1931-1950

  1. Bontemps, Arna Wendell. "God Sends Sunday. ". New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, 1931. OCLC NUC. 199.
    PZ3. B64442 Go.
    novel.
     
  2. Fauset, Jessie Redmond. "The Chinaberry Tree."F. New York, NY: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1931.
    OCLC. 341.
    ILL cover copy.
    P53511.A864 CS 1931x 8131.5/2.
    novel.
     
  3. Henry, William S. "Out of Wedlock.". Boston, MA: R. G. Badger, 1931 220 ILL Photocopy.
    novel.
     
  4. Imbert, Dennis F. "The Colored Gentlemen, A Product of Modern Civilization." M. 1st ed. New Orleans,
    LA: William Printing Service, 1931. OCLC. 86.
    ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.I313 Co 813 1mb.
    novel.
     
  5. Roberts, Walter A. "Mayor Harding Of New York.". New York, NY: The Mohawk Press, 1931. OCLC BMNUC. 271.
    P53509.N367 Mix PZ3.R54398 May. novel.
     
  6. ---. "The Moralist.". New York, NY: The Mohawk Press, 1931. OCLC NUC. 300. ILL photocopy.
    PS3535.01793 M6 PZ3.R5442 Mo.
    novel.
     
  7. Schuyler, George S. "Black No More." M. New York, NY: The Macauley Company, 1931. OCLC. 250. ILL cover copy.
    PZ3.S3972 Dl 813.5 Sch89b3. novel.
     
  8. ---. "Slaves Today: A Story of Liberia." M. New York, NY: Brewer, Warren& Putnam, 1931. OCLC. 290. ILL cover copy.
    PZ3.S3772 Sl.
    novel.
     
  9. Waterman, Charles Elmer. "The White Fawn.". Boston, MA: Chapple Publishing Co., 1931. NUC BM.
    87?
    genre by Graham. check.
    PZ3.P948 Wh.
    novel.
     
  10. Alexander, Truman H. "Loot.". Dallas, Tex: Southwest Press, 1932. OCLC ILL. 186. PZ3.A381 Lo.
    novel.
     
  11. Cullen, Countee. "One Way To Heaven." M. 1st ed. New York, NY: Harper, 1932. OCLC NUC. 280. PZ3.C89761 On PS3505.1J287 813/5/2.
    novel.
     
  12. Daly, Victor. "Not Only War, A Story Of Two Great Conflicts.". Boston, MA: Christopher Publishing
    House, 1932. OCLC. 106.
    ILL cover copy.
    PZ3.Dl79 No 813/.5/2.
    novel.
     
  13. Fisher, Rudolph. "The Conjure Man Dies: A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem.". New York, NY: Coviei–Friede, 1932. OCLCNUC. 316.
    ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.F5367 Co.
    novel.
     
  14. Roberts, Walter A. "The Strange Career of Bishop Sterling." Endicott, Stephen M. 1st ed. New York, NY:
    The Meteor Press, 1932. OCLC. 298 PZ3.E5705 St.
    novel.
     
  15. Thurman, Wallace. "Infants Of The Spring." M. New York, NY: The Macaulay Company, 1932. OCLC
    NUt. 284.
    ILL cover copy.
    PZ3.T4258 In 817.425 R8.
    novel.
     
  16. Thurman, Wallace and Furman Abraham L. white. "The Interne. " M. New York, NY: The Macaulay
    Company, 1932. OCLC BM. 252.
    ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.T4258 Int.
    novel.
     
  17. Waterman, Charles Elmer. "Crib Queens." M. Boston, MA: The Chapple Pub. Co. Ltd., 1932. OCLC NUC BM. 198.
    PZ3.W31 Car.
    novel.
     
  18. Fauset, Jessie Redmond. "Comedy, American StyleR New York, NY: Frederick A. Stokes Company,
    1933. OCLC. 327
    ILL cover copy.
    PZ3.F276 Co.
    novel.
     
  19. Hill, John H. "Princess Malah." M. 1st ed. Washington, DC: Associated Publishers, 1933. OCLC NUC, 330 PZ3.H5521 Pr7.
    novel.
     
  20. McKay, Claude. "Banana Bottom." M. lst ed. New York, NY: Harper, 1933. OCLC. 317. ILL cover copy.
    PZ3.M1926 Ban. novel.

     

  21. Miller, Ezekiel Harry. "The Protestant." M. Boston, MA: Christopher Publishing House, 1933122. ILL Photocopy.
    novel.

     

  22. Hurston, Zora Neale. "Jonah’s Gourd Vine" F. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott, 1934. OCLC. 316. PZ3.H9457 Jo 813/5/2.
    novel.
     
  23. Henderson, George Wylie. "Ollie Miss.". New York, NY: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1935. AANP copy
    OCLC. 276.
    PZ3.H3845 01.
    novel.
     
