reference & User Engagement, University of Illinois Archives
Rory Grennan, Archives Assistant, University of Illinois Archives

Special thanks to Dale Erdmeier, Undergraduate Assistant, University of Illinois Archives, for digital duplication of some archival materials used in this exhibit.


University of Illinois Archives

“Esther World Premiere”, March 17, 1957, School of Music Audio Department Sound Recordings, 1945-1992, Record Series 12/5/64, Box 209, Reels 1-4, Sousa Archives and Center for American Music.

“Readings from His Work,” Langston Hughes, March 18, 1957, Division of University Broadcasting Sound Recordings, 1927-1975, RS 13/6/5, Box 49, Disks 1207-1208, University of Illinois Archives.

College of Fine and Applied Arts Scrapbooks, 1929-59, Record Series 12/1/12, University of Illinois Archives.

Facility Planning and Management Office Building Photographs, 1868-2000, Record Series 24/5/14, University of Illinois Archives.

Festival of Contemporary Arts Programs & Announcements, 1948-1978, Record Series 12/1/806, Box 1, Contemporary Arts Festival 1957, University of Illinois Archives.

Photographic Subject File, 1868-2015, Record Series 39/2/20, University of Illinois Archives.

J. Kerker Quinn Papers, 1926-69, Record Series 15/7/30, University of Illinois Archives.


Hoddeson, Lillian, No Boundaries:  University of Illinois vignettes.  Urbana, IL:  University of Illinois Press, 2004.

Rampersad, Arnold, ed., The Collected Works of Langston Hughes.  Columbia, MO:  University of Missouri Press, 2004.

Rampersad, Arnold, The Life of Langston Hughes: Volume II: 1914-1967, I Dream a World.  Oxford University Press, 2001.


Jack Delano, “[Langston Hughes, half-length portrait, facing left],” 1942, Prints and Photographs Online Catalog, Library of Congress.

Daily Illini, 1874-1975, Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, University of Illinois Library.

Langston Hughes“. American National Biography Online.

Further Research
Primary sources related to Langston Hughes, beyond those featured in this exhibit.

Richard K. Barksdale Papers, 1929-92, Record Series 15/7/45, University of Illinois Archives.
Includes correspondence with Hughes, biographical material, and documentation of the Langston Hughes Society.

Langston Hughes Papers, 1862-1980, JWJ MSS 26, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

Langston Hughes Papers, Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature.

Langston Hughes Collection, 1926-1967, Sc Micro R-977, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library.