The following books have drawn on research conducted in the James Weldon Johnson Collection:

Bernard, Emily. Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance: A Portrait in Black and White (2013).

Bernard, Emily, ed. Remember Me To Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten (2002).

Foley, Barbara. Jean Toomer: Race, Repression, and Revolution (2014).

Hobbs, Allyson. A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in the United States (2016).

Johnson, James Weldon. The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (Norton Critical Editions). Jacqueline Goldsby, ed. (2015).

Lewis, David Levering. When Harlem Was in Vogue (1997).

Morrissette, Noelle. James Weldon Johnson’s Modern Soundscapes (2013).

Rampersad, Arnold. The Life of Langston Hughes: Volume I, 1902-1941, I, Too, Sing America (2002).

Rampersad, Arnold. The Life of Langston Hughes: Volume II, 1941-1967, I Dream a World (2002).

Reed, Austin. The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict. Caleb Smith, ed. (2016).

Rowley, Hazel. Richard Wright: The Life and Times (2008).

White, Edward. The Tastemaker: Carl Van Vechten and the Birth of Modern America (2014).