Clark Library Literary Maps
This map, designed to serve as a poster as well as a guide for a walking tour of Harlem, notes the locations of many buildings that were particularly important to the writers, artists, and musicians of the Harlem Renaissance. These include the locations of famous photographs, churches, and authors’ residences. Portraits of notable figures are also included on the map itself and around its borders. The map’s reverse provides an abbreviated history of Harlem and its influence on American culture during the first half of the twentieth century as well as explanations of the locations highlighted on the map itself. Some of the notable authors on the map are Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison, and James Baldwin.