Primary Source Spotlight: Ralph Ellison

Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison historical newspaper coverage

Harlem (as described by Leo Gurley) in interview by Ralph Ellison June 14, 1939

Ralph Ellison Invisible Man 1952 Book Cover with curator’s note

Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man draft pages and portrait with curator’s note

Ralph Ellison, Reading from a Novel in Progress Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature March 28, 1983

Ralph Ellison, The Art of Fiction Paris Review Issue 8, Spring 1955

Library blog posts & articles

Event recordings

Ralph Ellison brief bio