BOX III. 19a– Writings by Dix – series - MIRANDY

Folder 19a of 22

93 items

Photocopies of newspaper clippings of the Mirandy articles that appeared in newspapers and magazines across the United States and in Great Britain between 1905 and 1911.
The writings expressed, in Negro dialect, their brand of “folk-wisdom” which might be seen today as demeaning to blacks, but in their day the Mirandy stories were popular enough to be regular features in such magazines as Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan. The Mirandy stories were compiled into two volumes; the first in 1914 and the second in 1925.
 
The newspaper and magazine articles are in folder III. 19, the photo copies of the articles are in folder III.19a, and the bibliographic information (handwritten in pencil on cards) are in folder III. 19b of the collection.

The listing below is a sample (20 of 93) of the titles photocopied.

1. “Mirandy on American Chivalry,” drawing by Gus Mager. American Journal Examiner, 1907.


2. “Mirandy on Art.” American Journal Examiner, 1906.


3. “Mirandy as an Aid to Matrimony.” American Journal Examiner, 1906.


4. “Mirandy on Bachelors.” American Journal Examiner, 1907.


5. “Mirandy on Being Good by Proxy,” drawing by Gus Mager. American Journal Examiner, 1907.


6. “Mirandy on Blessings in Disguise,” drawing by Gus Mager. American Journal Examiner, 1906.


7. “Mirandy on Buying a Hat," drawing by Merle Johnson. Chicago Evening American, Thursday, April 16, 1908.


8. “Mirandy on Comfort,” drawing by HB Marlin. American Examiner, 1907.


9. “Mirandy on Comparisons,” drawing by Merle Johnson, ns.,nd.


10. “Mirandy on Compulsonary Marriages," drawing by Merle Johnson. Chicago Evening American, Tuesday, December 14, 1909.


11. “Mirandy on Lovers’ Catechism,” drawing by TSA. American Journal Examiner, 1906.


12. “Mirandy Revising the Ten Commandements.” American Journal Examiner, 1911.


13. “Mirandy on the Advantages of Invalidism,” drawing by EW Kemble, ns.,nd.


14. “Mirandy on the Muck Rake,” drawing by Swinnerton. American Journal Examiner, 1906.


15. “Mirandy on the Scientific Estimate of Women,” drawing by Merle Johnson. Chicago Evening American, December 21, 1909.


16. “Mirandy on Vanity,” drawing by Kerr. Chicago Sunday Examiner, June 2, 1907.


17. “Mirandy on Woman’s Lack of Backbone,” drawing by Gus Mager. American Journal Examiner, 1907.


18. “Mirandy on Causes of Divorce.” American Journal Examiner. Great Britain rights reserved.


19. “Mirandy on Woman’s Influence,” drawing by HBM, ns., nd.


20. “Mirandy on Happiness.” American Journal Examiner, 1905
 


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