BOX III. 19b – Writings by Dix – series -
Folder 19b of 22
Bibliographic information, handwritten in pencil on cards, of the
newspaper articles stored in folder III. 19.
The newspaper clippings of the Mirandy articles appeared in newspapers
and magazines across the United States and in Great Britain. These
articles were mostly published between 1905 and 1911.
The original articles are in folder III. 19. Photocopies of the articles
are in folder 19a, and bibliographic records in folder 19b.
The writings expressed in the articles are 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 stories are exceptionally well illustrated with drawings by Gus
Mager, Merle Johnson, E.W. Kemble, and H.B. Marlin (H.B.M.).
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