Lawrence Gellert scrapbook, 1930s.
Creator: Gellert, Lawrence, 1898-1979, collector.
Collection number: 4442
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Abstract: A 191-page typed manuscript called “Tales of One Time I’shman Told by Southern Negroes,” collected by Lawrence Gellert and apparently prepared for publication by the Hours Press, New York. The manuscript contains about seventy folk-tales told by African-Americans in the South about Irish immigrants to the area. Included are thirty-six pen and ink illustrations by Gellert.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: A collection of tales told to Gellert by African Americans. Entitled Tales of One Time I’shman Told by Southern Negroes, the volume expresses African-American experiences with Irish immigrants.