The collection is primarily made up of notes for lectures that he gave and classes that he taught, drafts of essays and books he was working on, some books and literary journals, and some correspondence.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Robert Bone Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers procesed lt 2013.
2015-01-20 xml document instance created by Adrien Hilton
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
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Bone was a scholar of African-American literature and a professor of English at Columbia University from 1965-1990. He received his master's degree in American Studies and his doctorate from Yale University. He coined the term "Black Chicago Renaissance" and was the author of The Negro Novel in America, and Down Home: A History of Afro-American Short Fiction from its Beginnings to the End of the Harlem Renaissance.