  24. Bontemps, Ama Wendell. "Black Thunder." M. New York, NY: Macmillan Company, 1936. OCLC. 298. PZ3.H64442 Bl 813.5 B6437b.
    novel.
     
  25. Joseph, Arthur. "Dark Metropolis." M. Boston, MA: Meador Publishing Co., 1936. OCLC. 154. PZ3.J774 Dar.
    novel.
     
  26. Shaw, O’Wendell. "Greater Need Below." M. Columbus, OH: Bi-monthly Negro Book Club, 1936. OCLC NUCBM. 161.
    ILL photocopy. PZ3.S5364 Gr.
    novel.
     
  27. Hurston, Zora Neale. "Their Eyes Were Watching God." F. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott, 1937. OCLC.
    286
    PZ3.H9457 Th4 1937x. novel.
     
  28. Lee, George Washington. "River George." M. New York, NY: Macauley, 1937. OCLC. 275. PS3525.E37 R5 1937x.
    novel.
     
  29. Turpin, Waters Edward. "These Low Grounds." M. 1st ed. New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1937. OCLC BM NUC. 344.
    PZ3.T867GTH.
    novel.
     
  30. Bell, Ed. "Tommy Lee Feathers." M. New York, NY: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated, 1938. OCLC. 308. ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.B4121 To.
    novel.
     
  31. Gilbert, Mercedes. "Aunt Sara’s Wooden God." F. Boston, MA: Christopher Publishing House, 1938. OCLC NUC. 271.
    PZ3.G37366Au.
    novel.
     
  32. Ross, George Hamlin. "Beyond The River." M. Boston, MA: Meador Publishing Co., 1938. OCLC NUC
    BM. 307.
    ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.R7346 Be.
    novel.
     
  33. Attaway, William. "Let Me Breathe Thunder." M. New York, NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1939. OCLC NUC.
    267.
    later published under the title TOUGH KID by Lion Books, 1955. PS23. A882 le.
    novel.
     
  34. Bontemps, Ama Wendell. "Drums at Dusk.". New York, NY: Macmillan, 1939226 PZ3.B64376 Dr.
    novel.
     
  35. Hurston, Zora Neale. "Moses, Man Of The Mountain." F. 1st ed. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott, 1939. OCLC. 351.
    PZ3.H9457 Mo.
    novel.
     
  36. Pitts, Gertrude. "Tragedies Of Life." F. Newark, NJ: Privately Printed/Author, 1939. REMARC. 62 ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.P689Tr.
    novel.
     
  37. Turpin, Waters Edward. "0 Canaan." M. 1st ed. New York, NY: Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1939. OCLC
    BM. 311.
    ILL photocopy.
    PS3.T867 0.
    novel.
     
  38. Lee, John M. "Counter-Clockwise." M. 1st ed. New York, NY: A. Wendell Malliet Co., 1940. OCLC. 103 ILL cover copy.
    PS3525.E3438 C6 PZ3.L5134 Co.
    novel.
     
  39. Paynter, John Henry. "Fifty Years Afier." M. New York: Margent press, 1940244 PS3601.P3F5 1940.
    novel.
     
  40. Wright, Richard. "Native Son.". 1st ed. New York, NY: Harper, 1940. OCLC. 359. PZ3.W9352 3 1940b.
    novel.
     
  41. Attaway, William. "Blood On The Forge." M. 1st ed. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1941. OCLC NUC. 279.
    PZ3. A882 Hi.
    novel.
     
  42. Graham, Katheryn Campbell. "Under the Cottonwood: a Saga of Negro Life in Which the History,
    Traditions and Folklore Are Vividly Portrayed." F. 1st ed. New York, NY: Wendell Malliet & Co.,
    1941. OCLC NUC. 262.
    ILL Photocopy PS35 13.R25U5.
    E185.93 14 G7 325.26 09760.
    novel.
     
  43. Micheaux, Oscar. "The Wind From Nowhere." M. 1st ed. New York, NY: Book Supply Co., 1941. OCLC.
    423
    PS3525.113 W5 813/5/4.
    novel.
     
  44. Roberts, Walter A. "The Pomegranate." M. 1st ed. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1941. OCLC
    NUCBM. 313.
    ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.R5442 Pe.
    novel.
     
  45. Jenkins, Deaderick Franklin. "It Was Not My World: A Story in Black and White That’s Different." M. Los
    Angeles, CA: Published by the author, 1942. OCLC. 104.
    ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.J4147 It.
    novel.
     
  46. Nelson, Annie Greene. "After The Storm."F. Columbia, SC: Hampton Publishing Company, 1942. BM OCLC. 131.
    PZ3.N329 Al.
    novel.
     
  47. Powell, Adam Clayton Sr. "Picketing Hell." M. 1st ed. New York, NY: Wendell Malliet And Co., 1942.
    OCLC BM OCLC. 254.
    ILL Photocopy.
    BX6452 P68.
    fictitious narative.
     
  48. Gholson, Edward. "From Jerusalem to Jericho." M. Boston, MA: Chapman & Grimes, 1943. OCLC. 122. ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.G345 Fr.
    novel.
     
  49. Lucas, Curtis. "Flour Is Dusty." M. Philadelphia, PA: Dorrance, 1943. OCLC. 166. ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.L9614F1.
    novel.
     
  50. Offord, Carl. "The White Face." M. 1st ed. New York, NY: Robert McBride And Co., 1943. OCLC BM. 317
    ILL cover copy. PS3529.F4 W5 PZ3.0325 Wh.
    novel.
     
  51. Sanford, John B. "The People From Heaven." M. 1st ed. New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace & Comp., 1943,
    OCLC NUC HM. 232.
    ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.S2245 Pe.
    novel.
     
  52. Williams, Chancellor. "The Raven." M. Philadelphia, PA: Dorrance, 1943.
    OCLC. 562 PZ3.W67 134 Ray.
    novel.
     
  53. Burnham, Frederick Russell. "Taking Chances." M. Los Angeles, CA: Haynes, 1944. NUC OCLC. 293 edited and arranged by Mary Nixon Everett.
    PT29.B8.
    novel.
     
  54. Micheaux, Oscar. "The Case of Mrs. Wingate." M. New York, NY: Book Supply Co., 1944. OCLC. 518. PS3525.11875 C37 1944x.
    novel.
     
  55. Nelson, Annie Greene. "The Dawn Appears." F. Columbia, SC: Hampton Publishing Co., 1944. OCLC BM NUC. 135.
    PZ3.N329 Daw. novel.
     
  56. Roberts, Walter A. "The Royal Street." M. 1st ed. New York, NY: Hobbs-Merrill Company, 1944. OCLC NUC HM. 324.
    P53533.0179 R6.
    novel.
     
  57. Caldwell, Lewis A. H. "The Policy King." Noel, Abe M. Chicago, IL: New Vistas Pub. House, 1945. OCLC
    NUC. 303.
    ILL Photocopy.
    PS3505.A325 P76 1945.
    novel.
     
  58. Himes, Chester B. "If He Hollers Let Him Go." M. 1st ed. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company,
    Inc., 1945. OCLC NUC. 249.
    ILL cover copy.
    PS3515.1713 13 PZ3.H57 II’.
    novel.
     
  59. Wood, Odella Phelps. "High Ground." F. 1st ed. New York, NY: Exposition Press, 1945. OCLC NUC EM.
    209
    ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.W85225 Hi.
    novel.
     
  60. Gross, Werter Livingston. "The Golden Recovery." M. Hollywood, CA: Murry & Gee, 1946. OCLC NUC.
    186
    ILL Photocopy.
    PZS.G9 135 Go.
    novel.
     
  61. Henderson, George Wylie. "Jule." M. New York, NY: Creative Age Press, Inc., 1946. OCLC NUC. 234 PZ3.H3845 Ju.
    novel.
     
  62. Lucas, Curtis. "Third Ward Newark." M. Chicago, IL: Ziff Davis Publishing Company, 1946. OCLC. 238.
    ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.L9614 Th.
    novel.
     
  63. Micheaux, Oscar. "The Story Of Dorothy Stanfield. " M. New York, NY: Book Supply Company, 1946.
    OCLC. 416.
    ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.M5809 St.
    novel.
     
  64. Petty, Ann Lane. "The Street." F. Boston, MA: Houghton Miffin, 1946. BW. 435. PZ3.P44904St.
    novel.
     
  65. Roberts, Walter A. "Brave Mardi Gras: A New Orleans Novel of the ‘60s." M. 1st ed. Indianapolis, In:
    Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1946. OCLC NUC. 318.
    ILL Photocopy.
    PS3535.01793 B7 1946 PZ3.R5.442Hr.
    novel.
     
  66. Yerby, Frank. "The Foxes of Harrow." M. New York, NY: Dial Press, 1946. OCLC NUC. 408. PZ3.Y415 Fo.
    pop fiction.
     
  67. Ellison, Ralph. "Invisible Man." M. New York, NY: Random House, 1947439. novel.
     
  68. Himes, Chester B. "Lonely Crusader." M. 1st ed. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. OCLC NUC. 398. PZ3.H57 Lo FA H572X.
    pop fiction.
     
  69. Jenkins, Deaderick Franldin. "Letters To My Son." M. Los Angeles, CA: The Deaderick F. Jenkins
    Publishing Company, Publisher, 1947. OCLC. 111
    ILL Photocopy.
    PS3519.E53 L4.
    novel.
     
  70. Micheaux, Oscar. "The Masquerade, An Historical Novel." M. New York, NY: Book Supply Co., 1947. OCLC. 401.
    PZ3.M5809 Mas. novel.
     
  71. Motley, Willard. "Knock On Any Door." M. New York, NY: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1947. OCLC. 503. ILL Photocopy.
    PS3563.O888 K55 1947.
    novel.
     
  72. Petty, Ann Lane. "Country Place." F. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifllin, 1947. OCLC NUC PM. 266. ILL cover copy.
    PZ3.P44904 Co.
    novel.
     
  73. Rasmussen, E. Michael. "The First Night." M. 1st ed. New York, NY: Wendell Malliet Co., 1947. OCLC
    EM. 278.
    ILL Photocopy.
    PS3535.A785 ES.
    novel.
     
  74. Will, Thomas. "God Is For White Folks." William Smith M. New York, NY: Creative Age Press, 1947.
    OCLC. 305.
    ILL cover copy.
    PZ3.T2677 Go.
    novel.
     
  75. Yerby, Frank. "The Vixens.". New York, NY: Dial Press, 1947. BW. 347. pop fiction.
     
  76. Young, Isador S. "Jadie Greenway." M. New York, NY: Crown Publishing Comapny, 1947. OCLC. 250. ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.Y8625 Jad. novel.
     
  77. Hurston, ZoraNeale. "Seraph On The Sewanee." F. New York, NY: Scribners, 1948. OCLC. 311 PS3515.U79 S4 1948.
    novel.
     
  78. Roberts, Walter A. "Creole Dusk, A New Orleans Novel of the ‘SOs." M. 1st ed. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs–Merrill Company, 1948. OCLC NUC. 325.
    ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.R5442 Cr.
    novel.
     
  79. Smith, William Gardner. "Last Of The Conquerors." M. New York, NY: Earrar, Strauss, 1948. OCLC. 262.
    PZ3.56638 Las. novel.
     
  80. West, Dorothy. "The Living Is Easy." F. Boston, MA: Houghton Miflhin, 1948. OCLC NUC EM. 347. ILL cover copy.
    PZ3.W517 Li.
    novel.
     
  81. Yerby, Frank. "The Golden Hawk." M. New York, NY: Dial Press, 1948. BW. 346 PZ3.Y415Go.
    pop fiction.
     
  82. Harris, M. Virginia. "Weddin’ Trinunin’s." F. New York, NY: Exposition Press, 1949. OCLC. 233 ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.H24293 We.
    novel.
     
  83. Hunter, Hermann L. "The Miracles of the Red Altar Cloth." M. New York, NY: Exposition Press, 1949.
    OCLC. 213.
    ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.H9 173 Mi.
    novel.
     
  84. Jarrette, Alfred Q. "Beneath The Sky: A Novel Of Love And Murder Among The Poor Whites And Negroes
    Of The Deep South." M. New York, NY: Weinberg Book Supply, 1949. OCLC. 151
    ILL Photocopy.
    813.5 J3771b.
    novel.
     
  85. Roberts, Walter A. "The Single Star, A Novel Of Cuba In the ‘90s." M. 1st ed. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs–Merrill Company, 1949. OCLC NUC BM. 378.
    ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.R5442 Si.
    novel.
     
  86. Savoy, Willard W. "Alien Land." M. 1st ed. New York, NY: E. P. Dutton, 1949. OCLC NUC BM. 320. ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.S2695 Ai.
    novel.

     

  87. Yerby, Frank. "Pride’s Castle." M. New York, NY: Dial Press, 1949 382 ILL cover copy.
    PZ3.Y41SPr.
    pop fiction.

     

  88. Demby, William. "Beetlecreek." M. New York, NY: Rinehart, 1950. OCLC. 223. PS3507.E5346 B4.
    novel.
     
  89. Kaye, Phillip B. "Taflt, a Novel." Adams, Alger F. New York, NY: Crown Pulishers, 1950. OCLC. 258. ILL Photocopy.
    PS3551.D23 T3.
    novel.
     
  90. Redding, 1. Saunders. ‘Stranger And Alone." M. 1st ed. New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace, 1950. OCLC NUC
    BM. 308.
    ILL Photocopy.
    PZ3.R246533 St.
    novel.
     
  91. Smith, William Gardner. "Anger At Innocence." M. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus, 1950. OCLC NUC. 300
    ILL Photocopy.
    PS3537.M8685 A82 1950 PZ3.S6638 An.
    novel.
     
  92. Yerby, Frank. "Floodtide." M. New York, NY: Dial Press, 1950. OCLC NIJC. 342. PZ3.Y415 Fl.
    pop fiction.
Upcoming Events

Celebrating the Life of Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick

The Project on the History of Black Writing joins the Furious Flower Poetry Center in a memorial tribute to Kendrick's life and work.

Follow HBW:

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
KU Today